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By Anna Maxted
Meet Holly, the sunny twenty-nine-year-old proprietor of lady Meets Boy, a courting carrier in the event you are "beautiful inside of and out." although she's a successfulmatchmaker, she hasn't particularly fulfilled her personal courting goals (her ex-fiancé, Nick, turns out not likely to development from his activity as Mr. Elephant, kid's occasion entertainer). So while her acquaintances dare her to select a guy off the head of the pile, she's game.
But in a single lousy night, the doubtless excellent Stuart seems to be a completecad, and Holly's trust within the goodness of humanity takes successful. What does it suggest for her enterprise and her romantic destiny if she will be able to now not belief her skill to learn humans? Holly's acquaintances and associates are drawn into the complex drama of her existence, whereas Holly learns her most vital lesson: to belief herself.
Rueful and hilarious, Behaving Like Adults is a must-read novel of fellows and ladies transforming into up -- even with themselves.
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But that day, I was happy to leave them blocked. A blissful disconnection, like the moment before you fall asleep and dream. I grinned at Claudia and I made myself grin at Nige. “Brown in deference to the communal migraine, of course. ” “Angel child! I don’t dare look in the mirror in case my head has actually transformed into a watermelon and my eyes are nasty little black pips. Jesus, Claw, you’re right. Why don’t these pills work? I’ve taken at least forty. ” “Holly, I didn’t know you’d met my mother,” replied Nige, making me laugh before I could think about it.
He was applying for a date with a girl, not to Oxford University to teach English. Then I threw it back in the trash. I’m sorry, but “picked there nose’s” was ignorant. He was stupid. No one has to be stupid. Stupidity is laziness. It’s a refusal to apply yourself. It shows contempt for the rest of the world, it means you’re too complacent to bother employing logic. “Picked there nose’s” betrayed a small-mindedness I couldn’t tolerate. I bet he hated Jews and blacks. “Darling, darling, untwist your knickers, he’s probably dyslexic,” said Nige (any other day the first to cast a stone).
This unease was down to misplaced loyalty, me dreading that in some way I’d cheated on Nick. “Yes, I did. ” “She shoots, she scores! Oh no, babes, we’re not talking about me. I want a blowby-blow account. What school did he go to? Was his pecker of a satisfactory girth? Don’t bore me with length, length is a red herring. ” When Rachel said that, I fumbled for an answer but I couldn’t find one. I giggled, trying to feel the giggle, and yes, I nearly felt it. This was more like it. This is what happens when you get laid.