And Then We Grew Up by Rachel Friedman audiobook

And Then We Grew Up: On Creativity, Potential, and the Imperfect Art of Adulthood

By Rachel Friedman
Read by Jennifer Rubins , with a coda read by Rachel Friedman

Penguin Audio 9780143132127
6.09 Hours 1
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One of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2019  A journey through the many ways to live an artistic life—from the flashy and famous to the quiet and steady—full of unexpected insights about creativity and contentment, from the author of The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Lost. Rachel Friedman was a serious violist as a kid. She quit music in college but never stopped fantasizing about what her life might be like if she had never put down her bow. Years later, a freelance writer in New York, she again finds herself struggling with her fantasy of an artist’s life versus its much more complicated reality. In search of answers, she decides to track down her childhood friends from Interlochen, a prestigious arts camp she attended, full of aspiring actors, artists, dancers, and musicians, to find out how their early creative ambitions have translated into adult careers, relationships, and identities. Rachel’s conversations with these men and women spark nuanced revelations about creativity and being an artist: that it doesn’t have to be all or nothing, that success isn’t always linear, that sometimes it’s okay to quit. And Then We Grew Up is for anyone who has given up a childhood dream and wondered “what-if?”, for those who have aspired to do what they love and had doubts along the way, and for all whose careers fall somewhere between emerging and established. Warm, whip-smart, and insightful, it offers inspiration for finding creative fulfillment wherever we end up in life.

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019

One of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2019  A journey through the many ways to live an artistic life—from the flashy and famous to the quiet and steady—full of unexpected insights about creativity and contentment, from the author of The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Lost. Rachel Friedman was a serious violist as a kid. She quit music in college but never stopped fantasizing about what her life might be like if she had never put down her bow. Years later, a freelance writer in New York, she again finds herself struggling with her fantasy of an artist’s life versus its much more complicated reality. In search of answers, she decides to track down her childhood friends from Interlochen, a prestigious arts camp she attended, full of aspiring actors, artists, dancers, and musicians, to find out how their early creative ambitions have translated into adult careers, relationships, and identities. Rachel’s conversations with these men and women spark nuanced revelations about creativity and being an artist: that it doesn’t have to be all or nothing, that success isn’t always linear, that sometimes it’s okay to quit. And Then We Grew Up is for anyone who has given up a childhood dream and wondered “what-if?”, for those who have aspired to do what they love and had doubts along the way, and for all whose careers fall somewhere between emerging and established. Warm, whip-smart, and insightful, it offers inspiration for finding creative fulfillment wherever we end up in life.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Rachel Friedman’s sweet delivery of the introduction and coda of her memoir complements narrator Jennifer Rubins’s engaging delivery…Rubins passionately expresses the author’s belief that real success is about accepting the fluidity of life and goals and sometimes letting creativity take a back seat. Rubins’s graceful narration enhances this enriching message about creating a broader notion of accomplishment. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Rachel Friedman

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Self-Help
Runtime: 6.09
Audience: Adult
Language: English