30 Failures By Age 30

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Sparkling Observationalist Books, Jan 17, 2016 - Biography & Autobiography
Everyone has that birthday. That one day we look in the mirror and ask ourselves: "How did I get here? Is this really the person I intended to be when I grew up? Am I grown up?" Here is one woman's exploration of personal and social failures and the hilarity that ensues. Katharine presents her own self-assessment in the form of this best-selling micro-memoir 30 Failures By Age 30.

Through each of the 30 chapters, Katharine takes on her experiences with growing up poor, coping with her father's death and her overprotective mother, and combating the stigmas that come with being a small-breasted, impatient atheist. She reflects on paths not taken and the events contributing to her overall failure to assimilate into normal society. 

30 Failures by Age 30 is a compelling memoir, conversational in tone with moments both hilarious and heartbreaking. Katharine gives voice to the under-represented masses and encourages readers to reconsider the definition of "failure." 30 Failures by Age 30 resonates with anyone who's ever endured a life crisis or felt like a social misfit.

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User Review  - rayneofdarkness - LibraryThing

Loved this book! I think anytime anyone can admit their faults/failures in a hilarious manner says something about the person. Most of the time we want to hide and never relive our pasts but this made ... Read full review

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Participate in public nudity
Attend overnight camp
Failure 14 Move to
Develop drug addiction
Ride a roller coaster
Stay in hospital
Win a prestigious award
Run afoul of the

Hold fulltime employment
Contract chicken poxmeasles
Get married
Own property
Things to know by age 30
Ride a bicycle
Visit a strip club
Things to do by age 30
Master the art of conversation
Stick to a fitness regimen

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About the author (2016)

 Katharine is the author of The Curable Romantic: Advice for the Romance-Impaired, the best-selling 30 Failures by Age 30, and the author-illustrator of BORIS: Robot of Leisure. Katharine also an artist and graphic designer specializing in low-brow pop art inspired by 20th century popular culture. Katharine’s paintings, part of her Robot of Leisure series, have been exhibited in galleries and public spaces across North America. View more of her work at thatkatharine.com.

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