Author Julia Albain asks herself and her readers that in her autobiography, “A Glamorously Unglamorous Life.”
We first meet Albain when she’s fresh out of college, a theater degree under her belt and the whole world at her feet, and she chooses to take those feet to New York City.
Albain writes about her experience as an Ohio native thrust into the hustle and bustle of New York City. With her, as she calls her, “partner in crime,” Albain takes New York by storm.
As she adjusts to life with a water leak above her air mattress, a mouse in the kitchen that never seems to leave, and kids who don’t want to listen to their as their new nanny, Julia must remind herself of what’s good, and sometimes we do too.
Albain’s story is about much more than one year living in Brooklyn. It’s about being in a stage of your life where you are not sure of who you are and what you want to be.
I like to call it Senioritis 2.0. She calls it her quarter-life crisis. From college, to Advanced Placement classes, to grades, to careers, we have all felt the pressure of our future on us. Albain’s novel can help.
In her novel, Albain reminds herself that she has friends that love her, she has support, and she is better off that most people. There is good in everyone’s life, and this book helps the reader remember that.
Everyone will be at a point in their life when they need to read this book. Middle school, High school, senior citizen, it doesn’t matter.
Everyone needs to read it.