Not Ready to Adult Yet Comedian Iain Stirling is best known as the brilliantly funny voice of the BAFTA-award winning smash hit Love Island. Despite his many accolades, and his mum telling him he’s her ‘special little soldier’ every day, Iain still struggles with everyday adult life. What a textbook millennial.
Looking back at his journey to adulthood, Iain explores why millennials are the way they are – and whether that makes us self-obsessed, work-shy, mollycoddled, egomaniacs; or just a misunderstood generation with a crippling fear of failure.
Millennials have been celebrated and scorned; they’re the envy, fascination and disgrace of the world. But is there more to this #selfie and avocado-obsessed generation that can’t grow up than meets the eye?
Throughout life millennials have been taught that they are perfect and should live a perfect life. They’ve been told, whatever happens, don’t f**k up. And then they enter the real world. And failure quickly rears its ugly head. A head millennials weren’t warned about and definitely aren’t ready for.
Iain knows a lot about f*****g up. And he’s ready to share.
Funny, provocative and full of his trademark razor-sharp wit, this is Iain’s guide to what life is really like for millennials and how they can navigate it better.
‘A funny, witty and inspirational read.’ OK Magazine
Things the press have said about Iain on Love Island:
‘Love Island is really funny, thanks in no small part to Scottish comedian Iain Stirling’s voiceover.’ The Guardian
‘Voiceover king Iain Stirling has become a cult star for his tongue-in-cheek quips and commentary’ Daily Mail
‘People went wild for his hilarious one-liners and witty observations’ The Sun
‘There’s only one true winner of Love Island: and that’s Iain Stirling… He’s enchanting the show’s millions of viewers’ NME
‘His commentary is one of the best in the biz… From pithy one-liners to hilarious observations on the day’s goings on, the 29-year-old is quickly emerging as our favourite star’ Mirror
‘What’s the best thing about Love Island? The drama? The bed-hopping? Actually, many viewers maintain it’s the witty voiceovers’ Metro
‘By far one of the best components of the show is the voiceover guy, Iain Stirling’ Heatworld
‘Iain Stirling has won us all over with his dry-witted narration’ BBC Newsbeat
‘The man who always drops the truth bombs and a sassy remark… that person is voiceover genius Iain Stirling’ Cosmopolitan
‘His Love Island commentary is the stuff of legend.’ OK!
Reviews of Iain’s current tour U OK HUN?:
‘At best the Edinburgh native is an unhinged free-form anecdotist – his closing tale of a disastrous CBBC gig is a belter’ Mail on Sunday
‘A show with a dark edge but delivered with the utmost skill and affability… Expect this performer to be playing to huge arenas long after Love Island star Marcel Somerville’s book has begun gathering dust.’ Metro
‘An extremely funny hour of observational and surreal comedy’ Telegraph
About the author
Iain Stirling is a stand-up comedian and BAFTA winning presenter. He is best known as the highly memorable voice of the hit reality show Love Island (ITV2) as well as being the driving force behind the concept of comedy panel show The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC).