If you graduated from college but still feel like a student . . . if you wear a business suit to job interviews but pajamas to the grocery store . . . if you have your own apartment but no idea how to cook or clean . . . it's OK. But it doesn't have to be this way.Just because you don't feel like an adult doesn't mean you can't act like one. And it all begins with this funny, wise, and useful book. Based on Kelly Williams Brown's popular blog, ADULTING makes the scary, confusing "real world" approachable, manageable-and even conquerable. This guide will help you to navigate the stormy Sea of Adulthood so that you may find safe harbor in Not Running Out of Toilet Paper Bay, and along the way you will learn:What to check for when renting a new apartment-Not just the nearby bars, but the faucets and stove, among other things.When a busy person can find time to learn more about the world- It involves the intersection of NPR and hair-straightening.How to avoid hooking up with anyone in your...
|Title||:||Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||330 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps Reviews
this book is clearly geared toward readers (from middle to upper class backgrounds, but that's another story) in their early 20s. I am ten years past this phase in my life, but I still found plenty of nuggets of wisdom in this book - since I am immature in many ways, let's be honest here. If you are over the age of 25, you can probably skip the first half of this book (which includes stuff you hopefully learned before you went to college - basic cleaning, cooking, money skills). I found the part ...more
My review cross-posted from Wit and Sin: http://witandsin.blogspot.com/2013/04...
Adulting is a must-read for anyone in their twenties! Author Kelly Williams Brown has penned an incredibly helpful how-to geared toward twenty-somethings who may be grown up but don’t always feel like it.
We all have gaps in our knowledge (I freely admit to being a dunce when it comes to car maintenance) and Adulting helps fill in the most necessary ones in 468 simply-stated steps. It’s an incredibly useful resou ...more
Right now I honestly don't think I will bother finishing this book. I expected "Adulting" to be charming, witty, and full of good advice. In actuality it is pretentious, annoying, and sometimes has questionable advice. I read to page 113, but I did skip the cooking chapter for the most part. (I already like to cook so the majority of this advice was rudimentary in my case.) What I dislike the most about this book is that her advice is sometimes too specific in a way that it doesn't seem like she ...more
I was very much moved by this book. Few people I know would not benefit from reading it. I wish I'd done so sooner.
A friend asked me, "What's the one-sentence takeaway of the book?" I made three attempts to answer:
Fake it until you make it.
Relax, being a responsible grown-up is easier than you're making it out to be in your head.
Imagine rude people as jellyfish and 401(k) as 401(koala).
This book is a very breezy read. The writing is never dull and the text is peppered with fun line drawings--including depictions of a mean-spirited jellyfish and, yes, a 401(koala).
While the content are nothing groundbreak...more
This book is actually amazing. I feel like the title and subtitle don't really do it justice, as it almost sounds child-like and geared towards someone more naive. However, I'm about to be 30 and found it to be really great.
This book is full of very, very useful life-tips for anyone, even if they think they have it all figured out as an adult. It can be used as a checklist, or as a reference manual. I was so pleasantly surprised the whole time I was reading it. I borrowed it from the library, b ...more
This book was super entertaining! I really have few complaints about it, but the issue with the matter is that I read this book too soon. I assumed adulthood began at age 18 so this book would benefit me, but this is more geared toward college graduates and people trying to figure out their lives away from home. Therefore, I felt like half of the advice in this book went in one ear and out the other because I didn't have to think about stuff like that yet.
A lot of the advice in this book was a ...more
I wish I had read this 10 years ago. Not because it doesn't have anything to teach me now, but because it really puts adulthood in persepective: a series of tasks and choices that are often mundane, tedious or downright unpleasant that add up to independence and self-confidence. And all those steps, once broken down, are not really that big a deal!
Williams Brown is funny and compassionate, and this is really cute.