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
I have mixed feelings on this book. I wanted to love it, but mostly I just kept wishing it was written by Captain Awkward. (Sidenote: WHY HASN'T CAPTAIN AWKWARD WRITTEN A BOOK YET.) I've learned more about being an adult from that blog than from anything in this book.
I was actually enjoying this book a lot until I got to "Step 276: Keep an eye on weight gain." *insert scratching record noise* Wait, what? I thought I was reading a chill book and now it's going to fat-shame me? Especially after I ...more
I thought this was going to be a tongue-in-cheek sort of book. It was not . . . . .
It's terrifying to think people (like there's a very good chance I'm raising two of them) might need the kind of sage advice presented here. Things like "jobs are good" and "so is toilet paper." Holy shit. Where's the Tylenol?
I have to admit that these types of books are my guilty pleasure books. I've read a lot of them, like 30 things to know before you're 30, and Life 101. This one is comprehensive, and kind of helps with the idea that many millennials weren't really taught much about life by their parents and are routinely made to feel bad about not knowing things.
This is pretty comprehensive, fun, and full of cliches. Mostly influenced by the white, hetero, female experience but she does at least acknowledge othe ...more
Originally posted here.
I really wish this book had been around when I graduated from college and that someone had bought it for me and said, “Here. This will help.”
Because, seriously, Adulting would have been a god-send to 22-year-old me.
Hell, it was helpful for 26-year-old me.
Though it shouldn’t necessarily be treated as a survival guide or a Bible or a the one-and-only book you consult when you need advice, Adulting is a great reference to have for everything from simple recipes to networking ...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 picked this up as the "free" book in a B&N "Buy Two, Get Third Free" shamwow as it was the only thing left that looked even remotely interesting.
And I thought I would read it for entertainment value only.
Because we ALL know I got this whole adulting thing so fucking down it isn't even funny.
But I actually really ended up liking this thing.
For realz though.
How can you not love advice like this?
I love that part about jealously.
People say this so much: "Oh, it's okay Little Susie, they d ...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 is a cute and insightful book into what to expect and be prepared for when entering new adulthood. This book could provide helpful advice to almost anyone who is about to graduate from college (like me), trying to find their first career, living on their own for the first time, etc. It provides helpful advice on a plethora of topics from personal finance to friendships and familial relationships. While a reasonable amount of the book's steps did not apply to me, many of them did, or otherwi ...more