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
At 26, I already have some good years of adulting under my belt, but there were still a few things I learned about from this book (e.g. pet insurance, house cleaning tips, emergency numbers you should have programmed into your phone). And I like the idea of adulting as a verb, and most of the interpersonal advice was solid.
However, it was written for a fairly particular audience - college-educated, middle class, gender-conforming, white, etc. Even though I fit a lot of those descriptors, I still ...more
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
Who knows how to make a meal salad now because of this book? This kid.
Funny, useful, and practical. Very Mrs. Beeton for the 21st-century twenty-something. I had a lot of fun reading this, and I'm sure I'll return to it as I continue making grown-up steps.
But this is not a one size fits all resource. The way the Finance section is set up, it seems like saving for retirement is something you do when you're not poor anymore, which seems a little misguided.
At the beginning, there is a caveat tha ...more
I think if I were 10 years younger I'd have liked this book a lot more. That said, it's not like I've got adulting down to a routine yet, and a lot of what she described in here was a pretty decent distillation of how to interact with others and take care of your own business with tact and finesse. I may actually refer back to a few portions in the future.
Especially enjoyed the discussion questions at the end of each chapter and the 7 Dwarfs of Frienemies.
Very aimed at middle+ class white women, college educated, etc, but since I am the target audience, I generally liked it. Mostly funny, but occasionally cringe-y/insensitive. It encouraged me to wrap my Christmas gifts before going home, which I did.
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 was very much moved by this book. Few people I know would not benefit from reading it. I wish I'd done so sooner.
I'm a fan of Kelly Williams Brown's Adulting blog (adultingblog.com), on which this book is based, but this is a case where I think the blog is better than the book. Life advice is best doled in small, dense nuggets rather than binged at once, and I can't pace myself with a book. I also think the random order in the blog works better, with heavy advice about family, relationship problems, and grieving interspersed with tips about the best way to clean your kitchen. It's a reminder that becoming ...more