Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps
Just because you don't feel like an adult doesn't mean you can't act like one. And it all begins with this fun...more
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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
If you’ve ever wondered if leggings are pants, how to label the psychological process that occurs inside the corridors of IKEA, or whether you’re capable of becoming a full-blooded grownup, then Adulting may hold the answers you need.
Trained journalist Kelly Williams Brown readily admits her familiarity with overdrafts, crusty dishes and that pervasive feeling that one’s exterior veneer of capability is all a sham, but she doesn’t let it get her down. Instead, she gets answers, m...more
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
Williams covers 468 steps for adulting in 11 chapters, and each chapter is dedicated to a specific topic. Her advice is useful and sensible and the book is amusing. Williams intersperses her advice with illust...more
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 resourc...more
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 groundbreaki...more
I have bailed on this book, which I purchased at full retail price in a bookstore. It remains on my nightstand. I am a fan of Kelly William Brown's tumblr and was generally very excited about this book and every time I drop something, I clean it up, expressly because of her book. By every time, I mean 68%. This is an increase. Actually, it's more like 52%. That is an increase.
I would like to write a companion book c...more
Studies show it’s taking young people longer to grow up and assume adult responsibilities than it did in the past. Pseudo grownups reel when their parents offer advice or make the comparison that begins, “When I was your age, I . . .”
Well, we’re not and the surest way to turn off our offspring is to start a conversation like this. Instead, wrap up a copy of “Adulting, How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps,” or leave the...more
If you need a little help when transitioning into being an adult I highly recommend this novel because it helps relive some "not knowing" anxiety and helps organize your always thinking mind.
Each step has a great piece of advice from a good chicken soup recipe all the way down to budgeting and how to smile and wave at that relative that you hate.
Pick this up if you need some help organizing your l...more
The subtitle of the book is “How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps.” This is not a joke. This book really does contain 468 things people could (and frequently should) do in adult-world. 468 is a lot of steps. This seems inti...more
And that's exactly what this book is - lots of tips and funny anecdotes about how to "put your big girl (or boy) pants on" and deal with situations in a grown-up way. Of course, much of the book I already know/do on a regular basis. But... I wish I had read this at 18 years of age. Especially the parts about dealing with tough social situatio...more
Adulting: How to Become A Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps is a comprehensive, "how-to" manual for anyone that is new to adulthood or just needs to grow up! There are fun, detailed, easy to read pieces of advice for anyone who is in the need of acting like an adult. Advice on everything from keeping house (dishes and cleaning schedules) to vehicle maintenance (really, you should name your car!), office ethics, making friends in your new neighborhoods and so...more
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This is what it all boils down to. Listen when they bitch. Tell them they'll be okay. Go over and check in on their cat when they're on vacation. Call them on their birthday, or better yet bake a cake in the shape of their initial. Keep their secrets. Treat them like what they are--the rare person in this world who gives a fuck about you not because they have to, but because they want to. Give a fuck about them.”