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
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
A lot of the advice in this book was a ...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
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 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
I didn't have high hopes for Adulting, knowing that it's part of this particular genre that seems to be everywhere you look these days. But I was pleasantly surprised! Adulting doesn't take itself to seriously, and — the real kicker, here — puts its own spin on classic advice, while offering new tips as wel ...more
Full review on my blog.
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
Especially enjoyed the discussion questions at the end of each chapter and the 7 Dwarfs of Frienemies.
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
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
My young adults will probably also get a lot of good direction out of this book.
I'd give it 5 stars, except that I don't agree with the author's advice on sexuality. My standards are more conservative, so I just ignored those parts of the book. I'm going to say that being married fo ...more
It was funny and gave me a lot of heads-up about many things I've never even given any thought to. It was truly enlightening. I feel motivated and preppy. :)
I liked the book. I recommend it to anyone who is on the brink of, or in the mid ...more
I will say there were some humorous moments that made this book a better read!
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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.”