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Life Skills: How to Do Almost Anything

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How do you give a good wedding toast? How do you fix a clogged drain? How do you end a relationship? Collected from the popular “Life Skills” column in the Chicago Tribune, this book is filled with often humorous instructions on performing tasks that many of us have never gotten around to figuring out. Some are truly useful explanations of technical topics, while others ar ...more
Kindle Edition, 184 pages
Published June 12th 2012 by Agate Digital (first published June 7th 2012)
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Mar 22, 2016 D rated it did not like it
Shelves: usa
Това е пълен култ. Питали ли сте се някога как трябва да подредите цветята в един букет, след като го купите? А как да измиете хладилника стъпка по стъпка? Ами как да си лакирате ноктите или да си изкъпете кучето? Да? Значи все пак има и хора, на които това книжле може да е полезно.
Aseel
Aug 23, 2014 Aseel rated it it was ok
Shelves: epub, how-to
common sense is not common any more
you can read that article on its own
but its ridiculous to print out in a book
Novenda
Sep 04, 2014 Novenda rated it did not like it
What is this? Life skills for infants? Idiots?
Kim
Apr 28, 2016 Kim rated it did not like it
I learned closer to nothing from this book of common sense "life skills".
Jeremy
Jul 25, 2016 Jeremy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
Life Skills is a compilation of articles from the Chicago Tribune on how to do a wide range of things, from tying a bowtie to throwing a punch.

The book has 62 articles and is divided into 5 sections - Basics (hang a painting, sew a button), At the Office (ask for a raise, clean a keyboard), Play (grab a cab, teach bike riding), Technical (change a tire, jump start a car), Social (ask for a favor, break the ice).

I felt the articles were hit or miss. Due to the source, they are all quite short, wh
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Vanessa
May 24, 2016 Vanessa rated it really liked it
finished that book in one go and can only recommend it to any young adult. it contains a variety of skills and life hacks from planting flowers to changing a tire or asking your boss for a raise, super helpful and a variety of topics. i wish they would teach stuff like that at schools and also hope for a second book, maybe going more in detail into money management, taxes and (housing) contracts.
Carina Freeman
Mar 28, 2014 Carina Freeman rated it it was amazing
Everything you need to know if you've ever wondered how to do something.

This was very enjoyable to read. I learned some very good things and some other things I may never do. But if you have always wondered how to do certain things, like how to be a good witness to a crime, you can now learn how.
Vivian
Nov 09, 2015 Vivian rated it did not like it
Nothing much than a common sense of how to apologize, how to asking for thing, and some tips that you can find on DIY blog. Boring and useless :|
Nadja
Dec 02, 2014 Nadja rated it did not like it
'How to Do Just About Anything When What You Can Do Is Absolutely Nothing'. 'Nuff said. Total waste of paper unless it's prescribed work for the Grade 1 curriculum.
Jessica
Most things where quite common sense, I felt, but there were some interesting/useful tidbits to be found in this book
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Shelves: how-to
A general practical guide on fixing day-to-day chores.
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