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How to Be an Adult: A Musician's Guide to Navigating Your Twenties

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You know how to reconstruct an atom. You know how to deconstruct Shakespeare. But you don't know how to pay your taxes, get health insurance or roast a chicken. A right-brained manual for those in their 20s who want some direction on how to do all those things the professors neglected to teach: paying taxes, finding health insurance, getting along with crazy house-mates, c ...more
Paperback, First Edition, 207 pages
Published May 2nd 2008 by Mercy House
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Jennifer Eremeeva
Sep 09, 2013 Jennifer Eremeeva rated it it was amazing
What a phenomenal resource this book is to adults of all ages! Whether you are just taking your tentative first steps into adulthood, or trying to finally get your act together, Nerissa Nields's How to Be An Adult explains the nuts and bolts of how to run your life so you can get on with living it. Warm, approachable, understandable and entertaining, this is a MUST READ for college grads.
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Sep 16, 2013 Michaela O'Brien rated it it was amazing
Great 'how to' manual for anyone old enough to vote, drink, drive a car, cook, rent an apartment, get a mortgage, fix a broken toilet, get health/life/auto insurance, and/or figure out what you want to be when you grow up. Highly recommend as a great (and useful) gift for anyone on the cusp of adulthood. My only question is "Where was this book when I needed it 30 years ago?!"
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Invaluable resource for young adults. Worth every penny of the price, even if all you use it for is the fantastic roast chicken recipe! I bought a copy for my niece for her high school graduation and plan to do the same for all of my other nieces when they reach that point in their lives.
Tanya Emmert
I've read and re-read this one many times. I've been an adult for a while now, but it's still nice to have this big-sister in a book reminder. I also wish Nerissa could be my big sister in real life. ;-)
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Feb 02, 2009 Kiwi rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Young Adults
Recommended to Kiwi by: Cathy
I adored this book. My mother's old friend Cathy gifted it to me for my high school graduation. I've always considered Cathy more of an aunt, especially since she lived closer to me than my bloodaunt. I loved receiving it.

Reading it was great fun. My mind dizzied some at the taxes section, but I felt I had a rather good amount of it down. At least the communication and relation to people part. It seems a lot of people have issues with that! So maybe I don't know how to change the oil in my car..
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