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Adult Stuff: Things You Need to Know to Win at Real Life

2.73  ·  Rating details ·  56 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Your future is...limited!
Wait, we mean...limiting...
No, hold on...limitless.

Sometimes your first steps into the "real world" send you falling flat on your face. It's natural to be optimistic about new experiences, but most of us set ourselves up only to be let down every time. And disappointment hurts like a $%&*#.

News flash: You don't have to be an Einstein to survive a
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published April 5th 2016 by Sourcebooks (first published April 1st 2016)
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Kori ☾
Jan 13, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2-stars, self-help
I would have benefited from the book if I was in the 18-22 age range. At 27 this book did nothing but made me chuckle a few times. Gifting this to my sister on her 22nd birthday later on this year. She needs it more than I do.
Morgan
May 14, 2016 rated it liked it
While humorous and enlightening, some parts of it felt a little niche-y. I'm also not sure if I liked how subsections would flip-flop between guy and girl centric without any real... Logic? I feel like I would have enjoyed it much more if it were more consistently gender-neutral when it comes to adulting.

But it was still incredibly funny in a lot of places, and because it made me laugh, I'd still recommend it to friends.
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Julio Biason
Feb 19, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle, fun
Alright, right up front, let me say that it is weird to read a book about "How to Survive Real Life When You Just Got Passed Your Teens and Now Need to Work and Keep a Place and Have a Life" when you're 43. But here we are.

One thing the book does (although a bit too flourish for my taste) is to destroy all those dreams of a perfect life: Oh, you're out of your parents apartment? Sure, you can have that huge loft Tom Hanks have in "Big", or a nice apartment like the ones in "Friends"? NOT! Oh, sh
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Alex
Dec 06, 2020 rated it liked it
I’m technically the target age of this book, but tbh I think it would be better suited towards a younger crowd than me, at 24. Most of the advice was stuff I’ve been-there-done-that already. I’m sure it’d be helpful for those freshly 18 - 21 aged people, but literally anyone older than that and it’s a reiteration of what you already know. That said, I still gave it 3 stars cause it was amusing to read, and a great time-waster in the middle of my current read
Johanna Eichner
Dec 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hilarious and accurate!
Delphine
Feb 07, 2021 rated it did not like it
Shelves: ebooks, dnf
*DNF*
Shanna
Dec 15, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
I picked up this book on a whim through my library. It intrigued me as I was its target audience: a young twenty something who is doing her best to navigate this crazy world. I did not expect to take this book as a serious self help guide to adulthood and I'm glad that I didn't. Most of what you will find between the covers of this book is common sense dashed with mediocre humor. Sure, this book made me laugh audibly a couple of times, but it's not worth spending money over. I give it a weak 3 s ...more
Kat
Oct 17, 2016 rated it did not like it
I picked up "Adult Stuff" thinking it would be an amusing read, if nothing else. As a twenty-something myself making my way in the world, why not see what kind of advice they could give me? Perhaps it was the way I was raised- but almost everything in Adult Stuff is common sense. Maybe the younger generations don't know the things being mentioned, like how you don't have the bank account for that vacation or a road trip shows people's true colors, but I do. As someone who also doesn't bother wit ...more
nikki
Nov 11, 2016 marked it as lost-interest
i expected this to be a humour book, but apparently this is more of a sincere self-help type of book with humour sprinkled in. which isn't what i wanted when i borrowed this book. my bad... (the cover is little cut-out people with cut-out clothes and accessories and a cut-out dog! my brain looks at that and the title "adult stuff" and categorizes the book immediately as humour!) ...more
Marcus
Apr 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: unfinished, featured
I expected this book to be a satire of self-help books. I was surprised to find it was a genuine self-help book. As someone who is twenty years outside his twenties, I'm not qualified to say whether the advice given is actually helpful, but it's an entertaining read nonetheless. ...more
Valerie Jackson
Oct 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
A fun read. Written for people way younger than I am, but still a fun read. Full of the stuff you wish you had known.
Lauren
Jul 30, 2016 rated it liked it
A case of: What you see is what you get.
It wasn't very in-depth or groundbreaking, but I enjoyed it well enough.
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Mary
Apr 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Hilarious!
Ashley Reusora
Absolutely hilarious! Really tells you how it is in the adult world. I should know since I've already discovered the do's and donts of their choice topics. ...more
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A P
Aug 25, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: nonfiction
Not for me. Written for a late-teens person just going on their own for the first time.
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