How to Be a Grown-Up
For fans of Bryony Gordon and Caitlin Moran, a comforting, witty, supportive handbook for real twenty-something women who want to discover how they can reach the end of the 'fun' decade knowing exactly who they are.
Have you ever felt lost, anxious, panicky about adulthood?
Have you ever spent a hungover Sunday crying into a bowl of cereal?
Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and felt nothing butcereal?Haveadulthood?Have ...more
There's a lot of good advice in here and I really liked the ideas around building online friendships. There are topics for all types of readers from money and mental health to even masturbation. It's really quick and easy to read. I enjoyed it
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When I first began reading How To Be A Grown Up I have to confess to thinking ‘Oh good grief. More self-indulgent navel gazing!’ and setting it aside in a grumpy fashion. I didn’t like it at all.
And then I thought about it. I’m not a 20-30 something. In fact I was 56 yesterday! But I have been 20-30 (and I did have a university friend who was, like Rosie, allergic to alcohol). So I picked up t ...more
My favourite line has to be the last line in this book "If you can light a scented candle without burning your house down, you are a successful adult". First of all, Yes I am an adult! Secondly, do I get to keep my new found adult status if I admit that while I may ...more
Never have so ever felt so patronised reading a book!!!
In one chapter it explained and described how to WASH YOUR HAIR!!!?!?!? nah!! Don’t think so! That’s when I decided to stop reading!
DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO ANYONE. SAVE YOUR MONEY!!
My type? I literally cannot think of a book that is more my type. Chatty, thoughtful, warm, and such a comfort.
“Easy” read? Yes but it took my MONTHS to finish because I didn't want it to end!
Love at first line? Yes, I have no chill.
Most attractive trait? It's just the friendliest, most charming pile of pillows.
Character I’d swipe right on? Daisy, marry me.
Character I’d swipe left on? The full stop at the end ;)
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On one hand it was funny and honest, making it a refreshing change from the crowd of self-help / self-development gurus who reek of perfection and appear to (from the outside at least) to have unattainable and unrealistic amounts of joy in their life.
But on the other hand, I didn't find any of the advice ground-breaking and I had already figured out most of it on my own. Don't g ...more
There is some great advice in each chapter, yet it’s a warm and fun read too. If you’re feeling down, I recommend grabbing yourselves How To Be A Grown Up from your nearest Bookstore.
This book is staying close by, I know I can pick it up when I’m feeling a little low and be uplifted straight away by flicking through the book and findin ...more
Everyone needs to read this book. It is quite simply fabulous. Daisy reminisces on her trials and tribulations from her early twenties and what she's now realised as she's entered her thirties. Now, though I'm twenty-one...nearly twenty-two, I still found myself nodding along to paragraphs in this. It got to a point regarding iPhones where I was howling with laughter, couldn't catch my breath and proc ...more
Ok, full disclosure, I didn't actually know who Daisy Buchanan was before I picked up this book (if you're wondering she is an award-winning journalist and Grazia agony aunt), but I now fe ...more
It wasn't however quite what I hoped it would be. There's nothing in here that I didn't already know and I found the whole tone and little patronisi ...more
I really related to this book and Buchanan’s struggles. I struggled through my twenties. I got myself in debt due to the dreaded FOMO. I lost friends, had dramatic romantic dalliances. I won’t lie, my twent ...more
As someone in her early 30s I think I am slightly above the demographic that the book is intended for as rather than pulling advice from Daisy’s words I think I was more nodding along in agreement and thinking. “Oh yes I’ve been in the same situation”.
None the less it’s a delightful read - Daisy’s tone is warm, friendly and funny and she is very honest about her l ...more
I have enjoyed this book. It was funny, witty and smart. I flew through it, it was such an easy read. Even though it wasn’t particularly enlightening, I have found some much needed reassurance within its pages. Sometimes it’s nice to be reminded of the simplest things.
However, I also think it covered too many topics and should have been more detailed. She had some good advice, but I wish there was more of it.
A full review will be posted on my blog: writersinsomnia.blogspot.com ...more
This one is probably aimed at a younger readership than me (early 30s) but I enjoyed it for what it was, and it has a bit more depth than many of the other books of its type. The advice it gave was thoughtful and wise.