Friday, September 4, 2015

Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(Ish) Steps by Kelly Williams Brown

Title: Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps

Author: Kelly Williams Brown

Published: Grand Central Publishing, 2013

Pages: 288

Summary: If you graduated from college but still feel like a student . . . if you wear a business suit to job interviews but pajamas to the grocery store . . . if you have your own apartment but no idea how to cook or clean . . . it's OK. But it doesn't have to be this way.
Just because you don't feel like an adult doesn't mean you can't act like one. And it all begins with this funny, wise, and useful book. Based on Kelly Williams Brown's popular blog, ADULTING makes the scary, confusing "real world" approachable, manageable-and even conquerable. This guide will help you to navigate the stormy Sea of Adulthood so that you may find safe harbor in Not Running Out of Toilet Paper Bay, and along the way you will learn:

What to check for when renting a new apartment-Not just the nearby bars, but the faucets and stove, among other things.

When a busy person can find time to learn more about the world- It involves the intersection of NPR and hair-straightening.
How to avoid hooking up with anyone in your office -- Imagine your coworkers having plastic, featureless doll crotches. It helps.
The secret to finding a mechanic you love-Or, more realistically, one that will not rob you blind. (Taken from Goodreads)

Thoughts: I originally purchased this book as a present for my sister but when it arrived in the mail box I decided to read it for myself to see what it was like and if I liked it enough then I would get my sister a copy too.

This book is aimed at people who have just finished up university or some other similar thing and are heading out into the world on their own.  I found the information to be a mixture of things that I already knew, things that were irrelevant to me and things that were interesting but not overly life changing.


I have to say that I did find there were a couple of things that I did disagree with , but really this book isn't exactly some kind of law book that I have to follow every piece of advice to the letter and so that was fine.  I have to say that the section I enjoyed the most was the section about food and what you should keep in your cupboards on hand.  There were also a couple of recipes that sounded really good so I will be trying them out in the near future.

Overall, I thought the book was interesting and there are a few pieces of information that I would refer to every now and again.  I would suggest this is a good book to read if you're just moving out on your own in the world.

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