Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 535 Easy(ish) Steps

Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 535 Easy(ish) Steps

by Kelly Williams Brown

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Overview

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING GUIDE, WITH UPDATED MATERIAL AND A NEW FOREWORD

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.
From breaking up with frenemies to fixing your toilet, this way fun comprehensive handbook is the answer for aspiring grown-ups of all ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538729137
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 14,662
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Kelly Williams Brown is the founder of the popular Tumblr, AdultingBlog.com, and she is, in fact, sometimes, an adult. Previously, she was a features reporter and an award-winning humor columnist for the Statesman Journal, a daily newspaper in Salem, Oregon.

Table of Contents

A Note on the Second Edition ix

Introduction 3

1 Get Your Mind Right 9

2 Domesticity 21

3 Cooking 49

4 Fake it Till You Make It 78

5 Get a Job 117

6 Money 151

7 Maintenance 173

8 Friends and Neighbors 202

9 Love 228

10 Times Were Tough 268

11 Families 294

12 Conclusion 316

Acknowledgments 317

Index 319

About the Author 333

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