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, manageableand 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 apartmentNot 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 officeImagine your coworkers having plastic, featureless doll crotches. It helps.
- The secret to finding a mechanic you loveOr, more realistically, one that will not rob you blind.
|Publisher:||Grand Central Publishing|
|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
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
About the Author 333