Book Reviews

Adulting by Kelly Williams Brown



by Kelly Williams Brown

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.

My Review:

My mom bought this book for me when it first came out. Though I already lived on my own, in my own apartment, and was pretty self-seficient already, she thought there may be a few useful tips within its pages. Ranging from cleaning, to apartment hunting, to friendships, this book has advice for it all. And she, also, has a blog that you can go and read! (The book stems from the blog, but her writing is so funny, you might as well read some more!).

As I began reading, I did notice how much of it I already knew and some of it was a refresher. Some of it was even ‘Hey, I didn’t know you could do that.’ But overall, the book has great tips and should be read by any and evert post-grad. Even if you know everything in the book and are just so advanced, this book is witty and a fun-read. Adulting is more than just a how-to book for young adults, it offers entertainment and oftentimes a laugh here and there.

This book is awesome for anyone who needs a little help establishing life on their own. There are so many books out there for post-grads and young adults that are bland and don’t totally capture your attention. So why not pick up one that has humor, is helpful, and insightful all at the same time?! Great read, definitely recommend it.


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