- How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps
- Narrated by: Anjili Pal
- Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 05-07-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: Hachette Audio
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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.
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By steve on 01-22-14
Great for Young Adults
Great book, very funny and yet, very truthful and educational – even from a guys’ perspective, especially if that guy has a daughter in their late teens like I do. Well written and loved the narrator too. Also loved the comments on how adults never have vacation because you are doing twice the amount of work before and after while stressing about it during. So relatable!
I’ve already purchased the hard copy version as well and can’t wait to recommend the book to my 18 year old daughter!
15 of 16 people found this review helpful
By Catherine on 06-19-13
Funny, relevant, and surprisingly helpful!
What made the experience of listening to Adulting the most enjoyable?
I loved everything about this book. I bought it on a whim and with severe skepticism because I'm from the generation of current urban twenty-something's who feel too cool for "self-help" books. What a lucky impulse buy! It's hilarious, and feels more like chatting with a trusted older girl friend than a preachy or cheesy self help book. There are several one liners or tips from the book that keep popping into my head since I've read it, and I honestly feel like I learned helpful things from this book. If you like Mindy Kaling and Lena Dunham, you will like Kelly Williams Brown, and you might even get motivated to actually have the oil changed in your car.
What other book might you compare Adulting to and why?
It reminded me of "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?" by Mindy Kaling, in tone and format, but of course to different purposes.
Have you listened to any of Anjili Pal’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I adored Anjili Pal's performance. She hit it perfectly, and she sounded like I was talking to a good girl friend. I kept having to remind myself that she was not in fact the actual author.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
Hilarious. Honest. Helpful. Truthful. Witty.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful