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Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easyish Steps
Contributor(s): Brown, Kelly Williams
ISBN: 1455516902     ISBN-13: 9781455516902
Publisher: Grand Central Pub
    OUR PRICE: $14.39  
Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: May 2013
Annotation: Presents humorous advice for young women about the transition into adulthood, covering such topics as jobs, living arrangements, money, friends, family, and dating.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Young adults; Humor.
Adulthood; Humor.
BISAC Categories:
- Reference | Personal & Practical Guides
- Humor
Dewey: 818/.602
LCCN: 2012033589
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 8.25" H x 5.50" W x 1.00" (0.56 lbs) 273 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2013 March #2)

A young journo mines a brief life and years of advice from friends and professionals—counselors, social workers, her car mechanic Shane—in order to create this how-to guide to becoming (or simply being) a "grown-up." The 468 steps are more like tips than items on a checklist, and clearly labeled chapters allow readers to pick and choose their entry point. The "Domesticity" section explains, among other things, how to choose, decorate, and clean an apartment; "Get a Job" covers networking, job-specific resume-editing, techniques for salary negotiations, and includes a flowchart to determine how many drinks you should have at a company event; and "Money" walks readers through creating a budget and sticking to it, and illuminates the intricacies of 401(k)s, IRAs, and compound interest (all accompanied by Brown's illustrative sketches of animals—e.g., Pension Panda). Also provided are kitchen tips and simple recipes, thoughts on meeting new friends, tricks for doing laundry, and Shane the mechanic's advice on picking out a used car. Fun, chatty, and surprisingly informative, Brown's guide—already optioned for a TV adaptation, to be backed by Fox and produced by J.J. Abrams—is perfect for the wayward 20-something, or 30-something, or... Agent: Brandi Bowles, Foundry Literary + Media. (May 7)

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