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:
From breaking up with frenemies to fixing your toilet, this way fun comprehensive handbook is the answer for aspiring grown-ups of all ages.
©2013 Kelly Williams Brown (P)2013 Hachette Audio
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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!
Obsessed with Terry Pratchett's Discworld and the TV show The Big Bang Theory. LOVE books, especially audiobooks.
Adulting is a book of great, concise, useful information delivered in a realistic, approachable, and funny manner. Seriously, everyone in America should read this as a high school senior. It would have saved me A LOT of headaches (and embarrassment) if I had this book in high school or college. Even if you're a grown woman like me (I'm 37) you should read it for the laughs and nostalgia . . . and who knows, you might even learn a thing or two!
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.
It reminded me of "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?" by Mindy Kaling, in tone and format, but of course to different purposes.
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.
Hilarious. Honest. Helpful. Truthful. Witty.
Dull, humorless voice. Did not bring life to the words. I couldn't listen for more than a couple hours, knowing where the humor should be but not getting it from the narrator was so frustrating.
This book would be cute for an 18 year old but not for 24 year old. The defining decade is much better recommendation
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I was expecting something fun and witty... Not someone seriously telling me how to be an adult... Learned a few useful things however, but it was a struggle to get to the end.
Narrator did a great job keeping me engaged, fast pace kept me from getting bored. She acknowledged when an item was boring and promised better moving forward. The dialog with younger peers was well written and well presented. I wish this book were available when I was a younger adult. I wish it were available in Spanish as well.
The only drawback of the book is that much of the advice is US centric so it may not translate well to other cultures, but the general message is great. It helps the young adult wake up and smell the coffee.
SO SO GOOD!
One of my favorites audiobooks ever.
“One of the most jolting days of adulthood comes the first time you run out of toilet paper. Toilet paper, up until this point, always just existed. And now it's a finite resource, constantly in danger of extinction, that must be carefully tracked and monitored, like pandas?”
“A slightly modified version of the Serenity Prayer: Lord, grant me the serenity to ignore the assholes I cannot avoid; The luck to avoid the ones I can; And the self-awareness not to be one myself”
The book may be good but I got tired of listening to the reader. The snarky sarcastic tone of voice was obnoxious. I may have learned some basic tips but often wasn't in the mood for all the attitude.
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