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Publisher's Summary

It might seem like everyone you know took secret classes on budgeting, owning their career, and choosing the right wine - and you were sick that day. Enter: How to Skimm Your Life. Covering everything from personal finance, to career, to stress management, global politics, and more, this book breaks down some of the less glamorous parts of being an adult and answers questions like... 

  • "What's the difference between an ETF and a mutual fund?" 
  • "How should I negotiate my salary when I'm offered a new job?" 
  • "Should I claim standard or itemized deductions on my taxes?" 
  • "How should I tip while traveling abroad?" 
  • "How do I read the wine list without breaking out a dictionary?" 
  • And much more....

How to Skimm Your Life gives you the information you need to make informed and empowered decisions in your life. Whether you're a recent graduate, looking to make a change, or just want to reset, this book will be time well spent. 

Includes a PDF of the book's dictionary and additional resources. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 The Skimm, Inc. (P)2019 Random House Audio

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Great for the young, redundant for the old

I LOVE the Skimm, I think everyone should subscribe to their emails and listen to their podcasts. I was super excited for this book. It's written in their signature witty style and is entertaining, but the information is basic. This book would be terrific for someone that is just graduating from high school or even college. But as a person that has been in the real world for over 15 years, I know the vast majority of this stuff, less than 5% of this book is new info to me. I will continue to be a fan, but I would only recommend this book to the youngest of my acquaintances.

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This book is for 20 yr old girls...

I made through the first couple of chapters not wanting to waste my credit, but that's all I could take. The title should be "How to skim your life: some quick rules of thumb for 20 yr old girls." There is some good information here, just not for a middle aged man who thought the title was interesting. I should have listened more closely to the sample. Live and learn. Oh well.

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Stuff I knew already

Good information but general to the point of common Sense. Good read for Gen Y's.

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For a younger generation or for a refresher

I loved the narration of this audio book. The book itself is exactly as titled. This book provides great information to those that did not pay attention in school or that just need a refresher on the details of stuff. From which wines to drink with which foods (drink what you like, but some taste better with certain foods) to details about what makes up our government and about other countries and how they it works in a general sense. It may leave you wanting more to listen to.

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Meh

I didn't find this book particularly enlightening or inspiring, but to each, their own. I tried to like it more, but couldn't.

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informative

informative. will listen to many chapters again. and again and again and again and again

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Some good parts and some not so good

I do appreciate brevity but I think this was an extreme. Also a lot of the word count was wasted with little titles that were supposed to be clever or funny but they were just repetitive, cliche and confusing. if they had removed all of those then 1/3 of the total word count of the book would have been available for some more sustenance and meat.

But there were definitely some interesting sections. I especially liked the chapter about networking and job hunting and using LinkedIn.

I thought it was funny how the book started off talking about wine and then ended talking about voting, that's totally the Skimms style lol :)

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Interesting

Overall it was a good summation of helpful life facts. Though the end was very long in it's explanation of the world and government it was also some of the most helpful and in depth of the sections. Ironically the wine section was without a doubt the dryest section. I enjoyed it overall as a useful refresher in some cases, and informative in other sections.

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Such a enlightening book!

This book literally has everything you need to know for your adult life. Highly recommended and one of my new favorite reads!

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Waste of time

Regret downloading the app should get refund for time wasting. Blah blah blah blah blah