Kelly Williams Brown, Adulting: How to Become an Adult in 468 Easy(ish) Steps, (2013), 273p
There are some days that I feel way younger than my 29 years. These days usually involve people talking about babies, investments, mortgages, marriages, and fancy household appliances. Seeing as though I am happily living common-law in a quasi ghetto basement apartment with my three pets and a decently sized savings account, these things feel like they are over my head. So I decided to read about being an adult. Maybe Ms. Williams Brown could teach me a thing or two.
Well, she really didn’t.
I’ll be honest, about 95% of the content in this book I knew already. I don’t need to be taught how to be a good person (I feel like I am), what to do at a job interview (I’ve had quite a few of those), or how to make an amazing sandwich (honestly, I am the grilled cheese master). Maybe I am wise beyond my 29 years after all.
Williams Brown book would have been great for me about 10 years ago when I first ventured out of my parent’s home and tried to make a go of it on my own. I was a horrible cook, an even worse cleaner, and didn’t have my shit together in the least bit. I was horrible with my money, barely scraping by with my rent and groceries…. yet I always seemed to have money for an amazing night out. All in all, I managed to get by though.
Yes, my house may be a little messy and my partner needs to bug me to do the dishes, but I have a good heart, people. Come on.
Seriously, you should probably buy this for your 20 year old sister, nephew, friend, coworker, cause it might help them figure some stuff out. If you’re over the age of 25, this is probably a waste of your time.
Happy reading –