Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps

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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--iImagine 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.

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Porque nadie nace sabiendo ser adulto...

Definitivo. No hay un solo adulto que no haya experimentado la perturbadora sensación de que su vida es un desastre. No importa cuánto te esmeres, siempre creerás estar rodeado de personas que hacen todo bien, mientras tú eres incapaz de acordarte siquiera de pagar el alquiler...

En Adulting, Kelly Williams Brown ofrece 468 «facilísimos» pasos para convertirte en un adulto independiente y funcional. ¡No temas! No le restará chispa a tu vida. Al contrario, este libro te ayudará a disminuir el estrés, la confusión y el caos, que en muchas ocasiones caracteriza tu existencia.

¿Domesticidad? Aprenderás desde cómo conseguir el depa ideal, hasta a cocinar, para no depender de pizza y tacos. ¿Trabajo? Networking, currículums, negociación de salarios, incluso, cuántos tragos puedes beber en una fiesta/reunión de la oficina. ¿Dinero? Conocerás los conceptos presupuesto (al que tendrás que apegarte) e interés (ese que generan las deudas bancarias). ¿Amistad? Por qué no hacer nuevos amigos, cuidar los buenos y... deshacerte de los venenosos. ¿Amor? Citas, exparejas, corazones rotos y mucho más...

Ojalá hubiese conocido estos "pasos" antes de crecer. Espera: ¿qué estoy diciendo? ¡Estos son los pasos que utilizaré a partir de hoy! Los textos de Kelly Williams Brown son encantadores e histéricos, y muy útiles a la vez. ¡Hazte de este libro y madura!
- J.J. Abrams – Escritor, director, productor

Divertido, parlanchín y sorprendentemente informativo. Perfecto para veinteañeros, o treintañeros, o...
- Publisher's Weekly

Esta hilarante y práctica guía para actuar como un adulto... está lleno de momentos '"ahhhhh'".

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May 7, 2013
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Self-Help / Personal Growth / Happiness
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