This past week the new book by author Kelly Williams Brown, of the adultingblog,
was released to a good amount of hype. Brown was up until recently a writer for the Oregon Statesman Journal, but probably quit when she got the advance for her book because that's the adult thing to do. No, I actually know nothing about her life and she seems like a lovely person. Brown's book, Adulting: How to Become A Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps, is ,more or less, a guide to how to be an adult.
Despite the fact that Brown is in her 20s, she has done quite a number of adult-like things such as writing for a newspaper and then writing a book, so perhaps she deserves the accolades and the right to give out advice.
As someone who is not in her 20s and considers herself an adult, despite eating gum for breakfast today and not having written a book on how to be a grown-up, I thought that I should give Adulting a read to relate back to you. Since all of you reading are most likely grown-ups yourselves.
The book is actually quite handy. It covers lots of bases from cleaning to cooking to work to being happy with your life, all things that young people should be made aware of. While there are almost too many of these pieces of small wisdom, the book is a quick read and something you can go back to when in need of consultation.
Of the 468 steps, here are ten that stuck out to me, for better or worse.More »