Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps by Kelly Williams Brown | Book Review


Genre: Non-Fiction, Humor, Self-Help

“Remember that, for better or for worse, you are in control of your physical self and surroundings”
― Kelly Williams Brown, Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps

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 — Imagine 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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Being at the age of just graduating college and trying to join the adult world, everything doesn’t seem to be as easy as it looks. There are so many new things that one must do and learn when entering the “real world”. Brown adds humor to this real and important information that one must learn and deal with. Of course some things in this book are common knowledge and seem silly, but she presents a lot of excellent information.

Kelly Williams Brown touches on all areas one might need to know about and take into consideration when one tries to enter the world of being an adult. She had me laughing throughout the whole book, while still being incredibly useful!

“A big part of being a well-adjusted person is accepting that you can’t be good at everything.”
― Kelly Williams Brown, Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps

Brown understands what crosses the mind of every 20 something trying to find and navigate their way around the adult world. It seemed like everything I was confused about or questioning was touched on in this book. It made me feel like I am not alone and made the information accessible and relatable! She adds just enough sass and sweet making you feel like you are talking to a friend for advice! This book provides helpful information on a plethora of topics regarding entering adulthood in a humorous manner that is great for those about to graduate from college to those still trying to navigate the “real world” in their late 20s!

“This is the most difficult and important thing to accept if you wish to be a grown-up: You are not a Special Snowflake.”
― Kelly Williams Brown, Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps

You can also check out her blog ( which is the inspiration for this book!



2 thoughts on “Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps by Kelly Williams Brown | Book Review

  1. I’m three years out of college, so I think I can probably still use a few of these tips! I just did a BookOutlet order today, and I had this in my cart! I removed it because I didn’t want to spend more than $40, and I didn’t know if I’d like this. I might have to check back next week to see if it’s still there.

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