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By Frannie
I did not buy this book for myself, but had it sent to my 18-year-old grandson. When he phoned me to thank me, he said the book had some "pretty good stuff" in it and was also vey funny. Apparently it was a successful gift for a young men starting out on his own. (He has opted not to try college at this point in his life.)
Submitted on Mar 19, 2015
By Gift
This is a gift for my almost 16-year-old granddaughter. I think it will ba a success, from a quick glimpse, but the "jury" isn't in.
Submitted on Dec 8, 2014
By Ladynurse
I bought this for my daughter who just graduated from college and is embarking on her own starting a new job and getting an apartment. She loved the writing style, humor and the advice.
Submitted on Nov 30, 2014
By Natalie Ann
I gave this book to my daughter who is 19. Quoting her,"this book gives you sensible advice". In checking it out before giving it to her, I would like to read it!
Submitted on Jul 22, 2014
By New Orleans girl
Very relevant, and very fun and funny!
Submitted on Jun 22, 2014
By helpful auntie
I bought this book for both of my nieces who recently turned 21. They LOVE this book and one told me that she just could not put it down! Thank-you so much for the quality products and services which you provide! I just adore your catalog-it's one of my guilty pleasures!
Submitted on Mar 27, 2014
By Adrienne
This is a gift for my granddaughter who is turning 16 this month. I haven't read it but it look apropos for her.
Submitted on Mar 22, 2014
By bjplum
My 20 year old loves it - and is reading it!
Submitted on Jan 2, 2014
By Eisenheim
Gave this to my 22 year old niece and she and her roommates loved it. It would be fun for any age! Funny but yet wise!
Submitted on Nov 20, 2013


How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps
By Kelly Williams Brown
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Though I have been an adult for many years, this book was so good that I read it cover-to-cover like a novel. I passed it around to other people of different ages to ensure that it wasn't just me who was taken by this down-to-earth, very sensible advice on just about everything about growing up and being on your own. Everyone I asked to read this book gave it two thumbs up. The book is written in a very earthy style. Some of the language might be offensive to sensitive people, but, in all honesty, I really doubt that young adults will find anything offensive about it. Read more...

It is full of great advice on everything from acting like an adult (accepting your non-specialness and the value of real talk) to finding an apartment (not just checking out where the bars are, but also how to check things like faucets and the stove) and keeping it clean, to stocking a kitchen, cooking, and maybe throwing a dinner party or two.

Also finding and keeping a job, managing your money (spending and saving), taking care of your things, having friends and neighbors, love, dating, tough times, and family. The author gives very specific advice and basically draws a road map on how to succeed in each of those areas.

This is such a wise, funny, and readable book. The author makes the ''scary'' real world seem approachable, manageable, and even conquerable. If there are young people in your life getting ready to strike out on their own soon, this is the perfect book to give them. They will really thank you for it.
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