There are manuals for everything: vehicles, electronics, appliances, so why not one for adulthood? Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 486 Easy(ish) Steps by Kelly Williams Brown fills that niche.
Part self-help manual, part manual, Adulting gets its point across with the help of plenty of graphics, including cute drawings (complete with a message) and flowcharts on various things. If you’ve ever wondered how to properly set up your own utilities or how to choose just the right apartment, then this book is for you. Other topics involve how to properly stock your kitchen and how to find a good, reliable auto mechanic.
Basically, it’s aimed at 20-somethings who haven’t quite successfully flown out of their parents’ nests yet. If you’re a 30-something, like me, odds are you pretty much know all of this or have experienced it already.
The book itself is cute, thanks to the doodles and flowcharts, and it’s set up in a logical manner. If you’re in your teens or 20s and have no clue how to become an adult – or are overwhelmed at the very thought of it – then I recommend this book. However, if you’ve been on your own for a while, then you probably don’t need it.
If you’d like more information or find that you need more than 486 steps to become an adult, check out Kelly Williams Brown’s blog by the same name.
(Disclosure: I received a galley of this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. For more information, please check out my disclosure policy.)