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

I picked up this book expecting two things: to laugh while reading it and to learn a lot. 

It certainly met my expectations on both of those expectations! Reading through this, I realized I have a lot to learn… and that I am still a lot closer to the college twenty-something than the adult twenty-something. 

Adulting contains a lot of very useful information, tips, and reality checks. I have a couple of action plans coming from reading this and plan to start them right away. Of course, I’m not going to suddenly become an “adult” overnight (my mindset just isn’t there) but I can at least make strides towards it. 

Kelly Williams Brown dishes out these steps in a very easy-to-read and well organized format. There are a ton of great takeaways from this book, although I will admit it seems to be geared directly towards soon to be graduates or recent graduates. I would say if you are five or more years out of college, you might not need much of this advice. 

For the rest of us who are walking around pretending to be adults, this book is extremely helpful! I am giving it a 4/5 stars. I will most definitely be referencing it quite often. There were a few sections that I feel like could have been longer/shorter, and some that didn’t pertain to me at all, which is the only reason I’m taking away a star. I absolutely love the voice and tone of this book, and it came at just the right time for me (during my quarter life crisis-yes, that’s a thing). If you’re about to graduate from college, or move out on your own for the first time, or if you’ve been out on your own and still have no idea what you’re doing (like me), I highly recommend this book!

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