Almost Adulting Book
For fans of Grace Helbig and Alexa Chung comes a fresh, hilarious guide to growing up your way from social media influencer and lifestyle vlogger Arden Rose.
In Almost Adulting—perfect for budding adults, failing adults, and eaters of microwave mug brownies—Arden tells you how to survive your future adulthood. Topics include:
- Making internet friends who are cool and not murderers
- Flirting with someone in a way to make them think you are cool and not a murderer
- Being in an actual relationship where you talk about your feelings in a healthy manner??? To the other person???????
- Eating enough protein
- Assembling a somewhat acceptable adult wardrobe when you have zero dollars
- Going on adventures without starting to smell
- How sex is supposed to feel, but, like, actually though
By the end of the book—a mash-up of essays, lists, and artwork—you'll have learned not only how to dress yourself, how to travel alone, how to talk to strangers online, and how to date strangers (in PERSON!), but also how to pass as a real, functioning, appropriately socialized adult.
Top Reviewswhich are nice sentiments but everyone knows these things already and would ...
by Lauren Sargent (2 out of 5 stars)
April 17, 2017
Although I am older than Arden, I was looking forward to reading this book as a helpful guide for how to move into my post-college life. What I got instead was a rambling on about her personal life stories in a repetitive way that was not helpful or relatable. Her "advice" is mostly just telling you to do things, without backing up with how exactly you are supposed to do them. "Go out and do that thing!" or "Love yourself and ignore other's opinions", which are nice sentiments but everyone knows these things already and would love to do them, it's just not always possible without help or guidance. I was really disappointed with the content and I think it is being sold in a misleading way. It is written from a very privileged place and anyone looking for real advice about living independently will probably not get it. I would consider this a memoir (even that is a stretch) and not a self-help or educational book in any way.
Recommended for people age 18 - 20, nothing higher
by Juliet (3 out of 5 stars)
July 12, 2017
I recommended this book for people graduating high school and not anybody older than 20. I recently graduated from college at the age of 25 looking for some words of wisdom from people older than me. Since I graduated from college at an older age, I have experienced so many things, and all the information on this book is irrelevant to me now.
Not what I expected..
by Nanc (2 out of 5 stars)
October 4, 2017
It was alright, honestly not the best. I got this book on audible solely to see if the author could portray her experience on "adulting" while giving advice to her readers/listeners (don't know exactly her demo, but I'm going to assume younger girls to early 20's). I've read Grace Helbigs "The Art of Being A Grown Up" and enjoyed it quiet bit, so I thought this would grab my interest as well. I guess for me my issue with Almost Adulting, and unfortunately many other books in this realm, is it's being written from a perspective of someone who is still in the the thick of becoming an "adult" so the insight offered are very biased. It's presented as a how-to book (not me the amazon description goes like this "By the end of the book-a mash-up of essays, lists, and artwork-you'll have learned not only how to dress yourself, how to travel alone, how to talk to strangers online, and how to date strangers (in PERSON!), but also how to pass as a real, functioning, appropriately socialized adult."), which in my opionon it is not. Comprised of mainly essays, its more of a mini auto-biography as to how the author left home at a younger age and her life from there on out, with some flash backs from her childhood.
Which is fine, to each their own, I'm sure this book was helpful to plenty of people. It touched upon subject that are considered taboo still to this day and I do truly appreciate that. The description and title are a little misleading, to me at least, which ultimately made me lose interest in the book quiet quickly. This is solely my opinion, I understand the fanbase the author has is quiet loyal, and if you enjoyed it by all means, I am glad.
Great for the upper class man/woman in high school!
by Erica Garza (5 out of 5 stars)
August 15, 2017
Bought it to give to my 16 year old and I read the first few pages at and needed up telling her I'll give it to her after I read it. It's a cute good written guidance book for a teenager in their last years of high school.
Arden Rose is a happy, honest, and amazing author. She has a very specific style that I loved and I
by summerwoods10 (5 out of 5 stars)
March 19, 2018
This book I found to be incredibly peaceful and giddy, Arden intentionally made this book in a way to make people laugh. She mixed tips in with her own experiences and I really loved the way she took the time to express her different ideas about happiness. I am a subcriber to Arden on Youtube, but even if I did not watch her I would still love it. She put amazing dedication into the cover and the style, that makes me laugh because the tiny pictures represent Adult life. She did a really great job expressing how to love and be yourself, without being hypocritical and not doing it herself. Because every aspect of this book is Arden and I'm overjoyed with the outcome of it. Cherishing this book.
Don't waste your money
by Alexandra Hall (3 out of 5 stars)
May 30, 2018
Cute title and that's about it! The author consistently uses her new relationship as an example. It's find out somewhere in the book that her and her boyfriend have been together for less than a year, and she's giving us advice and being an adult noting examples from that ver cute title and that's about it! The author consistently uses her new relationship as an example. It's found out somewhere in the book that her and her boyfriend have been together for less than a year, and she's giving us advice and being an adult noting examples Prematurely from her new commitment. Don't waste your money!
I love Arden Rose and fact that the book is in ...
by Lea (5 out of 5 stars)
April 10, 2017
I love Arden Rose and fact that the book is in her own narrative is amazing. Her personality is delightful and I can turn a page without smiling as some quirky quote or metaphor.
Just barely okay
by jasmine graham (1 out of 5 stars)
July 26, 2018
I picked this book up because as a fan of Arden's and someone in their early twenties, I figured I could learn something from it. She raises some good points but nothing I haven't heard before. Perhaps this book would suit people who in their late teens to 20. But the worst part for me was the writing. As a journalist myself, I found it difficult to look past the unpolished voice of the narrative. In short: it reads like someone who isn't a writer. It had a few funny moments and her more personal anecdotes were the real highlights of the book. But overall would not recommend.
Don't read it. Don't. Read. This. Book.
by Amazon Customer (1 out of 5 stars)
July 17, 2019
I DNFd it abs honestly can't even stand seeing it so I shove it into my desk drawer. I'm sorry but this was just about her, her, and her. It was not helpful at all... and then she says this, which made me close the book and never open it again: "Telling people and being forthright with a deep rooted problem is the best cure for any mental illness you have." CURE?! There is no "cure" for mental illness. It's a thing you bathe every day, some days better than others, but there is no cure! And telling people is definitely no cure! It can HELP talking about it with friends and family or whoever but that's all.
Shame on you, Arden Rose.
Not my cup of tea
by Jordan Ayres (2 out of 5 stars)
October 9, 2019
I'm sure this book is enjoyable for people familiar with the author- but it was not at all what I was hoping for and I found myself skimming past a large portion of the rambling text.
There was a lack of usable advice, and I didn't take much from it. It definitely felt more like reading a life story than a book with tips or advice relevant to day to day life. Again, if you're familiar with the author, I'm sure her tone and story is very enjoyable!
I'm sure there's other people who would enjoy this book, but I unfortunately was not one of them.
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