The Secret Art of Being a Grown-Up: Tips, Tricks, and Perks No One Thought to Tell You

Author(s): Bridget Watson Payne


Here's a secret: Grown-Ups have more fun. This charming book will show you how without diminishing your status as a bona fide Grown Up. While being an adult is a lot of work, being a Grown-Up is about having fun. Eclectic, bite-sized chunks of advice meet quirky illustrations in this playful take on self-improvement. Anyone can make a life upgrade using tools they already have--their wits, smarts, and creativity--to be more carefree. Revealing useful tidbits no one ever thought to teach you, this book is the perfect gift or self-purchase for recent grads, first-apartment dwellers, and anyone who's ready to grow up, one step at a time. This book will show you how to: -trust your instincts about social gatherings -make a simple salad dressing -change your habits as needed but keep the things you love -open a bottle of champagne properly -and much more!


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"Whether you're just out of college or have been on the job for 20 years, you'll love this clever and quite wise little book on the art of being a "grown-up" (different from an adult, you know). Tips range from how to do the perfect high-five (a necessity in an elementary classroom) to how to trust your gut-- oh, and how to open a bottle of champagne."-Scholastic Teacher magazine

Bridget Watson Payne is a book editor, author, blogger and self-professed proud card-carrying grown up. She lives in San Francisco.

General Fields

  • : 9781452153131
  • : Chronicle Books
  • : Chronicle Books
  • : 0.227
  • : April 2017
  • : 177mm X 127mm
  • : United States
  • : February 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Bridget Watson Payne
  • : 128
  • : 305.235
  • : en
  • : Mar-17
  • : Hardback
  • : full-colour illustrations throughout