Adult life is full of mysteries. What should you check before renting a flat? How do you ask for a pay rise? Does anything really need to be dry cleaned? And why does everyone else seem to know these things except you? (They don't, but this book will help.) Being an Adult is a practical and entertaining guide to the life skills you didn't learn at school, from when to ask for a discount or send a condolence card, to how to save money, and what you need to know before your first day at work. If you've ever wondered when you're going to become a 'real' grown-up, this book - with top tips from 20- and 30-somethings, and proper adults including a plumber, a doctor, and a personal finance expert - will give you the answers you need.
'I can't believe nobody had published this when I was twenty ... it's so thorough so obviously orchestrated by somebody who has actually experienced and still remembers the little niggling details that can really pull your confidence down or stress you out, and they're the things that people assume that you know but you actually don't. I think everybody needs [this].' -- Leena Norms 'It gives you the life skills you should've been taught in school ... And, crucially, it also gives you lowdowns on the serious stuff ... The thing about Being an Adult is it covers everything ... This book should be thrust into the hands of every graduating student as they walk across the stage.' * Stylist * 'It's a practical guide interspersed with personal anecdotes ... they've compiled the hottest know-how into one simple tome. From emergency DIY tips to dressing for the office, it's the adult stuff you need to know.' * Evening Standard * 'Oh, how I wish I'd had this book when I was twenty-one, I could've avoided so many stupid disasters. I love everything about this warm, funny life manual, it should honestly be required reading for humans everywhere. My favourites were the DIY and money section (because, frankly, I have no idea), and I thought the personal stories throughout were the perfect, relatable touch. Fascinating, insightful and so so helpful - without being patronising - Kat and Lucy are the heroes this generation desperately needs.' -- Lucy Vine, author of Hot Mess