How to Be a Grown-Up
Have you ever felt lost, anxious, panicky about adulthood?
Have you ever spent a hungover Sunday crying into a bowl of cereal?
Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and felt nothing but green-eyed jealousy and evil thoughts?
Award-winning journalist, Grazia agony aunt and real-life big sister to five smart, stylish, stunning twenty-something young women, Daisy Buchanan has been there, done that and got the vajazzle.
In How to be a Grown-Up, she dispenses all the emotional and practical advice you need to negotiate a difficult decade. Covering everything from how to become more successful and confident at work, how to feel pride in yourself without needing validation from others, how to turn rivals into mentors, and how to *really* enjoy spending time on your own, this is a warm, kind, funny voice in the dark saying “Honestly don’t worry, you’re doing your best and you’re amazing!“
I love this book! I’m going to say it again! I LOVE this book! It’s just brilliant. I couldn’t put it down. It’s one of those books you read while you’re cooking dinner, brushing your teeth, even tidying the house – it’s so funny and warm and wise. Unputdownable. This book had me hooked from the moment I started reading. I’ve even recommended it to all my friends and family! They can’t wait to buy their copies!
Funny and honest, Daisy Buchanan has written a novel that reaches out to – I think – not only twenty-something-year-olds but to people of all ages because not only does this book make us feel comforted by the knowledge that we are not alone in our struggles, it gives us moments when we laugh out loud and “Oh my God, yes!” moments when we’ll sit up and smile, recognising small pieces of ourselves within its pages.
Daisy delivers brilliant advice on how to navigate the rapids of becoming a grown-up, all the while delivering it in a kind, compassionate, refreshingly honest voice. Witty and supportive, this is a perfect guidebook on how to become a grown-up. It shows us that not only do we ‘not’ need other people to have a good time, we ‘don’t’ need other people to validate the pride we take in ourselves. It’s ok to be proud and confident – it’s even ok to give ourselves pamper days without feeling guilty! And it’s certainly ok to be completely and utterly ourselves! In fact, it’s better to do that!
“It has taken me a long time to realise that being happy doesn’t have to be hard work, and if we endlessly pick at all of our past mistakes, we can never move beyond them.”
This is just one nugget of wisdom I’ve taken from this book. As you can see it’s quite true!!
Daisy Buchanan has given us a book we can all relate to somehow in one way or another. And it’s almost like a friend giving us a pat on the back.
All through the book, there is a calming subtext, and it’s six simple words: “Everything is going to be okay.” This book comes with a sure fire guarantee you’ll feel better after reading.
How to Be a Grown-Up is just brilliant – a super read to aid in conquering those self-doubts, chapter by chapter make you feel more confident and have you feeling shiny and refreshed by the end of it .
( And it has a very nice cover too!)
If you would like to buy How to Be a Grown-Up, here is the link!
Huge thank you to Georgina Moore for my review copy.