Wednesday, August 17, 2016

*Review* The ABCs of Adulthood by Deborah Copaken

Genre: Self-Help/Parenting
Published: April 19, 2016
Pages: 72


Here's a book of wit and wisdom that's perfect for any "welcome to the adult world" moment. From New York Timesbestselling author Deborah Copaken and noted sculptor Randy Polumbo come 26 genuine and funny bits of advice as surprising as they are sensible. From "A is for Anger" through "Z is for Zzzzzzz," each entry is paired with the authors' street-smart photography of the matching alphabet letter to create a savvy ebook. Based on a viral article written by Copaken when her own firstborn left for college, The ABCs of Adulthood is a delightful, worldly riff on learning your ABCs all over again.


I received a copy of this book through the Goodreads First Reads giveaway program in the hopes that I would leave an honest review.

When I won this book, I was hoping that it would be something like "A is for Alcohol. B is for Boobs. C is for..." I think you get where I'm going with this. That's not what this book is. so as a juvenile minded adult, I was disappointed. Instead, this book focuses on aspects of adulthood in short little advice dumps. As a juvenile minded thirty-two year old woman who has children and therefore supposed to act like an adult, some of those advice dumps will be useful for me, even now. Beyond that, this is a book that I could easily imagine giving to my children when they're getting ready to head off to college. The advice is good and the brevity of the book is ideal for teenagers that will soon be inundated with college level classwork. The photography used for each of the letters was unique and interesting as well.

Overall I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. - Katie 

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About the Author

Deborah Copaken is a prolific journalist, photographer, former Emmy-winning TV producer, and author of several books, including Shutterbabe. She lives in New York and is the mother of three.

Randy Polumbo is a sculptor and the father of a 17-year-old. He divides his time between New York and California.

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