The Secret Art of Being a Grown-Up (Hardcover)

Tips, Tricks, and Perks No One Thought to Tell You

By Bridget Watson Payne (Editor)

Chronicle Books, 9781452153131, 128pp.

Publication Date: April 4, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
MP3 CD (8/22/2017)

List Price: 14.95*
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Hello, grown-ups of all ages! Eclectic, bite-sized bursts of advice meet quirky illustrations in this playful guide to feeling like the grown-up we all wanted to be as a kid. From thoughts on the best way to open a champagne bottle to a short list of the kitchen tools you actually need, these tips and tricks reveal secrets that are attainable, not intimidating. Anyone can make a life upgrade using these insights alongside the traits they already have—their wits, creativity, and enthusiasm. This engaging guide is the perfect gift for recent grads, first-apartment dwellers, and anyone who's ready to grow up, one step at a time.

About the Author

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

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

"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