adulting kelly williams brownKelly Williams Brown's Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps is the new book to gift graduates, which they in turn will not read. So basically it's a new The Wealthy Barber. Unlike The Wealthy Barber, should said graduate actually crack the cover they might read this one and learn not to store tacos in their purse. I'm pretty sure Dave Chilton didn't mention that tip.

Williams Brown also offers much more than financial advice. For example, did you know that you should imagine your coworkers as having plastic, featureless doll crotches? Seeing as I am now married to someone who was my coworker I obviously failed that lesson. It also suggests that I picture rude people as jellyfish, though I have to say I tend to picture them more as kraken who are out to destroy the world.

And she's right - friends are valuable-ass people. They should not be confused with ass people - they are not valuable and you probably don't want to be friends with them.