Oh, hello internet! Fancy seeing you here. It turns out that when your computer is stolen and then you move into a house that doesn't have internet yet, it's pretty tough to write reviews. Never fear, I am back from hiatus, and I've been reading plenty in the meantime. Now on to your regularly scheduled review.
Purchase Don't Worry, It Gets Worse here.
other, eager to trade in parties and all-nighters for “the real world.” But post-grad wasn’t the glam life she imagined. Soon buried under a pile of bills, laundry, and three-dollar bottles of wine, it quickly became clear that she hadno idea what she was doing. But hey, what twentysomething does?
In Don’t Worry, It Gets Worse, Nugent shares what it takes to make the awkward leap from undergrad to “mature and responsible adult that definitely never eats peanut butter straight from the jar and considers it a meal.” From trying to find an apartment on the black hole otherwise known as Craigslist to the creative maneuvering needed to pay off student loans and still enjoy happy hour, Nugent documents the formative moments of being a twentysomething with a little bit of snark and a lot of heart. Perfect for fans of HBO's Girls and Allie Brosh's Hyperbole and a Half, and based on her popular Tumblr blog The Frenemy, Don’t Worry, It Gets Worse is a love note to boozin’, bitchin’ ladies everywhere.
If you are the parent of a twentysomething (or soon-to-be), for your own sanity, do not read this book.
If you are a twentysomething, for your own sanity, read this book. Alida Nugent manages to perfectly capture what it is to be in college (and to be just out of college) in this economy. Her stories are funny in a way that kind of hurts. Nugent hits close to home - too close. This book will make you feel less alone. It will make you laugh, then cry a little bit, then make you want to have Nugent alongside you on a night out. To be honest, I'm just incredibly happy she writes the Frenemy blog so I get to read more of her writing on a regular basis. Nugent's writing is a vital companion to anyone stumbling along in the grey area of oh-my-gosh-is-this-really-adulthood.
Until next time, happy reading!