How to Adult by Anna Blackie

book cover of How to Adult

There’s nothing wrong with reading your Christmas gifts for other people before wrapping them up and handing them out, right? Right?!

At any rate: How to Adult by Anna Blackie is a funny, breezy book that sure, does include some helpful tips and guides… but maybe more importantly than that, it hits the nail on the head with what kinds of challenges are fuck-off annoying for a young adult just starting to have to do all this crap themselves. Some of the chapters are definitely more useful than others (the one on cleaning »» the one on fishing, for example) but the book is hilarious throughout. Enjoyed it quite a bit, and hoping my gift recipient feels the same way.


a cartoony avatar of Jessica Smith is a left-wing feminist who loves animals, books, gaming, and cooking; she’s also very interested in linguistics, history, technology and society.