With the occasional f-bomb, this mini guide to being a better adult is pretty cut and dry. Rules like "Don't be a dick" and "Love people but not their bullshit" are helpful with those difficult moments in life that we sometimes forget how to navigate. Written by an actual doctor, there will be some counselor lingo, but mainly it is a light read and reminder for us adults. — From Rosie's Picks
Dr. Faith explains the fundamentals of adulting in this handy guide. Spoiler: None of the requirements are about having certain jobs, kids, possessions and debts, or being totally bored and stressed out and hating your life. This book will not teach you to change your oil or fold fitted sheets. Instead, Dr. Faith offers wisdom from her life experience and counseling practice like, "If it's not yours, don't touch it," "Love people but not their bullshit," "Invest in small comforts," and "Either win or learn." It's hard work to do adulty stuff well, but the kind of work that's satisfying because it's about being good to yourself and other people and building a life that you're okay with waking up to every day. Keep these hot tips around for when you're making big decisions, dealing with difficult situations, or to give to a friend or kid who's making any kind of big life transition. The truth is, adulting is way more fun than kidding. You got this.
About the Author
Faith Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN is a bad-ass, funny lady with a PhD. She's a licensed professional counselor, board supervisor, certified sexologist, and applied clinical nutritionist with a private practice and consulting/training business in San Antonio, TX. She has been an adjunct professor and a TEDx presenter, and proudly identifies as a woman of color and uppity intersectional feminist. She is the author of several highly popular "five-minute therapy" zines on subjects such as anxiety, depression, and grief.