The Twentysomething Guide to Getting It Together: A by Mary Traina

By Mary Traina

Your consultant to creating it as a real-life grownup!

Like lots of people, writer Mary Traina spent her early twenties creating a mess out of her life—until she discovered it used to be time to toss the pink Solo cups and eventually develop up. In The Twentysomething consultant to Getting It Together, she teaches you ways to bust from your rut with functional recommendation for kicking your undesirable behavior, taking motion towards your pursuits, and relocating directly to the following level of your lifestyles as an grownup. From answering difficult dating inquiries to advancing your occupation, she'll take on your whole greatest concerns in addition to provide you with a step by step plan for buying via your twenties in a single piece.

Through Traina's signature humor, learn, and real-world tips, this groundbreaking consultant indicates you the way to:

Date a true man.
Escape entry-level hell.
Stop binge-drinking and overeating.
Emerge from a mountain of debt.
Cut these poisonous pals of convenience.
With an identical hip pop-culture references and never-ending wit that landed her a standard column on Zooey Deschanel's web site, Mary Traina makes getting existence jointly enjoyable, effortless, and—gasp—the cool factor to do!

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