Book Review: Don’t Worry, It Gets Worse by Alida Nugent

“Here’s a preview: becoming a living, breathing, job-having, bill-paying, responsible adult? Really f*cking difficult.”

This is the perfect book for anyone about to graduate college or is in the post-graduate stage or even someone close to their mid-twenties, who may or may not be still trying to learn how to be an adult.

I personally find myself in the third category.

In Don’t Worry, It Gets Worse: One Twentysomething’s (Mostly Failed) Attempts at Adulthood, Alida Nugent tells personal stories full of hilarity with the perfect balance of wisdom and truth that anyone in their twenties should probably hear. Her stories were not only 16171220relatable, but I figure that they are portably pretty universal for someone in their twenties. Well maybe except for the excessive drinking. Several of the chapters and stories Nugent recounted sounded like she pulled them straight out of my own experiences. Which kind of freaked me out, but at the same time gave me comfort knowing that I’m not the only one experiencing some of these things.

Plus the fact that she isn’t afraid to let her sailor mouth out made me want to be friends with her and be able to tell her my stories and knowing that she would appreciate my own sailor mouth.

Even though she’s in her twenties, some of her blunt honesty and opinions sounded like they had a trace of my mother in them. Which only told me that this is advice that needs to be heard, whether I like it or not.

Not all the stories were relatable and some of the in-between things definitely confirm the mostly failed part of the title, which unfortunately led some reviewers to not see this book as a good one or one that gives good advice. But all the stupid sh*t and other mistakes that she tells us, well those are lessons; I as a reader get to learn from her mistakes. That’s why she tells you upfront in the title that this book is about her kind of, sort of, pretty much sucking at being an adult and being at least somewhat responsible. At least she owns up to it.

Other than that, I don’t what else to say about this book except that I loved it, I love her writing and her voice, and I do think this book is near to perfect. I think it may be a book that I might gift to a few of my friends.

“If you want to keep your dignity intact, stay away from tequila.”

So that’s it. A pretty short book review. Don’t forget to check out the Goodreads or her blog The Frenemy.

Have you read this book? Is it on your TBR? Do you want to read it now? ;)

Happy Reading!


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