Grace's Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-up
By: Grace Helbig
Released: October 21, 2014
Source: Audiobook from Publisher
Purchase the Book: Amazon
*A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review
"Face it—being a young
adult in the digital era is one of the hardest things to be. Well, maybe
there are harder things in life…but being an adult is difficult! So
Grace Helbig has written a guide that’s perfect for anyone who is faced
with the daunting task of becoming an adult. Infused with her
trademark saucy, sweet, and funny voice, Grace’s Guide is a
tongue-in-cheek handbook for millennials, encompassing everything a
young or new (or regular or old) adult needs to know, from surviving a
breakup to recovering from a hangover. Beautifully illustrated and
full-color, Grace’s Guide features interactive elements and exclusive
stories from Grace’s own misadventures—like losing her virginity solely
because her date took her to a Macaroni Grill—and many other hilarious
lessons she learned the hard way." (Summary from goodreads.com)
Grace's Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-up is written by Youtube star Grace Helbig. Now if you don't know who Grace is, I suggest
heading over to Youtube and looking up her It's Grace channel, watching a
few videos, and then coming back here. Go on I'll wait...
Okay you're back I know it's probably been awhile, you fell into a black
hole of hilarious Grace videos and then you couldn't remember what led
you to her in the first place, but yay you eventually remembered. Good
job! Now back to the review, this guide book is just that a wonderfully
sarcastic, interactive, guidebook for millennial. Don't let the word
sarcastic throw you off, this book actually has wonderful, useful advice
in it, but it's hidden under that signature Grace Helbig comedy style
we are accustomed to seeing in her videos.
Grace covers everything: surviving in your job, how to make friends in
your adult life, advice for your love life, how to survive hangovers,
traveling tips, and there are even a few recipes thrown in. Most that at
first sound disgusting, but hey don't knock Macachos (Mac and Cheese
Nachos) until you've tried them. She dishes out these tips in a humorous
styles while finding a nice balance when opening up about her own
personal experiences, such as her battle with anxiety, and her social
There are interactive portions to the book too, such as a Mad Libs walk of shame edition or a section to draw your ex with a certain
male anatomy on their face, plus worksheets to practice what you've just
I really enjoyed this book and find myself going back to read sections
constantly when I need some advice or when I need a good laugh. I think
the best way to describe this book would be by saying it is a Grace video that you
can hold in your hand. If your wifi is down, you don't have to curse the
internet gods, instead you can just pick up a copy to get your Grace fix and
maybe get some helpful advice about what it's like to be a quasi-adult
in this world.
The audiobook for Grace's Guide: The Art to Pretending to Be a Grown-up was hilarious! It is narrated by Grace herself and it made those long morning commutes much more enjoyable. It was like getting to bring Grace along with me in the car and listening to her tell me stories.
The humor that I know so well from Grace's Youtube channel really comes across well in this book. Grace shares hilarious stories, advice, and some of her own personal experiences. I really found myself relating to many of the topics she brought up. She just balanced advice and humor really well. She may say it with sarcasm, but most of the advice is actually really useful.
Overall I loved Grace's Guide. I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone in their late teens or in their twenties.