Friday, May 16, 2008

Were You Raised By Wolves?

Do you know someone who needs to get a clue about the mysteries of adulthood?

Perhaps someone who is just graduating from college?  Or entering the adult life force?  Or maybe someone who's been in the adult world for a while, but still just needs a clue. Or two. Or twenty.


This is your book. 

Were You Raised By Wolves? Clues to the Mysteries of Adulthood by Christie Mellor, author of the three-martini playdate.

This girl is funny. And a wonderfully delightful writer.  She says what we're all thinking when the hordes of interns enter our worlds around this time each year...oh people, get a clue! And stop acting like you own the joint. And it's not good to smell like joints. And the way you're bodyslamming yourself to be cool is hurting my joints. So just stop. And read this book. 

It covers it all with style and candid humor.  Straight up guides on getting lipstick stains out off of shirts, first jobs, first bosses, easy recipes, ironing, tipping, paying taxes, throwing dinner parties, and other things to avoid when drunk.

Let it be known that this is my official gift of choice to all college grads, and I'm keeping a copy or two in my desk for overachieving and underachieving interns.

In the author's own words, "It's time to set down that bottle of expensive water, review some simple rules of etiquette, and take a few totally random tips that will help you get through life without irritating too many people." 

Where was this book when I was 22?

Also, I reviewed this for Parent Bloggers Network. And I'm giving a copy away. So leave a comment here between now and Friday May 23. The Hurricane will pick a lucky winner. And as always, I really hope you win.