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.

Well.

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.  

50 comments:

mannequin said...

Looks like a fun way to learn all about life! I have a feeling that we could all use that book here.
Would love to win and Thanks for the chance!

Christopher said...

Sounds like an interesting book. As the youngest person in my workplace, I guess I should care whether my actions (and words) annoy others, but then again, I sort of leave it as their personal problem. This book might help me crack the code on my work elders and their unofficial workplace judgments. Thanks for the chance at winning a copy! If it's a good read, I might pass it on to my friends graduating and spread the word Moses style.

Corey said...

This sounds like a fun book.

Naomi said...

Hmm, a perfect Father's Day gift for the man who gave me nothing... but kids.

Stacy said...

What a fun book. We would love to win!!

PS said...

Sounds like a funny (and informational) read! But I am one of those younger ones at work. (Though it is my company!)

Reiza said...

Ohh, this sounds very interesting. I'd definitely like a chance to win this one.

mom2boys said...

Sounds like a great book. I'd love a chance to read this one. Thanksfor the giveaway!

Mrs. Csirke said...

I'm a big fan of etiquette, emily post style, so this would be a refreshing (and updated) read. Forget sexy, bring etiquette back!

Timster said...

Looks like a fun way to learn all about life!

Mary512 said...

Great giveaway, thanks!

maeflower said...

Sounds interesting!!

blueviolet said...

I know several people who qualify to be asked that question. Perhaps I should move this book along to several people and maybe, just maybe they'll get a clue.

Erin said...

I'm still trying to figure it all out! Sounds like an entertaining read too!

Tiffany said...

Love books like this!

misty said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity.

mistchlo[at]hughes[dot]net

Jessica D. said...

Needing a new book to read.

windycindy said...

Happy Friday! I have the perfect person for this wonderful book! My oldest son who is in college. He need to read the book before he graduates! Please enter me in your book drawing. I appreciate it. Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Natalie said...

I'm 29 and probably still need this...lol. I'd love to win if you choose me! :)

scblog at hotmail dot com

Panjo Kids said...

I know just the right person to give this to. Great giveaway!

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dolls123 said...

What a funny book. I'd love to read this.

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SpicyOne said...

I WAS raised by wolves.

pintolinda said...

I love the title. I would love to read this.

52kate said...

Could you just make this required reading to graduate??? Or just make them read it before starting!!!

peekab00 said...

i actually know a few people this was written for... lol...

janejett said...

great book

linett said...

should be a great read

maryadams@gmail.com said...

would love to give this to my younger siblings!

Tara said...

this book sounds hilarious... I'd love to read it!

taradawnrobertson at hotmail dot com

Neen said...

I ask my husband this question all the time. I'd love to get it for him for Father's Day!

daw212 said...

I'm thinking about writing a book titled, "Living with the White Tornado." When my son walks into a room it's like a tornado has arrived. When he leaves the room I looking for the FEMA guy.

Nikki said...

I think that this book looks like an interesting read! I would love to read it so thanks for considering me!

yyeres said...

looks like a good book, thanks for the contest

LornnsLady said...

I wasn't raised by wolves,
BUT I as raised by Sasqwash!

Truly,
this is a win~win Situation....
you feel good giving it away...
I feel good winning it,
so go ahead, make both our days,
and make me a winner!

Anita Yancey said...

This sounds like a really cool book. I would feel honored to win it and to read it.

frugallm said...

I would love to win this for my younger sister!!

Ginny said...

This looks great, please count me in!

Anonymous said...

I would love this book for my 18 year old daughter.
Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Danielle said...

This book would be great for my niece!
dansan826 at yahoo.com

Sally Baldwin said...

Sounds fun! Count me in!

micky2005@comcast.net

Tracey said...

sounds like a good read

kaylee8 said...

I know several teens raised by wolves! I could use this!

Anne said...

Although I know he wasn't raised by wolves, I think this would be great for my son!

quitecontrary1977 said...

did i write this book and repress it?? its so me!

forex said...

count me in

calgirl said...

Many things are neglected to be taught by parents and schools such as personal finances. I would love to give this book to my teen.

Heather said...

I love it already. :-)

KittenBritches said...

Loved this book! Hellloooooo- she was hilarious. I read it in the bath in one sitting- I was a wrinkled mess!

happysungirl said...

My daughter is close to graduating from college...would love to win this for her (she needs to get rid of the designer water bottles also. ha) Life will be diff now that she is footing the bill!