Oh look at that, another You Tuber writing a book. It seems to be the in thing at the moment, doesn’t it. I have to admit that I get really sceptical, but I’m yet to read a book by a You Tuber that I didn’t like. Maybe it’s a case of severe jealousy. I wish I could get a book deal out of my work. Maybe I’m not trying hard enough.
I’ll admit that it was actually the title of the book ‘Almost Adulting’ that caught my eye. You’ll think I’ve been living under a rock, but I didn’t know who Arden Rose was. I guess I do now. I’m not sure what I expected, but I really liked the cover of the book so I was happy to have it in my ever expanding book collection regardless.
It took me a little bit to get into it and overall I think that at 31 years of age I may be a little bit too ‘old’ given that it talks a lot about living in your 20’s, but I really liked the overall body positive message. I always like hearing about the life of You Tubers or people that are successful in their chosen fields and how they got to where they are. I like the whole ‘I started from nothing’ story.
I’m really into the semi self help books at the moment too, and I found that this book has aspects of it. It’s a mixture of the ‘learn to love yourself’ message and a ‘my life story’ all wrapped into one. It’s a perfect temporary escape from reality on a Sunday afternoon, but still relevant enough to apply it to your real life on a Monday morning.
I’m not sure if I just missed a whole heap of great books when I was in my early 20’s but I feel like there are a lot of great books written for 20 somethings by 20 somethings these days. Books like Almost Adulting and Girl Boss are books I would have really benefited from 10 years ago. Also The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**K (although not written by a twenty something) could’ve saved me years of caring about things that I didn’t need to care about.
Anyway, if you’re looking for an easy Sunday afternoon read then Almost Adulting by Arden Rose is definitely worth a look!
Has anyone else read it yet? What did you think?