The Girl's Guide to Absolutely Everything by Melissa Kirsch

The Girl's Guide to Absolutely Everything

A COLOSSAL CHEAT SHEET FOR YOUR postcollege years. Finally, all the needs of the modern girl—from the benefits of a Roth IRA to the pleasure and pain of dating (and why it’s not a cliché to love yourself first), from figuring out what to wear to a job interview to the delicate enterprise of defriending—are addressed in one rollicking volume. Here is the perfect combination of solid advice and been-there secrets for every one of life’s co...


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TitleThe Girl's Guide to Absolutely Everything
ISBN9780761135791
Author
Release DateNov 16th, 2006
PublisherWorkman Publishing Company
LanguageEnglish
GenreNonfiction, Self Help, Reference, How To, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit
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Reviews The Girl's Guide to Absolutely Everything

  • Erika
    1970-01-01
    Confession: my college roommate and dear friend wrote this book. I am quoted in this book. Nonetheless, it is an amazing book! Here's the thing: no one told you that coming out of college would be a time replete with strange feelings of ambivalence, anxiety, a sense of "this is it? what do I know?" For me, it was one of the most difficult periods of my life. And now my dear friend has gone and written a book about how to deal with it. Melissa tru...
  • Amanda [Novel Addiction]
    1970-01-01
    This book had some good information, though I can see it being better for those in their senior year of Highschool or heading into college.. or maybe even right after college, when "real life" begins. But there was very little in here that I didn't already know, and the one section I was really interested in was painfully short.
  • Bonnie
    1970-01-01
    a little basic, & a little conservative.
  • Jen
    1970-01-01
    Usually I couldn't care less about self-help/guidebooks. They all have a different formula to sell to make you into your perfect self, or offer advice based off the authors own miserable mistakes - frankly I’m usually not interested. Having said this, The Girl’s Guide to Absolutely Everything by Melissa Kirsch feels like my own personal Hitchhiker’s Guide to Galaxy and I highly recommend it (both actually). I picked up this book out curiosi...
  • Ali
    1970-01-01
    Are you floudering through your 20s? Do you know a girl who's about to graduate college? Are you wondering how the hell you move from college student to adult? (It is not a short or simple process, btw). This is a MUST HAVE book.True story: I got this book for free because I had to write a publicity piece for it for a job interview test. I never heard back from them, but they let me keep the book. Worth it? ABSOLUTELY. I've had this book for clos...
  • Deb
    1970-01-01
    this book is packed with information on how to live independantly--though there's a chapter on moving back in with the parents that starts off saying "don't do it. couch surf first." There are chapters on health, finances (beyond OMG a budget!), the etiquette that your mother never taught you or you just ignored, getting along with your family, dating/flinging, cooking, spirituality, just about everything. It's a lot more useful than the powderpu...
  • Amanda
    1970-01-01
    I love a good life-reference book, and this was a big winner in the "how to lady" category. Mostly an info-dump, and I was sad that I ran out of library time. Will likely just buy a copy.
  • Jessica
    1970-01-01
    Love love love this book! Would recommend it to any girl graduating high school or finishing college.
  • Melissa
    1970-01-01
    I thought this was an interesting and informative book. I do, however, think it is becoming dated.
  • Lauren H
    1970-01-01
    yeah, i know. it's one of those books. but i've genuinely found it helpful on more than a few occasions. while i sincerely doubt that any volume at all can every succinctly address every situation you might ever face from any and all perspectives, it's a worthy bookshelf sitter (even if you might keep it hidden somewhere else instead).it's genuine and not at all chic-lit-y, thank god. it's started me on the path to opening an IRA, not telling me ...
  • Laura
    1970-01-01
    i will admit upfront that i did not read this book from cover to cover. i think that is the beauty about a "guide" book. i read the chapters that were specific to things i was interested in learning more about -- careers, home cleaning/cooking, money managing. it also had some great online resources, and some other books referenced, which are now on my library list. a lot of the material in this book was similar to the graduation book that wash u...
  • Claire
    1970-01-01
    I love this book! I've had my local library's copy hostage for the past two months. It provides information on everything from building a good credit history, job interviewing skills, dating advice, how to pick out a good haircut, how to deal with your family, how to roast a chicken and how to deal with a clogged drain. The best part is that it's written in a fun conversational tone, like having a sassy big sister in book form.
  • Danika Ellis
    1970-01-01
    I thought this one was pretty good, but not really worth re-reading. It had some helpful tips for a variety of things, but I realized after buying it that's it's primarily aimed at post-university American women, so a lot of the hints didn't help me (as a 17-year-old Canadian) very much. Overall, not bad, easy-to-read, quite interesting.
  • Gloria Yasmin
    1970-01-01
    Such a helpful book. You may think you don't need a guide and of course, you don't have to take everything from the book only the bits and pieces that you found to be truly fitting for your life, but for me this was a great book. It felt as though the things found in this book would be similar to the things my older sister would have informed me about, if I had a sister.
  • Zoey
    1970-01-01
    “A fun and immensely practical read. Everything you wish someone had told you about navigating "real life" in your 20s--buying a car, being a house guest, relating to your parents, conducting yourself at work. Too bad that I disagree so strongly with her advice about relationships and spirituality, b/c those are 2 of the most crucial areas. Still, one to keep.”
  • Courtney Johnson
    1970-01-01
    I found most of this advice to just be common sense or things I already know. The sections I found most intriguing were manners and home. I don't think I would ever really refer back to this book, as the few things I would use could just be found on the internet again. But it was certainly a fun read.
  • Kimberly
    1970-01-01
    I read this at the suggestion of one of my coworkers. It has some things that are good to know and may be good as a reference guide for a college age girl etc. but it has bad language and some other references that I did not like.
  • Meghan
    1970-01-01
    So much useful info! And written in a way that is casual and humorous, but not cheesy or superficial. I really enjoyed reading this, and it has lots of useful info that comes in handy down the road, so owning this book is a good idea for the reference info.
  • Linda
    1970-01-01
    every college-aged girl needs this book! a guide that covers everything from health to how to clean an oven properly to professionally resigning from a position. a great resource - this will be sitting on my bookshelf long past my college years.
  • jiitterbug524
    1970-01-01
    I love this book and I find myself referring to it again and again. I would highly recommend this for any woman's growing bookshelf. The author covers so many topics and gives great advice on all of them- and I love the layout of the book!
  • Aimee
    1970-01-01
    I love this book. It's a great "a little about everything" book without being too simplistic. She also gives websites and references if you want to find out more about the topic as she admits in the intro that she can't cover EVERYTHING.
  • Jenny M
    1970-01-01
    Seriously EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW and more then you ever thought you did. Excellent information on every venue of a young woman's life. Money, family, dating, sex, health, career, style, even a little home economics...and I'm not talking "how to sew a scrunchie".
  • Nance
    1970-01-01
    WOW! Every young woman in her 20s needs to read this. This book says it's about absolutely everything and IT REALLY IS! It has information on homekeeping, relationships, etiquette, finances, friendships, health, & so much more! I have a feeling I'll be revisiting this frequently.
  • Jen
    1970-01-01
    I picked this up after wandering around the store and it had some really helpful info. I prob would have appreciate the book a lil more had I been in college or just graduated. It gives great advice on manners, credit, health...it's really a good chick encyclopedia.
  • Carrie
    1970-01-01
    A great beginner book for those reading reference. I touches on many topics, but a few leave me wanting more information. The Chapter on family was great - espeically relating to your parents as adults... something I'm struggling with.
  • Heather
    1970-01-01
    I think this book has some great information in it. It seems more useful for a girl just starting out on her own, but I still came across a few useful tips and facts that I didn't know.
  • Britt
    1970-01-01
    Very informative and fun!
  • Claire
    1970-01-01
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