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How Do You Work This Life Thing?: Advice for the Newly Independent on Roommates, Jobs, Sex, and Everything That Counts

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My roommate leaves her clothes all over the place... I loaned my friend fifty bucks — I don't know when he'll pay me back... That's the third night in a row that Tom's friend has crashed on our couch... Someone needs to say something....

You're on your own — and it's great. Except when problems crop up: roommate hassles, dating dilemmas, work stuff, social stuff, and just stuff. Finally, expert help is here. In How Do You Work This Life Thing? Lizzie Post, great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post, shows how to navigate the pleasures and perils of independent life, offering advice on everything from getting along with roommate(s) and dating to getting the job you want.

Highlights include

  • Prospective Roommate Checklist
  • Romance, Dating, and Sex at Your Place
  • The Get-It-Together Party Prep List
  • What to Wear When
  • Cell Tips: What to Do Where
  • Top Ten Table Manners
  • Dating 101
  • Tipping 101
  • Landing the Perfect Job
Lizzie's down-to-earth style and tales from personal experience, coupled with sound advice in the Emily Post tradition, makes this a real-life guide you can trust.

Synopsis:

You're finally on your own: no curfew, no parents, no nagging. With no one around to tell you what to do, how do you know you're doing things right? HOW DO YOU WORK THIS LIFE THING? navigates young adults through the perils and pleasures of independent life from college and beyond, offering advice on everything from getting along your roommate(s) to throwing a great party; from getting the job you want and moving up to getting respect (and a phone number) from that cutie at the bar. Lizzie gets into the specifics:

andbull;Resolving roommate woesandndash;andndash;slobs, slackers, food hogs, remote controllersandndash;andndash;and how to avoid problems in the first place

andbull;Ground rules for guests, "couch crashers," and significant others

andbull;To loan or not to loanandndash;andndash;from cash to clothes to car

andbull;Absolute DON'Ts for the cell phone

andbull;Socializing savvyandndash;andndash;from getting the bartender's attention to dining out with confidence

andbull;All about dating: conversation starters (and enders)

andbull;Entertaining, from small to bash (and how to avoid annoying the neighbors)

andbull;How to dress to impress for every occasion

andbull;Four times when you've got to get things right

. . .and much more

Lizzie's downandndash;toandndash;earth style and her tales from personal experience make this a great readandndash;andndash;but true to her family name, her advice is sound in the best Post tradition. HOW DO YOU WORK THIS LIFE THING? is a helping hand for anyone starting out who wants the real deal from the most trusted name in etiquette today.

Synopsis:

This real-life guide to manners navigates the newly independent (a.k.a. young adults) through the pleasures and perils of independent life, offering advice on everything from getting along with roommates to getting the right job and keeping it.

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About the Author

Lizzie Post is the great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post and the daughter of best-selling author Peter Post. She is the first member of the fourth generation of Posts to write a book on etiquette. A University of Vermont graduate with a bachelor of science in art education, she lives and works in Burlington, Vermont.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060823757
Author:
Post, Lizzie
Publisher:
WilliamMr
Author:
by Lizzie Post
Author:
Post, Elizabeth L.
Subject:
Etiquette
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Personal & Practical Guides
Subject:
Young adults
Subject:
Etiquette for young adults
Subject:
Success
Subject:
Interpersonal relations in young adults
Subject:
Reference - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20070410
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.52x5.58x.98 in. .98 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , You're finally on your own: no curfew, no parents, no nagging. With no one around to tell you what to do, how do you know you're doing things right? HOW DO YOU WORK THIS LIFE THING? navigates young adults through the perils and pleasures of independent life from college and beyond, offering advice on everything from getting along your roommate(s) to throwing a great party; from getting the job you want and moving up to getting respect (and a phone number) from that cutie at the bar. Lizzie gets into the specifics:

andbull;Resolving roommate woesandndash;andndash;slobs, slackers, food hogs, remote controllersandndash;andndash;and how to avoid problems in the first place

andbull;Ground rules for guests, "couch crashers," and significant others

andbull;To loan or not to loanandndash;andndash;from cash to clothes to car

andbull;Absolute DON'Ts for the cell phone

andbull;Socializing savvyandndash;andndash;from getting the bartender's attention to dining out with confidence

andbull;All about dating: conversation starters (and enders)

andbull;Entertaining, from small to bash (and how to avoid annoying the neighbors)

andbull;How to dress to impress for every occasion

andbull;Four times when you've got to get things right

. . .and much more

Lizzie's downandndash;toandndash;earth style and her tales from personal experience make this a great readandndash;andndash;but true to her family name, her advice is sound in the best Post tradition. HOW DO YOU WORK THIS LIFE THING? is a helping hand for anyone starting out who wants the real deal from the most trusted name in etiquette today.

"Synopsis" by , This real-life guide to manners navigates the newly independent (a.k.a. young adults) through the pleasures and perils of independent life, offering advice on everything from getting along with roommates to getting the right job and keeping it.
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