How to Be a Grown-Up
By Daisy Buchanan
A smart and witty book for a confident, laughter-filled life.
For fans of Bryony Gordon and Caitlin Moran, a comforting, witty, supportive book for real twenty-something women who want to discover how they can reach the end of the 'fun' decade knowing exactly who they are.
Have you ever felt lost, anxious, panicky about adulthood?
Have you ever spent a hungover Sunday crying into a bowl of cereal?
Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and felt nothing but green-eyed jealousy and evil thoughts?
Award-winning journalist, Grazia agony aunt and real-life big sister to five smart, stylish, stunning twenty-something young women, Daisy Buchanan has been there, done that and got the vajazzle.
In How to be a Grown-Up, she dispenses all the emotional and practical advice you need to negotiate a difficult decade. Covering everything from how to become more successful and confident at work, how to feel pride in yourself without needing validation from others, how to turn rivals into mentors, and how to *really* enjoy spending time on your own, this is a warm, kind, funny voice in the dark saying "Honestly don't worry, you're doing your best and you're amazing!"
Daisy is Grazia UK's resident agony aunt, starting her column Dear Daisy in October 2015 and sharing her wisdom with Grazia's 120,000 readers. She has been writing about twenty-something TV favourite Made in Chelsea for four years, with loyal readers following her from Sabotage Times to the Mirror to Bauer's big 2014 launch The Debrief, racking up over a million page views along the way. Daisy is a frequent fixture in the Guardian's 'most-read' section, covering everything from trying out masturbation apps to hiring a tutor. She's a Telegraph Women columnist, and writes regularly for titles including The Daily Mail, Esquire, Glamour, Look, Marie Claire, Stylist, The Pool and The Sunday Times.
Daisy was named in MHCP's 30 To Watch list in 2015, she won the title Dating Writer of the Year at the 2015 Dating Awards and won the Lifestyle category at the first Words by Women awards. Her internet dating book Meeting Your Match was published in January 2015, and her first book, The Wickedly Unofficial Guide to Made in Chelsea was published as an eBook in Autumn 2013. She's a regular broadcast contributor, appearing on The Today Show, Woman's Hour, Last Word, BBC London, 5 Live Breakfast, London Live and This Morning.
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06 Apr 2017
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I really, really, really could have done with Daisy Buchanan in my twenties. — Bryony Gordon
Her humour and honesty never fail to make me laugh, cry and feel less alone. — Dolly Alderton
For anyone struggling with all this growing up nonsense. — The Pool
Wonderful! So funny and sparkly. Every woman should read it. — Marian Keyes
Daisy's witty tone and incredibly relatable anecdotes will have you laughing out loud. — New Magazine
Her painfully honest, hilarious anecdotes make you feel in good company. — Stylist Magazine
Daisy Buchanan has penned an essential read for every twentysomething - and it's turned in to our go-to guide for adulthood meltdowns. — Look Magazine
Honest, funny, full of good advice, but above all kind. — Red Magazine Online
This is a fun, feisty book and reading Buchanan is like listening to that friend we all have who gives stellar life advice. — Stylist Online