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Opinion

Alex Beam

How to be an adult

Publishing abhors a vacuum. Just as an ascendant generation surges into their twenties, a spate of self-help books rushes to greet them. The subject: “adulting,” or how to be an adult.

“Does it have anything to do with adultery?” journalist Kelly Williams Brown inquires in her book, “Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps.” For those in doubt, she answers: “It does not.”

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