Don't Worry, It Gets Worse: One Twentysomething's (Mostly Failed) Attempts at Adulthood (Unabridged)
by Alida Nugent
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Alida Nugent graduated college with a degree in one hand and a drink in the other, eager to trade in parties and all-nighters for "the real world". But post-grad wasn't the glam life she imagined. Soon buried under a pile of bills, laundry, and three-dollar bottles of wine, it quickly became clear that she had no idea what she was doing. But hey, what twentysomething does? In Don't Worry, It Gets Worse, Nugent shares what it takes to make the awkward leap from undergrad to "mature and responsible adult that definitely never eats peanut butter straight from the jar and considers it a meal". From trying to find an apartment on the black hole otherwise known as Craigslist to the creative maneuvering needed to pay off student loans and still enjoy happy hour, Nugent documents the formative moments of being a twentysomething with a little bit of snark and a lot of heart. Perfect for fans of HBO's Girls and Allie Brosh's Hyperbole and a Half, and based on her popular Tumblr blog The Frenemy, Don't Worry, It Gets Worse is a love note to boozin', bitchin' ladies everywhere.
It Got Worse
I love listening to books like this (female comedy) on audio. It's like you're having hours + hours of hilarious conversations with a best friend. However, after listening to 2.5 hours of self deprecation and overly used jokes about the authors need for alcohol, it was almost unbearable. I wish I could've reached through the "audio" pages and told the author, "JUST.DO.IT" in my best Shia LaBeouf impersonation. (She probably would've toasted her whisky at my Sentiment.)
My need to finish what I started and my optimism that the book would eventually take a turn for the better (and the fact I would be driving another four hours by myself) was the ONLY thing that got me through this book.
There were parts of the audio book where the intonations in the authors voice were off. That may seem picky, but wrong intonations can throw off a whole story and scene. It was a distraction from the book itself.