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!"
How To Be A Grown Up by Daisy Buchanan was published by Headline in paperback on 6 April 2017.
So, I'm fifty years old and I've just read a book called How To Be A Grown Up. Why? Well, the number one reason is because it's written by Daisy Buchanan, and I love her. The daily email from The Pool is one of my joys in life, and when there's a piece written by Daisy in it I know that I will either laugh, sigh or ponder it for most of the day. She's one of those women who I really want to be like (despite the twenty year age gap). She's funny, and bright and oh so honest.
This book should be handed out to every girl as they leave school and enter the world of the 'grown up'. Most of us don't have an older sister who is wise enough, or has the time to tell us where we might go wrong. To let us know that it is OK to make mistakes. To explain about blokes, money, jobs and other women. Daisy does it for us, with wit and down-to-earth honesty.
I cried with laughter and I gulped back a couple of sobs, because it is clear that although Daisy is full of wisdom today, she learned the hard way. She exposes her vulnerabilities, she relates her mistakes, she acknowledges that she's not and has never been, perfect.
Tips, advice, guidance - call it what you like. This book is amazing. Pure Daisy, Wonderful.
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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