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Don’t Worry, It Gets Worse: One Twentysomething’s (Mostly Failed) Attempts at Adulthood

By Alida Nugent

Don’t Worry, It Gets Worse: One Twentysomething’s (Mostly Failed) Attempts at Adulthood

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Started reading:
6 August 2013
Finished reading:
10 August 2013

Review

The author of the sparkling blog The Frenemy is a little more restrained, but only a little, in long form. (I blame editors.) As coming-of-age stories go, it’s way above average; its reality-to-snark ratio exceeds 1, which makes it a lot easier to care about poor Alida and her attempts to deal with a cold, uncaring world that really is neither cold nor uncaring but often seems so if you’re not paying attention, and if you’re in your twenties, you’re seeking distraction from paying attention. (At least I was, thirty-odd years ago.) Recommended to anyone out of their teen years, because you’ve been there and done that, or you’re already there and trying to do it. And if you ask me, Don’t Worry really should be issued to all teenagers, basically as a warning of What Is To Come.