Scarborough author publishes book on how to be an adult
SCARBOROUGH – Last year, local author and former educator Amanda Morin published a children’s book aimed at teaching young students to empathize. His latest book released earlier this year is for adults.
“Adulting Made Easy” is “loaded with lists of sample job interview questions, scripts for making phone calls, basic groceries, first aid supplies, cleaning supplies. , home repair tools to have on hand, etc., this book is about top things young adults think about, ”according to a description of the book on Morin’s website.
“In an age of COVID and chaos, social media and sky-high rents, it’s harder than ever to be an adult,” according to the website. “No wonder so many young people struggle to become adults, don’t feel it and don’t know where to start. Being in charge of your own life sounds thrilling until you realize that the so-called real world is a mixture of intimidating decisions and mundane details.
The book answers questions such as “Who knew health insurance could be a deciding factor in accepting or refusing the job of your dreams?” What exactly do you say to the doctor’s office when you need to make an appointment? And why does the laundry have to be separated and done so often? “
Additionally, a few other topics covered in the book include:
• Money matters: budgeting and balancing
• Work and career: finding and keeping a job
• cooking, cleaning and shopping
• Insurance, driving, voting, home repairs
• Rent, shared accommodation and reality
• What to do when things go wrong
Morin is a writer specializing in parenting and education and is the Associate Director of Thought Leadership & Expertise at Comprisood.org. Amanda is the mother of three, including a 20-year-old learning to ‘become an adult’ and lives in Scarborough. Visit him at amandamorin.com.