Grace's Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-up

Grace's Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-up

by Grace Helbig


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#1 New York Times Bestseller

By the host of The Grace Helbig Show on E! and the it’sGrace YouTube channel, comedian Grace Helbig offers an irreverent and illustrated guide to life for anyone faced with the challenge of growing up.

Infused with her trademark saucy, sweet, and funny voice, Grace’s Guide is a tongue-in-cheek handbook for millennials, encompassing everything a young or new (or regular or old) adult needs to know, from how to live online to landing a job to surviving a breakup to decorating a first apartment, and much more. Charmingly illustrated, Grace’s Guide features full-color photos, interactive worksheets, and exclusive stories from Grace’s own misadventures, including her disastrous interview for NBC’s Page Program, her lifelong struggles with anxiety, the first (and also last) time she entered a beauty pageant, meeting her first boyfriend at a high school Latin convention, and many other hilarious lessons she learned the hard way.

Amusing and unexpectedly educational, this refreshing and colorful guide proves that becoming an adult doesn’t necessarily mean you have to grow up.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476788005
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 10/21/2014
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 203,654
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Grace Helbig, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Grace’s Guide, is a comedian, actress, YouTube personality, and host of The Grace Helbig Show on E! She previously hosted DailyGrace on My Damn Channel, before leaving in January 2014 to create her own YouTube channel, it’sGrace, which has more than two million subscribers and 150 million views. Grace is the executive producer and star of the feature film Camp Takota. She is the winner of the People’s Voice Webby Award for Best First Person Format and the Streamy Award for Personality of the Year and Best First-Person Series. Grace has been named one of Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch, Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, and Forbes’s 30 under 30.

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Grace's Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-up 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cannot even begin to describe how amazing this book is! The way this book is written it has keeps Grace's sharp wit and humor while still being helpful. This is a book that so many people can relate to. Everyone should read this book because it contains a lot of helpful tips and tricks. This book will make you laugh which is not something self-help books do. The book is an amazing read and everyone will love it!
ingriawsumpants More than 1 year ago
This book is astoundingly hilarious and incredibly inspiring! A great read for anyone who is literate, and if you're not just get the audiobook!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mind officially blown!!!
ElizabethNash More than 1 year ago
Just like Helbig, this books shines in an unconventional but amazing way. Grace Helbig is a prominent Youtuber and touches on this lifestyle many times throughout the autobiography. The combination of narrative, lists, guest writers and interactive pages make this book a hit with many different audiences. She discusses serious topics such as social anxiety and the pressure to make quality content as well as lighter subject like, how to make adult friends.  Overall, the novel is a hilarious light read and will have you on fits in the floor, especially if you purchase the audiobook voiced by Helbig herself. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a great read. I finished it in about a day and I have to say that it is perfect for millennials and/or anybody facing hard transitions in their life. I found myself highlighting a majority of the book because I related to almost everything. I shared this book with all of my friends and think that anyone should read it. 
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny how during the day, I can't get 'new person new person' out of my mind... gee, thanks Grace! Seriously awesome book though
AaRrWw More than 1 year ago
This book was fantastic and pretty funny. The book is all about learning to be yourself, love your life, and “pretending to be a grown up.” Although this book is written to be a little silly, it has some valuable advice that makes this book perfect for everyone. Throughout the book she has big colorful pages with quotes from her mom called “Mom’s Words of Wisdom.” One of my favorites is “A wise man knows when not to speak. Thinking before speaking is like social spandex. It keeps you from nagging, bragging, and sagging” although it is a funny quote, it is valuable advice. I would recommend this book to everyone who wants to read a fun book, while getting something out of it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definatly worth the money
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Melissa Davis More than 1 year ago
I don't know what I was missing... it was funny at times, but it wasn't what I was expecting at all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish I had this book back when I teen about to go to college or right after college. I find Grace's humor to be very relatable.
PVF More than 1 year ago
Not the best humor book I've ever read, but the very spunkiness of the author leaves you admiring this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love her on youtube she makes me smile and now i can say love her in a book when im reading my mind goes in to grace helbig mode and your voice narrates the story as im silently reading in my head. love u grace and great book a work of art
Pinto12 More than 1 year ago
I haven't been a Grace Helbig fan for long but when I found out she was writing a book I was very excited. This book is witty, hilarious, and actually really helpful. She becomes so relatable and it feels like you're just talking to a good friend. I pre-ordered the book for myself and have actually purchased copies for my friends who are not Grace fans at all simply because I think they would find it just as good as I did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Grace's unique personality shines through the writing of this book. Her incredible sense of humor lends itself well to this book. With helpful advice coated with puns and jokes thrown in, its enjoyable to read while still getting wonderful advice. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a senior in high school, I need all the help and advice I can get. Grace's book full of stories, advice, and signature humor is helpful and hilarious. It was an entertaining read and all of the photographs were amazing. Her guide offered me many useful tips in an honest and funny way! A must read for any millennial or lover of puns.
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Katiedora More than 1 year ago
This is a super fun book, and it actually has some really great advice in it, too! It's beautiful and full of hilarious pictures of Grace, and it's really easy to flip through the sections. Her voice in the book is a really great extension of the videos she makes, but she really does know how to ground it in reality. It lives up to her "awkward older sister" persona.
KimmyKelly More than 1 year ago
I think it's safe to say that anyone who reads this will agree with The New York Times, Grace's Guide The Art of Pretending to be a Grown Up is truly #1 as well as its amazing author, Grace Helbig. Grace is an inspiration to so many. I think they will all agree that Grace's first book couldn't have been any better. So thank you Grace, for giving us this helpful and hilarious guide. We are excited to see what the future has in store for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quirky, fun, and full of all the advice I never knew I needed to survive tough transitions in this digitally driven world. Grace's advice and humor helped me face some of the things going on in my own life. Both sincere and not too serious at the same time. It felt more like advice from a friend than anything else. I truly recommend this to anyone, specifically those transitioning out of high school or college!
RileighHickey More than 1 year ago
Hilarious, wonderful, and in it's own way very comforting to know that there are others out there who are not quite sure how to do this grown up thing. I am sure you will enjoy this fun filled, witty book that will leave in stitches from laughing! Definitely recommend! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago