Don't Worry, It Gets Worse

Don’t Worry, It Gets Worse

One Twentysomething’s (Mostly Failed) Attempts at Adulthood

Format
Paperback
Price
$14.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780452298187
  • 208 Pages
  • Plume
  • Adult

Overview

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.

Praise

Praise for DON’T WORRY, IT GETS WORSE

“Reading DON’T WORRY, IT GETS WORSE is the equivalent of spending an evening out with your funniest friend. Nugent keeps you laughing from start to finish—even her asides are gems.”
 –Rachel Dratch, Saturday Night Live cast member (1996-2007) and author of Girl Walks into a Bar

“Charming…Nugent is a confection of fabulosity, a sharp and hilarious mind that falls a little bit in love–and a little bit in hate–with the ridiculous world around her. Her observations on post-collegiate life are somehow both cutting and warm, and all the more wonderful for it. “
 –Sara Barron, author of People Are Unappealing: Even Me

“A bracing whiskey shot of a book. Equal parts hilarious and tender, DON’T WORRY, IT GETS WORSE will have you laughing out loud on one page, and tearing up ever so slightly on the next. Alida Nugent is wise beyond her years.”
 –Meghan Laslocky, author of The Little Book of Heartbreak

“Touching and relatable.” –BUST Magazine

“It will make you annoy your lounge chair neighbor with all your LOL-ing.” –Cosmo, “Books to Pack in Your Beach Bag”

“Nugent’s voice comes across as loyal and tough, and her sense of humor and authenticity will appeal to readers going through related chapters in their own post-college lives. This book, like one of its myriad cocktails, is dry, dirty and surprisingly refreshing.” –Kirkus

If Liz Lemon’s younger sister existed, she’d be just like Alida Nugent: a little bit awkward, perpetually single, and defiantly weird.” –Book Riot

“[Nugent’s] essays are warm, funny slices of postcollegiate life, including amusing and helpful bits of advice from a very real person.” –Time Out New York

“Honest, real, and hilarious.” –Shelf Awareness

“Humorous… [with] wickedly crafted insights.” –New York Journal Books

“Painfully hilarious, eye-opening and breathtakingly well-written. Nugent is a force to be reckoned with…we’ll be hearing from her for years to come.” –DishMag

“Depressingly realistic and hilariously offbeat….Nugent is not afraid to tell the truth, no matter how ugly it gets.” –Brooklyn Daily Eagle
 
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