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The ABCs of Adulthood: An Alphabet of Life Lessons

The ABCs of Adulthood: An Alphabet of Life Lessons

Author: Deborah Copaken
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THE ABCS OF ADULTHOOD offers 26 honest, warm, and funny quick hits of wisdom ordered alphabetically; each entry is paired with a street-smart photograph of a matching alphabet letter taken by the authors themselves (predominantly by Deb, an acclaimed photojournalist). Based on a viral article written by Copaken upon her own child's departure for college, this witty take on the grad gift book ranges from the pragmatic (B is for Bed--the joys of making it) to the profound (R is for Risk--always worth it).


"The ABCs of Adulthood is the perfect combination of humor, wisdom, practical advice, and gorgeous photos. An invaluable resource for anyone grappling with the challenges of being a grown-up (and isn't that all of us?)." - Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project

Author description

DEBORAH COPAKEN is the New York Times bestselling author of The Red Book. Her writing has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Nation, the Financial Times, Elle, More, Slate, Paris Match, O, The Oprah Magazine, and others. She lives in New York. Visit In addition to his own sculpture work, RANDY POLUMBO also works crafting interiors for such big names as Maya Lin, Santiago Calatrava, and Sting. He divides his time between NYC and California. Visit

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General Fields

  • : 9781452151915
  • : Chronicle Books
  • : Chronicle Books
  • : April 2016
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Randy Polumbo
  • : 155
  • : 72
  • : 26 full-colour photographs, jacketed
  • : Deborah Copaken
  • : Hardback