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Were You Raised by Wolves?电子书

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作       者:Mellor, Christie

出  版  社:HarperCollins e-books

出版时间:2009-10-01

字       数:239.1万

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Perhaps, in your parents' eagerness to smooth life's bumpy road, they took such good care of you that you never learned how to be a self-sufficient human being. And now here you are, all grown up. What nextYou may think you don't really need to know how to make a proper cup of coffee. You've never given much thought to your listening skills, or how one goes about saving money, or stocking a bar. But knowing these things will really make you a much more well-rounded and all-around more charming and useful person, one who is more apt to be invited over for dinner. In fact, a lot of us might benefit from having a few gentle hints about housekeeping, habits, and behavior lobbed in our general direction. With advice and information ranging from How to Boil an Egg to How to Go a Whole Day Without Spending Money in chapters as diverse as the Upside of Being Single and Lonely and the Hangover: Badge of Courage or Waste of a DayWere You Raised by Wolveswill help you come away more confident about important issues such as where the hell to put those flowers somebody brought over last night. So let's all of us embrace our adulthood, shall weIf your mother still chews your food for you and your dad still fills your gas tank, it's time to put on those big boy pants and jump into the deep end of the pool where the grown-ups swim.
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Cover

Title Page

Contents

Introduction: Hello, Brand-New Grown-up!

Home Sweet Home

Make Your Bed!

How?

If Nothing Else: A Clean Bathroom

More Unbelievable Baking Soda Tips!

Things for Which Baking Soda Should Not Be Used

Getting a Lipstick Stain Out of Your Shirt

Event Cleaning

What Is That Horrible Moldy Smell?

Get Your Fashion and Home Decorating Tips from the Movies!

In Case You Didn’t Get the Memo

In the Workplace

A Note to the New Guy

A Quick Aside to Miss Underground Indie Girl

A Brief Memo to Brittany

A Quick Communiqué to Our New Fashionista

You There, with the Big Shiny Apple on Your Desk

Your New Job, in a Perfect World

A Note to the Art Dogs

The Working Life

Get a Crappy Job!

Your Résumé: Did You Really Climb Everest?

Your Wacky Boss!

You and Your Mentor

We Just Don’t Want to Wait for You Anymore

Getting Acquainted with Your Kitchen

How to Boil an Egg

Mayonnaise! Who Knew It Had So Many Uses?

Fabulous Homemade Mayonnaise Sauces

How in the World Do I Poach a Chicken? What Is a Poached Salmon?

Mea Culpa, Veggies!

Your Own Fast Food Kitchen: A Word on Transforming Raw Materials into a Lovely Feast

A Really Easy Soup (In case you’re pressed for time and can’t spend hours making chicken stock.)

More Kitchen Tips

A Damn Fine Cup of Joe

Do Dishes Without a Dishwasher?

Get Dressed!

Just Say No to Culottes: Rejecting the Tyranny of Fashion

From the Department of Duh

Seemingly Anachronistic Skills We Should All Have: Laundry and Ironing!

Why You Need to Know How to Sew on a Button

A Note to (Mostly) the Ladies

Step Away from the Cologne

Seemingly Anachronistic Skills We All Should Have: Thread Your Sweats

More Seemingly Anachronistic Skills We All Should Have: How to Tie a Bow Tie

You, in the World, Not Being an Embarrassment

Cell Phones: Just Stop It

Tipping

Attending a Party

Ears Are Our Friends!

A Note on Boredom

Be a Perfect Houseguest

Drinking

Oh, What the Hell! Where’s My Cocktail Dress?

It’s Your Turn: How to Throw a Real Grown-up Cocktail Party

The Mighty Martini: Don’t Mess with Perfection

More Drinks

Some Absurdly Easy Hors d’Oeuvres

The Smoking and Drinking Thing

Put on Those Big Boy Pants!

How to Throw a Real Grown-up Dinner Party

How to Set a Table: An Illustrated Guide

What the Hell Am I Supposed to Do with These Flowers, Anyway?

Making Your Own Hostess Gift

A Word About Carnations

Have a Picnic!

The Holidays: Starting Your Own Traditions

Gravy, I Mean, Oh, Good God, Gravy

Tools

Oh, Please: Thanksgiving Edition

Why Thanksgiving Is the Best Holiday Ever

How to Make Your Own Christmas Tree

New Year’s Eve: The Greatest Party of the Year! No Pressure at All!

Some Things to Do on New Year’s Day

Affairs of the Heart

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

The Upside of Being Single and Lonely!

Your Perfect Imaginary Partner

Don’t Give Yourself a Haircut When You’re Depressed

Other Things to Avoid When Drunk

Sorry About the Khakis Thing

Dating and Your Writing Skills

The Bells Are Ringing: What to Do for the Happy Couple

Your World of Finance!

Five-Dollar Latte or Buy a House: How Will I Ever Decide?

How to Go a Whole Day Without Spending Money

Hey, Mr. Artsy Pants

Budgeting Your Life: Boring, but So Satisfying!

It’s April 15: Do You Know Where Your Taxes Are?

If You Have Lots and Lots of Money

Serious Self-Sufficiency: No Blow Dryer? We’re All Gonna Die!

Don’t Leave the Water Running While You Brush Your Teeth!

If Your Mom Still Chews Your Food for You

Whoa, Dude! Aren’t Your Roommates, Like, Kind of Old?

Your Very Caring Parents: Cutting Yourself off Life Support

Vote

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Do You Know?

Special Game Show Box by Special Guest Writer Richard Goldman

Do You Know…What’s in the Bill of Rights?

If Only I Had Known: Things I Wish I’d Understood Before I Hit Thirty

A Rather Random but Excellent Book List from the Lovely Ladies of Book Group

In Conclusion

Acknowledgments

About the Author

Other Books by Christie Mellor

Credits

Copyright

About the Publisher

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