Navigating My Hot Messiness with The Little Book of Life Skills


Do you belong to the hot mess express like I do? Are you a child in an adult body like I am? Well for someone who was sheltered throughout their childhood, I began noticing I wanted to do things on my own when I was in highschool (like most people around that age). And then it got to a point around my mid-20’s (I’m really dating myself here,) where I really needed to branch off on my own and travel around for a couple of months. I keep bringing up that moment in my life because it was the most rewarding experience I have ever encountered. It helped me grow into the person I am today.


However, there are still a lot of things I need to figure out that I have no idea how to do/do well. Firstly, I absolutely hate cooking and when you have a mother like I do who nudges you out of the way and takes over when you’re starting to cook, you don’t end up knowing what to do half the time. And so, since I haven’t lived with my parents for some time now, I’m still trying to figure things out.


The Little Book of Life Skills helps guide adults young and old in the best practices in one’s personal, work and public life such as tackling dinner, to providing constructive criticism, to various self-care methods and the most important of them all; how to arrange a cheese board! Because cheese is life. With practical tips from a variety of experts such as Dr. Oz and Rachael Ray, this book has come in handy since I received it and it’s helping me navigate through my hot messiness.


Thank you Grand Central Publishing for my gifted copy. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Book Description


With tips from leading experts in every field, The Little Book of Life Skills is the practical guide on how to solve the trickiest tasks in your day and make life a little easier.


We all have areas of our lives that make us feel disorganized, unprepared, or stressed out. From creating a calmer morning routine to setting yourself up for a good night's sleep, and everything in between, there are easy and proven ways to do things better. Whether you need advice on how to end an argument, iron a shirt, or keep your inbox under control, Erin Zammett Ruddy has spoken to experts including Rachael Ray, Dr. Oz, Arianna Huffington, and condensed their wisdom into easy to follow steps for all of life's simple and not-so-simple tasks, such as:


Working from Home Effectively

Keeping a Houseplant Alive

Giving Constructive Feedback

Arranging the Perfect Cheese Board, and many more


The Little Book of Life Skills offers simple strategies for being better grown-ups. It's the perfect guide for anybody who wants to get organized, be more efficient throughout the day, and finally learn the best way to fold that #$% fitted sheet.

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