Book Review: The Little Book of Life Skills

Deal with Dinner, Manage Your Email, Make a Graceful Exit, and 152 Other Expert Tricks

The Little Book of Life Skills is full of a lot of great information on things that you’ll need to know how to do in life.  The book is broken down into several chapters and each chapter has various things related you should now how to do – Waking Up, Getting Places, Working Smarter, Being Productive, Getting Organized (A big one that I need help with and am actively working on!), Making Chores Easier (another one I need to work on!), Cleaning, Being Handy, Dinner, Hosting, Self-Care, Personal and Interpersonal Game, and Finishing your day strong.

Each skill subsection starts out with stating what the skill is.  Some also start with a quote related to it.  Then it lists the steps of what you need to do in order to achieve this skill.  There’s also sections called ‘The Expert’ and ‘The Explanation’ which explains why this should be something you are actively trying to achieve in your life.  There is also a “Bonus” section that has various additional tips or resources to help you out.

This seems to have a LOT of information packed into a relatively quick read.  It is broken down in such a way you can do a skill a night before bed, or maybe a chapter if you want to read for a bit longer. In the end, there will at least be a couple things that you aren’t doing that you realize you can easily start actively doing them in your day-to-day life!

I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated.

About the Book

The Little Book of Life Skills uses leading experts from every field to solve the trickiest problems we encounter every day.

We all have areas of our lives that make us feel disorganized, unprepared, or stressed out. Wouldn’t it be great to have one book that told you how to solve all of those problems in one place? Whether you need advice on how to end an argument, iron a shirt, or keep your weekend plans straight, Erin Zammett Ruddy has spoken to experts like Rachael Ray, Dr. Oz, Ariana Huffington, and many more, and condensed their wisdom into easy to follow steps. Divided into sections like Morning Routine, Household Chores, Managing Your Calendar, and Presenting Well At Work, The Little Book of Life Skills offers simple strategies for being better grown-ups, and is the perfect gift 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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