ADULTING: HOW TO BE AN ADULTIER ADULT, $3, 4” x 5½”, 19 pgs.

May 23, 2018

Adulting is one of eighteen short self-help guides written by Dr. Faith G. Harper and published by Microcosm. At first sight, I thought, oh boy, Adulting, here comes some soft skill bullshit by one of my millennial peers—people like me who can make a GIF but can’t fill out a tax form. In reality, the author of Adulting, Faith G. Harper is super smart. She’s a doctor with loads of mental health degrees and experience, and the zine is more or less about being a responsible, uh, grown person. In her words, we’re adulating “when we are our best and most mature selves in every situation.” Harper breaks up her advice into page-long sections. Her breezy delivery makes for easy reading. Adulting would be a nice graduation gift or a cool read for some young person who’s moving out of the house. –Jim Joyce (Microcosm, 2752 N Williams Ave., Portland, OR 97227)