For your favorite new college student

By Mir
September 26, 2012
Category Hot Hot Hot!

I hear that there’s this thing that happens—and I don’t know if it’s a myth or not—wherein the creatures who beg you for food and attention eventually move out on their own and only beg for food and attention via text message. Is this true? It seems hard to imagine.

Assuming it does occasionally happen, you might want to take a look at this adorable little book: How Do You Work This Life Thing?: Advice for the Newly Independent on Roommates, Jobs, Sex, and Everything That Counts, a book by Emily Post’s great-great-granddaughter designed to help young adults figure out… everything.

It’s currently under $5, and would make a nice little “I was thinking of you and hoping you’re making good choices” gift to your recently-flown-from-the-nest little birdie.


  1. Will order it for my oldest, who, upon graduating from the University in our town, decided to move to DC… Been with us since birth, now out on her own… Thanks, Mir! You always find the things I need, when I need them!

  2. Thank you for this! She is flying the coop next summer, and this will be perfect. 🙂

  3. From what I hear, you have to beg THEM for attention. “Please don’t go skiing over Christmas break! It will be so much more fun at home!” and then “If you don’t come home find a way to pay your own tuition…”

  4. I recently moved away from my parents, so when you suggested this book I thought it was applicable to my life situation. So I bought it. And its great. The advice is practical and easy to read and non-judgmental and extends so much farther than most living on your own starting college type books. It’s making me want to read others in the Post Etiquite series.

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