SCARBOROUGH — Last year, local author and former educator Amanda Morin released a children’s book the goal of which was to teach young students how to be empathetic. Her latest book released earlier this year is aimed at adults.

“Adulting Made Easy” is “loaded with lists of sample job interview questions, scripts for making phone calls, basic grocery staples, first-aid supplies, cleaning items, home repair tools to have on hand, etc., this book puts at the forefront things young adults are thinking about,” according to a description about the book on Morin’s website.

“In the age of COVID and chaos, social media, and sky-high rents, it’s harder than ever to be an adult,” according to the website. “No wonder so many young people have trouble adulting, aren’t feeling it, and don’t know how to begin. Being in charge of your own life seems exciting until you realize the so-called real world is a mix of daunting decisions and mundane details.”

The book answers questions such as “Who knew that health insurance could be a deciding factor for taking or turning down your dream job? What exactly do you say to the doctor’s office when you need to make an appointment? And why does laundry have to be separated and done so often?”

In addition, a few other topics addressed in the book include:

• Money Matters: Budgeting and Balancing

• Work and Career: Getting and keeping a job

• Cooking, cleaning and food shopping

• Insurance, driving, voting, house repairs

• Rent, roommates and reality

• What to do when things go wrong

Morin is a writer specializing in parenting and education and is the associate director of Thought Leadership & Expertise at Understood.org. Amanda is the mother of three children, including a 20-something-year-old learning about “adulting” and lives in Scarborough. Visit her at amandamorin.com.

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