Hey everyone, I have a book review for you today! This one is a little different because it is actually written by a YouTuber which I'm not usually a fan of. I have a slight bias against books written by YouTubers because publishers know they will make money off of young fans who don't really know any better and who are willing to throw money away for their idols. Yes, I might seem a little hypocritical because I've gone and bought Shane Dawson's book and Mamrie Hart's book (which I will also review soon!) but these two YouTubers are the only ones I'd read anything from because of how funny and genius they are.
Shane Dawson is a YouTuber who vlogs and creates hilarious, comedy sketches. His videos are really popular and he's very open about his own life and his hardships while also offering hilarious perspectives on pop culture and various celebrities. I Hate Myselfie is a little different but is made up of 18 personal essays about embarrassing but funny incidents that have happened in his life. Each one ends with a certain moral than Shane wants you to take away from the book as well. There are amazing drawings by fans at the beginning of each chapter which I thought was a great idea because it shows Shane's appreciation of his fans and how he's using his platform to showcase their abilities.
This book was a really fun read for me and it doesn't have any complicated storylines. I do love complex stories, especially ones by Stephen King but it was just a nice, refreshing change to read something that was funny, quick and easy to read. Shane's style of writing is hilarious but it may not be for everyone. Shane's sense of humour is very dark as shown through his YouTube videos and this humour is what makes this book so funny. Some of the language and jokes may be a little graphic and shocking to those who don't particularly like dark comedy so I wouldn't recommend this book if you're easily offended. But it was a great, easy, funny book to read and I whizzed through it easily and I think it's something everyone can enjoy.
Have you read this? What did you think?
Thankyou for reading.