Book Review: I Hate Myselfie


Author: Shane Dawson
Release date: March 10th 2015
Dates read: Feburary 26th 2016
Book format: Paperback
Star rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Synopsis on Goodreads
The book that more than 12 million YouTube subscribers have been waiting for! Shane Dawson’s memoir features twenty original essays—uncensored yet surprisingly sweet.

From his first vlog back in 2008 to his full-length film directorial debut Not Cool, Shane Dawson has been an open book when it comes to documenting his life. But behind the music video spoofs, TMI love life details, and outrageous commentary on everything the celebrity and Internet world has the nerve to dish out is a guy who grew up in a financially challenged but loving home in Long Beach, California, and who suffered all the teasing and social limitations that arise when you’re a morbidly obese kid with a pretty face, your mom is your best friend, and you can’t get a date to save your life.

In I Hate Myselfie, Shane steps away from his larger-than-life Internet persona and takes us deep into the experiences of an eccentric and introverted kid, who by observing the strange world around him developed a talent that would inspire millions of fans. Intelligent, hilarious, heartbreaking, and raw, I Hate Myselfie is a collection of eighteen personal essays about how messy life can get when you’re growing up and how rewarding it can feel when the clean-up is (pretty much) done.


I have so much love in my heart for Shane Dawson, despite only having been watching his videos for around 7 months (roughly). I love everything about this book, it’s one that i can keep re-reading without it ever becoming boring. He’s a person that i have admired just from watching his videos, but this book makes me admire him even more. It’s brought out a load of laughs from me, and also photographing my favourite parts and sending them to my friends via facebook messenger and realising that that is how we act sometimes too (despite the fact that being 21 and being 5 months away from graduating uni means that i should be acting a lil more mature).

The book itself is so beautifully written, it’s so obviously Shane which is something that i really love about it. And the incorporation of fanart is something else that really appeals to me about this, because you don’t really see anyone else doing things like that.

Overall i really love Shane and i really love this book. There are no words to how much i adore both of them and i’ll probably be reading this book again in the near future because i just love it so damn much.




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