I Hate Myselfie by Shane Dawson Book Review



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 never laughed so much while reading a book before! Shane Dawson writes about his personal experiences and I am laughing til I’m crying and yet I should really feel bad about it. Shane is my favorite Youtuber so picking up this book I was hoping a funny inside to his private life, and that’s what the book gave me but ten million times more funny that I expected. From the dedication which is the first page of the book I was laughing so hard, you can tell he wrote the book because no one can replicate his sense of humor.

The fan art and the little descriptions of the artists show how much he cared about his fans, a really nice touch. A lot of WTF moments, a lot of gruesome moments and a lot of “Did he really just write that” moments too, so basically normal Shane Dawson jokes.

Even if you don’t know who he is I think you would still enjoy it and get his jokes. But for me, that I see all of his videos, I could imagine him telling me the essays and his expressions doing it.

A super quick and hilarious read, recommended with my eyes closed.


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