Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Binge By Tyler Oakley | Book Review


Summary:

Pop culture phenomenon, social rights advocate, and the most prominent LGBT voice on YouTube brings you his first collection of witty, personal, and hilarious essays written in the voice that's earned him more than ten million followers across social media.


Author:


Tyler Oakley

Publisher:


Simon & Schuster


Release Date:


October 20, 2015

Pages:


304



There are many things you can learn through the stories Tyler tells, and also through the different themes discussed. I think it's amazing that Tyler felt brave enough to talk about this, that being a YouTuber can sometimes even be scary when attending conventions after you reach a certain number of subscribers, which I am quite sure not many people think about.

I started reading this book in my trip and i finished it within two days. I didn't wanted to put it down i wanted to know more and more and more.

The best things you can take away from this book are such things like the value of taking chances, the importance of pushing beyond our comfort levels, dusting ourselves off after humiliations, and remaining open to the life, feelings and possibilities that are happening while we are busy either chasing success or trying to outrun our fears. 

He strategically places rhetorical questions that successfully include the reader into the persona’s thought process, followed by how he views his own memories in the present day.

I found this to be very true, when on the first page he revealed that Tyler isn't his given first name.

The book has a mix of fun stories from his childhood and college days, as well as more serious stuff about his past relationships, family struggles, and personal triumphs.

This book is the the perfect balance between tragedy and comedy. I also found this book quite inspirational and encouraging and uplifting. 

It's a great book and you should definitely get a hold of it if you can.