Thursday 19 March 2015

eARC Review: I Hate Myselfie by Shane Dawson

I Hate Myselfie by Shane Dawson
A copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest 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.


Shane Dawson is a famous Youtuber. He is on the Top 5 most suscribed list and is very popular with teenagers. He wants to make a movie and a tv show in the future. As a child, he was abused by his father. In school, he was teased for being over weight. He has a brother and mother.
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I've seen Shane Dawson on YouTube and saw his book on NetGalley as well so I thought why not give it a read.

How do I talk about this? I mean, I'm guessing that if you're reading this, you probably have an interest in Shane or reading his book. It's not my favourite personally, because I'm not a huge fan but if you like his videos you will probably like his humour.

His stories were interesting, but so much sadness. I mean, to be honest if I knew it would be that sad, I probably wouldn't have read it just because I don't like sad books in general. And, a little side note, the cover is amazing. I love the use of colour and lighting. Just amazing. I also liked that the beginning of each chapter had a fan drawn picture. That's cute.

Unfortunately not all the humour made sense to me because I don't find everything Shane Dawson does as funny, but if you are a fan, you will really enjoy it.


  1. I also read his book! I found it very addicting and I really liked reading about Shane's life. I used to watch his videos but I haven't in a while but I still really like seeing what his life was life. I found it could be relatable at times for anybody who didn't fit in or felt weird. 2 thumbs up!

    1. I agree, it was really fun to read and inspiring!