Review/ I Hate Myselfie

Review/ I Hate MyselfieI Hate Myselfie by Shane Dawson
Published by Simon and Schuster on March 10th 2015
Pages: 240
Goodreads
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Entertainment & Performing Arts, Essays, Form, General, Humor, Personal Memoirs

The book that more than 12 million of Shane Dawson's YouTube subscribers have been waiting for!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.

The newest trend for 2015 seems to be youtubers becoming authors and I have no problem with that as I do enjoy quite a few youtubers and look forward to reading their books and supporting them.

I am going to admit that I don’t watch alot of Shane Dawson’s vlogs https://www.youtube.com/user/shane/featured and https://www.youtube.com/user/ShaneDawsonTV (are his two channels) because of the language mainly and his content. Having a minor in the house you tend to be careful what you watch but that makes Shane who he is and he won’t change for anyone.

As you know from reading my blog I don’t read autobiographies and that is just due to the fact I don’t like them but with this one I was willing to give it chance. I did enjoy reading it and it actually explained alot about Shane and I think after reading it I grew to respect.

I Hate Myselfie is not about his whole entire life to date but snippets of his life. He tells us these in eighteen stories. I have to admit there was some funny parts in the book and I would laugh thinking this could not possible have happened. Is it true or is he just trying to entertain us?

Shane has not had the ideal life but its nice that he can look back and laugh at it. This is what made Shane who and what he is today. You gotta respect the guy for that. I am sure he is laughing in the faces of some of the people who  wronged him.

I have to say after reading about his unhealthy obsession with Canada I loved him just a little bit more. How can you not love someone who is obsessed with Canada?

I think if your a Shane Dawson fan you will enjoy this book or if you happen to be a new fan of his I think you would enjoy it.

 

The Mailbox Post January 18th – 23rd

Its hard to believe its that time of the week for another mailbox post.
The hosts of the mailbox memes are:
StackingtheShelves

 

Tynga’s Reviews is the host of Stacking the Shelves and the other host is Mailbox Monday which now has its own blog.

Mailbox Monday will no longer be hosted monthly by different bloggers.

BoughtBorrowedBagged

I am also going to be taking part in the Bought, Borrowed and Bagged (BB&B) that is hosted by Frankie AKA Braine over at http://www.talksupeblog.com/ . This is a weekly meme where you share what books you have bought, borrowed or bagged (this would be books you won or that were gifted to you).

Photobucket

Its hard to believe that we are almost at the end of January. Where is the time going?

Its been a busy week with Michael being in school two days this week for exams and then home the rest of the week. I enjoy the little break from the normal routine.

This week I didn’t get any physical books for review but I did pick up a few titles from Netgalley. Yea I know I wasn’t suppose to be adding titles to my Netgalley account but I couldn’t help it. So this is what I picked up:

I was thrilled when I saw this on Netgalley and this has already been read and I will be talking about this next week.
This was another one I was thrilled about when I saw it on Netgalley and I have already read this and I will be talking about this next week as well.

The next five books are all scheduled to be released the beginning of February in Canada and I got them via Netgalley.
SidestreetBooks
So that is all I got in my mailbox this week. How about you? Does anything interest you in this pile?