I Hate Myselfie: A Collection of Essays by Shane Dawson

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New York Times Bestseller ● Publishers Weekly Bestseller ● Los Angeles Times Bestseller ● Wall Street Journal Bestseller

A brilliant, hilarious, and honest essay collection from #1 New York Times bestselling author and YouTube sensation Shane Dawson about how messy life can get when you’re growing up but how rewarding it can feel when the clean-up is (pretty much) done.

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.

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1.84K reviews
Gabriella Saunders
September 12, 2020
A few funny jokes but most of it seems to be written by a 14 year old trying to use edgy/offensive humour, probably why many of the 4-5 star reviews are made by people of that age. I wasnt expecting it to be skillfully written because every youtuber publishes a book to get more money from their fans, but it was worse than I expected.This reads similarly to things I wrote when I was in sixth grade - the unbearable all caps, over-the-top weirdly aggressive phrases - but if I had had an even worse sense of humour. On top of that, this guy has continually made rape/pedophelia jokes in videos edited and posted by him, meaning he had plenty of time to think it through and still didn't remove the content that would convince anyone that he is a child predator and is proud of it. I may be biased because I'd watched the videos mentioned in the previous paragraph, so I will mention that to be fair to him. But I think it was more helpful in judging the book than a bias. Enjoy the book!
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loren He
February 16, 2015
CANT WAIT! I know that people ask why a majority of these ratings are 4-5 stars, seems pretty stupid to quite literally judge a book by it cover, but Mr. Dawson has created an assortment of projects and all of which are equally amazing what makes you think this wil be any less! People most likely will veiw this as crap, if he wanted to make crap he couldve just made another Fifty Shades Of Grey.
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Skye Barkschat
October 13, 2015
It's an autobiography about a guy who was extremely obese throughout high school & suffered because of it, & years later, he's able to look back at his experiences with a comedic eye..
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About the author

Shane Dawson is a director, actor, comedian, musician, YouTube vlogger, and the New York Times bestselling author of I Hate Myselfie. He lives in Hollywood, California. Find him on YouTube.com/user/ShaneDawsonTV.

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