Binge by: Tyler Oakley
Synopsis: Pop culture phenomenon, social rights advocate, and the most prominent LGBTQ+ voice on YouTube, Tyler Oakley brings you his first collection of witty, personal, and hilarious essays written in the voice that’s earned him more than 10 million followers across social media.
“When life throws a wrench in your plans, catch it and build an IKEA bookshelf.” - Tyler Oakley
Tyler Oakley is one of the most beautiful human beings on this planet. If I’m being completely honest, I’ve never really been a big fan of non-fiction. While I have read the odd memoir here or there, none of them have really grabbed my attention the way Binge did. For those of you who do not know, Tyler Oakley is an LGBTQ YouTube personality and activist with over 8 million subscribers. I started watching his videos around 2 years ago and instantly fell in love with his contagious smile, relatable humor and the fact that he isn’t afraid to be unapologetically himself. While his book was filled with some of the most hilarious stories that had me laughing out loud, what I liked the most was that he talked about feelings and situations that we all have to experience. Binge focusses on (however cliche it may sound) learning how to enjoy the journey instead of panicking about the destination. Its about getting back onto your feet, even after life hits you with some pretty cruel curveballs. I think this is lesson that everyone (myself especially) needs to revisit every once in a while.
If you haven't watched any of Tyler's videos I beg that you do so immediately. If you consider yourself a fan but have yet to read this book, stop what you are doing and please drive to your nearest bookstore asap.
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