I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I'm Judging You (The Do-Better Manual) by Luvvie Ajayi
Pages: 256 pages
Comedian, activist, and hugely popular culture blogger at AwesomelyLuvvie.com, Luvvie Ajayi, serves up necessary advice for the masses in this hilarious book of essays
With over 500,000 readers a month at her enormously popular blog, AwesomelyLuvvie.com, Luvvie Ajayi is a go-to source for smart takes on pop culture. I'm Judging You is her debut book of humorous essays that dissects our cultural obsessions and calls out bad behavior in our increasingly digital, connected lives―from the importance of the newest Shonda Rhimes television drama to serious discussions of race and media representation to what to do about your fool cousin sharing casket pictures from Grandma's wake on Facebook.
With a lighthearted, razor sharp wit and a unique perspective, I'm Judging You is the handbook the world needs, doling out the hard truths and a road map for bringing some "act right" into our lives, social media, and popular culture. It is the Do-Better Manual.
I was first introduced to Luvvie’s blog after watching an episode of Scandal. My friend asked if I read Luvvie’s recap of the show and if I hadn’t, I needed to read it ASAP. After reading one of her posts – I was hooked. Then I came across a picture of Luvvie Ajayi, and the only thing I could say is… That’s my cousin, Gorpu!!After further investigation aka scanning their FB pages, I realized Luvvie wasn’t my cousin. That only drove home the point that I needed to do a better job of keeping in contact with my relatives. I was two minutes away from claiming a celebrity as a family member. (Side Note: People love claiming folks once their names are in the public eye.
Let me begin my review by saying – I jumped at the opportunity to read/review an ARC (Advanced Reader’s copy) of I’m Judging You before it hit shelves on September 13th.
I’m Judging You is Luvvie doing what she does best and that’s giving her unfiltered take on World issues. From Life, Culture, Social Media, & Fame – she covers it all. I’m Judging You doesn’t shy away from topics such as race relations, rape culture, feminism, and homophobia. Luvvie is that voice in your head that says things you wish could say in public. She’s that best friend in your head that gives you the hard truth wrapped in “Love”. She also challenges you to get out of your comfort zone and use your brain muscles to view the world without the rose-colored glasses.
How would I sum up I’m Judging You? – It’s the Handbook on How To Get Your Life & Work on Making It Better.
I pre-ordered the audiobook on my Audible account. I know you are thinking – Why purchase the Audiobook if you have an ARC copy? I will give you two reasons: 1) I believe in this project 2) Luvvie is narrating her book.
Reviewed by: Orsayor
Luvvie Ajayi is an award-winning writer, pop culture critic, and professional troublemaker who thrives at the intersection of comedy, technology and activism. She is the person who often says what you’re thinking but dared not to because you have a filter and a job to protect. She is also a digital strategist, noted speaker and Executive Director of The Red Pump Project, a national HIV/AIDS organization. http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com