Sunday, August 7, 2016

{REVIEW} Binge by Tyler Oakley

Title: Binge
Author: Tyler Oakley
Series: Stand-alone
Genre: Nonfiction, Humor, Biography
Publication: October 20th, 2015
Rating: ★★★★☆

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.

For someone who made a career out of over-sharing on the Internet, Tyler has a shocking number of personal mishaps and shenanigans to reveal in his first book: experiencing a legitimate rage blackout in a Cheesecake Factory; negotiating a tense stand­off with a White House official; crashing a car in front of his entire high school, in an Arby’s uniform; projectile vomiting while bartering with a grandmother; and so much more. In Binge, Tyler delivers his best untold, hilariously side-splitting moments with the trademark flair that made him a star.
I've loved Tyler ever since I saw one of his videos on Youtube. There's just something so incredibly captivating about him ... he's adorable, funny and besides that he's also very inspiring and creative. This book proves just as much - he shares intimate stories with his readers/viewers and talks openly about the things he learned in life. His school time, relationships, casual hook-ups, his internet presence, different jobs he's had over the years and so much more.

I have to admit, I never read a biography before nor am I really into nonfiction books but this one might change my opinion about them - especially biographies always seemed very boring to me. This one definitely wasn't and I think what made me love this book so much is that you could totally see/feel/read that this was Tyler Oakley. I mean, everything in this book just screams his name and didn't feel fake or like it's written by someone else. If it was - which I doubt, really - they did a great job. I just felt so connected to him and even could relate to a few things he told us about. It gives (me) hope and shows that even "failures" can lead to something so much better.

The readers got a really deep insight into his life - present and past - and to see that he's just as normal as everyone else actually makes him even more likable. He's been through a lot but still managed to become a happy person and to live life to its fullest. Honestly, I'd love to have a friend like Tyler Oakley ... I mean, who wouldn't? This guy's great and I love him! Also, we can definitely learn a few things from him ... I think I certainly did.

Fact is, Tyler is an amazing human being and I'm sure with the topics he talks about and all the things he's shared so far, he's helped more than one person. No matter if it is to make them smile, actually learn something or help them through a hard time of their lives - Tyler is inspiring, admirable, intelligent and just an overall interesting person. I'm really glad I read Binge & personally, I think, if you like his Youtube videos or even are just curious/interested in him as a person, you'd surely enjoy this book - it's definitely worth a read!

★★★★☆
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*** Also, I'm so sorry for not posting anything in ages ... I haven't forgotten but I've been in a huge slump? Kind of? I thought taking a break would be best because I didn't wanna force myself into posting stuff I'm not happy with or interested in. Ah well. I hope my blog will be back to normal really soon though, I miss all of you so much! ♥

6 comments:

  1. Aww Yvonne! I have been the same with my slump and my blog :/ It kind of sucks but we all go through this, I just hope you find your motivation soon♥ you're one of my fave bloggers!

    I'm also super glad you liked this! Great review. Tyler is the best really, absolutely adorable!

    Jumana @ Books by Jay

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    1. Awww, thank you so much Jay! You're the sweetest! ♥

      I really hope I get out of it sooooon, I kinda miss it ... oh well. I hope you'll get back to it as well! <3

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  2. YAY IM GLAD YOU LIKED IT TOO! The best thing about this book for me, was how unbelievably Tyler it was - I swear, it was like I could hear his voice as I was reading it!
    And yay, I'm glad you posted this review at least, right?? Just take your time ^_^

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    1. OMG YES! I kept hearing his voice in my head while reading this book and it made it so much better ... I loved it, haha. :D

      And thank you, Geraldine! ♥

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  3. I'm not usually someone who reads nonfiction / biographies / memoirs, but if I'm ever in the mood for one I'll definitely pick this one up. Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous review! <3

    (And don't worry about the slump! Just focus on doing what you want. Sooner or later you'll get back into the groove of things.)

    ~ Zoe @ Stories on Stage

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    1. Thanks so much, Zoe! Your comments always bring a smile to my face, so THANK YOU. *hugs you*

      I really hope I'll get back into it soon because I miss interacting with everyone so much ... and writing. But I honestly have no ideas right now, haha. :D

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