I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual by Luvvie Ajayi (2017, Henry Holt and Co.; 272 pages)
The hugely popular blogger Luvvie-Ajayi, creator of AwesomelyLuvvie.com, brings us a book to inspire us to good behavior, and she does so in a sharp and funny side-eye style. This is the perfect book for those readers who love to laugh aloud. The reader actually may be unable to stop laughing. The author is very clear about her starting point: humans are flawed beings, and I´m Judging You addresses everything "from the quirks that earn my shallower-than-a-Snapple-cap gripes to the really problematic things people do that leave the world worse than we found it."
The book is divided into four parts, and each one focuses on a topic: Life, Culture, Social Media, and Fame. There is also an epilogue with a great title: "Do Something that Matters." From reflections on "Why Must You Suck at Friendship," to "Racism is for Assholes" (my favorite), "The Privilege Principle" (not bad at all), "Nobody Wins at the Feminism Olympics," "Your Facebook is My Favorite Soap Opera," "Dumbed-Down News," "So You´re Kind of a Big Deal on the Internet," to the last one, "The Unreal World," the reader can go from laughter to laughter non-stop.
"We are all annoying and do assholish things every single day. Just think of the people who are sitting at the back of the plane, and the moment the flight lands they jump up. Ma'am, you are in seat 35G. WHERE ARE YOU GOING? There are 173 people in front of you, and they also cannot wait to get off. What are you about to do from your window seat in the back row? Will you magically appear in the front of the plane? No. Please have a seat, because your turn to deplane ain´t coming for like ten good minutes. Oh, people. We´re the worst.¨
Everyone knows somebody who would truly enjoy this book. Check it out.
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