I have seen Shane Dawson’s YouTube videos on and off, and after I watched the documentary he did with Jeffree Star named “The Secret World of Jeffree Star” I wanted to read Shane’s book I Hate Myselfie.
I Hate Myselfie is a collection of short essays about Shane’s past from school like being in a play, being bullied, his friends, and prom to YouTube, being recognized in public, and being in the Smiley movie. He also talks about losing weight and working at a weight-loss center, being addicted to artificial sugar, and his grandma dying. The stories were entertaining to listen to and ranged from being funny to heartwarming. In the stories Shane also does talk about the lessons he learned, and it was nice getting to know more about him since I did not much about him besides the handful of YouTube videos I watched. However, some of the some stories seemed unrealistic and exaggerated, and parts of the book are offensive like in the first few pages Shane makes a date rape joke. I would only recommend this book for mature readers who watched Shane’s older videos and liked his offensive humor. If you like Shane but you do not like this humor, I heard his second book It Gets Worse is more serious. If you do read I Hate Myselfie I would definitely recommend the audio book since it is read by Shane himself and the audio book is only 4 hours long.
Overall, I Hate Myselfie does provide background on Shane’s life, but the stories seem exaggerated and he uses a lot of offensive humor.
$14.40 at Amazon
Do you watch Shane Dawson’s YouTube videos? Have you read his books?