Book Review: Binge

Title: Binge
Author: Tyler Oakley
Genre: Autobiography
Publisher: Gallery Books
Rating: 4 Stars
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"I've binged plenty of times in my own life, sometimes for better, sometimes for worse. Regardless, I indulged. This collection is the result."

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 oversharing 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; chasing a car in front of his entire high school, in an Arby's uniform; projectile vomiting while bartering his grandmother; and so much more. 
In Binge, Tyler delivers his best untold, hilariously sidesplitting moments with the trademark flair that made him a star.


I loved this book! Tyler, you are my Queen! This book had me literally laughing out loud, and at other times gasping at some of the things he has experienced in his life. There was so many things that I didn't realize he experienced that I could relate to so well. Yes, I crash a car in front of my entire high school, just like he did. But  my story takes it a little further, it wasn't my car I crashed, it was my sister's, let's just say that she was livid. Another thing I can relate to that Tyler experienced is not being able to accept how I look. I've always been self conscious about the way I look, and hearing Tyler's story has brought me closer to accepting my body image. So, thank you Tyler, I'm going to try to be positive when I look in the mirror. But there was also a lot of things that I learned about the LGBTQ+ community, Binge really opened my eyes to some of the things that this group has to face. I have friends who identify as LGBTQ+, and by reading Tyler's book, I now understand what they go through and can now try to help them with the struggles they face. So, thank you Tyler. Thank you for teaching me how to accept myself, and teaching me how to help my friends. You have always been someone I look up too, and I hope that I get the chance to meet you someday! All in all, Binge was a really fun and eye-opening read for me, and if you pick it up, I hope it is for you too. 

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