New Release Book Review: Binge by Tyler Oakley


Title: Binge
Author: Tyler Oakley
Published: October 20th 2015
Publisher: Gallery Books
Genre: Autobiography, Humour, LGBT
Length: 256 pages

I pre-ordered this book from Amazon.

Book Blurb (via Goodreads):

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 written in the voice that’s earned him more than 10 million followers across social media.

My Thoughts

I wasn’t too sure about books by YouTubers when they first starting appearing on the shelves but after being subscribed to Tyler Oakley for only a few months, I knew I had to have his book. His videos never fail to make me smile and laugh so I had high hopes for his book too.

Binge is a collection of anecdotes about Tyler’s life starting from when he was a small child struggling with an eating disorder, to his recent success and how it affects him emotionally and mentally.

I found this to be a really honest and open book and I think it’s a great insight into what makes Tyler, Tyler. You can see his sense of humour in his writing but he also covers a lot of serious topics as well.

There isn’t a lot that you can say about this book really. Tyler shares the journey he has taken to get to where he is now through a collection of short anecdotes about his life – everything from his dorky days at school and his parents’ divorce to losing respect for someone he admired and meeting Michelle Obama!

If you are a fan of Tyler Oakley’s – new or old – this book is a new way to get to know him. If you’re not a fan, this book gives you an insight into a talented and hilarious young YouTube star. Well worth picking up and this is one that I would recommend to anyone.


Buy Links:

Non-Affiliate: Amazon UK | Amazon US | Barnes & Noble | The Book People | Waterstones

Affiliate: Book Depository

About the Author

Michigan native and pop-culture tastemaker Tyler Oakley has amassed more than 21 million social media followers through his humorous, no-holds-barred YouTube videos, high-profile interviews, and social rights advocacy. After uploading his first video eight years ago, Oakley took the Internet by storm. With successes ranging from interviews with First Lady Michelle Obama and boy band One Direction; a worldwide, multi-city live tour; and a record-breaking social media following, Oakley is a YouTube icon. He lives in Los Angeles, California, where he uploads weekly videos from his living room.

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