I recently started using my Library App again, and I downloaded How to Be A Bawse by Lilly Singh. I was intrigued by this book as the author is both an internet personality and the hold of a psychology degree, and I thought it would be interested to see how the balance plays out.
rom actress, comedian, and YouTube sensation Lilly Singh (aka ||Superwoman||) comes the definitive guide to being a bawse—a person who exudes confidence, reaches goals, gets hurt efficiently, and smiles genuinely because they’ve fought through it all and made it out the other side.
Told in her hilarious, bold voice that’s inspired over nine million fans, and using stories from her own life to illustrate her message, Lilly proves that there are no shortcuts to success.
WARNING: This book does not include hopeful thoughts, lucky charms, and cute quotes. That’s because success, happiness, and everything else you want in life needs to be fought for—not wished for. In Lilly’s world, there are no escalators, only stairs. Get ready to climb.
I thought this book was very interesting and had the power to do a lot of good in this world. While some people may be critical of the author for using her platform of impressionable young teens to boost her career further, I strongly disagree, having read the book.
Say what you mean, but don’t say it mean.
How to be a Bawse is a book that is capitalising on Lilly SIngh to promote a growth in confidence in young girls- a demographic that is notorious of lacking in that very thing. While the examples given relate to the authors own successful YouTube career there’s is nothing in this which pushed the readers down the same pathway. Instead Singh encourage the reader to fulfil their own dreams and teaches tops that could work in many situations to help people become successful.
Don’t give up before you even try.
While not screamed at from the page, you can see the author’s psychology degree working behind the scenes in the advice given. She isn’t just someone looking to make a quick buck, the care and attention to detail is present throughout.
Think of discomfort as currency- it’s the price you pay to learn some pretty crucial things.
I will admit however, that the formatting and presentation of this book is a little juvenile. With bright colours, photographs and a chatty tone to the text, this book is well designed for its target audience. That being said it is still accessible for all who wish to read it. I gave this book four stars.