Luvvie Ajyai is someone I’ve admired in the blogging space for a very long time. She’s been creating the type of content that you can’t read at work because you’ll be laughing at your desk too loudly. From Scandal recaps, to simply being on top of treads and busting the chops of anyone who needs to “do better” – I’ve been sipping my tea and reading along for years.
When news of her book release flooded my timeline – I had already been laughing myself to sleep every night reading I’m Judging You – The Do Better Manual. I’d be curled up on the couch, laughing all by myself – I’m pretty sure that Kevin was convinced I’d lost my mind.
It got to the point that whenever I would laugh out loud – I’d read the passage or paragraph to him so he could laugh with me.
Now just in case you aren’t familiar with Luvvie – let me fill you in:
- Luvvie was listed in Oprah Winfrey’s inaugural Supersoul 100 list and was honored as the 2016 Influencer of the Year at the Iris Awards
- In addition to the Awesomely Luvvie blog, she also has the website, Awesomely Techie, a great resource for bloggers, writers, small business owners and entrepreneurs who want to use technology to make their lives more efficient.
- Luvvie is passionate about social justice and is equally addicted to shoes. She brought these loves together in 2009 when she, along with Karyn Brianne Lee, founded The Red Pump Project.
- She is a past winner of the Women’s Media Center’s Social Media Award for using her voice and humor for pop culture critique, gender and racial justice
- Annnnd this book made her a New York Times Best Seller
While to some it may feel like Luvvie became popular overnight – she’s been doing this for an incredibly long time. If you listen to her recent podcast interview with Myleik Teele, you can learn more about her story.
Now – about the content of this book. The best way to describe it is a conversation. Imagine chatting with one of your closest friends about the things that drive you crazy. About all the people who just “do bad things” and need to “do better”. Or better yet, talking about yourself when you KNEW better, but just chose to do something stupid.
She chats about life, culture, social media, and fame in a collection of personal essays. Here’s an excerpt from the beginning that helps to explain her sense of humor:
I like to think of myself as ahead of my time because I’m already cranky and ornery, and I’m working toward getting a lawn just so I can chase people off it. I’m futuristic that way. Some people will say, “Only God can judge me.” I’m here to say, “Well, until He gives His final judgement, here’s some of mine.”
In the meantime, I really hope you pick this book up if you’re looking for a good laugh. Annnnd, since I received a complimentary copy to review, I’d like to purchase one for a lucky reader. Simply comment below about the last book that made you laugh out loud, and I’ll select a winner on Monday October 17th. All winners must reside in the USA.
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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own. I will be purchasing the book to giveaway to one lucky reader.