Binge by Tyler OakleyBinge by Tyler Oakley

Binge

byTyler Oakley

Paperback | November 22, 2016

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Pop-culture phenomenon, social rights advocate, and the most prominent LGBTQ+ voice on YouTube, Tyler Oakley brings you Binge, his New York Times bestselling collection of witty, personal, and hilarious essays.

For someone who made a career out of over-sharing 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; crashing a car in front of his entire high school, in an Arby’s uniform; projectile vomiting while bartering with a grandmother; and so much more. In Binge, Tyler delivers his best untold, hilariously side-splitting moments with the trademark flair that made him a star.
Tyler Oakley was born on March 22, 1989 in Jackson, Michigan. His alma mater is Michigan State University. He is a YouTube and podcast personality as well as an author, humorist and advocate for LGBT youth rights and suicide prevention. He is also a volunteer and supporter of The Trevor Project which works for the prevention of suicde ...
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Title:BingeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.38 × 5.5 × 0.7 inPublished:November 22, 2016Publisher:Gallery BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:150111770X

ISBN - 13:9781501117701

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING! Loved it! I've always loved Tyler and his videos and after reading this I love him even more. It allows you to get to know Tyler a little bit more and where he comes form and grew up and how he become who he now!
Date published: 2018-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Read Tyler's book is heartfelt and funny. It makes you cry and laugh out loud many times.
Date published: 2018-04-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Finally a book for me! I was first introduced to Tyler Oakley on The Amazing Race and was instantly a fan. Having heard a lot about his presence on YouTube, I started following some of his videos. However, it really was not until this book that I got to know more about this star's life. Honestly, the book was an emotional roller coaster (in the best possible way) making me laugh and even choke up at times. Yet, the thing I enjoyed the most about this book is that I could relate to it on a whole new level. Despite the growing acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community in mass media, there truly is still a lack of representation in all facets of popular culture. So, having a book that spoke to me and my own struggle was a very refreshing experience. Hearing Oakley talk about his Grindr hook-ups, realization of his sexuality, and dating a closeted guy are all things I have gone through but have never really heard a celebrity speak about. I tend to read a lot of autobiographies, but this one has to be my favourite so far, given that it is the only one that could fully relate to my own life. I hope that in the future I will be able to discover more LGBTQ+ reads.
Date published: 2018-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE !!!!! This is such a great book! Love Tyler so much !
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ahh my best friend got this book for me while she was in pheonix and i love it. i cried, and laughed s lot out loud. it's actually a relli good book.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read I've been watching Tyler Oakley's videos (not religiously) for a few years and I like all the work he does for causes that he's passionate about so I figured this would be interesting. His stories are relatable, and always have something inspiring to take from it- if you're a tyler fan, I would definitely recommend!
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LGBTQ+ Champion A book of essays which perfectly encapsulate Tyler Oakley. Wonderful read.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Such a Good Read I bought the hardcover of this book over the summer and I loved it. I just recently got the paperback with the bonus chapter and I loved it
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tyler Oakley I'm a fan of Tyler Oakley and his frankness. He finds humour in everyday situations and he writes about humour in his own life. I enjoyed the audiobook - it was cool to hear about his autobiography in the writer's own voice!
Date published: 2016-11-29

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Binge mathew TYLER OAKLEY ISN’T MY REAL name. Ahh! See? This book is full of surprises! Right off the bat, bam! You’ve got an exclusive! Truth be told, my real name is Mathew Tyler Oakley, but it feels like I’ve always gone by Tyler. Back in kindergarten, another Mathew was in my class, and that simply would not do. I was not there to leave it up to my classmates to label the two Mathews with adjectives—because Lord knows I would have been “chubby Mathew,” which was not the branding I was going for at age five (or ever). So, I came home one day and told my parents that I’d be going by Tyler. I needed to be one of a kind at school if I wanted to make any impression. I mean, imagine two celebrities sharing a name! How confusing and ridiculous would that be? Well, just look at Michelle Williams. No, not the one who was in Brokeback Mountain or Blue Valentine or My Week with Marilyn . . . the one who used to be in Destiny’s Child with Beyoncé. See?! This kind of confusion was not something I wanted to deal with down the line. So here I am, as what has almost become two separate people, Mathew Tyler Oakley and Tyler Oakley. As time has gone on, Mathew has become my more private identity—someone who I very much protect. Tyler is who I generously offer, at school, in life, and on YouTube. Mathew is what my parents and siblings call me, and the name I sign my binding contracts with, and Tyler is who makes embarrassing challenge videos and meets guys on Grindr. I’ve always been both, and to some people I’m more one than the other. And now you know. But for me to give you Mathew right off the bat . . . that’s me trusting you. It’s me saying hi, welcome to my life, not everything is pretty or perfect or edited with jump cuts. That’s Tyler. You know Tyler. It’s time for me to tell you all of Mathew’s stories. But still call me Tyler because, honestly, do I even look like a Mathew at this point? Yeah, no.

Editorial Reviews

"[Binge] explores every emotion: you will laugh, then you will cry for sure too, you will gasp and you will be terrified, and then you will have too many emotions and will want to stab the book and throw it out of your window! (But you will not actually do it because by that time the book will be very dear to you.)...very meaningful and a fun voyage."