I Hate Myselfie: A Collection of Essays by Shane Dawson by Shane DawsonI Hate Myselfie: A Collection of Essays by Shane Dawson by Shane Dawson

I Hate Myselfie: A Collection of Essays by Shane Dawson

byShane Dawson

Paperback | March 10, 2015

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From his first vlog back in 2008 to his full-length film directorial debut Not Cool, Shane Dawson has been an open book when it comes to documenting his life. But behind the music video spoofs, TMI love life details, and outrageous commentary on everything the celebrity and Internet world has the nerve to dish out is a guy who grew up in a financially challenged but loving home in Long Beach, California, and who suffered all the teasing and social limitations that arise when you’re a morbidly obese kid with a pretty face, your mom is your best friend, and you can't get a date to save your life.

In I Hate Myselfie, Shane steps away from his larger-than-life Internet persona and takes us deep into the experiences of an eccentric and introverted kid, who by observing the strange world around him developed a talent that would inspire millions of fans. Intelligent, hilarious, heartbreaking, and raw, I Hate Myselfie is a collection of eighteen personal essays about how messy life can get when you’re growing up and how rewarding it can feel when the clean-up is (pretty much) done.
Shane Dawson was born on July 19, 1988 in Long Beach, California. He is a director, actor, comedian, musician, YouTube vlogger, and author. I Hate Myselfie: A Collection of Essays was his first book and a bestseller. His second book, It Gets Worse: A Collection of Essays, has also reached the bestseller's list.
Title:I Hate Myselfie: A Collection of Essays by Shane DawsonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.38 × 5.5 × 0.7 inPublished:March 10, 2015Publisher:Atria/Keywords PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1476791546

ISBN - 13:9781476791548

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome This book is so funny and realistic that it just lets the reader dive right in. Even though people might say I'm biased because I love his videos, i Honestly believe that even if I didn't watch him, I would love this book. Recommend this book to everyone. Definitely go pick this book up.
Date published: 2018-04-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty good for a youtuber???? I love shane with my life but this book wasn't great. I'm glad I read it because he wrote it but I can't see myself reading it again, though I will read 'It Gets Worse' soon.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read. Anyone who is a fan of Shane's work will enjoy his book.
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Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book This book was good. It had great humor in it as well as a fairly good story line for each short story. Keeps reader interested with humor.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good This book made me laugh, and I loved it.
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so funny this book made me laugh so much, yet it can be weird for people that do not watch shane. i would recommend this to another shane fan, not my friends.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from HILARIOUS I've been watching Shane's videos since 2008, and I definitely feel that this book captures his journey and growth over that time! It is at once sad and amazingly funny, and I recommend it to any Shane Dawson fan!
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO GOOD! I've been a fan of Shane's for such a long time, and this book was so good. I think Shane is wonderful, and this book is just so well done. I feel like I got to learn more about him, and that's awesome!
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book! Right from the first word this book was one of the best I had ever read. It contains so many emotions and points of views on life. A sad, hilarious, and helpful book. That I would most defiantly recommend to anyone who is looking for a book with a little bit of everything.
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Date published: 2016-12-07
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Date published: 2016-12-03
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Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A biography without the bore I absolutely cannot stand to read biographies and people talk about themselves but this book was funny and captivating and really allows you to see the human side to this YouTube personality. Shane is a such a beautifully complex person that writes incredibly well
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Surprising! I was honestly expecting this to be just another youtuber book but this was honestly a really great read. Well organized and developed it really gives you a good insight on what was Shane Dawson's life pre and post YouTube.
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious I bought it and read it the same week. I was so funny and made me want to know what's coming up next!
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED! I really love watching Shane Dawson. Being able to get a better understanding of what he talks about in his videos is really eye opening. His story is really moving. The title has a lot of meaning behind it too
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! this book has a great sense of humor, Shane is one of the funniest people I know! Worth the read
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Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Real Bought it when it first came out, it surprised me. It was raw and Shane opened up, not like jokingly-self-deprecating-opening up, but he poured his past out to us. He also incorporated his dark and somewhat offensive and self-deprecation humor and it made it less depressing. If you're not into that kind of humor, then this isn't for you. Easy to read and if you watch his videos a lot, then you can read this in his voice.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious and real I received this book at Christmas time and I read it in a few days. It's a quick, easy read but allows you to laugh and enjoy yourself the entire time. Shane writes from a real and raw place, and he has a humour that is hard to find in our politically correct society. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a laugh.
Date published: 2016-08-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from WARNINGS While I have not thoroughly read the book, my 12 (almost 13) year old bought this book from the teen section with no apparent rating code. This book has graphic sexual mentions and is definitely not appropriate for her age group. Unfortunately not everyone scans books and in defence it is available in the teen section. It really should be young adult rated in the least. It may be a good book but should have a caution. My daughter can read it when she turns 16.
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Date published: 2015-10-21
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Date published: 2015-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING Firstly, I just want to say that I have been a fan of Shane for a long time. This book made me see another part of him. Loved his perspective, this book had me laughing. Not disappointed at all! If it was possible, I'd give this rating more than 5 stars. :)
Date published: 2015-09-13
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Read from the Book

I Hate Myselfie Hi. I’m Shane Dawson. Some of you might know me from my videos on the internet. Some of you might know me from the movie I directed entitled Not Cool. And some of you might know me as the guy you saw on the cover of this book who has an incredibly punchable face. I’m all of those things and more! I also have an incredibly punchable body, but none of you will ever get to see that. For the record, I don’t really hate myself, but I do hate the way I portray myself online. Hence, “myselfie.” See what I did there? Online I’m this loud, outrageous, confident guy who acts like nothing bothers him and he has the whole world at his fingertips. In reality, I’m a shy, quiet guy who would rather spend his nights lying in bed watching Netflix than being a valuable member of society. If I could spend my entire life underneath a heating blanket with a handful of my own balls I would happily do so. I’m not saying that I don’t like the stuff I put out into the world, because I genuinely enjoy my videos and think they are funny. What I’m saying is that I embrace the fact that I have a punchable face, and that if I could punch myself without feeling it I would. Sometimes I scroll through my Instagram page and audibly groan. What is the point of posting four pictures a day of yourself doing the same duck face in four different locations? If you go through my Instagram feed it’s like a flip book of me thinking I’m WAY more attractive than I am. It’s nauseating. But feel free to follow me at @SHANEDAWSON! You can also follow me on Twitter, where I post important tweets like: “I think I just pooped blood. Should I go to the doctor? Nvmd, just gonna google it,” and “Ugh. Is Emma Stone still a thing? Can that be over yet?” It gets really deep. I’m a social warrior, clearly. In this book, you’ll get to see the real me, not the “me” you see on YouTube. You will get to know what’s really in my head, and I’m warning you it’s not pretty. It’s a twisted land of self-hatred, sadness, and lots of repressed anger toward every person who’s ever hurt me. ENJOY! Don’t worry, I threw in some dick and fart jokes to make the stories a little easier to handle. Kind of like mixing in some peanut butter with your medicine, which by the way my mom used to do. You haven’t lived till you’ve had a Vicodin peanut butter marshmallow fluff sandwich. I can still taste the numbing of my emotions. Delicious. I urge you to sit back, enjoy, and know that in the end things have gotten better for me. And they will for you too, if that’s anything you’re worried about. Feel free to laugh at my misfortune and get that feeling of “Wow, my life is SO much better than THAT guy’s.” Obviously joking but semi-serious, Shane Dawson

Editorial Reviews

"This book is a haven for difference in a sea of more of the same with YouTuber books. The essay approach really worked for the book."