‘Binge’ by Tyler Oakley [ REVIEW ]

Binge

One of my goals for 2016 is to get back to my roots and read more books. As the great Frederick Douglass said, ‘Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.’ Books are a passion – nay, an obsession of mine and always have been. I grew up in the library and my parents fostered my love of reading and learning. With books I have lived a thousand lives, found myself absorbed in different worlds, and learned immensely more than I could have otherwise. I have a goal of reading 100 books this year, along with me!

 

Youtuber Tyler Oakley’s ‘Binge’ is an honest wild ride from the first page. The book is essentially a memoir of his life up to this point- focusing on his childhood, how he came out to family and friends, relationships, one night stands and his Youtube career. He is honest about all sides of him – and I mean honest. From his casual drug use, eating disorders, porn, thoughts of suicide to details about ‘adult slumber parties’ he doesn’t hold back- or at least not much. The thing is, he writes so that you feel like you know him and understand him and his human flaws. He is binging in all aspects of his life, living it with no regrets. Or maybe some regrets- but he’ll call them lessons learned.

It was an easy read with many funny moments and hilarious childhood pictures. If you don’t know much about Oakley (like me, a sometimes Youtube watcher of his since he is friends with others I subscribe to) it is a great read to learn more about who he is. I imagine you would also learn a lot even if you had been following his vlogs from the very beginning.

That’s book 6 of 100! Read all the reviews here.

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Click here to see my goals for 2016

You can also see my goals for 20152014, 2013, 2012 and my bucket list!

Book 1. Wake Up Happy by Micheal Strahan

Book 2. Jesus > Religion by Jefferson Bethke

Book 3. The Sisters of Versailles by Sally Christie

Book 4. Brave Enough by Cheryl Strayed

Book 5. Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Book 6. Binge by Tyler Oakley

Book 7. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Book 8. The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

Book 9: Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander

Book 10: The Siren by Kiera Cass

Book 11: Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

Book 12: Rhinoceros Success by Scott Alexander

Book 13: Quidditch Through The Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp (J.K. Rowling)

Book 14: Wildflower by Drew Barrymore

Book 15: Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave

Book 16: The Moviegoer by Walker Percy

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