Before seeing this opportunity to review I’m Judging You on Clever, I must admit I was behind the times and had not heard of Luvvie Ajayi. I was intrigued by the title and thought that a book called I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual would be an interesting read. I’m so glad I did.
I started reading the book on the train into the city and felt like I was laughing to myself the whole ride.
In a time where there seems to be so much hostility, Luvvie tells it like it is and brings humor to life when we need it the most.
In Chapter 2, Why Must You Suck at Friendship?, Luvvie sets forth to describe the friends that can sometimes suck the life out of you. The friend who competes with me is real and I know we have all been there. And, maybe sometimes, we have been this friend too.
Another chapter that I enjoyed was Weight a Minute. Luvvie states “We suck so bad for shaming people’s weight, whether heavy or thin.” I thought, Wow! She is right. Doesn’t matter where you are on the weight spectrum, people shame you for being “too” this or “too” that.
Athe the end of the book, Luvvie leaves us with a call to action, Do Something that Matters. If you have influence, use it for the common good. It doesn’t have t be a monetary donation. There are so many other ways that we can get involved and make the world a better place. It’s kind of like a Just Do it kind of moment and it gave me that together we can make a difference feeling.
So my call to action for you is to READ the BOOK – I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual You will laugh, maybe out loud and feel the need to say something or DO Something in the end. Thank Luvvie!
Who is Luvvie Ajayi?
Luvvie Ajayi is an award-winning writer, speaker and digital strategist who thrives at the intersection of comedy, technology and activism. She is the voice behind Awesomely Luvvie, respected humor blog that covers everything pop culture. Her debut book, I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual, is a series of humorous essays that dissects our cultural obsessions and calls out bad behavior in our increasingly digitally, connected lives.
- 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 Awesomely Luvvie, 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
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
I definitely need to pick this book up. It looks like a really interesting read that I could get into.
Rose Alexis says
I agree, it doesn’t have to be money you donate that will help. In fact, so many times, it’s those other things that make a bigger difference.
I’m glad you enjoyed this book – it’s high on my “to read” list! I saw her do a news channel interview and I was instantly intrigued!
This sounds like something every human being should read. We all could do better!
I’m reading this next! I love Luvvie and she’s SO funny. I’m currently reading the Alchemist and am going to read I’m Judging You next!
Okay- you got me and now I want to read this book. It sounds just like something I need in my life right now.
Laura Funk says
I need to get my hands on this book! I have heard so much about Luuvie and I read her blog occasionally. Thanks for a small glimpse into the book.