Binge by Tyler Oakley - Book Review


Pop-culture phenomenon, social rights advocate, and the most prominent LGBTQ+ voice on YouTube, Tyler Oakley brings you his first 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.

This was my first audio book that I listened to on Audible and I must say I'm obsessed with hearing books that are read by the authors themselves. Even though the whole book was long seven hours and at first looking at how long it will take to hear the whole book I was like 'I don't have that much time'. But I started listening and the time flew by and I think I ended listening the book for 5-6 days.

The book was fun and interesting for me, maybe because I follow Tyler frequently on YouTube and watch his videos, but I think it will be also fun for anyone who doesn't know him. This book shows his whole life basically. I loved the book from the start to the finish and I can't think of anyting that I didn't really liked. I have to say that it was my absolute favorite this month!

Thanks!

60 comments:

  1. I never heard of this author before, but sounds like a very interesting audio book! It’s always great to know something new every day! I should check his book out! Thanks for sharing the review!

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  2. I never heard of him. But based on your review, he sounds like a comic but a very substantive individual. He seems like a normal guy that takes the stories in a while different level, a level that people will find interesting.

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  3. I know Tyler from youtube but I'm not a consistent fan of him: saw a few videos. But this book might be interesting. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I have never heard of Tyler too. But your post about your life has intrigued me and I would definitely would look for this book

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  5. My older kids watch him on YouTube, I have off and on. He is so entertaining in videos and in his book. I actually started reading this one...haven't finished it yet but it is very fun and lighthearted!

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  6. I have to admit I don't know him. But I like audio books and, I agree with you, they are much better when the author is reading his own book. Since you said that this book is funny, I will look for it. It's a little intimidating that it lasts 7 hours, but I can always listen to it little by little every day. Thanks!

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  7. Looks like an interesting book! I might have to check it out! Thanks!

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    1. I know Tyler form YouTube but I did not know he has a book. Im going to get that book and listen to it :)

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  8. It's a great idea to learn something new. It sounds interesting and the photo is very creative.

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  9. I love that Youtubers are able to express themselves in a different way through books, look at Pointless Blog's book, so different and outside of the book! Tyler's is next on my list to read

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    1. Yay! I agree, I love reading their books :)

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  10. Looks like a good read. Will definitely try out this one!

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  11. I used to follow Tyler on YouTube so I'd be interested to read this. I had no idea he'd released this as an audiobook too - that's cool!

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  12. I am trying to get into more audio books as I am driving or doing housework. I will check this one out!

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  13. Ooohh looks like an interesting book! I need more audio books in my life, it's perfect for when I am driving or traveling. It seems like the best way one can spend their time stuck in traffic. I'll look this up!

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  14. I think audio books are brilliant, you can listen to them while you go to commute, while you relax in the park and even before you go to sleep. I think 7 hours it's not that long for a book. And you won't listen to it all at once.

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    1. It's long but when I usually wait, travel or something else I listen and the time goes by :)

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  15. I have never watched any of Tyler's videos at least I don't think so but I just read an excerpt from Binge and it enticed me to read more.

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  16. Seems like a great book especially with "negotiating a tense stand­off with a White House official". I so want to read what happened there.. Thanks for sharing

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  17. Wow this is interesting. I have heard of Tyler before, but never really followed him. I will look for this book. Sounds like a good read or good to listen to.

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  18. This is awesome!! I have never heard of tyler before this! Seems like a fantastic book!! I'll have to keep my eyes out for it !!:)

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  19. I guess it's time for me to try audio books. This is something you can listen to while driving or commuting, or during downtime when you're trying to find sleep. I don't know who Tyler is, I will try to Google the guy to get a better understanding of his book

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  20. When I traveled for work, I used to listen to quite a few audio books. They are particularly fun when the author is the narrator.

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  21. nice post David!
    thanks for sharing with us. keep this blog update

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  22. I have never got the chance to watch any of Tyler's videos but after reading this post, I think I should grab this book.

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  23. I once went in Waterstones and couldn't believe my eyes they had a whole aisle for YouTubers. I saw Tyler's book too however I got Shane Dawson's one. Great book review out there. Have you got any other YouTuber's book?

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    1. I read Grace Helbig's too 'Grace and Style'. They have pretty good books 😊

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  24. I've never heard of this guy, would have loved to hear some more detail on him and his book.

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  25. The cover looks inviting, me personally, I don't really like just reading essays though, I prefer a "whole book".

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  26. You've got me curious about this author. I check his show via youtube, he has unique style on delivering his message. This audio book sounds promising something different.

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  27. Sounds like I'll have to check this out and be ready to laugh at the craziness you have shared in your review. I bet my younger brother already knows about this, I'll have to ask him!

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  28. thanks for sharing here. will look for more posts from you.

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  29. I was a fan, but I stopped following him, because all he did was self promote himself. Anything he did, was to self promote, I didn't even feel the fan-ytber connection. I'm interested in the book tho, but I think it's just drama drama drama, is it?

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    1. Well, that's their job to promote themselves but yeah I see why you stopped following him. It's not drama, drama... it's his life basically. Thanks for commenting :)

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