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How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  11,602 ratings  ·  1,426 reviews
From actress, comedian, and YouTube sensation Lilly Singh (aka ||Superwoman||) comes the definitive guide to being a bawse—a person who exudes confidence, reaches goals, gets hurt efficiently, and smiles genuinely because they’ve fought through it all and made it out the other side.

Told in her hilarious, bold voice that’s inspired over nine million fans, and using stories
Hardcover, 315 pages
Published March 28th 2017 by Ballantine Books
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Niti True dat Athena. Wish I could read it right now though....
Carrie Because it's nonfiction, the "reading level" (vocabulary and such) isn't quite the same thing as "usefulness." For example, while teenagers can read…moreBecause it's nonfiction, the "reading level" (vocabulary and such) isn't quite the same thing as "usefulness." For example, while teenagers can read this and get a better grip on responsibility, it actually strikes me as something for twenty-somethings who want to plant their feet more firmly and act with more agency in their lives.

That said, I think anyone is able to read it and may draw things from it! It's really about bettering yourself.(less)
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May 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Initially, I didn’t want to read this book. I mean, look at it. Look at the cover. Look at the title. Look at the made up word, ‘‘bawse.’’

Are you kidding me?

But despite the cheesiness and silliness that sometimes arises, it is a precious self-help book. It really does give helpful advice and motivates you to wake up at 6 am in the morning to conquer life.

It’s also surprisingly honest. I had no idea who this YouTube sensation was before I started reading the book. And I only cared to check her o
Mar 31, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017, self-help, youtube
In looking for reviews about this book, I noticed most of the comments are by many of Lilly's passionate fans who admit to not having read the book yet. If you want to hear an honest review about the content of the book, continue reading below:

Overall, this was a quick and simple read. Each of the 50 chapters are short and to the point, maybe 5 pages each at most. However, I also thought this may have been one of the reasons I couldn't give the book a higher rating. Singh offers a lot of great a
☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~  ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣
Punky enough to get to my reading list. Not coherent enough to get a higher rating from me. All the Youtube references soon got irritating (if I want Youtube, I won't be reading a book, I'll switch to Youtube, thank you).
All the graphics were a bit much too much.
Generally, I prefer my books to be more well-rounded and substantial. This book had a hell of a lot of promise and underdelivered in a drastic way. The girl spends entirely too much time on internet and videos. I do realise it's her wo
Trang Tran (Bookidote)
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing

THIS BOOK IS GOLD. IT HELPS ME SO MUCH. Just when I needed it the most, reading this book is like having Lilly near you as a friend and a supporter to reassure you and guide you through your life. I believe we all learn best from our own experience and this memoir a personal coach speaking from her own experience and the result is amazing.


The writing? TOTALLY HONEST TO HER STYLE. It’s funny, witty and familiar. She doesn’t need to pretend to be someone else, speaking like Shakespeare or whatever
Whitney Atkinson
I read this on audiobook over the span of a few days just because it was good clean fun, but it's gonna be something that I won't even remember the message of in 2 months. Lilly's advice is genuine, but nothing new. Her messages also seem to be driven by the fact that *she's* succeeded, so her if everyone just follows in her footsteps and does the things she does, they'll be famous too!! But reading this sometimes felt like she was giving advice to 12 year olds trying to avoid drama rather than ...more
Huma Rashid
I thought this was cheesy, annoying, and overdone even BEFORE she made some ridiculous crack about millenials being entitled, which is such a trite thing to say that ignores all social, political, and financial nuance that I am not even going to get into it. I enjoyed her story about Selena Gomez and the importance of authenticity ... but of course she wasn't going to bring attention to all the ways Selena Gomez is highly problematic including her bullshit Indian/"Tribal" cultural association bu ...more
Apr 06, 2017 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: No-one.
This book will not teach you how to conquer life.

I could finish this book in one day because-
1. I was apparently so desperate for any form of motivation that I resorted to an illustrated book filled with platitudes whose targeted audience seems to be teenagers who have way too much money to spare.
2. This book was more like a series of 10 minute YouTube videos than a profound piece of literature.

I didn't learn anything I didn't already know from this book except for the fact that it wasn't writ
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: ONLY fans of Lily Singh
Actual review: 1.75

This was the kind of book that is entertaining but hollow. The 'pearls of wisdom' are really just a few sayings here and there that seem good when you listen to it in a hilarious voice, but without that element, it falls flat.

The humour was the only (somewhat) redeeming quality of this book that stopped me from giving it a one star review.

It lacks depth and it lacks interest. It makes it seem like barely any effort went into creating this book. It's far from memorable. Even
Muse-ic ♬
Sep 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Okay here's the deal:

I love Lilly Singh! I am a big fan of hers and I watch all her videos.

That being said, I do NOT worship the ground she walks on. I'm NOT approaching this book and review as a fangirl and I am NOT approaching it as a biased party. Part of this may have to do with the fact that she stated in a video several years ago that she doesn't believe in global warming. I don't know if this opinion has changed as of late, but it made me lose some respect for her.

I think this book is gen
Dazz Ross
Sep 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I first discovered Lilly Singh (aka iiSuperwomanii) at 14 in December 2013, with her video Things Students Lie About. Ever since then, I've laughed and truly enjoyed watching her content, seeing as she's grown into a powerhouse in the YouTube community. I remember a period of time where I watched a collection of her videos before I went to bed every night because they relaxed me enough to go to sleep. She made me discover the side of YouTube where creators roam and helped me know what to watch i ...more
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was ok
2 stars
Quick too simple chapters. I would have liked a bit more, well a lot more time spent on her advice. It read like a list that I could find online lacking most of her charm. Yes, there was some there, but it was so brief. I bought this for my daughters but ended up reading it after they didn't finish it. All of us were disappointed, it was too little substance and a lot of cheesy lines. Where was the life changing advice ?
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction, memoir
I'm not sure how I came across this book. I had never heard of Lilly before but I thought her book looked like fun so I checked it out of the library. I don't think I'm the target audience for this book as she is only 28 years old and I'm old enough to be her mother! Nevertheless I enjoyed Lilly's take on life and how she became so successful as a YouTube star.

The book is full of gorgeous pictures of Lilly. It was a fun read and she does have some good advice to offer.
Veronica Morfi
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was such an amazing and inspiring and motivational book! I have been a fan of Lilly a.k.a iiSuperwomanii for the past 4 years and listening to her book narrated by her was an amazing experience. Would highly recommend it to people that want to get their lives in order, learn how to focus to achieve their goals, and get their priorities straight. A true guide on how to be a Bawse!
Mariah Roze
Apr 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
"From actress, comedian, and YouTube sensation Lilly Singh (aka ||Superwoman||) comes the definitive guide to being a bawse—a person who exudes confidence, reaches goals, gets hurt efficiently, and smiles genuinely because they’ve fought through it all and made it out the other side."

I really enjoyed this book and was able to take a lot away from it.
Wael Margheni
I am proud of myself for managing to finish this book and not throwing it aside!
Frankly, this is not what I expected from Lilly Singh (||Superwoman||)! I really thought that I was going to have a very good time reading this book. But I didn’t! and I am a little bit disappointed.
Like many people who live on Youtube, I happen to be a big fan of Lilly Singh and her videos. She really does make me laugh and I have a very good time watching her videos. And of course, I knew she was releasing a book a
Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
Lilly Singh is the only YouTube comedian I've watched who I actually find funny, so I'm really excited to read this.
Jenny Baker
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Entertaining and inspiring.
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
I used to like Lilly, I think she's funny, hardworking, nice and honest.
But I after I read this, now I LOVE HER. Just reading from her point of view and living her adventures since she started doing YouTube and witnessing her journey through all of it, PLUS having her giving advice, and how she's trying to make us learn from her mistakes just made me respect her even more.
I thought this book is very inspiring and empowering and true to its title , it does give you that push you need to feel that
Metodi Markov
Oct 26, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: trash-bin
Особенно жалък боклук, дори и по стандартите на безсмислената като цяло мотивационна литература.

Още в превода на заглавието е допусната неточност, с цел да се привлекат повече купувачи. "Bawse" е всичко друго, но не и супершефка.

Въпросната Сингх е ютюб инфлуенсър, която се занимава със създаването на кретенски видеа, с които се опитва да налива акъл на стадото... От човек, който не е работил никогга никаква постоянна или съзидателна работа, това определено идва байгън.

Кратък поглед върху творби
chloe ꒰♡ˊ͈ ु꒳ ूˋ͈꒱.⑅*♡
My friend went to Lilly's show and got this book. She gave it to me as a birthday gift, and until now I haven't had the time to read it. I finished it in a few days (it was so hard to put down because it's so good!).

Lilly's an amazing YouTuber. She's also an awesome writer. And a great Bawse.

Lilly's a very successful person and she has lots of friends who are super successful as well. In this book, Lilly shares her secrets to success and talks about things that happen in her friends' lives. Lill
Vanya Prodanova
Не съм фен на смешни, забавни и комедийни клипове по принцип и въобще на комедийния жанр като цяло. Не знам защо, но ме напряга и го усещам като да си губя времето. Затова и шансът да попадна на книгата на Лили, че и да реша да я изслушам/прочета си е някаква невероятна случайност и чудо. Да живеят случайностите! :Р

Не бях чувала, нито попадала на клипове на Лили като почнах книгата. Истината е, че това, което тя прави не е в моята сфера на интереси, но книгата е друго нещо, защото аз съм си книж
May 28, 2017 rated it liked it
So, the latest publishing trend seems to be having Youtube stars put out their own books now. I haven't read any of them, but I picked up Lily's book because I do watch her channel on occasion.

There is nothing new or life-changing in Lily's book. She gives out some good advice, but the book reads like a Cliff's Notes edition, each chapter is very short and when you start to grasp what she is saying, the chapter is done. If felt like more of a photo shoot with brief stories in between. Yes, the p
Ritu Raveendran
Jun 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, owned, 2017
A Self help book for someone who DOES NOT like Self help books.

Someone like Me.

Lilly Singh is pretty entertaining and one of my favourite YouTuber but I admit that I NEVER expected that I would read her book because -

1. I dont like Self help books, they are just downright boring and I ve noticed that It doesn't really motivate me long enough to follow it through.

2. I never considered Lilly Singh mature enough to be writing a self help book in the first place !

3. I have a Mom ! Who takes
Nov 04, 2016 marked it as to-read
My favourite Youtuber is going to write a book and I so cannot wait!! She's been an inspiration and my role model since the beginning of time; all I'm going to say is that I hope March 28th 2017 comes as soon as possible *waits for eternity* The truth is, I don't even read biography memoirs that often, although I've got Scrappy Little Nobody and Buffering on my bucket list. Honestly though, if Lilly writes the way she talks in her videos, this is going to be hilarious. Anyway, I think I'm just g ...more
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVED it!

Lilly is such a cool and down to earth person that I just couldn't help but adore her!
Lilly Singh is a famous YouTube personality. I used to watch her videos a while back; I enjoyed her rants and Parents React videos. She’s entertaining and some of the videos she made also inspired me. What I love about her is her feisty personality, her strong work ethic and her journey from being a failure to being a famous Youtuber. So, when I learned she has written a book, I had to check it out! And, I’m glad to say that it was pretty good.

In ‘How To Be A BAWSE’, she defines BAWSE as someone
Temi Panayotova
Aug 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Как Лили Сингх ме научи да бъда Супершефка

Здравейте, четящи!

Днес ще ви говоря за една биографично нехудожествена книга и за 50-те правила на Лили Сингх, които могат да променят виждането ви за нещата около вас, да усилят мотивацията ви на максимално ниво и даже може да се почувствате като един еднорог.

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Apr 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
You can check out my video review here :

So I am proud to say that I am a Lilly Singh fan. But as a booklover, I would like to clarify here that this fact did not cloud my judgement about her book.
As I mentioned in my video review as well, this is not an autobiography. I say this because I thought, that maybe this was a book about Lilly's amazing life. Thats the reason I had pre-ordered it.
This, instead, is a self help book in which Lilly has imparted he
Deborah Embury
Apr 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"Bawse" is such a brilliant, funny, and empowering book!! I have about a zillion little sticky tabs throughout this book highlighting Lilly's words of wisdom and advice. I've been watching her videos for years now and her personality just shines through in her book on conquering life!
I wish some of the chapters were longer, but that's partially because I could read her words all day. The 50 chapters connected and built on one another beautifully and were incredibly inspiring to me personally.
Mar 28, 2017 marked it as to-read
I honestly tend to stay away from memoirs, but damn this is Lilly Singh so very obvs I am going to read it. I personally am inspired a lot by her, and she is the only YouTuber I watch aside from Booktube! ME EXCITE. *grabby hands* (but actually I am supposed to be on a book buying ban for now so yeah whelp) *cries*
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Lilly Singh is a Canadian YouTube personality, vlogger, comedian and actress. Singh is known by her YouTube username IISuperwomanII.
“Think of discomfort as currency- it's the price you pay to learn some pretty crucial things.” 46 likes
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