Most know Shane Dawson as the YouTube superstar that can make you want to laugh, vomit or cry, maybe even all of them at the same time, and some may recognize him from the horror film, Smiley. Shane made his “Hollywood” directorial debut in 2014 with Not Cool, but Shane can now add author to his ever expanding resume. That’s right, Shane has written his first book, I Hate Myselfie- A Collection of Essays By Shane Dawson.
Before I get a bunch of flack about this not being a horror book, he is a horror fan, has been in a horror film and has made a horror short film. Not to mention, I think a lot of horror fans can relate to Shane, feeling like an outcast and not being the most popular, and like myself, being an extremely awkward teen. This is not a sponsored review, I went out and purchased the book myself.
Shane’s videos are full of stories from his teen years and many of them are full of dick and fart jokes and Disney porn conspiracies, but behind the humor is a lot of heart and an incredible collection of stories. I love that Shane put so much personal information about himself out there, he always says he’s not very manly, but he sure showed a lot of testicular fortitude putting some of his most embarrassing moments out there.
The book is not very long, it took me less than 2 days to read. I couldn’t put it down, while reading I Hate Myselfie, I felt like I was reading my own teenage years and I could relate to Shane that much more. The realness you will read in this book is mind-blowing.
I will caution that maybe this is not the book for the young audience due to the abundant use of the word “fuck”, countless masturbation references and so forth, but for the proper aged audience, this is a must read. If you have ever, even for a split second felt like a worthless pile of diarrhea brought on by eating week old Chinese takeout, this book will help you see that no matter how bad things get, you can turn it around and make something of yourself.
Fart jokes and Ellen Degeneres haircut jokes aside, Shane is an amazing writer. His ability to fully describe a situation is incredible. He paints such vivid pictures of every scenario, you will feel like you’re sitting under “the crazy tree” with Shane and his friends living every second with him.
If you’re looking for a book full of humor and real shit, pick up I Hate Myselfie anywhere books are sold or at IHateMyselfieBook.com.
Shane even made a short film book trailer for I Hate Myselfie, check it out below.
For more of Shane and his work, subscribe to his YouTube Channels, Shane and ShaneDawsonTV. Also, be sure to follow him on twitter (@shanedawson) and Instagram (@shanedawson). Oh, be nice too, the world is full of assholes, don’t be one.