How To Be A Bawse by Lilly Singh (ARC)

MY RATING : ★★/5

Lily Singh a.k.a Superwoman a.k.a. The Bad-Ass Female on Earth a.k.a. Our Canadian Proud a.k.a… Okay I should stop. But I’ve loved Lilly’s comedy videos since the beginning and when I learned she was releasing a book…

After this little fangirling moment, you will probably wonder: “GOD THIS REVIEW IS BIASED BY HER ADORATION FOR LIlLY”. Alright. Don’t get me wrong but even if it’s my favourite celebrity on Earth, I wouldn’t be dishonest and lie about a book if it’s mediocre (#bookidote oath).

BUT THIS BOOK IS GOLD. 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.

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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. She goes straight to the point and backs up her advice with her own examples and experience.

It’s like a voyage into yourself that you’ve been delaying for years because you didn’t know where to start. Well you start with this book right here. Lilly reminds us that even though she reached stardom, she was still an ordinary person like all of us. She started from the bottom and people tend to forget that. So her problems and tips are easy to relate to. Dealing with your impulse, with hatred and arrogant people, how to not procrastinate, and my favourite thing ever.. SHE MADE A LOT OF GAME OF THRONES REFERENCES

thevisualThe book itself is very pretty. Simple and minimalist. The messages are there right in your face, it’s strong and it makes me want to frame every page of this book if I could. One of my favourite tip from her is: “Be Secretive”. She gives really funny examples but in the end the key is don’t expose your success too much or too loud. Keep your keys to success and be humble. It’ll be more rewarding because if you don’t, people can use it to their advantages and turn them into weakness.

The organization is very clear, the pictures are amazing (Hooray to you Lily for taking the time to endure all the makeup and photo-shoots 😀 ). It’s definitely a new side of Superwoman that we don’t get to see often on Youtube videos.

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It’s a book I would reread because it can apply to so many periods of my life. It’s a lifestyle like never before because, instead of dictating your behavior, Lilly does what she does best: she makes us laugh while guiding us through our own obstacles.

Here’s a dose of her humour 😉

You can purchase the book here : Chapters/Indigo or Amazon Canada

The official book is going to be released tomorrow !

Thank you for reading my review 🙂 Did you know Superwoman before this post? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

Thank you to Penguin Random House for providing me with an ARC Copy of this book 

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55 Comments Add yours

  1. Awesome review Trang! I’ve never heard of Lily before, but after your review and that video, I think I need to check this out!💁🏻

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    1. She’s hilarious 😂! Hope you can find some entertainment 😀

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  2. I cannot WAIT to read that book!

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    1. TELL ME YOURE A FAN OF LILY TOO 😍

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      1. #SuperwomanSquad Who wouldn’t like Lily!?

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        1. YESS 😍😍 are you going to her boom tour??

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          1. She has a book tour!?!? Ohmygurd I got to be more updated.

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            1. YESS! Unfortunately Montréal wasn’t on the list maybe your city is 😀

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  3. Bookstooge says:

    What’s with the “bawse” spelling?

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    1. It’s a word for bosss and awesome I think. A slang. But she added “e” in the end for a feminist approach . Usually it’s just Baws in the familiar way

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      1. Bookstooge says:

        Gotcha! I figured there was some explanation for it. Thanks…

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        1. Yeah same! LOL I was wondering the same thing before posting thr review until you rementioned it and it reminds me to go look it up 😂

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        2. Btw she explains it here on Jimmy Fallon hahha 😀 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6UPQ33ZaJg

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  4. Loved your review! I love Lilly! I’m adding this to my TBR right away!

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    1. Niice to see that you love Lily too :D! It helped soo much. Hope it would help you too 🙂

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  5. I love your pure, honest enthusiasm! My daughter happens to be a fan of hers. What age range would you suggest for this out of curiosity?

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    1. Thank you! I tend to get overexcited when reading a real good book 😂 It can apply for anyone from high school students to University.

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      1. Ok excellent! Thank you 🙂

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        1. Are you planning in gifting it to your daughter? 😍 I love it so much I think it’s a nice gift to give out

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          1. I am not sure yet. She is a tough cookie when it comes to books. I have to feel it out a bit more. She surprisingly ends up enjoying most of her required reading in her Honors Lit ❤

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            1. Omg nicee! Congratulations to her for being in the Honors List too 🙂

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  6. Adriana says:

    I was so keen to read this new novel of hers and I was looking for a review. Yours is the best so far in terms of content and visual 😀 Love it! You convinced me to buy it 🙂

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    1. I’m very happy to hear that 😍😍 Thank you so much!

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  7. Great review for this book Trang, I haven’t heard of Lily before but after reading this review and seeing how much you enjoyed this book I will definitely be checking out some of her videos. If I enjoy them as much as everyone else seems to have I may even add this book to my to-read list! 🙂

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    1. Niice!! Let me know when you have time to check out her videos 🙂 I’d love to share my enthusiasm hehe 😀

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      1. I definitely will, hopefully I’ll be able to check a couple of them out soon! 😀

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  8. Hahaha you sold me at the GOT references 😉 Actually I have watched a lot of her videos (back when I watched vlogs) And of course I’ve seen that video- hilarious!! Awesome review!

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    1. Thank you!! I’m happy you know her 😀 she’s such an incredible woman 🙂 Where are you with GoT so far?

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      1. You’re welcome!! Have to say I binged her videos again after reading this 😉 and I’m upto date with it, you?

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        1. One episode to go!! I always keep the last ep until the next season begins LOL

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          1. oohh so exciting!!! It’s one of the best episodes!!! 😀

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  9. Mollie C says:

    AHHH NEED THIS BOOK ASAP

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    1. YESSS 😍👏👏 It was soo perfect!! Helped me a lot with university and work 🙂

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  10. Donna says:

    I’d never heard of Lily but hey, GoT references in a book and a reminder people in magazines do to the toilets too, I’m in! ( yeah, couldn’t find a better image for the “normal people” stuff xD)

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    1. LOOL I know right!! Her videos are hilarious 😀 let me know how you find them

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  11. Anonymous says:

    Not to defend or anything, but you spelled her name wrong the entire time 😛
    She hates nothing more than someone who spells her name wrong.:P She’s got a double ‘L’ in between. It’s LILLY. Just consider this as a unicorn message. ❤
    xoxo

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    1. Yess! I just corrected it 🙂 I think you put the same comment twice heheh

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  12. Kiara Singhania says:

    Not to defend or anything, but you spelled her name wrong the entire time 😛
    She hates nothing more than someone who spells her name wrong. She’s got a double ‘L’ in between. It’s LILLY. Just consider this as a unicorn message. ❤
    xoxo

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    1. OH DAMN you’re right I’m so used to writing it as Lily 😂😂 Thank you I made the change! 🙆 Unicorn message appreciated

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  13. i would like to know if the pre ordered version of the book is signed?

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    1. I don’t know if all preorder copies are but I know that this site offers signed copies 🙂 http://www.booktopia.com.au/how-to-be-a-bawse-order-your-signed-copy–lilly-singh/prod9780718186913.html;jsessionid=22wvKOYPcfC9yNFBJv1UkcS0
      Did you pre-order it from a specific site?

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      1. I didnt order it yet, but I’m planning to order NOWW. So yeah, I needed opinion. 😀 ❤

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        1. Omg yesss you should totally buy it 😍😍 It helps me so much with my life and University in general ! And she’s as funny in writing as in her videos!

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  14. I hadn’t even heard of this person before your book review! What is she known for? What does she do?

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    1. She’s a YouTuber 😀 making comedy sketch on YouTube I linked it at the end of my post 🙂

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      1. Ah! I didn’t listen to it because I read book reviews while I am at work in an open cubicle space.

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  15. wordpanache says:

    Hey, I loved your post on Lilly Singh. It is awesome to connect with fellow fan+blogger. Just like how she became a YouTuber, I aspire to be a blogger (professionally) and connect with other bloggers who share my tastes! Proud to be Team Super and love to have stumbled upon you! 🙂
    I have written an article as well, please check it out:
    https://wordpanache.wordpress.com/2017/04/04/htbab/
    and the FB group: http://www.facebook.com/unicorns4bawse
    Twitter: @unicorns4bawse

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  16. I’ve been wanting to get my hand on this book for a while but I never got around to it! It seems great!

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