For someone who made a career out of over-sharing on the internet, Tyler Oakley has a shocking number of personal mishaps and shenanigans to reveal in his first book: he experienced a legitimate rage blackout in a Cheesecake Factory; he had a fashion stand-off with the White House secret service; he crashed a car in front of his entire high school in his fast food restaurant server's uniform; he projectile vomited while bartering with a grandmother.
With millions of fans clamouring for more Tyler Oakley, he delivers his best untold, hilariously side-splitting moments with trademark flair in Binge.
Social media pioneer Oakley, who gained fame as YouTube star in 2007 and has since become an advocate for LGBTQ youth, draws successfully from his unique blend of snarky candor and down-to-earth Midwestern accessibility in the audio edition of his memoir. Perhaps the most entertaining and also affirming sections of the recording involve Oakley's knack for calling himself on occasional outbursts of diva histrionics through personal pep talks. These include a period of heartbreak and recovery surrounding his first serious college boyfriend and more recently his meltdown in front of mobs of adoring fans at a YouTube convention. The material includes some frank discussions of sexuality, and Oakley projects a tone of friendly irreverence rather than over-the-top rudeness or crudeness. A Gallery hardcover.
I'm always cautious of You Tuber books because even if they're awful, the majority of younger fans still say it's amazing.
However, after a lot of deliberating and hearing multiple other people talk about 'Binge', I bought it and was not at all disappointed.
There are times where I shed a few sad tears, and there are time when I laughed hysterically. There were also times where I did the "I can't even" sigh ordeal and had to put my phone down for a few seconds. I mean that in a positive "I can't believe I just read that" way.
Binge is honestly one of the best books I've read in a long while, and I regret waiting this long before buying it. It's 10/10, hysterical, sad, will make you feel all of the emotions.
It's as great as it is because it's so open and raw. There's no holding back.
If at some point in the future an opportunity arose again for Tyler to write another book about his life, I would absolutely be one of the first people to buy it. Now I'm off to start reading Binge all over again.
BEST BOOK 💕
This is one of my favourite books ever and you inspire me so much ❤️. I love you & your YouTube channel so much and my twitter is @amazinghannah_x . You liked my picture of your book on xmas day an that made my day. I love you so much Tyler xx 🇬🇧
(I'm not very good with words so I do apologise). I absolutely loved/love binge, so much so that I have 5 copies now. I would definitely recommend binge whether you've always followed Tyler and want to learn more about or if you've just discovered him and want to know about his life. I'm so glad Tyler has shared these stories with us and I really enjoyed reading it. well done Tyler you did an amazing job! @oakleysunset on Twitter