How to be a Bawse — Introductory Review 1

This is the first time I am attempting a full- fledged book review and publishing it as well. But this is not going to be just one review. I think there is more to this book than just one-time-read-and-trash-it quality.

I want to document my experiences I as read the book. This is because I am loving the journey so much that I want to share it with everyone.

For those of you who do not know about the author:

“How To Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life” has been authored by Lilly Singh. She started her Youtube career in October 2010 under the screen name iisuperwomanii when she was undergoing depression.

“I was the first South Asian female to do comedy videos on YouTube. But at the same time, all races face their barriers, and I’ve learned through YouTube, if it’s not race, it will be sexism, if it’s not sexism, it will be homophobia. It will always be something, and all voices should be heard”. — Lilly Singh

Now at 2017, she stands to be a budding actress who has debuted in a movie, “A Trip to Unicorn Island” and made a cameo appearance in the movie, “Bad Moms”. She has worked with many celebrities notably, The Rock — Dwayne Johnson, Bill Gates and Michelle Obama. She has been listed in Forbes list of “achievers under the age of 30 “. She has released 3 singles so far and has collaborated with other artists to release public interest and positive messages.

She has started a cause called #girllove, to stop girl-on-girl hate. She went to Kenya and raised funds to empower girl children to go to school.

But the best achievement so far is that she has over 11 million subscribers on her Youtube channel. Youtube awarded a feature called ‘community’ to her ( this was awarded only to 9 other Youtube channels), mainly because she has one of the largest and most loyal fan-following (Called #Unicorns or #TeamSuper).

Why should you check this book out? What’s in it for you?

The #BawseBook as the #Unicorns call it is a self- help guide but it breaks all the cliches that self-help books have. The quotes are not cute or fluffy, there is no over-selling involved, and you do not definitely feel like you’re drugged and floating in wonderland.

She is a Psychology major and gives out life lessons — not with complicated theories but with her experiences. She doesn’t faff around but drives the point home to the readers in a crisp and funny manner.

Check out her introductory page here:

What you can expect in the first 10 Chapters?

She says that a Bawse is a person who achieves not only in professional life but all other areas of life as well.

She has spoken about her experiences with co-workers, her inspirers, and friends. She has spoken about the times she has failed miserably and how she overcame those issues with trial and error. She has quoted the lessons she has learnt from her life experiences.

I personally feel that it takes a lot of courage to acknowledge one’s failures openly to the public. She has given out small do-it-yourself sessions to write out some of our goals for self-improvisation.It is not the dull black-and-white thing you normally read, the book is filled with colourful stories, celebrity references and humour.

I am sure we can learn a thing or two from people’s life experiences. Especially if a person has started from scratch just like you and I and has made it to the top inspiring billions of people in six years.

You do want to check it what the hype is all about, don’t you?

P.S: I manage a facebook group “Unicorns 4 Bawse” where I share quotes from the group or messages from Lilly that I think are amazing. You could join and check them out. I am also writing the second review shortly, keep visiting my blog for more.

Originally published at on April 4, 2017.

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