Author: Tyler Oakley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Genre(s): Biographies & Memoirs
Page Count: 320 pages
Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
GO AHEAD, BINGE.
I’m not saying go out and snort a bunch of cocaine or do anything that’s going to seriously put you or the people around you in danger, obviously.
Binge on the things that bring fulfillment and happiness and satisfaction and make you feel alive. Binge on people who fascinate you and love that wakes you up from monotony. Binge on exploring, both your hometown and the farthest continent. Binge on the time you spend bettering yourself and petting dogs. Binge on picking your grandma’s brain and learning the story of the time she got catfished. Binge on giving, in all senses. Binge on indulging.
We’re told every day from an early age that moderation is key. Count your calories, wait a while before you tell someone you love them, and remember that balance is the path to happiness. While all of those are great in theory, does a lesson taught from someone else’s mistakes resonate just as deeply as the ones you learn yourself? When you binge, you find your own boundaries.
Even if I spend every waking moment attempting to keep my life in balance, I’m going to fuck up. Having already fucked up quite a few times in my life, and having lived to tell the tale, I don’t regret any of it.
I’ve binged plenty of times in my life, sometimes for better, sometimes for worse. Regardless, I indulged. This collection is the result.
I’ve had Binge on my Kindle for a while and for one reason or another just hadn’t gotten to it.
I had some time this weekend and was looking for something a bit different when I saw this in my carousel. I clicked and it was love at first read. Then I saw it’s also on audio and read by the author himself?? Instant buy. Instant love!
Funny and irreverent at times…
There are even a couple of TMI stories…
Bottom line? It’s really interesting (especially for those of us who were already fans). Binge perfectly captures Tyler Oakley. It’s a fun read and an even more entertaining listen.