Parents' Guide to

How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Honest, inspiring advice from popular YouTuber.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 17+

It's just a biography hidden to look like a self help book

It's alot about who Lily Singh is and her career history and her YouTube videos and most of her videos are written by her and make jokes about Americans and White people, so just know if your supporting her book you are supporting her racism, I was sorry I actually waisted time reading her book I thought I was going to learn something I didn't already know but she's just a YouTuber she has no education has never done research so the book is more like a biography advertised as a self help book, it may be good for older teens to read it may help them develop self confidence.
age 10+

This book is life changing!

I strongly recommend it to anyone out there with BIG goals in life! I love Lilly, she inspires me and this book is literally, slowly but surely changing my life(as I'm still reading it).

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (5 ):

Popular YouTuber Lilly Singh's motivational advice book is refreshingly honest in the way she lays it out on the line: There are no shortcuts; put in the work. Older teens and young adults who are motivated self-starters and who already have some goals they're working toward will get a lot out of How to Be a Bawse. Colorfully illustrated, filled with wisecracks, and not sugarcoating the process, the book can be a big inspiration for goal-oriented readers of any age.

Singh takes on a lot, and the essays are surprisingly dense, so it might be best appreciated a few sections at a time. If your biggest stumbling block is that you're too shy at parties or don't speak up in meetings, for example, feel free to start with Part 3, read what's relevant, and save the rest for another time. Taken all at once it can seem like a pretty big dose of Lilly, which is understandable from someone whose livelihood and product is herself. But taken one or two steps at a time, and carefully absorbed and implemented, Singh's advice can really inspire and motivate anyone to become more confident and powerful in many situations.

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