Book Review: How to Be a Bawse by Lilly Singh

Lilly Singh How to Be a Bawse


Lilly Singh is Superwoman. Seriously, her media handle is iiSuperWomanii. She has built a following of more than 10 million subscribers on YouTube, along with hundreds of thousands (if not more) views. With all of the hard work and dedication needed to accomplish this, it is only fitting that she write a book dedicated to the art of the hustle.

The book itself is straight forward, filled with color, and with a clear, no-fuss message: If you want to be successful, put in the work. While some of the ideas Singh offers up to inspire the readers work ethic are simple and common sense, most are refreshing takes on old adages that some could argue (particularly after reading How to Be a Bawse) are in need of a serious update.

Take her chapter “The Alphabet is a Lie” as an example. In it, Singh talks about always being told to have a backup plan. Pretty standard advice, right? However, instead of following the age-old recommendation, Singh decided to completely invest in her dream and focus 100% on being a YouTube creative. I was a bit skeptical of the advice at first, but after I finished the chapter, she had me convinced. When you have a plan A and a plan B, you aren’t able to commit 100% of your effort towards what you really want (most likely plan A) and aren’t as successful because of it. Sounds intimidating, terrifying, and unsound, sure. But Singh has arguably used it with resounding success.

How to Be a Bawse is a must read for anyone in need of a little encouragement, feeling a bit stuck, or just wants to be entertained and perhaps learn a little while they’re at it. Whatever the reason, any reader will finish this book with tools to be used, not just survive, but to conquer their life. I feel Singh will soon be able to add Best-Selling Author to her already admirable list of accomplishments, and I, for one, couldn’t be more pleased to support her.

I am using How to Be a Bawse to check off Number 17 in my 2017 reading challenge: A book you can read in a day. Did I actually read the book in a day? No, but that was only because life is a thing and I had people to feed. Had I not had any responsibilities – or even a straight chunk of hours to myself *sigh*, it would have happened.

Purchase on Amazon here:

How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life

Read more about my 2017 Reading Challenge here:

2017 Reading Challenge


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