by Luvvie Ajayi, Narrated by Luvvie Ajayi
“As we make people laugh, we can still make them think critically.”
When Luvvie spoke these words in the epilogue, they did a good job of summing up the book. If you’ve read Shrill by Lindy West or Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay, Luvvie’s ideas will be familiar territory. Luvvie takes on privilege, racism, sexism, and rape culture, much like West and Gay. Luvvie also reaches out to her Millennial audience by talking about proper etiquette while online and the fleeting nature of internet and viral video fame. She does a fantastic job of meeting her core readers where they are at, teaching lessons with a heaping side of humor and slang. This audiobook may not be for the over 40 set. I didn’t get some of the slang and jokes, and I’m still in my 30s.
The narration is fantastic. I can’t imagine reading this book any other way. Luvvie brings the words to life, and the humor is even sharper spoken in her voice. Overall, I think I have an early favorite. We’re halfway on this journey, three more humor books to go!