I checked Twitter for receipts and damb, I been down with Luvvie since way back. 2010 to be exact. She wrote a letter to Kat Stacks + I was an instant fan. Let’s be real, Luvvie is rare + her storytelling is refreshing. She tells it like it is and filters for no one. She has fun with her audience. That was something I struggled with. The first few conferences I went to pushed conforming in order to make money in this industry. To do things their way, to take perfect pictures…And then she said the opposite at a conference last year and like that, I went back to being me.
Luvvie is successful because she got something called charisma. Or for you youngsters, swag. Homegirl is dripping swag. She does this thing where us readers are included in the process. She talks to us and not at us. Her first book, I’m Judging You, is already a New York Times Bestseller. Homegirl is a damb NY Times bestselling author! She can also floss getting listed in Oprah Winfrey’s inaugural Supersoul 100 list and was honored as the 2016 Influencer of the Year at the Iris Awards. She makes it look easy. This thing called writing.
The Do-Better Manual talks life, culture, social media + fame. Chapter 3 should come with a warning. Especially if you are on a plane from LAX to Tokyo. I was crying reading “When Baehood Goes Bad” – do me a favor and read that part in the comfort of your own home. So if you wet your chonies from laughing so hard you are home and can change.
Luvvie’s book is full of lessons but dares you to do something that matters. You could laugh with your favorite influencers all day long but what are those influencers really doing with their influence? Luvvie knows how to get you to sign on. She could’ve sold me on Columbia House cassette tapes back in the day she’s so good with her word. I’m Judging You is the new testament. It is fresh and fire. One of the funniest books I’ve ever read. Get your laugh on.
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