Pop-culture phenomenon, social rights advocate, and the most prominent LGBTQ+ voice on YouTube, Tyler Oakley brings you his first collection of witty, personal, and hilarious essays.
For someone who made a career out of over-sharing on the Internet, Tyler has a shocking number of personal mishaps and shenanigans to reveal in his first book: experiencing a legitimate rage blackout in a Cheesecake Factory; negotiating a tense standoff with a White House official; crashing a car in front of his entire high school, in an Arby’s uniform; projectile vomiting while bartering with a grandmother; and so much more.
In Binge, Tyler delivers his best untold, hilariously side-splitting moments with the trademark flair that made him a star.
I am in awe at the impressive levels of internal and external reflections with which Oakley approaches his life. Instead of simply telling his story, he truly pulls the reader in, diving into the intimidating nature of vulnerability and reflects on dark topics, such as his experiences with an eating disorder and physical abuse. He outwardly acknowledges the unique platform he has grown and states his goal of using it to bring awareness to various topics and help his (primarily teen) audience members who are struggling.