• I'm Judging You

  • The Do-Better Manual
  • By: Luvvie Ajayi
  • Narrated by: Luvvie Ajayi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (3,379 ratings)

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I'm Judging You

By: Luvvie Ajayi
Narrated by: Luvvie Ajayi
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Publisher's Summary

Updated edition includes bonus chapter

Winner of the 2017 Audie Award for Humor

"A truth-riot of a book!" (Shonda Rhimes)
New York Times best seller
Number-one Washington Post best seller
Redbook "20 Books by Women You Must Read This Fall"
GoodHousekeeping.com "17 New Best New Books to Read This Fall"
BookRiot "100 Must-Read Hilarious Books"
Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee
Now in development with Shondaland and ABC Signature Studios as a cable television series

Comedian, activist, and hugely popular culture blogger at AwesomelyLuvvie.com Luvvie Ajayi serves up necessary advice for the masses in this hilarious book of essays.

With over 500,000 readers a month at her enormously popular blog, AwesomelyLuvvie.com, Luvvie Ajayi is a go-to source for smart takes on pop culture. I'm Judging You is her debut book of humorous essays that dissects our cultural obsessions and calls out bad behavior in our increasingly digital, connected lives. It passes on lessons and side-eyes on life, social media, culture, and fame, from addressing those terrible friends we all have, to serious discussions of race and media representation, to what to do about your fool cousin sharing casket pictures from Grandma's wake on Facebook.

With a lighthearted, razor sharp wit and a unique perspective, I'm Judging You is the handbook the world needs, doling out the hard truths and a road map for bringing some "act right" into our lives, social media, and popular culture. It is the Do-Better Manual.

©2016 Lovette Ajayi (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

Critic Reviews

"Ajayi shares her observations of public shortcomings in a brash, honest manner that gives listeners the feeling we're on the other end of a long call from a venting best friend. Her spirited explanations and detailed examples will leave you feeling better about your choices." ( AudioFile)

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I have NEVER laughed so hard

This book was like hanging out with my friend. I found myself nodding and clapping, inspired and jovial. I can't wait to buy a physical copy of this book so I can share it with EVERYONE!

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Good advice for all--adults, that is .

If you care about our world, our values, and how we treat one another, this book is for you! I am 75+ years old and this book was written for a far younger age group. I listened to learn more about the world as my grandchildren in their 20's experience it. Very helpful! I didn't like the profanity, but the author expresses herself well otherwise, with stories and examples to make her points. She narrates with enthusiasm for her subject and if you're honest, you'll feel "judged" at least once.

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doing better

i loved this book it was wonderful, cant wait for the next one!! thanks to my internet cousin Evelyn for referring me. Great Great Book!!!

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Not all that

May be eye-opening for ignorant teenagers, but not funny, nor insightful for a grown-up woman

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Well worth the wait.

Way to go Luvvie. I honestly believe everybody could benefit from reading/listening to this book. I see great thing in her future. If you've never experienced her blog you should check it out.

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Anticlimactic

I hesitated on getting this book, but I did. I think one should read the book as opposed to listening to it. This is her first narration -so hopefully she will improve. Luvvie is hilarious in print but not on audio.

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Great book, new fan

I have friends who always talk about Luvvie's Twitter and Facebook. After listening, I can see why they enjoy her. This book has made me want to follow Luvvie on every social platform.

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A very detailed rant

Overall the book was good if you are interested in hearing all that's wrong with people. ( that's what this book is all about)
It was well thought out and categorized which was great. I honestly only read it because of my book club and I generally don't read books like this but I digress.
It wasn't a page turner for me so thank God for Audible and long commutes.

I do side eye many of the things she points out so essentially this book expressed what most people feel others need to stop doing.

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Would you listen to I'm Judging You again? Why?

Yes! The perspectives that Luvvie gave are worth listening to again. This book can serve as a reference to have on deck whenever I judge somebody or catch myself doing the things she talked about. So much insight in a non-finger shaking grandma way.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Luvvie, duh!

What about Luvvie Ajayi’s performance did you like?

Her Nigerian influences

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Pretty good.

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

This book was good and there were definitely some laugh out loud moments. If you're a fan of her blog then you will like this book. They're similar writing styles.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I love that the author narrated her own story but, i felt like sometimes she wasn't speaking clearly.

Was I'm Judging You worth the listening time?

Of course. I did feel a bit long at times.

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  • H. L. Clark
  • 01-16-18

Loved it!

Funny, poignant and thought provoking. Luvvie is hilarious but also talks a lot of sense!

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  • Temi
  • 09-26-18

What an insightful book!

I’m Nigerian living in diaspora, a mom-blogger, instagramer and many of the cliches Luvvie talked about in this book. Although funny and uplifting , it also touches a part of me that needs to take action in certain areas of my life...

Thanks Luvvie for sharing the word ‘yansh’ with the whole world😂😂

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  • Victor Femi
  • 03-26-17

modern, down to earth, enjoyable to read

...but i must sound the *corny jokes alert*

besides the occasional corny jokes which were like speed bumps on a highway, this book was such a good read/listen. Luvvie dealt with contemporary social issues on our minds without any byte of chill. This book will be your inner "side eye" when you're about to commit the typical social (and social media) gaffes.

Thanks for speaking out Luvvie.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-13-22

Very preachy

Not what I was expecting- heard her on a podcast and thought she sounded great. Found this a bit like she is preaching at you. Hope her other books are more what I was looking for

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-14-22

Negative

I could not finish this one. It went from being entertaining and funny to being heavy and angry

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  • Mol
  • 09-23-22

Got me laughing out loud!!

Funny and yet so thought provoking. Great read, relatable and I highly recommend it!

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  • Natalie1988
  • 07-21-22

Fantastic!

I actually own this book in paper copy as well but can you believe it…it is actually even better as an audio book. Just brilliant and everyone needs at least one chapter in their life!

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  • Amazonian
  • 07-20-22

I'm judging you

I enjoyed the audio. Entertaining but also serious topics discussed which I liked a lot

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  • Surrey Book Worm
  • 05-12-21

An Hilarious, Resonating Read

I really enjoyed listening to Luvvie read this book which had many laugh out loud moments and resonated on so many levels. We can all do better and Luvvie tells us how at the same time showing us how to give serious side eye at the situations that life throws us.

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  • Kindle Reader
  • 04-30-21

Refreshingly and unapologetically honest

This is the first book I have read from this author and I thoroughly enjoyed it. This book quite simply addresses the fact that the world appears to be going mad and normalising a lot of bad behaviours for a variety of reasons and people seem to not only be desensitised to it but often treat it as normal. Well, done Luvvie for calling BS and challenging these "norms". Can somebody please give her a bigger mic and a larger podium to preach from?. Thank you. Off to go read her next book.

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  • Dawn
  • 02-18-18

Great Read! definately recommended

I absolutely enjoyed this book! such an unexpected joy to hear the author actually tell the story. it definately makes it a very personal journey for the reader! loved it!!!

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  • Katherine
  • 01-31-18

Essential for our times

Poignant, witty, hilarious. This had me cackling out loud on so many occasions. Worth it!

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  • Jacob
  • 01-10-17

Awesomely true, unfortunately, love to hear you

Luvvie, you keep on judging sister, I agree with 97%, just not on anal bleaching.

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  • Amy
  • 11-14-16

funny!

very funny, i doesn't always agree but i did enjoy. also apparently i need to write more words...