How to Be a Bawse - Lilly Singh

How to Be a Bawse

By Lilly Singh

  • Release Date: 2017-03-28
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 5
From 96 Ratings


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the 2017 People’s Choice Award winner for Favorite YouTube Star comes the perfect graduation gift for every aspiring bawse who’s fought through it all and made it out the other side.

Lilly Singh isn’t just a superstar. She’s Superwoman—which is also the name of her wildly popular YouTube channel. Funny, smart, and insightful, the actress and comedian covers topics ranging from relationships to career choices to everyday annoyances. It’s no wonder she’s garnered more than a billion views. But Lilly didn’t get to the top by being lucky—she had to work for it. Hard.

Now Lilly wants to share the lessons she learned while taking the world by storm, and the tools she used to do it. How to Be a Bawse is the definitive guide to conquering life. Make no mistake, there are no shortcuts to success, personal or professional. World domination requires real effort, dedication, and determination. Just consider Lilly a personal trainer for your life—with fifty rules to get you in the game, including

• Let Go of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out): Temptation will try to steer you away from your goals. FOMO is just a test of your priorities, a test that a bawse is ready to pass.
• Be Nice to People: Treat niceness like an item on your daily to-do list. People will go out of their way to help and support you because you make them feel good.
• Schedule Inspiration: Lack of motivation isn’t permanent or a sign of weakness. Expect it and proactively schedule time to be creative.
• Be the Dumbest: Challenge yourself by surrounding yourself with people who know more than you do. It’s a vital way to learn and improve.

Told in Lilly’s hilarious, bold voice and packed with photos and candid stories from her journey to the top, How to Be a Bawse will make you love your life and yourself—even more than you love Beyoncé. (Yes, we said it!)

WARNING: This book does not include hopeful thoughts, lucky charms, or cute quotes. That’s because success, happiness, and everything else you want in life need to be worked for, not wished for. In Lilly’s world, there are no escalators, only stairs. Get ready to climb.

Praise for How to Be a Bawse

“Singh segues from her inspirational and uber-watched YouTube videos to essays on how to become a bawse, that is, a supremely self-confident person. She’s been named one of Time’s 2016 ‘30 Most Influential People on the Internet,’ Variety’s ‘10 Comics To Watch for 2016,’ Forbes’s ‘30 Under 30,’ Vogue’s ‘8 YouTube Stars That Are Taking Over the World,’ and more.”Library Journal

“Lilly is a bona fide #girlboss, boss, and bawse. Her meteoric rise has come with so many incredible lessons that we are all lucky to have access to. This book is a must-have for the hustler in all of us.”—Sophia Amoruso, founder and CEO, Girlboss


  • Awesome

    By SylPod09
    This was a great book, offered lots of motivation. I had no ideas who Lilly Singh was until I purchased this book, based solely on the title. She has sparked some soul searching in my life. It's a great read, enjoy !!
  • Love u superwoman!!!

    By Sexywalk SlayQueen
    Best book ever read it!!!

    By Kittycakes 453
    Lilly is sooooo amazing and I <3 dis BOOK

    By blanchenter
    This book was life changing. I honestly appreciate all the time and energy that was put into it and I know I learned a ton. Would totally recommend it to people of all ages who wanna be a BAWSE (even though I still can't pronounce that to save my life)
  • Lilly is litty

    By DelcielAbbi
    OMG YESS LILY FINALLY BOOOOOO!!!!! This is the best thing if ever read. Honestly. Finished it in 8 hours I read so fast. Actually about to read again.
  • Absolutely amazing❤

    By Karen42996
    Where do I even start, this book has completely changed my mindset on how I look at things, Lilly is so inspirational and truly an amazing person. Things have been going rough for me lately and this book has been my form of escape, I couldn't thank you enough for that💕
  • Become the best BAWSE! Highly Recommended!

    By B. Burgos
    Lilly is the most motivating and inspiring BAWSE. She is so humble as she expresses her own steps to success. She teaches in weird and awkward ways but makes total sense in every single lesson she gives. My favorite chapter is "GET UNCOMFORTABLE". We have to get out of our comfort zone to succeed in life. Thanks Lilly for this AMAZING book!
  • LOVE

    By Love2Read:)
    I love this book!
  • I love Lilly!

    By Qwertyuioplkjhgfa
    I have not read it yet, but Lilly is so inspirational and funny and kind, and I know it will be incredible.
  • I love it

    By Sfdhdtjser
    I have the book and it's amazing and now I can read it on my iPhone