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The definitive guide to being a bawse: a person who exudes confidence, reaches goals, gets hurt efficiently, and smiles genuinely because he or she has fought through it all and made it out the other side.

Lilly Singh isn't just a superstar. She's Superwoman - the title behind her wildly popular YouTube channel. Funny, smart, and insightful, the actress and comedian covers topics ranging from relationships to career choices to everyday life. 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's 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 50 rules to get you in the game, including:

  • Let Go of FOMO: Temptation will try to steer you away from your goals. FOMO is just a test for your priorities - a test that a bawse is ready to pass.
  • Be Nice to People: Treat niceness like a task 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 candid stories from her own 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 fought for, not wished for. In Lilly's world there are no escalators, only stairs. Get ready to climb.

©2017 Lilly Singh (P)2017 Random House Audio

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Very inspirational!!!

Would 100% recommend to anyone who not only wants to live life but wants to conquer it!!!

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Never heard of her, but now I'll never forget her.

Her journey is motivating.
Awesome read so be sure to bookmark!! You'll be glad you did.

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I love this book.

I have 2 hard covers at home and I listen to this at work. 💋💋

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Best audio book reading I've ever listened to!

Lilly does a fantastic job reading this! I loved the fact that there were some exclusive audio only surprises. That was an awesome touch!! And the actual content of the book was hilarious, heartwarming and inspirational. The second I finished it, I bought two copies to give to my brother and sister.

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great book very inspirational

What made the experience of listening to How to Be a Bawse the most enjoyable?

I watch her videos and she is already inspirational, and happy, I thought why not.

What was one of the most memorable moments of How to Be a Bawse?

Vision boards

Have you listened to any of Lilly Singh’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes its more in detail.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from How to Be a Bawse?

Don't give up and keep trying.

Any additional comments?

I love that she is a very happy, helpful, inspirational etc... person. She encourage me every day to keep going for what I want. Thank you so much for being you : )

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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PHENOMENAL! LIFE CHANGING! MUST READ!!

MUST READ for ANYONE seeking to become SUCCESSFUL. better than the ever popular "think and grow rich". Im 25 yr old entrepreneur that has been following Lillys channel and media since at least 2012. (thats not why i gave 5star errthang, anyone that reads will know it was 100% worthy) btw i say 'at least' 2012 cuz i dont remember a lot from before then. my dad committed suicide 4/22/12 which i soon developed severe PTSD from, symptoms including memory loss, and depression. Lilly's work and EXAMPLE has helped me recovered over the years. (my fave part of the book was the out of the blue's). im in a leadership position with a lot of people counting on me. i work with self made millionaires and also study success.. the concepts in this book are not foreign to me but the way Lilly translated them and coming from LILLY, A WOC, someone i could relate to, IS AMAZING!! great entrepreneurs love to study highly successful people (speaches, audios, books) but whats truly unique and HUGE is that Lilly has daily vlogs. you can see in real time the peaks and valleys, the daily activity/schedule, heart to heart talks.. what has this got to do with the book? EVERYTHING idk anyway, i believe this book should be studied and curriculum for kids in schools. if they can learn this everything else they need will come and the world would be a better place. should be studied/curriculum for adults too.. for everyone. seriously. imo. THANK YOU LILLY

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Finished it in two days!

Ever wished you could get some advice or tips from Superwoman? I felt like Lily was talking directly to me. The audio version of this is AMAZING!!! Lily does a great job and even brings on other people to read special chapters... uh like Alicia Keys! Lily really opens up about herself and her journey yet squeezes in refreshing jokes at every chance. This book was so easy to listen to and light but substancial at the same time. Loved it! Highly recommend!

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Couldn't have come at a better time

This book is amazing. Her sarcasm and spunk is as entertaining as her YouTube channel. This has motivated me to believe in myself. And to be a Bawse!

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Love love love it!!😚

I am not just saying this because I am in love with Lilly Singh, but I genuinely love 'How to be a Bawse.' I never would have thought that i would actually read a book and not wanting to stop. I am not the type of person who reads, but as soon as Lilly said she is writing a book I was ready with my mom's debit card!! (What? Im only 13). I finished the actual book in 4 days. I part per day. I fell in love with Lilly because I was depressed and wanting to end my life. One of my besties told me there are actual people who makes videos on YouTube. I thought YouTube was only for music videos, and I was so so wrong. I looked up Superman cause that's my moms' favorite super hero, then came across Iisuperwomanii. I don't know where I would be without this blessing of a Unicron-being. 😍😍

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Not worth your time.

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I couldn't even finish the book. Too over the top, trying to make up for the lack of substance I guess. Nothing against Lilly but not for people over the age of 20.

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