It Gets Worse: A Collection of Essays

It Gets Worse: A Collection of Essays

by Shane Dawson


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It Gets Worse: A Collection of Essays by Shane Dawson


New York Times bestselling author Shane Dawson returns with another highly entertaining and uproariously funny essay collection, chronicling a mix of real life moments both extraordinary and mortifying, yet always full of heart.

Shane Dawson shared some of his best and worst experiences in I Hate Myselfie, the critically acclaimed book that secured his place as a gifted humorist and keen observer of millennial culture. Fans felt as though they knew him after devouring the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Los Angeles Times, and Wall Street Journal bestseller. They were right… almost.

In this new collection of original personal essays, Shane goes even deeper, sharing never-before-revealed stories from his life, giving readers a no-holds-barred look at moments both bizarre and relatable, from cult-like Christian after-school activities, dressing in drag, and losing his virginity, to hiring a psychic, clashes with celebrities, and coming to terms with his bisexuality. Every step of the way, Shane maintains his signature brand of humor, proving that even the toughest breaks can be funny when you learn to laugh at yourself.

This is Let's Pretend This Never Happened and Running With Scissors for the millennial generation: an inspiring, intelligent, and brutally honest collection of true stories by a YouTube sensation-turned one of the freshest new voices out there.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501132841
Publisher: Atria/Keywords Press
Publication date: 07/19/2016
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 17,549
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Shane Dawson is a director, actor, comedian, musician, YouTube vlogger, and the New York Times bestselling author of I Hate Myselfie. He lives in Hollywood, California. Find him on

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    It Gets Worse: A Collection of Essays 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Cant wait for it come out because the first book was great!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I love shane and I support all he does. I have this feeling of I'm proud of him. I hear about how crappy he thinks his life was when he was younger and now he just has so much love and it makes me proud to be one of the people that love and support him. I can't wait for the next book!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Im a subscriber to shane and sometimes i cant go on to youtbe so i always go to his books to read he is very funny and makes me get through tough things.
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    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Love this book cant wait for shane to right a new book
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Keep it up shane! ily (I love you) i am your number one fan!!
    Anonymous 11 months ago
    This book seems really cool. Even tho I just read the beginning( sample). I wish it was free cause I really really liked it and would like to keep on reading it. And would love to under stand Shane a little bit more throughout the book.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    From Laura F You wouldn’t think a book about someone’s rather different childhood would make you laugh so hard. Well, Shane Dawson’s It Gets Worse did. The iconic and legendary comedian, musician, youtuber, writer, artist, and director explains his childhood being the bullies target. The embarrassing and cringe-worthy stories almost make you feel his emotions. I was hooked by the book the first minute reading. Shane and his mothers bond as a family was very important to this story. As Shane’s parents had split up when he was very young, him and his mother had a strong relationship. When he would come home crying about being teased about his looks, his mother would comfort him to make him feel better. His mother was his best and only friend. All the bullying and teasing made Shane want to eat and eat. The kitchen was his happy place. Eventually, the only thing that made him happy was acting and directing. He decided to start a youtube channel; a platform that he could act with whoever he could find to help him. Overnight, his channel grew and grew. He started to eat healthier. He found a few friends on youtube to help him out. His life was finally great for him. There were many things I liked about this book, but of course along with a few things I didn’t like. First, I liked how I got to read about his childhood stories almost like I was there with him. Some parts made me cry, laugh, and smile. Also, I loved to see his disaster of a life turn into success. There were a few things that I didn’t really like about the story. He never explained what he did when the bullies would laugh and make jokes about him. Did he tell on them? Did he just go in the bathroom and cry? Shane also didn’t give much information about his siblings which seemed to play a big role in his life. Shane showed in this story that you can completely turn your life around, even when it seems to be crumbling apart. Shane now explains to his subscribers that may be going through something that it doesn’t actually get worse. But the #1 thing that stood out to me is how nice it was that at 10 million fans and a ton of support he showed all the bullies that he could do it.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Shane Dawson has been inspiring people for years through his comedic look on life. He started off on Youtube in 2006 and is still making videos. With 12.4 million subscribers on his main channel and 8.1 million subscribers on his second channel, he is one of the most well known Youtubers. Shane published his second book It Gets Worse in 2016, a year after he published I Hate Myself. In his book It Gets worse, he talks about his best and worst experiences including his hookup on Craigslist, his trip to Mexico, the ghost of his dead grandma, and many more stories. Shane goes deeper in this book with coming to terms with his bisexuality. Shane´s stories are inspiring, comedic, and brutally honest. My impression of the book was very positive. I loved how he tried to connect to everyone in the book even if you weren't in the same position as he is being someone who was overweight and bisexual. He tells his story about dealing with his parents divorce and living through high school with people making fun of him for being different in a way that I felt like I could relate to him and laugh along with him. There wasn't really anything I did not like about the book. It all seemed very real and honest which I loved because I think a lot of people can be fake and he chose to be himself. Anyone who likes Shane Dawson as a Youtuber would definitely appreciate this book. If you are in to storytimes on YouTube, you would love this book. I would definitely recommend this book to all though for a good laugh. -Hannah Sanabria
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Shane is my all time fav youtuber and I have both books
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    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    This man has truly inspired me and hearing a little more of his dark twisted past makes me feel he deserves to be where he is. Shane has left me smiling with not only his wit, but his desire to grow. He is someone I look up to in many ways. Thank you Shane for what you do and these stories make my day.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Made me cry simply amazing. Thanks so much got this incredible book
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Not interested
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    It is one of the best books I have ever read
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I just dont like it im sorry
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    i absolutely loved this book! Definitely recommend1
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Loved it i could really relate:)
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Amazing book! Really funny and heartfelt.