Luvvie Ajayi is engaged! Yippeee!!! The new York Times bestselling author of I’m Judging You- The Do Better Manual announced her engagement on her Instagram page.
Let me confess- Luvvie Ajayi is one of my most favourite women in the world. I’m sure she doesn’t know this, and she doesn’t know me even but I’m sure she knows that she’s loved by many (women especially).
How did I get to know that this awesome personality exists?
I stumbled on her book, I’m Judging You- The Do Better Manual online and I decided to get it and read because of her Yoruba surname. I have a thing for Nigerian writers. I mean, it’s usually fun reading about what you’re familiar with.
I read the first chapter where she talked about Nigerians and our Nigerian time- our habit of starting and arriving late to occasions, and I was like, “Okay, wait. Who is this person that describes us so well?” And not just that, the way she humorously did it will get you Lmao-ing. I paused and read the author’s page. I didn’t know my journey of reading one of the best books of my life had just begun.
Just so you know, I picked up the book during my postpartum recovery days and I can honestly say that it was one of those things that helped me to stay sane during that painful period of my life.
In her book, I’m Judging you- The Do Better Manual, Luvvie addressed a lot of social issues, I mean, things that people would normally not talk about especially in our do-not-judge social media obsessed society. But most importantly, in a very humourous way that will leave you ROTFL.
I remember taking my reading device with me into the toilet and holding the basin while I laughed so that my sutures everywhere don’t break down. How can someone write about sensitive issues in a way that will get the message right into your heart and make you laugh while at it?
I’m Judging You is a book that will get you highlighting a lot of pages because they carry so much sense that you don’t want to miss.
To be honest, it’s the most humourous book I’ve ever read and I’m looking forward to reading it again (when my reading habit receives life because this thing called motherhood leaves me little or no time to enjoy my favourite hobby- reading. I know it’s a phase and it’ll pass and things will get better. Amen?)
Meanwhile, there are some things I do not agree with in the book but that doesn’t make the book less awesome to me. We are all entitled to our opinions, don’t we?
I’ve been meaning to review I’m Judging You by Luvvie Ajayi. I guess this is me doing the review and also congratulating the New York Times bestselling author on her engagement.
When I finished the book, I went to Wikipedia to read about her (so typical of me) and I was wowed by her accomplishments. Needless to say, I followed her on Instagram so that I could have more of the Awesomely Luvvie experience and I can say that I’m a loyal fan of hers. She can do no wrong in my eyes. Because-
can do no wrong in my eyes. LOL.
Congratulations once again, Luvvie. I ‘luvv’ you.
Before you go, I have another confession- each time I’m tempted to leave the house without properly applying some moisturizer on my feet, I remember the book I’m Judging You and tell myself that, “Luvvie must not catch you” and do the needful.
You’ll know what I’m talking about when you/if you have read the book.
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