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How to Be a Bawse

A Guide to Conquering Life
Written by: Lilly Singh
Narrated by: Lilly Singh
Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (269 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From actress, comedian and YouTube sensation Lilly Singh (aka Superwoman) comes the definitive guide to being a BAWSE - a person who exudes confidence, reaches goals, gets hurt efficiently, and smiles genuinely because they've fought through it all and made it out the other side. Told in her hilarious, bold voice that's inspired over nine million fans, and using stories from her own life to illustrate her message, Lilly proves that there are no shortcuts to success.

Warning: This book does not include hopeful thoughts, lucky charms and cute quotes. That's because success, happiness and everything else you want in life needs to be fought for - not wished for. In Lilly's world, there are no escalators. Only stairs.

©2017 Lilly Singh (P)2017 Penguin Books Ltd.

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Life changing

I’ve been watching Lilly’s videos every now and then. Never a huge fan ( I haven’t pressed the bell icon yet). My destiny somehow conspired me and brought Audible to India. With the first month free trial I chose Becoming by Michele Obama. I loved it. So I decided to continue the subscription and with the second month’s credit, I bought this book (just because it the first in the list). Was a bit sceptical before starting it because I am not a fan of how Lilly speaks so fast sometimes in her videos. But as soon as I kept listening the chapters one after the other, I started admiring her as a person. So many new things I’ve learned through her life journey. Her positivity, energy, and honesty are the qualities I would like to soak in my personality.
In a nutshell, it’s an awesome read.
Thanks Lilly for this gem!

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This tuned my life to a higher level

Firstly, I love you Lily for spreading positivity and happiness across the globe... Especially in my life which "WAS" full and dark enough that I could see where am I heading... Frankly, I have never ever, I mean NEVER EVERR finished anything that I started... This book is the first activity that I had the satisfaction of completing what I started... All credit to SuperWomen who mad me finish this...

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My experience with Lilly’s audiobook

I finished this book in 2 sittings & thoroughly loved it. Refreshingly real & sprinkled with a healthy dose of Lilly’s humour, this book should be on everyone’s list.

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Loved it!

I got introduced to Lilly Singh through her YouTube channel. This book inspired me with her real life stories and struggles correlating to step by step guide on how to be a Bawse!

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How to be an efficient hustler? Real talk..

Loved it. Will have my children listen/ read it for sure. I enjoyed it and learnt from it tremendously. It has been my pick me up on so many low days. It is not over the top and is mentally accessible (easy to understand) :). It's like "How to hustle for dummies? The right and real way.."

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Lily is a real Bawse!

Loved this book from the beginning to the end!

It gives guidelines to pave your future the way you want. Lay strong work ethics & work hard. The best part is it’s as real as it can get. All the chapters are totally achievable & the stories shared are so relatable. I have myself witness all the episodes mentioned on superwoman’s channel & vlog.

Lastly it’s a blessing that someone who has climbed her way to the ladder is herself showing you a way how we can do it too! True treasure.

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This lady is a true superwoman and a legit Bawse!

Absolutely loved the narration. Almost live book reading sesh feels. Loved the guest appearances, the positivity and definitely the thought put behind it. The incidents recalled from Lilly's life, make it even more relatable to the listener.

My one and only turn off was the lack of proper story. She did place snippets and incidents of her life in the book, but those were mainly used as examples. To totally understand "How to be a Bawse", one needs to see the emergence of a legit Bawse. The examples were just not enough! As a guide (which seems to be the author's intention), this book servers its full purpose; but, as a story, not so much.

Gave an honest review, because I'm a Bawse who learnt from the best! Much recommended to those who are looking for a little push to achieve something bigger and to find their purpose. And "that is a wrap and zoop" B)

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Must try!

Great book, very inspiring stories and a good listen.
The stories are very relatable and the lessons are helpful.

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Unicorns do exist!

I remember somewhere around chapter 43, I looked at the remaining chapters and sighed in relief that I have a lot of chapters still but the moment Lily said congratulations for graduating, I felt heavy coz I knew the book was coming to an end. I have always admired Lily for her unique and creative ideas and there, she managed to make me smile throughout the journey of reading this book. Hats off Superwoman! 🦄

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A Good book.. And funny too

Thank you for sharing your experiences and knowledge.. It was awesome ride.. Thank you so much

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-08-17

I'm a 🅱awse

I'm a bawse
made me feel special
love lily singh
struggled to finish it tho
made me feel like we are friends

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  • Saylee kir
  • 12-10-17

different than usual!!

it's full of lesson but with entertainment!!! her fans must have gone crazy on this one!!!
she is funny and has the right attitude which she has tried I pass on through this book!

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  • Ryan
  • 14-07-17

Absolutely inspirational thank you Lilly

An amazing enlightening book alot of ways to help improve ones life through hard work.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-05-17

awesome book

I have been inspired by super woman and it was a heart touching book , thank you

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  • Johanne Hagsten Staal
  • 15-05-17

Inspired by buttkicking

Absolutely loved it! Lilly understands how to kick your ass with kind words, sooo good!

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  • Aiman K.
  • 06-05-17

Awesome! There many lessons and they all help!

you can learn many things! Thank you Lilly! I don't know what to write... hehe

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-02-20

Inspiring read

Absolutely loved this book. Lily is incredible. I’ve learned so much on a personal and professional level. Thanks BAWSE babe!

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  • Shreya Chandwadkar
  • 08-02-20

Listen to this without bias

I was skeptical about buying this book as it was colorful(nothing wrong with that), had a picture of Lilly on every other page, and very less prose.
Also, from the looks of it, the book felt like it was meant for a different demographic.

So, naturally, I didn't buy it.
However, I listened to the audiobook.
Personally, I loved listening to the book in her own voice.
Nothing different from other self-help books, but if you're a superwoman fan, you'll like the "out of the blue" chapters, where she compares her life before and after her success.

Great for listening while traveling.
Instant mood lifter, if that's even a thing.
Kudos.

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  • the Zeal
  • 12-06-19

Learn how to express Love, gratitude, appreciation and respect

I can’t believe I finished it under a week.. I’m missing her voice and the energy w which she read it out for me, for you , for all of us!! Love you lily! You’re truly a bawse!! I miss you already so I’m gonna listen it all over again!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-01-19

really motivating

loved it. motivating. hilarious. wonderful.. easy to relate and listen to. looked forward to listening each day.

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  • Isobel R.
  • 05-04-17

The best thing to listen to while working! 👌🏻

Written in an entirely colloquial manner, this how-to guide to life transfers perfectly to the audiobook format. Full of inspiration and a slice of motivation too. 100% recommended.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 16-02-18

Love this Book!!!

Love this book so much. Lilly read this book amazingly. I am a person who always has way too many things going on in her life between a 29 hr college week in lectures alone not counting study and projects, a part time job and friends who always seem to have some sort of crises ( proper crises tbf), my stress levels are though the roof and the things i want always seem to land flat on there face. But since listening and reading her book i have managed to get all that under control, I'm able to prioritise better and say no, stay motivated and take the hits better and get up faster. The only thing i regret about this book is not having it in my life sooner , i am definitely gonna get all my friends to read this because i truly think there's something for everyone in this book.

Thanks Lilly
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  • W A.
  • 21-07-20

Well worth listening to!

Since I started watching Lilly's YouTube channel, I have always wanted to read the book. I am pretty new to Audible, and this is my 30 day trial. I got this book immediately, and it didn't disappoint. Brilliant narration from a very familiar voice, and great messages from each chapter. I've learnt that anyone who hustles hard, aims high and learns to love themselves can too also be a BAWSE.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-06-20

funny

funny, educational, great for teens and young adults. good for anyone wanting more and to do better

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  • Samina
  • 13-06-20

Amazing

Loved it. Lilly Singh is a great narrator and I 💯 % recommend it. Good for motivation.

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  • Scott Meikle
  • 20-02-20

Powerful will read again

I am only half way through this book. It is so powerful and important to hear. I already know I’m going to listen to it again.

Great Work as always Lilly x

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  • Andreea
  • 09-10-19

Amazing

Lily inspires everyone! I absolutely adore her book! Full of amazing advice and freat sas!

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  • Anna Keomegi
  • 07-10-19

Mood booster

Love, love, love Lilly Singh ! This book makes me laugh and lifts my mood, I love her experience stories and this book inspires me when I need that. Thanks, Lilly !! xx

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-09-19

loved it

as a huge fan of Lilly's I'm so glad I finally got round to listening to this book.

I love how Lilly's personality and humour shone through and it was cool that guest speakers read chapter that were about them 🤗

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  • Ponni Sivaram
  • 03-09-19

You will be a different person after the book

The book helps you chage yourself with a reset button when you go wrong and onfe you start following in vividly in your life I am sure you ll start seeing the other side of life. I am sure I will be listening tonthe book/ reading it once again and as and when I require a boost.

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  • Dilkash
  • 08-05-17

It should be a text book in high school !!!

I loved every word and sentence of this book and what I loved even more is the fact that Lilly has recited it just like in a YouTube video except even without having her stare at my face through my computer screen,she somehow made herself my bff and made her presence felt more than ever!!!! This is inspirational and actually true!! You go girl !! #girllove

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  • Sammi
  • 11-04-17

BAWSE

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

This book was incredibly thought-provoking. There are a few chapters that I have bookmarked to come back to when they are needed. Such as Pause, Let go of FOMO, The Alphabet is a Lie and allllll of Part Four... I am at a place in my life where these particular parts of the book really related to me and what I am trying to work on and have given me a little extra confidence boost to keep growing and climbing those stairs.

Any additional comments?

It was amazing to be able to hear a little insight into what has made Lilly so successful and be able to relate and apply some of those things she's learnt to my own life. I don't want to give away too much of the book to anyone reading this review but you know when you hear things that feel like they are directed right at you? This is how I felt listening to this, I have both a hard copy of the physical book and the audiobook on my phone to make it easier when travelling and out somewhere when I need a little reminder. And I LOVE the fact I can listen to not only Lilly actually speak these words, but some of the bigger influences in her journey.
I love things that make me think of a deeper level and that challenge me in all the right ways. This was definitely one of those things.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-06-20

funny and inspiring

This book contains a lot of important lessons and they are presented in a very entertaining way.

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  • Cherry Bullet
  • 16-07-19

Perfect for gaining your energy

i love Lilly and the way she wrote her book and narrated it just made me fell in love with her and helped to boost my energy and confidence to hustle harder. i went through the book and finished it in a very short time and even re listen to it ! never fails us Lilly

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  • Theres
  • 02-12-18

Some pretty damn good mainstream self help advice

Says the word "BAWSE" an insane amount of unnecessary times.

Does provide some pretty good advice in a way that appeals to the mainstream and makes sense. Can't fault that.

Light hearted and pragmatic. Bemusing. Worth a listen through.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-10-18

Great work Lilly

so many tips, great advice, reminders. you are wise beyond your years. thank you for your great work

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  • Kristi
  • 01-03-18

I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!

I've seen Lily on YouTube a few times but this book... I LOVE IT! Very funny and have helped me through very frustrating times. It's the kind of book that will motivate you but not annoy you. I feel like I'm actually friends with superwoman.💕💕💕

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-01-18

Nawww Babes Unite!

How to be a Bawse is just what I needed for my soul, kinda like Jewish chicken soup for the soul. Being in a start up business and spending the last few year “hustling” hard it can become isolating and disheartening. Lilly you have raised my spirits to keep on hustling “like a bawse” and know that there will be ups and downs, thanks girl! Big love!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-11-17

Life Changing

All I can say is thank you Lilly for such an amazing book - very life changing!

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  • Cosmicganesha
  • 06-11-17

Very inspirational

Lily has been a ray of sunshine in my hectic life through this audiobook. Full of positivity and great common sense advice, even if its stuff you intrinsically know, it's worth being told so that maybe you too can implement great strategies into your life and business to create the life you dream of. Loved it.