Title: I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual
Author: Luvvie Ajayi
Page count: 256 Pages
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Luvvie Ajayi has been a popular blogger writing about topical issues in society. Her latest book is a commentary on the plethora of social issues that confound almost everyone that has to navigate both social media and the ever widening reach of human social networks. I’m Judging You treads a perfect balance between humour and pathos, while also giving us a manual on social media etiquette and the meaning of ‘wokeness’.
It’s a book that tries to cover almost everything in its four sections; life, culture, social media and fame. The book delves into racism, intersectional feminism, homophobia, culture vultures and even comic sans font. Ajayi, being a Nigerian immigrant, a black woman living in Chicago, a feminist and social media influencer draws from her rich background to take on these complicated topics with an insider’s knowledge and sometimes an exasperated air because of how obvious it seems. I’m Judging You is a must read as both a take on pop culture and topical issues in the globalised world. The book can be described as a vignette of the important concerns of young people in the 21st century.