How to Be a Bawse - Lilly Singh

How to Be a Bawse

By Lilly Singh

  • Release Date: 2017-03-28
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 5
From 175 Ratings


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the People’s Choice Award winner for Favorite YouTube Star and host of NBC’s A Little Late with Lilly Singh comes the definitive guide to being a bawse: a person who exudes confidence, hustles relentlessly, 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—which is also the name of her wildly popular YouTube channel. Funny, smart, and insightful, the actress and comedian covers topics ranging from relationships to career choices to everyday annoyances. 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 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 fifty rules to get you in the game, including

• Let Go of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out): Temptation will try to steer you away from your goals. FOMO is just a test of your priorities, a test that a bawse is ready to pass.
• Be Nice to People: Treat niceness like an item 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 photos and candid stories from her 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 worked for, not wished for. In Lilly’s world, there are no escalators, only stairs. Get ready to climb.

“Lilly is a bona fide #girlboss, boss, and bawse. Her meteoric rise has come with so many incredible lessons that we are all lucky to have access to. This book is a must-have for the hustler in all of us.”—Sophia Amoruso, founder and CEO, Girlboss


  • So inspirational

    By ALmusic15
    This book was well written and had so many great life tips. She gives really good advice in this book. Highly recommend!
  • Lilly Singh, Thank you

    By Sahana Vengpuram
    Superwoman, mother of unicorns, but most importantly Lilly Singh is a fenominal person whose personality shines bright even throughout the dense, thought provoking pages in her book. You don’t have to be a member of Team Super or watch her videos to enjoy the book because the words on the pages define themselves, not by the strong and bold woman who wrote them. Her book was very well written and as an eigth grade student I plan to reread this throughout my career to really develop the steps to emulate in myself. Thank you Lilly for being a strong Indian woman who understands teenage culture and for being so relatable and for being your self❤️
  • This Book is a Bawse!

    By Bawse#1
    Thank you so much for creating such a heartwarming, hilarious, and inspiring book. I loved every piece of your authentic advice, and I enjoyed every funny joke you wrote on those pages. Again, thank you, Lilly, for creating a story that will truly make all readers embrace their inner BAWSE!💕
  • Amazing

    By Venus The Planet
    #would recommend
  • Dear Lily

    By WhatRoadBlock
    I had cried multiple times while reading this book. Honestly, that was a bit unexpected. I read this book before going to work everyday for a more than a month and it gave me so much motivation and drive to keep my head up and not let being the youngest in my company intimidate me. I was able to keep my mind on the long term goals and not let short term negatives bring me down. I will most likely consult this book when I’m going through a speed bump in life. Thanks for writing such an inspirational and positive book Lily! #onelove
  • Oh my...I’m in love

    By Goalscoarer109
    I love the book already and I’m only on the 9th page !!!!
  • Yesss

    By BumbleB🖤
    The best book ever
  • Fun read with real, usable advice

    By Li-li........
    This book is both motivating and enlightening, insightful and heartfelt. I finished it and I’m immediately flipping back to page 1 to read again and take notes.
  • Best

    By soupstar_aj
    She the the best you should buy
  • This Book Was the Guidance I Needed

    By Ahmcclure
    I must start by saying this book structured in a way which makes it very easy to absorb. The short chapters made it so easy to pick up and read when I only had a few minutes to do so. The book reaffirmed many things that I have discovered on my personal development journey. To be honest, I didn't feel like I was getting anything knew out of it as I went along until...I finished and reviewed my answers to the excersises in the chapters. These excercises ROCKED MY WORLD!! Over the course of reading the book, I was struggling with a quarter life crisis (I'm 26) and what I wanted to do for a career change. After I reviewed my notes, I realized I had the answer to my happiness all along, I was just afraid to act on it. This is an easy, fun, and inspiring read! I highly recommend it to any young ladies who are feeling a little lost about who they are and who they want to become.