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From the break-out star of BuzzFeed's “Whine About It” and the People’s Choice Award-winning comedian behind the web series “To Be Honest” comes a collection of hilariously anguished essays chronicling awful moments from Matt’s life so far, the humiliations of being an adult, and other little indignities. From the break-out star of BuzzFeed's “Whine About It” and the People’s Choice Award-winning comedian behind the web series “To Be Honest” comes a collection of hilariously anguished essays chronicling awful moments from Matt’s life so far, the humiliations of being an adult, and other little indignities.


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From the break-out star of BuzzFeed's “Whine About It” and the People’s Choice Award-winning comedian behind the web series “To Be Honest” comes a collection of hilariously anguished essays chronicling awful moments from Matt’s life so far, the humiliations of being an adult, and other little indignities. From the break-out star of BuzzFeed's “Whine About It” and the People’s Choice Award-winning comedian behind the web series “To Be Honest” comes a collection of hilariously anguished essays chronicling awful moments from Matt’s life so far, the humiliations of being an adult, and other little indignities.

30 review for Everything Is Awful: And Other Observations

  1. 4 out of 5

    Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ When this popped up over at the pornbrary’s “Recommended To You” page I didn’t have to do anything other than look at the title before hitting the request button. I was ready to declare once and for all to the pornbrarian that . . . . But then I realized maybe he/she doesn’t know me quite as well as I thought they did because there were like eleventy-four people ahead of me in the queue and I very much have the mindset that This Is Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ When this popped up over at the pornbrary’s “Recommended To You” page I didn’t have to do anything other than look at the title before hitting the request button. I was ready to declare once and for all to the pornbrarian that . . . . But then I realized maybe he/she doesn’t know me quite as well as I thought they did because there were like eleventy-four people ahead of me in the queue and I very much have the mindset that This Is America and OF COURSE I Want It Now! Mind you, I had no idea who Matt Bellassai was. I simply bemoaned the fact that my entitled butt would have to wait a hot minute rather than receive instant gratification. Then I did what I do best and forgot all about this book until finally my turn did come around and I checked out the synopsis. Here are some things to know about me: 1. I still don’t really know who Matt Bellassai is, although his book made me laugh the terrifying “what if I lart” (definition below) laugh that happens when old ladies attempt to contain their guffaws whilst reading at work. 2. I’m not positive I know what a Buzzfeed is either and no I’m not interested in looking it up, but apparently that’s how this guy initially became famous. (I think there was some other Buzzfeed thing that I wasn’t familiar with and some of you tried to explain to me, but alas I am dumb and also maybe have early onset dementia so I don’t remember any specifics.) 3. I do not and will not ever (yeah yeah, immortal Bieberish words remind me to . . . . but I feel pretty comfortable saying never here) spend my free time watching You Tubers or vloggers. (I started jotting down my ramblings simultaneously with reading this book, so I now know that Bellassai isn’t a traditional “You Tuber” – I think – maybe, but he did do a video on the internet that went viral so tomato/tomahto.) My husband and friends can’t even get me to watch Netflix and that is a simple button on my remote that I don’t know how to work, but at least I know exists. I refuse to use a computer once I leave the office and my phone is for making phone calls (and about twice a week to send a text it takes me 14 years to type out since I insist on using real words and punctuation). I have nothing against You Tubers or viral videologists – I’ll just be leaving the addiction to watching their videos to the youth of the nation. That being said, I have still not taken a gander at Bellassai’s (apparently People’s Choice Award winning) web series. 4. I frequently complain (even when I enjoy their stories okay) about youngsters who write memoirs because they haven’t lived long enough to have accrued experiences that fill a “life story” and instead seem to be cashing in before their 15 minutes of fame runs out. That’s why I’m choosing to call Bellassai an “essayist” à la David Sedaris. His stories may be about himself, but they are presented as snippets of life rather than an autobiography and also because I am allowed to be as fickle as I would like to be. Okay, so now that you’ve had to endure allllllll of that overshare, here’s the point: I was not and am not familiar with Matt Bellassai – something I’m sure he would be completely comfortable with since I highly doubt middle-aged, fat, married women are his target demographic. That being said, this book was FREAKING HYSTERICAL – to the point aforementioned that I was more than a bit concerned I might laugh fart (a/k/a lart) since I was trying my best to not allow any raucous sounds to escape my body from one orifice and that those sounds would therefore choose a different one. And although I’m almost certain that I am nearly old enough to have birthed this boy (should I have chosen motherhood instead of high school), we are of one mind when it comes many different topics and especially to one particular terrifying entity: “Say one wrong thing, however innocuous yet hilarious you think it may be, and you become Teenage Girl Enemy Number One. I’m chubby, gay, pale and a whole decade older than most of them, which means I might as well wear a sign that says, “Hello fellow Internet users, please destroy my entire life.” If you are in need of something light that will confirm that - no, your new mascara is indeed not waterproof, this might be the book for you. Now I have to make an exception to everything I said up top and FINALLY Google this cat in order to watch the Drunk at Work or whatever the fuck his shit is called before my friend here at the office bludgeons me to death with my stapler : ) IMMEDIATE EDIT: Google search officially complete (or as complete as I want it to be which means I watched one video and now I'm going to figure out what book I'm going to read next). I deactivated my Facebook account around a month ago for all of the reasons listed HERE. Matt Bellassai is my Patronus.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Lauren Mcmanamon

    I never take the time to write reviews, but given my one star rating, I feel the necessity to justify it. For anyone who enjoyed Matt's Buzzfeed show "Whine About It," I bet you were equally as excited to see his book announcement as you were when new episodes would come out. However, I'm not sure if the brevity of the videos' format made it more enjoyable or if I've simply grown out of this style of humor. The entire book comes across as a rambling, entitled mess. What I think is his attempt to I never take the time to write reviews, but given my one star rating, I feel the necessity to justify it. For anyone who enjoyed Matt's Buzzfeed show "Whine About It," I bet you were equally as excited to see his book announcement as you were when new episodes would come out. However, I'm not sure if the brevity of the videos' format made it more enjoyable or if I've simply grown out of this style of humor. The entire book comes across as a rambling, entitled mess. What I think is his attempt to normalize the chaos of adulthood simply comes off like a toddler screaming on the floor of a mall. He comes off as braggadocious about how little effort he puts into each day, playing right into the hands of any person who is on the "I hate Millennials" bandwagon. I know it's intending to be for dramatic effect, to get more laughs, but there's no purpose for it. I think the easiest comparison would be Shane Dawson's books, "I Hate My Selfie" and "It Gets Worse." Both use the same kind of stories and humor: self-deprecating, emphasizing on being bad adults and having a rough coming-of-age. However, Shane's tie up nicely into life lessons, or things he's used to become better and wants to share, whereas Matt's just come off as excuses and "woe is me's."

  3. 5 out of 5

    Michel Avenali

    A combination of factors conspired to make me binge read this in a few hours this evening even though I had no idea who Matt Bellassai was or what the book was about: 1) saw it randomly on the goodreads choice awards 2) cute ginger guy on the cover 3) a very long day at work and needed to mentally check out for a few hours All such criteria being met I literally sped through this book in record time and had a few laughs throughout. All in all I'd say the book did something right and was a pleasant f A combination of factors conspired to make me binge read this in a few hours this evening even though I had no idea who Matt Bellassai was or what the book was about: 1) saw it randomly on the goodreads choice awards 2) cute ginger guy on the cover 3) a very long day at work and needed to mentally check out for a few hours All such criteria being met I literally sped through this book in record time and had a few laughs throughout. All in all I'd say the book did something right and was a pleasant funny read to unwind from the workday.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Caitlin

    I wouldn't waste a weekend trying to read this. While many of his videos are fun to watch, the book dragged with a woe is me take on being a 20-something lost in the world. I wouldn't waste a weekend trying to read this. While many of his videos are fun to watch, the book dragged with a woe is me take on being a 20-something lost in the world.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jessica White

    If you don't know who Matt Bellassai is, you are missing out! I first found Matt through Buzzfeed when he boss allowed him to get drunk at his desk and complain about whatever his little heart desires (children, holidays, foods). It's called Whine About It and it's HILARIOUS. So when Whine About It ended, he started To Be Honest, which is virtually the same thing with a different name. Then he started the Unhappy Hour podcast, which once again includes Matt getting drunk and complaining, but this If you don't know who Matt Bellassai is, you are missing out! I first found Matt through Buzzfeed when he boss allowed him to get drunk at his desk and complain about whatever his little heart desires (children, holidays, foods). It's called Whine About It and it's HILARIOUS. So when Whine About It ended, he started To Be Honest, which is virtually the same thing with a different name. Then he started the Unhappy Hour podcast, which once again includes Matt getting drunk and complaining, but this time with other people! Now that you know who he is, lets talk about Everything is Awful. Once you get his voice and mannerisms down, you can almost hear every word as if you were watching the video On Why Teenagers are the Worst (great chapter by the way, I was getting ugly stares on the bus because I couldn't stop laughing). It's told through short chapters, each dealing with one annoying thing or the other. Mostly, it's just Matt rambling on like he does in his sensational videos, just with less alcohol (well that might be a lie, he could have drunk written this entire book, who knows). Basically I have two points to make with this review: 1) Go watch his videos 2) Go buy this book 3) Do these two things immediately This review and more can be found at A Reader's Diary!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Courtney

    Matt Bellassai is AMAZING!!! I had no idea who he was before he grace my newsfeed on facebook with "Wine About It Wednesdays." And from that it was like a match made in heaven for me. LOL I was so excited for him to be releasing a book, but also a bit apprehensive because he is so hilarious on his videos that I was afraid that hilarity would not transfer over to the pages. Well, I am never one to be afraid to admit, I was totally wrong. Even if you have never heard of Matt Bellassai before (who ar Matt Bellassai is AMAZING!!! I had no idea who he was before he grace my newsfeed on facebook with "Wine About It Wednesdays." And from that it was like a match made in heaven for me. LOL I was so excited for him to be releasing a book, but also a bit apprehensive because he is so hilarious on his videos that I was afraid that hilarity would not transfer over to the pages. Well, I am never one to be afraid to admit, I was totally wrong. Even if you have never heard of Matt Bellassai before (who are you and why haven't you?!? - I kid) you really should read this. It's hilarious and will have you wanting to become besties with him in no time.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Ebony Rose

    I feel such a kinship with Matt Bellassai. From our shared love of carbohydrates, to our love of take-out food, to our habits of downing entire bottles of wine and giving drunken opinions on *everything,* I feel like Matt and I may have been separated at birth. If you are a fan of Matt's BuzzFeed content or his podcast, you will like this book. It is laugh out loud funny, self-deprecating and relatable. A solid memoir-but-not-a-memoir that I am happy I read! I feel such a kinship with Matt Bellassai. From our shared love of carbohydrates, to our love of take-out food, to our habits of downing entire bottles of wine and giving drunken opinions on *everything,* I feel like Matt and I may have been separated at birth. If you are a fan of Matt's BuzzFeed content or his podcast, you will like this book. It is laugh out loud funny, self-deprecating and relatable. A solid memoir-but-not-a-memoir that I am happy I read!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Sandy Nawrot

    If any of you follow me on Facebook, then you've seen me share Matt Bellassai's BuzzFeed video series "Whine About It". I find him to be a total lay-it-all-out-there, entitled, bitchy queen, and I love him. In his series, if you haven't seen it, he gets drunk at work, drinking a whole bottle of wine in like, a minute, and bitches about whatever bee is in his bonnet. He makes no excuses for himself, he is self-deprecating, and is not concerned about who he offends. My kinda guy. Well this book is If any of you follow me on Facebook, then you've seen me share Matt Bellassai's BuzzFeed video series "Whine About It". I find him to be a total lay-it-all-out-there, entitled, bitchy queen, and I love him. In his series, if you haven't seen it, he gets drunk at work, drinking a whole bottle of wine in like, a minute, and bitches about whatever bee is in his bonnet. He makes no excuses for himself, he is self-deprecating, and is not concerned about who he offends. My kinda guy. Well this book is just an extension of his little three minute rants. He bitches as much about himself as he does other people, laments his weight, his social and physical awkwardness, his lack of athleticism, and his disappearing hair. He also talks about his crush on his college best friend, his coming out, and his People's Choice award (and of course the camera man actually was focused on the wrong guy when the award was bestowed upon him...of course it was). He admits to being a total entitled asshole nerd when he was younger, and frankly, even now a little goes a long way. His attitude towards life, at least the attitude he shows the outside world, IS that everything is awful. He's whiny and bitchy, but also hilarious. But after slogging through hours and hours of a boring book about the cyber war, this was exactly what I needed.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Kevin

    I first discovered Matt on his weekly video series where he got drunk at his desk and told us how to live our lives. "Whine About It" and now "To Be Honest" have given me laughs every Wednesday for quite some time. Crass but hilarious! I first discovered Matt on his weekly video series where he got drunk at his desk and told us how to live our lives. "Whine About It" and now "To Be Honest" have given me laughs every Wednesday for quite some time. Crass but hilarious!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    Thank goodness for Audible returns as I just had no desire to finish this book. Given, I wasn't familiar with the author. So, Matt's thing is evidently that he thinks life is awful and always has been and so he thinks if you're going to laugh at him, he might as well make money. Not a bad proposal, I guess. But, alas, I'm not a mean soul and so I didn't find his overweight, unsanitary, unmotivated life funny...I just felt bad for him, and that isn't funny to me. So, several hours in with only tw Thank goodness for Audible returns as I just had no desire to finish this book. Given, I wasn't familiar with the author. So, Matt's thing is evidently that he thinks life is awful and always has been and so he thinks if you're going to laugh at him, he might as well make money. Not a bad proposal, I guess. But, alas, I'm not a mean soul and so I didn't find his overweight, unsanitary, unmotivated life funny...I just felt bad for him, and that isn't funny to me. So, several hours in with only two little laughs and I decided I wanted my $6 back. I think if you are a fan of him and his work, it's probably a buy.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Kryssi D'Eredita

    DNF... it just wasn’t funny. Or interesting. I’ll stick to watching his videos.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Holly

    I first found Matt through his BuzzFeed "Whine About It" videos on Facebook, thanks to my healthy addiction to all things BuzzFeed lol. Now I faithfully follow his "TBH" videos posted on his own Facebook page and nod in agreement each week as he guzzles his bottle of wine and vents about relevant problems that plague this world. Granted, they're first world problems, but still. He gets me. He's my ginger spirit animal and I want to be his BFF. Seriously, how do I get that to happen?!?!? His I first found Matt through his BuzzFeed "Whine About It" videos on Facebook, thanks to my healthy addiction to all things BuzzFeed lol. Now I faithfully follow his "TBH" videos posted on his own Facebook page and nod in agreement each week as he guzzles his bottle of wine and vents about relevant problems that plague this world. Granted, they're first world problems, but still. He gets me. He's my ginger spirit animal and I want to be his BFF. Seriously, how do I get that to happen?!?!? His debut book was a must read and it didn't disappoint. It's a hilarious inside glimpse into Matt's life from his childhood, his teen years,  and his coming out of the closet in college. Literally and figuratively. We learn all about what molded and shaped Matt into the fabulous, snarky, sassy man he is today! What I absolutely LOVED about this book was that this WAS written by Matt in his own voice. No one tried to change his style. No one tried to tell him he can't have a chapter on why teenagers are the worst. And every single reason was on point. As is his take on working out... "It’s no surprise, then, that I’ve grown distrustful of physical activity in my mature state. For me, fitness will always equal shame and pain, broken bones and the bad kind of balls to the face." Amen, my friend. AMEN. If you're a fan of Matt's videos, you will love this book from start to finish. If you're like me, your stomach will be hurting from laughter at page two. And if you've never heard of Matt before, you MUST RECTIFY THIS IMMEDIATELY OR WE CAN NO LONGER BE FRIENDS! I've done you a solid and posted his social media links below in his bio. I'm also giving you the links to his Unhappy Hour podcast because I'm helpful like that. Listen and read now, thank me later. Apple iTunes Stitcher iHeart Radio This review is also posted on Holly's Red Hot Reviews

  13. 4 out of 5

    Katie

    This was HILARIOUS. Obviously I've watched his videos, saw the People's Choice Awards debacle, and went to his stand up tour in support of the book, so I'm familiar with his voice and comedy. But even when I knew what was coming, it still cracked me up. And being the same age as him, we've had some very similar experiences, but it's much funnier reading someone else's growing pains rather than reliving my own. The only reason it took me like a week to finish was because I laughed so much that I c This was HILARIOUS. Obviously I've watched his videos, saw the People's Choice Awards debacle, and went to his stand up tour in support of the book, so I'm familiar with his voice and comedy. But even when I knew what was coming, it still cracked me up. And being the same age as him, we've had some very similar experiences, but it's much funnier reading someone else's growing pains rather than reliving my own. The only reason it took me like a week to finish was because I laughed so much that I couldn't let myself read in public on my commute to work.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Daniele (Life of a Quinn)

    MATT BELLASSAI IS MY HERO First book of 2018 and it did not disappoint. If you’re a fan of any of Matt’s videos you will definitely love this (and if you haven’t seen his videos what are you doing with your life facebook.com/mattbellassai you’re welcome). The level of sass and self-deprecating humor is so relatable and made for a great read. Thank you, Matt for blessing us with all of the great ups and downs of your life. MATT BELLASSAI IS MY HERO First book of 2018 and it did not disappoint. If you’re a fan of any of Matt’s videos you will definitely love this (and if you haven’t seen his videos what are you doing with your life facebook.com/mattbellassai you’re welcome). The level of sass and self-deprecating humor is so relatable and made for a great read. Thank you, Matt for blessing us with all of the great ups and downs of your life.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Catherine Bartzen

    I enjoyed this! If I could give 2.5 stars I would. I love Matt’s podcast so I though I’d love this book but it’s just not the same. I was bored by the end of his constant complaining about his body (even though I know that’s kind of his thing). This book had some excellent essays but the repetition of some themes got old by the end.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Renay Russell

    Quite a fun read! I'd actually give this book 3.5 stars as I literally laughed out loud in some parts. Quite a fun read! I'd actually give this book 3.5 stars as I literally laughed out loud in some parts.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Gloria

    Snarky goodness that I adored. Great self-narrated as well.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Baige

    Hilarious. I laughed so hard that I cried on numerous occasions.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Becky Courington

    Matt Bellassai spends 250 pages proving every Baby-Boomer-created myth about millennials to be true: That we are entitled, lazy, self-centered perpetual adolescents incapable of gratitude. So, thanks for that. I'm sure they'll feel both pleased and vindicated. I, on the other hand, feel merely frustrated to see all the misinformation about my generation reinforced. If this book is truly representative of his experiences, Bellassai has led a privileged, if not charmed, life, so to read a litany o Matt Bellassai spends 250 pages proving every Baby-Boomer-created myth about millennials to be true: That we are entitled, lazy, self-centered perpetual adolescents incapable of gratitude. So, thanks for that. I'm sure they'll feel both pleased and vindicated. I, on the other hand, feel merely frustrated to see all the misinformation about my generation reinforced. If this book is truly representative of his experiences, Bellassai has led a privileged, if not charmed, life, so to read a litany of complaints about every perceived slight or misadventure he experienced, despite none of them being truly out of the ordinary in the slightest (everyone wets their pants in kindergarten, Matt), is exhausting and grating. I've given this two stars because he does, briefly, actually appeal to our humanity AND take accountability for his actions in the chapter wherein he describes coming to terms with his sexuality and his first experience with unrequited love, which is the first time in some 200 pages he genuinely comes across as self-aware and capable of empathy for other human beings. But then he immediately follows it with an EIGHT PAGE description of the first time his college roommate masturbated, as if he needs to immediately bury whatever burgeoning sympathy the reader may feel for him. If you enjoy self-deprecation or secondhand embarrassment, then this may be for you. But if you don't think you would have fun listening to an entitled manchild who assuredly makes way more money than you (unless you also can afford to live alone in the Upper West Side of NYC) act like his life was utterly terrible because he had braces as a child, give this one a hard pass. If I hadn't had to read it for a book club, I certainly would have.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Karlie

    I love Matt Bellassai's Wine About It videos. He's funny on Twitter. Unfortunately, his negative-tinged brand of humour just doesn't translate into a full length book. I also don't think a "memoir" by a now-28 year old who seemed to have quite a normal and pleasant upbringing really has any legs to stand on. His stories were just not that interesting. Talking about a Slip 'n' Slide? Being on family vacation at a cottage where... nothing happens? Being a science nerd? Inane lists about qualities I love Matt Bellassai's Wine About It videos. He's funny on Twitter. Unfortunately, his negative-tinged brand of humour just doesn't translate into a full length book. I also don't think a "memoir" by a now-28 year old who seemed to have quite a normal and pleasant upbringing really has any legs to stand on. His stories were just not that interesting. Talking about a Slip 'n' Slide? Being on family vacation at a cottage where... nothing happens? Being a science nerd? Inane lists about qualities he'd like his future husband to have. Not book worthy, period. His humanity did shine through in the chapter where he talked about finally coming out to his family and friends when he was in college. Overall, I'd give this book a pass. Might be better as a series of articles on BuzzFeed.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Phyllis

    Couldn’t read it at the gym cause I almost fell off the treadmill laughing so hard.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Kelly

    Matt Bellassai is my spirit animal 🐌 This book is the reason audiobooks exist. "I grew up, in other words, being what psychiatrists might later diagnose as 'hopelessly coddled into emotional and physical dependency,' which is just fancy talk for 'loved too much and f*cked up because of it.'" "Legally, they can't stop you from bringing chocolate lava cake into the gym." "I didn't particularly like parties as a kid, especially when they weren't for me, and especially when they were surprise parties I Matt Bellassai is my spirit animal 🐌 This book is the reason audiobooks exist. "I grew up, in other words, being what psychiatrists might later diagnose as 'hopelessly coddled into emotional and physical dependency,' which is just fancy talk for 'loved too much and f*cked up because of it.'" "Legally, they can't stop you from bringing chocolate lava cake into the gym." "I didn't particularly like parties as a kid, especially when they weren't for me, and especially when they were surprise parties I wasn't told about because I couldn't be trusted to keep a secret." "I've only really cleaned my bathroom once in the last year, mostly because I don't know how often you're supposed to clean a bathroom, since once a week seems like too often, and so does once every two weeks. By the third week it's too disgusting to even look at, and if I tried to clean it, I'd probably just throw up and make it all worse anyway, so might as well just wait until I move out or the entire apartment building burns down." "Because I've chosen to write about my interests, which happen to include attractive young men, pop music, boyband stars, and television programs featuring all of the above, I've somehow attracted a regular audience of intensely feral teenage girls, who collectively make up a stronger offensive force than all of the world's militaries combined. Seriously, if teenage girls decide to organize one day, there's literally nothing we can do to stop them. Just go on the Internet and look up pictures from any Justin Bieber concert. There are girls bursting through steel barricades, dismembering security guards, and feasting on one another's flesh. And this is all before we've even allowed them to vote." "Yes, I was a mathlete, and yes, before you ask, I was indeed our team's MVP." "When duty requires that you spend an entire night of your precious teenage years making and studying flash cards to identify which of the twenty-nine taxonomic orders of insects a butterfly belongs to, you f*cking do it. (It's Lepidoptera, by the way, you moron.)" "And so, I spent most of my high school years on the wrong side of history, wearing cargo shorts almost daily. And not just any cargo shorts. Jean cargo shorts. Cargo jorts. And what did I keep in them? Definitely not my dignity." "Now, let me reiterate, we were not a strong family. We relied overwhelmingly on machines to do our brawniest tasks. If we'd all been alive a century and a half earlier and attempted to brave the Oregon Trail, all of us, including our oxen, would have died from dysentery less than a mile from our house. I'm absolutely sure of it. My family could barely survive driving to a restaurant in the same car, we wouldn't have lasted thirty minutes in the same covered wagon." "Now, you might be wondering how someone who hated public speaking to the point of turning into a living beethuman would find himself in front of the camera, and the truth is, like all terrible things in life, because of karaoke."

  23. 4 out of 5

    Mosharaf Hossain

    Truth is, I never heard of this writer until now. And The whole book was pretty interesting. The way Matt talked about his life, especially his sexuality, ia truly amazing. Many times I had good laugh. Me and the writer both something common. Most importantly we both are fate like Teddy. Our experienced to being fat is quite the same. Like him I also realized like this, "I first discovered I was fat the day I no longer fit beneath the bed." Growing isn't fun like the way they said. Currently I am Truth is, I never heard of this writer until now. And The whole book was pretty interesting. The way Matt talked about his life, especially his sexuality, ia truly amazing. Many times I had good laugh. Me and the writer both something common. Most importantly we both are fate like Teddy. Our experienced to being fat is quite the same. Like him I also realized like this, "I first discovered I was fat the day I no longer fit beneath the bed." Growing isn't fun like the way they said. Currently I am in my last year and when somebody asked me about my future plan, i quote matt, "It should come as a surprise to absolutely no one that I don’t like to work. They say, “Get a job doing what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life,” or some bullshit like that, but I like doing absolutely nothing, and nobody’s paying me to do that." And the most inspirational line from the book is, "I didn’t know if I was watching the other shirtless boys because I wanted to look like them, or because I liked the way they looked, or both. I didn’t know if the shame I felt was about my own body or my own desires. And the confusion made it all not worth thinking about at all. And so, I ignored my own body. I ignored its growing size. I ignored that the food I was eating was related to the rate my body was expanding." Anyway, The book is overall OK. Some chapters were hilarious. But i had to struggle to finished some chapters. It's not that the write up is bad but I couldn't connect myself with the writing. So at the end i want to say Matt is a funny guy.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Sara Tucker

    I got to know Matt through his great Whine About It (https://www.facebook.com/whineaboutitofficial) videos, many of which had me in tears from laughing so hard. I gave Everything Is Awful a shot and was happy to get more of the same millenial-based, spot-on, relatable content. He tells us exactly what we want to hear ("I chug a few bottles of wine throughout the week, which is basically the same as juicing, but with even more antioxidants") while still letting his personality shine throughout (" I got to know Matt through his great Whine About It (https://www.facebook.com/whineaboutitofficial) videos, many of which had me in tears from laughing so hard. I gave Everything Is Awful a shot and was happy to get more of the same millenial-based, spot-on, relatable content. He tells us exactly what we want to hear ("I chug a few bottles of wine throughout the week, which is basically the same as juicing, but with even more antioxidants") while still letting his personality shine throughout ("It was a beautiful morning — crisp, you might say, if you used words like that to describe the air and not a potato chip"). I gave this four instead of five stars because the humor and relatability definitely decline in the latter half of the book. He set the bar a tad too high in the beginning and I kept hoping to get more of the earlier material and laughs. Still very much worth a read.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Megan ~The Never Ending Book Basket

    Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars I am a huge fan of Matt Bellassai and have been for many years. His videos give me life, I find him absolutely hysterical, and I've had the pleasure of seeing him perform live, which was pretty much everything. I was so excited to read this book by him and I knew it would be funny, memorable, and just all around enjoyable. It was all of that and more. I actually listened to the audiobook version which was narrated by him. That just made this book even more incredible. List Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars I am a huge fan of Matt Bellassai and have been for many years. His videos give me life, I find him absolutely hysterical, and I've had the pleasure of seeing him perform live, which was pretty much everything. I was so excited to read this book by him and I knew it would be funny, memorable, and just all around enjoyable. It was all of that and more. I actually listened to the audiobook version which was narrated by him. That just made this book even more incredible. Listening to his stories, getting to experience his writing style, and getting to laugh my butt off for her six hours was the absolute best. This book baby laugh out loud so much, it was so easy to listen to, and I really enjoyed listening to the variety of stories that he told. It was very him, it was bursting with so much humor that I cannot get enough of, and it just made me a bigger fan of him. If you're a fan of Matt Bellassai you will enjoy this book. You'll get the perfect dose of his humor and antics that will have you almost crying you're laughing so hard. I enjoyed every word of this story, I loved how easy it was to experience, and I especially loved how full of life and fun and realness it was. Matt Bellassai is a great writer and I sincerely hope he writes more books in the future because this one was so so good!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Megan

    I’ve been a fan of Matt Bellassai ever since “Whine About It”, and I started listening to “ Unhappy Hour” on my daily walk to school after learning about the podcast a few months ago, so obviously I had to pick up this book because A) I’m a sucker and B) I’m a sucker. What really gets me in his comedy is the way he uses his voice - I don’t know how to describe it, but for me that’s what makes him stand out. That being said, Everything is Awful didn’t come across with the same level of humour. If I’ve been a fan of Matt Bellassai ever since “Whine About It”, and I started listening to “ Unhappy Hour” on my daily walk to school after learning about the podcast a few months ago, so obviously I had to pick up this book because A) I’m a sucker and B) I’m a sucker. What really gets me in his comedy is the way he uses his voice - I don’t know how to describe it, but for me that’s what makes him stand out. That being said, Everything is Awful didn’t come across with the same level of humour. If you want to pick up this book, you should go for an audio version (does that even exist? It should exist).

  27. 4 out of 5

    Leilani

    This is a laugh out loud book from beginning to end. Matt is a true millennial and his antics are always amusing. I loved his stories and his descriptions as much as I enjoy his online videos. I will say however the overuse of curse words was a bit much. I know, I know, I sound like a grandma, but curse words should be used as exclamation points, not commas. In any case, if you enjoy Matt's persona in his videos, then this book will love him even more! This is a laugh out loud book from beginning to end. Matt is a true millennial and his antics are always amusing. I loved his stories and his descriptions as much as I enjoy his online videos. I will say however the overuse of curse words was a bit much. I know, I know, I sound like a grandma, but curse words should be used as exclamation points, not commas. In any case, if you enjoy Matt's persona in his videos, then this book will love him even more!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Deanne

    I laughed several times throughout this book. I listened to it on Audible with Matt as the narrator. He started off a little aggressive in his reading at the beginning, but it seems as though he got a little more comfortable and in the groove as the book went on.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Herbie

    Found myself laughing out loud and identifying deeply (sometimes embarrassingly) with some of Matt's essays. A fun read for sure - rife with laugh-out-loud moments, reflections on his childhood and adolescence, and tales from living in New York City. Found myself laughing out loud and identifying deeply (sometimes embarrassingly) with some of Matt's essays. A fun read for sure - rife with laugh-out-loud moments, reflections on his childhood and adolescence, and tales from living in New York City.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jaime Fiction Fangirls

    I need to quit trying to read these YouTube/Facebook/Instagram stars books. This type of self-deprecating, spastic humor is funny in short bursts. A weekly post or video, a whole book, not so entertaining.

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