I’m Judging You ๐Ÿ˜’ by Luvvie Ajayi | Book Review


I judge people who say “fustrated” instead
of frustrated. I make fun of people who post those memes
that aren’t really memes they’re just, like, declarative statements. “I’m really hard to get to know but once
you get to know me, you a real one!” What are you talking about right now?! When it comes to splitting a bill at a restaurant,
I don’t do math. Throw my card in the pile. Y’all can break out the long division. Don’t ask me what I had. I… laugh every time someone says “Sorry for your lost.” [tries not to laugh] [whispers] It’s “loss”. Sorry for your LOSS. [woosh]
Hey YouTube World! It’s me, Evelyn. Those are just a few of the ways in which
I’m trash. We all trash! We all have garbage tendencies. So glad that Luvvie Ajayi’s new book — debut
book, okay? [Nigerian accent] Because we want sophomore,
we want junior book, we want number four. Her new book [pop sound effect]
“I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual has been out since September. Blogger, humorist known here on the internets
as Awesomely Luvvie is funny no matter if it’s 140 characters or almost 300 pages of
personal essays, amen? The written word, alright?! I got to meet Luvvie over the summer at BlogHer
in L.A. I literally walked past her, and I wasn’t
going to say anything. I was gonna be fake! But my spirit said “Evelyn?” This is my spirit. “Evelyn? You gon’ hate yourself if you don’t fangirl
out loud!” me: [Nigerian accent] I’m judging you!!!
Luvvie: [Nigerian accent] We’re on Snapchat!! me: [Nigerian accent] I’m judging you!!!
Luvvie: [Nigerian accent] Hey!!! [woosh]
I’m Judging You is divided into four main
parts: Life, Culture, Social Media, & Fame. Each of the four parts has different chapters,
and each chapter is like a personal essay in which Luvvie calls out everybody on they
mess and provides explanations as to why you’re trash. But also provides suggestions as to how you
can do better. The more you know, you know what I’m saying? When you know better, you do better. Never make the same mistake twice, amen? One my favorite parts was when she was addressing CP (Colored People) Time. And its ancestor: African time. Listen — y’all got beige physicists out here
contemplating, you know what I’m saying, pondering the universe. Meanwhile, here on a whole Earth, this planet
that exists, Africans run on a different clock than the rest of the human race. Why can’t you study that?! My dad came home from a wedding way past his
bed time. I didn’t go. I didn’t play myself. Boop! And he came home and all he said was… “Lateness is a disease.” [woosh]
In the book, Luvvie details how to be a better
friend, businessperson, social media user, how to be a better ally to women and black
people and black women people. And it’s all in her voice, you know what
I’m saying. The way she spells things and the vernaculars
she be employing… Like nobody can replicate that. Which is why I wanted to listen to the book
also because she is the narrator of her own audiobook as well. Those are pretty much exclusively the sorts
of books that I listen to on Audible. Um, “Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl”
narrated by Issa Rae, uh, Felicia Day’s book, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Aisha Tyler. I do be having like, my Swahili lessons. Sifahamu Kiswahili kidogo.
(I understand a little Swahili.) That’s it. That’s all I got. So listening to Luvvie read her own words
is just [kisses air] goals. Every time I hear AAVE or some Naija phrase,
my soul dances. I think y’all will thoroughly enjoy the book. Uh, especially if you listen to it. Which brings me to
[pop sound effect] [Kenyan accent] Do you want to talk about
providence, hmmm? Before this video was ever gonna be sponsored,
I had already downloaded “I’m Judging You”. I’ve been uh, a Gold member on Audible since
2013. Boop! You thought! [whoosh]
Audible is a service, uh, website, app, all of
that, that allows you to purchase and download and listen to audiobooks. And it’s not just a streaming service. You actually own the books even if you stop
using Audible. I log in via the website, search for what
I want, uh, make the purchase. Once you purchase your book and download it,
it communicates with the app on your phone so that you can listen to your book on the
go. Audible is offering all my Internet Cousins
a free 30-day trial membership. You can select one free book. I would hope that you take my recommendation
and get Luvvie’s new book “I’m Judging You”, but obviously you are free to get whichever
book you choose. Sign up and begin your free 30-day trial membership
at [pop sound effect] That’s That’s— [laughs] In the comments below give me some book suggestions. Also in the comments tell me one trash tendency
you have. I’m judging you. My name is Evelyn, and I am that person who
leaves a tablespoon of juice in the bottle and puts it back in the fridge. Fight me. But I’ll try to be better. I’ll see you on the internet somewhere. Bye!

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100 thoughts on “I’m Judging You ๐Ÿ˜’ by Luvvie Ajayi | Book Review”

  1. Tramaine K. says:

    Okay Evelyn, but the real q. What lipstick are you wearing?? There's my trash tendency. I really want an answer pls.

  2. ragemonster says:

    i judge people who say "on accident" lol

  3. Damilola Idowu says:

    0:19–I'M WEAK๐Ÿ’€

  4. MPM says:

    I'm that person who asks a question, doesn't listen to the answer, and has to ask again. Blame it on my ADD, baby.

  5. Andrea Abrams says:

    Thank you Evelyn's Dad: "lateness is a disease" lmao!!

  6. Jo - Ann says:

    Evelyn, you are freaking hilarious!! Love you!!!

  7. HeyThereHeaven says:

    Are you wearing the lipstick from The Lip Bar?

  8. shashayaway bailey says:

    lateness is a disease ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ Amen

  9. Carmela Palmer says:

    procrastination is a virus

  10. Coralyn Mack says:

    You are my best friend…. in my head ๐Ÿ˜•

  11. AGray Gray says:

    My trash tendency is… I judge folks who say 'skrimps'

  12. Hanan Sherka says:

    I complain about dumb irrelevant shit. I NEED TO STOP

  13. queenbeethatme100 says:

    I judge people who are not literate and who don't read books.

    I judge people who claim they want to know something, but do not get off their ass to learn anything.

    I judge people who complain about the country and do not vote.

    I judge people who give all their personal power to another race , then try to act afro centric.

    I judge nutcases, especially the crazy people so pressed to get attention from me, and stalkers. lol.

    I judge people who get jealous of others.

    I'm saying I judge all of these things but how I judge is that I just have no time for anyone like any of these and so conversations/dialog is extremely short. As in, Bye, girl.

  14. Lisa Collins says:

    I judge people that leave their dogs outside and don't allow them in the house.

  15. Quentin Stephens says:

    I uhhh… ugly laugh when people say melody when they mean medley

  16. treberry 713 says:

    i judge people who live their lives on social media

  17. Kasey May says:

    I CANNOT handle how funny you are. You are a freaking DELIGHT.

  18. nhonore1 says:

    I loved this!!!! SUBSCRIBED!!!

  19. The Basics says:


  20. Mel S says:

    "flustrated" smfh

  21. Ndi EKWERE says:

    i think you would enjoy chimamanda adiche she's a great authur.

  22. thatblackkat15 says:

    I judge: When people say "liberry."
    Trash tendency: I will use someone else's shoes to kill a bug, no matter how much closer my own shoes are.

  23. samvyne says:

    I just died when you said, "Sorry for your lost." Now back to the rest of the video.

  24. Fly.Sistah says:

    Downloaded and listened to this book this week using your code. Thanks!
    I recognize almost everyone I know, and myself, in the book. lol

  25. Totally Novie says:

    I judge people who say aks instead of ask -____-

  26. Reeka Selman says:

    I'm pretty sure we were good friends in another life lol

  27. Earthly Butters says:

    Her book and position are terrible from an African AMERICAN position. We live in a world of white supremacy over here and for her to make a statement such as "I didn't know a thing about AA being slaves, I thought everyone grew up with a maid and a driver like I did" is what is wrong with her inaccurate opinions. She can't speak for African Americans.

  28. thirtyonetwentyfive says:

    I judge ppl who say alot instead of a lot.๐Ÿ™„

  29. SERENA b says:


  30. Tenisha Erin says:

    I cringe when I hear "conversate"…..I'm judging everybody who says it and tries to justify it. STOP IT!!!

  31. Mx Moe says:

    I'm trash: When someone is riding my bumper when I'm already speeding — be it through a country road or a 6 a lane high way — I will brake check them. Hard. My insurer thinks that people in my city are just reckless drivers and my student loans think I need to keep doing this, because I'm serving a greater good. Don't judge my triflin ass.

  32. Sam Bob says:

    I just learned of your page and I've been binge watching all weekend up here in Canada. Girl, your lipstick is the shit, just saying. Also, I love how you inspire strangers to share their dirt here by sharing your own. Love it.

  33. Honesty Crystallizes says:

    I wish she (Luvvie) would just go to England… and go be 'white' over there for a laugh. Don't come HERE and try to claim to be African-American.

    I find her embarrassing.

  34. Lauren K says:

    I think I have found my new favorite youtuber. Evelyn, you have been placed amongst my list of people worth watching.

  35. MsDarko909 says:

    I judge when people say "I could care less" when trying to explain that they could not. They could not care less is what they should say, js…

  36. MARCIA STORM says:

    I'm rollin' I need an am-bal- amz!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ know you heard it!!!

  37. Debbie Balandrano says:


  38. Ciru Boro says:

    OMG I love you

  39. J Caesar says:

    I Knew you looked familiar!!! We met at Lianne La Havas concert at Emo's!!! I'm so proud of you!!!!!!!!!! You took your funny to the inter webs!

  40. Alexia Stewart says:

    Well… my clean laundry stays in the basket until the next time I wash, crushed untended, basically abandoned.

  41. MalikJS18 says:

    I swear how hard and loud I laughed in my quiet house on this Sunday was SOOO uncalled for and unnecessary when she said her father said "lateness is a disease" ๐Ÿ˜‚

  42. Abee Naturals says:

    Giiirl! First give me a ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ on that Kiswahili! Karibu sana whenever you want to come explore the home of the Swahili language: Tanzania ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ. Trust me, my couch is yours ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚! Although what you want to say is "Nafahamu Kiswahili kidogo". "Sifahamu" is a negation.

    As for my shadiest habit… I sometimes don't pick up calls or respond to messages because I just don't feel like it. Even if it's my best friend. ๐Ÿ™ˆ terrible, I know. But I'm trying to be and do better.

    I love your videos btw, on all platforms/channels that I find you.

  43. Sarah Gagne says:

    EFTI, it's 5/13/17. How many missed calls and unread emails do you have now?? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  44. Sarah Gagne says:

    Also I judge that you cannot be an intelligent person and say irregardless. CANNOT!

  45. Taneshia Ranaye says:

    I judge ALOT: but my favorite is hearing women say, "I'm an independent woman that don't need no man!" then complain about man problems๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  46. Aldora Addy says:

    I hardcore judge people who say "all intensive purposes" instead of "all intents and purposes"

  47. jaha Knight says:

    I am still laughing at your dad saying, "Lateness is a disease." That zoom in was so surprising…Hilarious.

  48. Rae_of_Fashion says:

    just traded my Netflix and Hulu subscriptions for audible using your link. first book = extreme ownership by Jocko and Leif (Navy seals)- read by them.. I saw them speak in person. can only image it's gonna be lit.

  49. Chitra Jain says:

    Evelyn make a video/blog/instagram anything on your reading recommendations plssss

  50. Mishell Kazan says:

    Just bought it on Audible ๐Ÿ™‚

  51. Loro L says:

    my trash thing is scrolling through social media on my phone while taking my morning poo hehe

  52. Rachel Marie says:

    I'm getting the book!

  53. Kirsten Clow says:

    Whenever I'm in Kenya, the vicar of the local church I go to always says 'you've (the west) got the clock, we've got the time' ๐Ÿ˜‚

  54. Devonna Munroe says:

    truly elated

  55. jasinbloom says:

    I judge people that dine in at a Restaurant and request that their drink come in a to go cup because they are not sure if the cups are clean. As if the wash everything but the cups

  56. museican says:

    Trash tendency–canceling on friends when we planned to go out…Like I'm comfortable right now fam…do I really gotta get up and walk outside in this weather right now? I stay PRAYING my friends will text me being like 'hey sorry, can't make it today'. In fact that happened to me today! Halellujah! Granted, once I get off my butt and get out it's fine, but Lort, the energy needed to get me there…AHHH.

  57. museican says:

    also…why do people say "I could care less"?!!!! FAM, I had someone give me a deep intellectual rationale as to why it's ok, and I was like…but you still sayin it wrong though…

  58. idkyoutellme says:


  59. Amy Hainsworth says:

    Sorry for your lost!?! BAHAHA!!!

  60. Teneele B. says:

    My trash tendency: When I get on an elevator, and see someone approaching…I quickly push the button that closes the doors. Sometimes, you just need a quiet elevator ride alone.

  61. Kerry Berry says:


  62. Earline Bresil says:

    I DEFINITELY unsubscribed from a Youtuber who constantly said "patterEN" instead of "pattern." Rather than endanger my health by going into a rage every time she mispronounced the word, I had to unsubscribe. Lol.

  63. Christiaaanneee says:

    "Sorry for your lost" actually got me LOOOL! Defo a new one for me ahaha

  64. readreadwriteread says:

    I'm that girl who will do EVERYTHING IN HER POWER to hide any kind of delicacy/foodstuffs from anyone in my vicinity, because I do not wana share. These is my oreos bitch, no you can't have one. I'll eat them in the staff bathroom if I have to.

  65. Courtney says:

    lateness IS a disease ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚

  66. Kemiso Matlho says:

    Love the lipstick

  67. Tajuana Trone says:

    I judge people who say โ€œpacificโ€…. itโ€™s Specific man!!!!๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ

  68. Natalie-Claire L says:

    This will be my next read. Thanks. My book recommendadtion is: Why I'm no longer talking to white pople by Reni Eddo-Lodge

  69. Eli I Guess says:


  70. Heart of the cards says:

    I know i tend to give the side to people when they talk about their business in a public setting, Like what are doing , what goes on the house should stay in the house. Or when people come in late to work, even tho i do the same thing. #trashtendencies
    But you know we ain't perfect, only god is. Don't mean i can't try to do better, tho

  71. Ray of Sunshine says:


  72. naarahformusic says:

    I will say Iโ€™m going when people invite me out up until an hour before and cancel because Iโ€™ve been on the couch too long and my butt decided hours before that itโ€™s staying there…….

  73. Kena says:

    Sifahamu Kiswahili kidogo actually means I don't understand Kiswahili a little ๐Ÿ™‚ I think you meant "nafahamu" ๐Ÿ™‚

  74. Uzoma Onyeije says:

    I judge people harshly based on their use of the wrong your/youโ€™re. And if they use the wrong term while criticizing me โ€” โ€œyour an idiotโ€ โ€” they are truly dead to me.

  75. Ishtar Oshun says:

    LOL I love u

  76. orlanda sanders says:

    I eat whatever is in the fridge at home even if itโ€™s not mines BUT will go to war if someone eats my stuff lol

  77. The Blk Bohemian says:

    Fifteen fucking haters! This shit is funny asl!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ฉ

  78. Jennifer Thompson says:

    My trash tendency…I laugh at people when they fall. Donโ€™t judge me. ๐Ÿ˜†

  79. Gabrielle Linzer says:

    If we could just get Evelyn to drop her own narrated e-book…๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ #BroughtToYouByAudible

  80. jasmine champagnie says:

    My trash tendency: I hate when people know my business, but Iโ€™m the first in line to get the tea about somebody else ๐Ÿ‘€ โ˜•๏ธ

  81. Fatma Al Darii says:

    I'm infected with lateness, it's a chronical disease…

  82. J Wilson says:

    this luvvie chick ant shit and she was not born in the us so how can she can talk about things she never been through if it was not for the Sacrifices made by those who were sold out by other Africans She wouldn't be able to set foot in this country let alone Be able to pimp her fuckup book

  83. Cassandra Anglin FitandFree says:

    Evelyn, I love you girl. LOL. I love this vlog. You keep it so real. And that is what I love about you. Thank you for your presence on youtube. Please continue to be you. We need more people as yourself.

  84. Desiree Taylor says:

    This lip color though! <3 Looooooove it!

  85. Moniq Cas says:

    I've told my friends that if I die (hopefully NO TIME SOON), not to let anyone that says "sorry for your LOST" come to my funeral. Just escort them right on out… ain't nobody got time for that!

  86. Journey2Radiance says:

    Book recommendation You Can't Touch My Hair and Other Things I Still Have To Explain by Phoebe Robinson

  87. Jesus Is Able ! says:

    ๐Ÿคญwhen we splitting the check i just throw my card in (yall can do the long division ๐Ÿ’ฒโœ–๏ธโž—โž–โž•๐Ÿ’ฑโžฐยฉ๏ธยฎ๏ธใ€ฐ๏ธโœ”๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿค

  88. Ariel McMillan says:

    I judge people on their handwritting. How the f#*& you gonna be 35 and write like an adhd 10 year old learning cursive? And how you read that?!

  89. Justin Sรกnchez says:

    i keep plastic food tubs for reuse and never actually reuse them ๐Ÿ˜ž
    also… i've heard "flustrated" and it kills me.

  90. Ms. Mason says:

    I freaking love your personality ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ after the kids are sleep your videos are ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ

  91. Sunny Made T says:

    Trash tendency.. I'll purposely leave a message unopened and then respond the next day if it's a conversation i don't wanna have or a whiney person talking to me

  92. Ehi says:

    It was fun listening to you… if you send me a message and your only line is "Hello" "Hi" "Good morning" "How was your night" or any of such… well, I will not respond to you in this life or in the next…. Trash tendencies? You tell me? ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

  93. Mell C says:

    Evvvveellyynnn! Declarative statement…๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ So real! We are in 2019 and people still pronounce street as skreet and add "s" to shrimp…"Dem shrimps was good"…๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ก

  94. Danielle Hicks says:

    Judging "supposaBly" instead of "supposeDly." It hurts me to hear it, especially since people who say it wrong usually enunciate tf out of it. Worse, my very intelligent best friend ALWAYS says it with a "b." Even, after years of silence, when I "casually" let her know, she still does it consistently ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  95. kenny love says:

    I'm not buying shit by her

  96. Joe DeBose says:

    You need God in your life and you will learn that being judgmental is of pride that leds to hate and so on!

  97. RWS12234 says:

    Loved her Ted Talk ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ

  98. Twiggy W says:

    I SWEAR!!!!!! I put on my judgement robe when i get on facebook๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  99. Twiggy W says:

    But i do say conversate, yall(im not even from the south) and drink from cartons when nobody looks

  100. EyeBeam light says:

    Did you leave your cream in the car, yes Ms A jai mama

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