I’m Judging You Book by Luvvie Ajayi

Available for pre-order now!

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The Do-Better Manual

With over 500,000 readers a month at her enormously popular blog, AwesomelyLuvvie.com, Luvvie Ajayi is a go-to source for smart takes on pop culture. I’m Judging You is her debut book of humorous essays that dissects our cultural obsessions and calls out bad behavior in our increasingly digital, connected lives. It passes on lessons and side-eyes on life, social media, culture and fame, addressing those terrible friends we all have to serious discussions of race and media representation to what to do about your fool cousin sharing casket pictures from Grandma’s wake on Facebook.

With a lighthearted, razor sharp wit and a unique perspective, I’m Judging You is the handbook the world needs, doling out the hard truths and a road map for bringing some “act right” into our lives, social media, and popular culture. It is the Do-Better Manual.


IJY Praise


I’m excited for you to get your hands on this book. If you’ve been reading my blog for a long time, this will feel true to my voice. If you’re new to my work, I hope you fall in love and are unable to quit me. – Luvvie


I’M JUDGING YOU book tour

(Fall 2016)

Luvvie Ajayi in Conversation with Crissle West
7-9pm; PowerHouse Arena Books, 28 Adams Street; Brooklyn, NY 11201
* An official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend event

Luvvie Ajayi in Conversation with Francheska Medina
2-4pm; Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture – 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10030

Luvvie Ajayi in Conversation with Nesha Byng (HerAgenda Live)
6:30-9pm; Location TBA

Luvvie Ajayi in Conversation with Damon Young of Very Smart Brothas
6-9pm; Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library – 901 G Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 (Baltimore, MD)
Baltimore Book Festival
3-4:30pm; Baltimore Inner Harbor

Luvvie Ajayi in Conversation with Samantha Irby
7-9pm; Women & Children’s First Bookstore; Swedish American Museum – 5211 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640

Luvvie Ajayi in Conversation with Lindy West
7-9pm; Seattle Public Central Library, Microsoft Auditorium
1000 4th Avenue Seattle, WA 98104

Boston Book Festival
12:30-2pm; Copley Square

Wisconsin Book Festival

More dates and details to come!

Got questions?

  • Is there an I'M JUDGING YOU audiobook?

    Yes, there is an I’M JUDGING YOU audiobook and you can order it from Audible now! I read it myself.

  • I don’t live in the United States. Will I be able to get a physical copy?

    I have a large international readership so I’m working on a definitive answer for this! But some of the bookstores that carry it ship internationally, like Barnes & Nobles. Amazon also does. Canadians, you’re all good too. You can buy the Kindle or Nook version too!

  • That lollipop on the cover is adorable. Is it real?

    Yes. The star of my cover is a shady lollipop I have now named JudgeyPop. It has its’ own Instagram account (@JudgeyPop)! It will be showing on many types of products. I’m especially excited about the mug you’ll be able to put on your desk, to side-eye folks who wanna talk to you before you have your morning coffee.

  • Can I bulk order books for my book club or event?

    Yes, you can certainly place a bulk order for the books. Email Luvvie at Luvvie@aweluv.com!


Wacky Wordsmith.
Side-eye Sorceress.
Pop Culture Primadonna.

Learn more about her work

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About the Author

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Luvvie Ajayi is an award-winning writer, pop culture critic, and professional troublemaker who thrives at the intersection of comedy, technology and activism. She is the person who often says what you’re thinking but dared not to because you have a filter and a job to protect. Her site AwesomelyLuvvie.com is where she covers all things pop culture, from TV to movies to travel to race. Her first book, titled I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do Better Manual will be released on September 13, 2016.

She is also a digital strategist, noted speaker and Executive Director of The Red Pump Project, a national HIV/AIDS organization.

An alum of the University of Illinois, Luvvie leverages her background in Marketing, Communications and New Media as a digital strategist. She helps clients maximize their online presence by using social media tools effectively, and is a noted speaker on topics related to blogging, branding, nonprofit communications, activism and comedy. She has presented at several conferences around the world, including SXSW, Social Media Week (Nigeria, South Africa), Techne Summit (Egypt), Nonprofit Technology Conference, BlogHer, AFTRA Broadcast Conference, FOCUS100, Social Media for Nonprofits Conference, among others.

Luvvie was awarded the Influencer of the Year honor at the 2016 Iris Awards. She was named a 2015 Black Innovator by XFINITY Comcast, and is also winner of the Women’s Media Center’s Social Media Award for using her voice and humor for pop culture critique, gender and racial justice.

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To contact Luvvie for press and speaking engagements, email Luvvie@aweluv.com.

To find out about Luvvie’s book readings, events or any questions related to availability of this book (including purchasing in bulk), email publicity@hholt.com and CC Luvvie at Luvvie@aweluv.com.

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