Fully Functioning Human (Almost)
Melanie Murphy Hatchette, 320 pages, €14.99
The Dublin ‘lifestyle’ vlogger grew up in the digital age and amassed more than half a million YouTube subscribers.
This debut book is a potted history of her life online — a chapter that began in earnest in 2013 — and she explores the pros and cons of living a life in the public gaze.
From dealing with the abuse of online trolls, to living with anxiety and eating disorders and from coping with acne to coming to terms with her sexuality, Murphy argues that it is through our most difficult times we can learn the most about ourselves.
And, she suggests in this quasi selfhelp guide, by learning to value and love ourselves, we can overcome whatever obstacles life throws our way.