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Review: Be A Triangle by Lilly Singh

Review: Be A Triangle by Lilly Singh

Be A Triangle: How I Went From Being Lost To Getting My Life In Shape by Lilly Singh is not your typical self-help book. 

This book is not backed up by science or any data and has no fancy charts or graphs that’ll teach you on how to live your best life.

Instead, reading this book felt like receiving advice from an empathetic older sister who simply wants you to step into your power when your daily affirmations don’t help you feel better or when a toxic person says something that disrupts your day.

Basically when things go wrong – how do you stay sane, feel grateful and continue working towards where you want to be?

This book is NOT about how to get to where you want to be but more on how do you keep moving forward when you face setbacks?

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Book Information

Title: Be A Triangle: How I Went From Being Lost To Getting My Life In Shape

Author: Lilly Singh

Genre: Non-fiction, Self-help

Pages: 112 

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Amazon Rating: 4.6

Goodreads Rating: 3.75

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Be A Triangle Summary

Everyone–even world-famous actress, author, and creator Lilly Singh–knows that sometimes life just sucks. In this book, Singh provides a safe space where readers can learn how to create a sense of peace within themselves. Without sugarcoating what it’s like to face adversity–including acknowledging her own intensely personal struggles with identity, success, and self-doubt–Singh teaches readers to “unsubscribe” from cookie-cutter ideals.

With her signature blend of vulnerability, insight, and humor, Singh instructs readers to “be a triangle,” creating a solid foundation for your life, one that can be built upon, but never fundamentally changed or destroyed. As she puts it, we must always find a way to come home to ourselves: “we must create a place, a system of beliefs, a simple set of priorities to come back to should life lead us astray, which it definitely will.”

Like a wise, empathetic friend who always keeps you honest, Singh pushes you to adjust your mindset and change your internal dialogue. The result is a deeply humane, entertaining, and uplifting guide to befriending yourself and becoming a true “miracle for the world.”

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Be A Triangle Book Review

What I Liked About Be A Triangle by Lilly Singh

1. Easy To Read

First of all, if you’re looking for a short and easy read to meet your monthly/yearly reading goal – I would definitely recommend this book.

Because it’s not just words, but there are also funny and entertaining illustrations present – you can most definitely breeze through this book in one sitting.

I did not finish this book in one sitting, but despite having a busy schedule – it took me one day to finish this book! 

Read More: How To Read More Books Before The Year Ends (12 Tested Tips)

2. Not Your Typical Self-Help Book 

As mentioned in the introduction, this self-help book is not backed up by science or data. There are no fancy graphs for you to interpret.

In this book, Lilly Singh is not someone who has figured it all out and is trying to teach us what to do to get from where we are to where we want to be. 

Instead, she walks the same path as us. 

Just like all of us, we hold onto something when we are feeling down (our journal, daily affirmations, therapy, comfort from a partner, food, substances.. The list goes on)

In How To Be A Triangle, she explains to us that these are things that help us on a surface level. 

What would happen to us if any of the above items were taken away from us? We might fall off the path that we’re on and feel defeated.

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This is how the concept of “be a triangle” is born. 

To be a triangle means to have a foundation – just like a triangle. This is so that we don’t “topple” when life hits us hard.

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3. Humorous

Reading this book was not only easy because it is short and straight to the point, it is because you feel like Lilly Singh is talking to you through one of her Youtube videos.

If you’re like me, watching her videos for years – you’ll actually be able to read this book in her voice, her slang, picture her telling these jokes – just like the entertainer and creator she is on Youtube.

I think that’s the best part of the book – I felt connected to her, not because of WHAT she says but HOW she says it. 

Lilly Singh did not try to be someone else while writing this book and I really appreciated that.

4. Cute And Witty Illustrations 

The Illustrations of Lilly Singh by Simmi Patel is really cute! 

Although some of the illustrations are more relatable to brown people, most of them are relevant to the book and therefore is an entertaining addition to the book. 

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Because there are illustrations that will actually make you “LOL”, this book can also be a good book for someone who has just started reading and wants to build the reading habit as the illustrations are engaging to the reader.

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I’ve taken some photos of the illustrations from the book so you see what I mean!

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Be A Triangle Book Quotes

Here are a few of my favourite Lilly Singh quotes from her latest book!

I dissected the pain and trauma of countless Shakespeareans plays in class, but I never once analyzed my own loss and heartache

Lilly Singh

Unfortunately, pain always screams louder than potential in our minds.

Lilly Singh

You are not just one thing. You are many things, and who you are and what you want are constantly in flux.

Lilly Singh

We are all meeting each other at different parts of our journey.

Lilly Singh

Meditation doesn’t require you to subscribe to an entire way of life because, at its core, meditation is simply about making time for a relationship with yourself.

Lilly Singh

When we talk about creativity, we often think about art and artists. We imagine a poet, a fashion designer or musician. But in reality, we’re all creatives. We’re all so good at creating chaos in our minds by making assumptions and overthinking.

Lilly Singh

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FAQ: Be A Triangle

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What Is Lilly Singh’s New Book About?

Lilly Singh’s new book – Be A Triangle teaches us to have a strong foundation/set of beliefs that helps us get through life when it gets hard. 

She uses a triangle as an example because of its wide base that supports it from toppling over.

How Many Books Has Lilly Singh Written?

Two books. How To Be A Bawse (2017) and Be A Triangle (2022).

What Does Be A Triangle Mean?

In Lilly Singh’s latest book, she explains what does Be A Triangle mean. 

Be A Triangle means to focus on the foundation of your life, also known as your belief system (the base of the triangle) so you don’t topple over when challenges are thrown at you

What’s Be A Triangle By Lilly Singh Release Date?

5th April 2022.

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Final Thoughts

Be A Triangle by Lilly Singh is a wholesome self-help book. 

It was like having an empathetic friend or big sister talk to uplift you but also ground you as this book gave some pretty realistic advice.

This book is funny, creative, heart-warming and so much more. 

Overall rating: ⅘

Should you read Be A Triangle by Lilly Singh?

If you’re looking for an easy read and need a pick-me up – I would definitely recommend reading this wholesome book.

Quick Reading Tip: If you want to read more books this year or if you find it difficult to read non-fiction/self help books.

Listening to an audiobook really helps! Having someone narrate to you will help you read and absorb information faster.

Receive 2 audiobook credits with my code: BREWING on Libro.fm! Support local bookstores. Cancel anytime and keep your audiobooks and credits! Don’t like an audiobook? FREE RETURNS!

Review: Be A Triangle by Lilly Singh

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