“I could sit back and continue to let people define me, or I could work to give myself a chance at self(i.e.) love."
Filled with full-color photos and real stories & advice, with hopes that this book will help you come closer to finding Self(i.e.) Love too.

Touching on everything from coming out to relationships, battles with self-esteem and life’s ups and downs, Eddie’s “Self(i.e.) Love” is an archive of expression and direction— that 2 A.M. advice you’d get from your best friend or the tough-love advice you’d get from a close family member.

Growing up is never easy, and coming to find out that you’re different is even harder to deal with. Facing harsh bullying, name calling, and teasing, Eddie always had a difficult time navigating the world around him. It wasn’t until a major emotional breakdown happened that Eddie realized it was time to finally give himself a chance at Self(i.e) Love.

No matter what life throws at you, no matter how tough it gets, who you want to love or who you want to be, this book gives a sense of hope and understanding that there is so much more that comes out of those painful experiences. Coming out is hard. Break ups suck. Comparing ourselves to others is not good.

Written for everyone, this book of life lessons might just make your journey to self-acceptance a little easier. So here’s to hoping that one day soon, whenever you’re ready, that you too can start living. All you gotta do is find a little bit of self(i.e.) love. ♥

"I so badly didn't want to be what everyone made me out to be, but, in learning to love myself...
... I had to teach myself that it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks."

About the Author

Eddie Oliver Smith is a 20 year old author, filmmaker, YouTuber, and LGBT activist who has shared his quirky, comedic, and emotionally charged lifestyle video blogs for the past seven years. With over 2.2 million overall viewers, he’s shared his powerful messages of peace, love, and positivity as he’s battled intense bullying, hatred, and non-acceptance, only to turn that hate into love.

After going viral on vice.com last year for his artistic recreation of his idol Lady Gaga’s concert, he decided to dedicate his online life to inspiring others to love themselves. Eddie’s willingness to talk about some of the deepest and darkest issues surrounding his past has allowed him to inspire others across the world. His most personal project to date, a self-published book titled 'A Guidebook To Self(i.e.) Love', details just what it’s like to grow up different, deal with life’s up-and-downs, and combat self-esteem issues while living in a media world.

Eddie hopes that by sharing his advice for “coming out” of real life situations, he can help those battling with the biggest self(i.e) loving dilemmas. “So here’s to hoping that one day soon, whenever you’re ready, that you too can start living. All you gotta do is find a little bit of self(i.e.) love.”
- #SelfieLoveBook

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