Book Review – Fully Functioning Human (Almost) by Melanie Murphy


Paperback, 310 pages
Published August 24th, 2017 by Hachette Ireland

Genre: Advice, Memoir, YouTuber.
My Rating: 4/5

“I’m just a nitwit girl who’s sort-of stumbling through life learning that we all have our own roads to walk – but that it’s still valuable, and rather lovely, to hear about other people’s journeys…”

My thoughts

If you don’t know who or what Melanie Murphy does, the one way to describe her is like the eldest sister of the online world. She is one of Ireland’s leading YouTubers in which she makes videos on a wide range of topics including body positivity, eating disorder recovery, relationships and mental health but to name a few, she normalises and de stigmatises the ‘taboo’ topics in life reassuring thousands of teens and young adults about what they maybe going through. She remains upbeat and boasts a great sense of humour and she is one of those YouTubers/influencers that leaves you feeling inspired, not deflated.

Melanie’s book is no different from her YouTube channel, it’s part memoir (of her life so far) and part life guide or as aforementioned reassurance. The book spans just over 300 pages and is split into five categories covering all the topics she is known for talking about. It is full of warmth and character and genuinely feels like your sitting down to listen to a friend.

I get the sense that Melanie doesn’t want her book to be taken as gospel, rather just a boost to get you through the difficult times and that’s exactly what I like to see from a book such as this.

In a world where the majority of us live online, subject to an altered approach to reality and the glorious Insta showreels, Melanie Murphy is one positive influence to follow.


8 responses to “Book Review – Fully Functioning Human (Almost) by Melanie Murphy”

  1. Oh I had never heard of this lady before I’m deffo gonna have to check her out. great review

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    1. She is well worth watching (and reading) I promise! Thank you. X


  2. I’ve never heard of her, but what you said she talks about I’m definitely going to watch her and read this book! Uplifting books like this are always good to have on hand 🙂

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    1. Melanie is one of our top YouTubers right now, and there’s no facade with her, she’s pretty real and that’s what I love about her! This is a must read 🙂


  3. thedetermineddaydramer Avatar

    I’ve never heard of her either, but I’m going to check her out now! Great book review! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. weesisworldblog Avatar

      Thank you Coral! I am glad you enjoyed it 😊


  4. She was one of my fave your tubers and I can’t wait to buy her book! Thanks for sharing your review x

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    1. weesisworldblog Avatar

      Then you will love her book! Thanks for reading and commenting x


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