They say that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. But what if a book judges you with its cover? What then?

The artist behind the Story of My [Effing] Life account draws brutally honest book covers with hilariously truthful titles that most of us can relate to. For sure, it’s funny cuz it’s true. But it also hurts cuz it’s true. Upvote your fave book covers and share your thoughts about which ones you can relate to the most, dear Pandas!

Make sure you check out Bored Panda’s previous post about honest book covers for more awesome content from Story of My Life. And visit their social media pages for their newest updates.

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Bob Beltcher
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1 month ago

What's that noise downstairs. What noise? Go check and I'll go grab a bat. And other ways your spouse sends you to die while they get back up.

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Colin Leetham
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1 month ago

Also available in 2 flights of stairs edition!

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Vic
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1 month ago

I'm tired for the whole next month. And I'm too tired to look further than that.. but my guess is I'll be tired then too..

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Story of My Life enjoys quite a lot of popularity, with over 137k followers on Instagram and over 38k fans on Facebook who enjoy candid covers that show how similar all of us really are on the inside.

Try to imagine for a moment that we live in a world where nobody can lie (like in the movie The Invention of Lying) and everyone’s brutally honest with each other. Sounds like a utopia. For a minute. Then you realize what a nightmare it’d be.

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Colin Leetham
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1 month ago

Just one more thing, then I'm free...

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Captain Awesome
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1 month ago

Jesus loves you, but we think you're a wanker

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Ben Steinberg
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1 month ago

Pick-up your cake fork and conduct along with the song. It's your birthday after all...

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Even though we tend to associate brutal honesty with telling the truth, the two aren’t always one and the same. At the end of the day, a person who is honest is telling their subjective truth (lowercase t), not objective Truth (capital T). Is there an overlap between the two? Can some truths be closer to Truth? Of course! But staying humble about our supposed brutal honesty is important as well.

This means that we ought to acknowledge that when we “tell things as they are,” we’re actually sharing opinions that we’re emotionally invested in, not universal facts. Sometimes we find that we’re too categorical and black-and-white in the way we think. Perhaps when we’re being brutally honest, we’re just being brutal. So something that can help you bring some nuance into discussions is changing how we express our ideas and communicate with others.

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反社会的 (STREAM EGO)
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1 month ago

my disk is almost full... but these photos... i may never find them again...

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Bob Beltcher
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1 month ago

And going to theasuras.com

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Colin Leetham
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1 month ago

Truth!

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For example, we can avoid words like always, never, everyone, and no one, as well as such colorful phrases like the fact is, you stupid idiot, I have a PhD and you haven’t even finished high school, and my father will hear about this. Instead, try being more tactful by saying in my opinion, have you thought about..?, or I see your point, but have you considered all of these other valid alternatives?

And be sure to actually listen to what other people believe, especially if you don’t agree with their opinions. Life’s not about being right and pointing out everyone’s mistakes like a judicial robot, it’s about growing as a human being. Now that sounds like a great quote to put on a book cover! Right above a drawing of a robot with a judge’s wig, a laser cannon, and a hat that says, “Well, technically, we don’t dream of electric sheep!”

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Colin Leetham
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1 month ago

This is me.

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European other
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1 month ago

I told a lie in 2001. It bothers me at night.

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Bob Beltcher
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1 month ago

I've never seen nor read any Harry Potter books and I'm fine with that.

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Bob Beltcher
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1 month ago

I know I got my life together when my shirt, pants and underwear all match or go together.

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Colin Leetham
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1 month ago

Prequel: awkward side glances!

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Colin Leetham
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1 month ago

Add a damp towel to take out the new wrinkles...

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Francis
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1 month ago

i started to read random shampoo bottles and other things again. like it was 2003

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Francis
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1 month ago (edited)

wtf? don't they look how long the video is and then just wait the right amount of time to answer? rude people!

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Jo Choto
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1 month ago

I'll take the drunk.

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Julien
Community Member
1 month ago

Everyone should film themselves speaking and get used to this, it's not natural but changes perspectives.

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Bob Beltcher
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1 month ago

Please mute you phones.

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AzKhaleesi
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1 month ago

Written by : My Ex Husband

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Jo Choto
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1 month ago

Yes. Or just not going in the first place.

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Audrey Bob-The-Builder
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1 month ago

When you apologize and it's their fault...

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Colin Leetham
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1 month ago

Dance like no one attractive is watching.

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JeffC
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1 month ago

Reminds me of the joke: What starts with E, ends with E, and has only 1 letter in it? An envelope!

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Jo Choto
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1 month ago

I have finally learned how not to impulsively say yes to things. THANK GOODNESS!

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Ripley
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1 month ago

Chairdrobe.

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Emerald Joanna
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1 month ago

I love recommendations...its how I discovered my love for RuPauls Drag Race 😍🦄

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Jo Choto
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1 month ago

They make a fortune off me because I won't return things.

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Julien
Community Member
1 month ago

And also for the sake of arguing, nowadays most keyboards will have learned your name and suggest autocomplete.

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