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 year 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 year ago

Also available in 2 flights of stairs edition!

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Vic
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1 year 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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Bob Beltcher
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1 year ago

That's 30,471 years. That's a long time.

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Colin Leetham
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1 year ago

Have more mashed potatoes uncle.... say... is that Jeebus in your gravy?

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1 year ago

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Smile and now like we all do and hope they didn't buy some shitty store bought cake.

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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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nanashi
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1 year ago

while mine would be just a bunch of New Files in some New Folders inside another New Folders

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Bob Beltcher
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1 year ago

And going to theasuras.com

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Bob Beltcher
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1 year ago

I'm fine!

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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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Bob Beltcher
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1 year ago

That sounds like the best weekend.

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Ripley
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1 year ago

"Approximately 27 years ago I did something really stupid and now I need to relive that in excruciating, humiliating detail over and over." Me, at roughly 2:45am when I really should be sleeping.

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Bob Beltcher
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1 year 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 year ago

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

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Bob Beltcher
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1 year ago

Lmao, how long do I need to wait for the old people to move before reaching in front of them is ok.

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Colin Leetham
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1 year ago

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

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M.J.
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1 year ago

Happened to me yesterday. I just didn't know where to look...

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Francis
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1 year 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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Bob Beltcher
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1 year ago

Get DashPass

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Bob Beltcher
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1 year ago

If it happened more than 10 years ago, just pretend every one that saw it is dead. Then no one remember it but you.

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Bob Beltcher
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1 year ago

Please mute you phones.

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Colin Leetham
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1 year ago

Awkward story time!

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Colin Leetham
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1 year ago

Yes! Also: JOMO...

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Vic
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1 year ago

Seriously...

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Colin Leetham
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1 year ago

Dance like no one attractive is watching.

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JeffC
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1 year 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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Bob Beltcher
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1 year ago

I suddenly realized I hate people

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elia 84631
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1 year ago

I want this book. It happens frequently to me

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nanashi
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1 year ago

I never listened to anyone's recommendation on entertainment medias. I'd rather I found them on my own.

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Jo Choto
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1 year ago

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

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Julien
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1 year ago

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

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