Book cover - The Odd 1s Out - Author James Rallison

The Odd 1s Out

Author James Rallison

  • Release Date: 2018-07-31
  • Genre: Humor
Score: 5
From 129 Ratings


Instant New York Times bestseller · Hilarious stories and advice about the ups and downs of growing up, from a popular YouTube artist and storyteller.

Like any shy teen turned young adult, YouTube star James Rallison ("The Odd 1s Out") is used to being on the outside looking in. He wasn't partying in high school or winning football games like his older brother. Instead, he posted comics on the Internet. Now, he's ready to share his hard-earned advice from his 21 years of life in the funny, relatable voice his fans love.

In this illustrated collection, Rallison tells his own stories of growing up as the "odd one out": in art class with his twin sister (she was more talented), in the middle school locker room, and up to one strange year of college (he dropped out). Each story is filled with the little lessons he picked up along the way, serious and otherwise, like:

  *  How to be cool (in seventh grade)
  *  Why it's OK to be second-best at something, and
  *  How to survive your first, confidence-killing job interviews

Filled with fan-favorite comics and never-before-seen material, this tongue-in-cheek take on some of the weirdest, funniest parts of life is perfect for both avid followers and new converts.


  • Good book

    By theodd7isnotout
    Goood job od1sout and odd2sout
  • The book lets me imagine James like He’s there!

    By MasterMinecraftLovesPokemon
    TheOdd1sOut is my favorite YouTuber, but ever since Mom pulled me out of YouTube because of what they call “Momo”, I been wanting to see TheOdd1sOut’s videos for a long time. Now, I can read these stories and dream about the videos in my face and James’s voice in my ear. James, keep going, and when Mom lets me back into YouTube, I’ll watch every single video that I missed! :)
  • I LOVE IT!!!

    By GREAT country music!
    This book contains everything I love about the odd1sout, from humor to real life lessons. Keep drawing man!!!
  • Awesome job TheOdd1sOut!!!!

    By princessinachair20
    Love it so much! You are the best youtuber ever!!!!!!!!!
  • Theodd1sout 4 life!

    By Snivychumew8127
    Depending on when u read this I either have or have not read this book. I love theodd1sout and enjoy watching his videos. I hope u do to.

    By kap the impossble
    Best book I’ve ever read!Keep making more James!0 /|\ /\

    By Electricity927
    I remember when this happened gets me laughing every time I see it BALAKE HE. DRANK. THE. FISH.
  • Amazing

    By MiLLam06
    I can’t believe James wrote a book, and it was amazing
  • yea

    By YouTube @Itz V413!
    Don't get me wrong, this book is awesome but it is not worth 12 dollars James I mean harry potter cos 10 dollars Btw see what I did there😂
  • Great Videos make a Great Book (in my opinion)

    By JoshATAtheAnimator
    This book is simply one of the best books I have ever gotten. The be honest, though, I didn’t actually get the book here... I got it in person. But, you got to admit, seeing a book in person is much better (again, in my opinion) than seeing it on an electronic screen. In all honesty, the book his great, James’ videos are great, and James is just great himself. The pictures are new and honestly stunning. He included old stories like the Laser Tag chapter (which was from an older video), and has made a living out of... “animating” and drawing for his loyal fans. Now, he has put that living in a physical light. I guess the only thing people wouldn’t like about this is that there was no Sooubway chapter, which was a 3-part “series” about James talking about his minimum-wage job at Subway. But, I forgive him. Maybe in the next book (if that happens or not), he’ll include it! Nothing is perfect in the beginning, just to be clear.