Thursday, June 23, 2016

A Work in Process: A Memoir Review


In this intimate memoir of life beyond the camera, Connor Franta shares the lessons he has learned on his journey from small-town boy to Internet sensation so far.

Here, Connor offers a look at his Midwestern upbringing as one of four children in the home and one of five children in the classroom; his struggles with identity, body image, and sexuality in his teen years; and his decision to finally pursue his creative and artistic passions in his early twenties, setting up  his thrilling career as a YouTube personality, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and tastemaker.

Exploring his past with insight and humor, his present with humility, and his future with hope, Connor reveals his private struggles while providing heartfelt words of wisdom for young adults. His words will resonate with anyone coming to age in the digital era, but at the core is a timeless message for people of all ages: don't be afraid to be yourself and to go after what you truly want.

This full collection includes photography and children clippings provided by Connor and is a must-have for anyone inspired by his journey.

My Thoughts:

This is the first non fiction book that I have read willingly. I am pretty sure, maybe when I was younger I did but in recent years (like five years) I have to say no. I do not read non fiction, it just doesn't really happen. Oh and guess what, instead of actually reading this book, I listened to it off of Itunes, I don't do that very much either.

The way Connor talked about his past, it sounded so relateable, even through I haven't actually felt or went through the things that he went through. I just really like Connor, he is just such a kind-hearted person and it was amazing to see what impacted him, for acting the way he does.

This memoir experience was so good and I would recommend you listen to it since it is Connor who reads this book.


5 out of 5 stars

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