Thursday, September 3, 2015

Review: A Work in Progress by Connor Franta

A Work in Progress

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


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 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 of 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-color collection includes photography and childhood clippings provided by Connor and is a must-have for anyone inspired by his journey.

What I think:
Wow, just finished this. And I'm speechless. Connor Franta is so young, yet he's been through so much already. He's such an inspiring person and reading this book really inspired me to spend more time doing what I like and to chase my dreams more. If you're in your teen years and feeling a bit down at this point in your life, I swear this book will lift your mood and inspire you to look at this differently.
I'm happy I bumped into Connors videos and that I decided to buy his memoir. Easy to read and excellent to lift your mood and make you think all philosophical about life.

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