Monday, June 5, 2017

A Work in Progress by Connor Franta

A Work in Progress
by Connor Franta

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Published: 2015
Publisher: Atria/Keywords Press
Genre: Memoir
Paperback: 224
Rating: 5

First sentence(s):
I'm six years old. It's a chilly autumn day, with dew still clinging to the grass, a slight breeze in the air—and a lot of people screaming wildly behind me.

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.


My two-bits:

After reading Connor's second book, Note to Self, I was gung-ho to read this first book which became a New York Times bestseller in 2015.

Actually, I listened to the audio version which was read by the author <--- this just enhanced the experience. I enjoyed this book just as much as Note to Self. This book is more on his origin story - fame to fortune in the YouTube world.

It is also an inspiring tale of seeking and going after your passion in life.


  1. I'm always curious about people so I could see this one being a good one.


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