Sometimes it’s hard to imagine that our favorite YouTube stars have lives outside of the computer screen. We subscribe, follow, and share their amusing antics, anxiously awaiting the next installment of laugh-out-loud digital bliss. But what are their lives actually like? If you’re looking for more of an inside look into what goes on behind the scenes, check out these three gut-busting books from some of the funniest ladies on YouTube.
1. You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day
Felicia Day is home-schooled genius, turned gamer, turned YouTube actress sensation and now a New York Times bestselling author. This “queen of the geeks” quickly rose to recognition for her show The Guild, a comedy web-series about gamers that has now reached over 300 million views. You may also recognize her from her roles in Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog (2008) and Supernatural.
Her book is a “relentlessly funny and surprisingly inspirational” read (Forbes.com) chronicling her unorthodox upbringing, fervent pursuit of knowledge, sudden rise to fame, and everything in between. Felicia opens up about crippling anxiety and writer’s block, addiction, and most importantly—the importance of embracing your weirdness.
If you’ve ever felt isolated, paralyzed by self-doubt, or even like an oddball for your hobbies and talents, pick up this book and relate to Felicia’s charming stories and quirky voice.
2. Grace’s Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown Up by Grace Helbig
Maybe you’re one of Grace Helbig’s 2.8 million subscribers on her YouTube channel, it’sGrace, or perhaps you know her best from her role in the indie film Camp Takota (2014)—it’s also possible you have no idea who she is. Let me introduce her.
Grace is a comedian, YouTube personality, author, actress and much more. Her book Grace’s Guide is a #1 New York Times bestseller and acts as a mini textbook for millennials struggling to “adult.” It includes full color photos, worksheets, and personal stories highlighting the struggles of growing up.
Check out her channel and pick up your copy for a fast, fun read full of advice and misadventures. [See Grace’s recently-released book Grace & Style (2016) for practical, tongue-in-cheek fashion advice.]
3. Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded by Hannah Hart*
Another star of Camp Takota but better known for her hilariously original YouTube series, My Drunk Kitchen, Hannah Hart will soon join the ranks of other authors who have bared their soul in print. Buffering is set to release in October 2016 and promises witty and raw insight into what makes Hannah tick. Her memoir draws from the journals she’s kept throughout her life and explores Hannah’s journey through family, faith, sex, friendship, fame, and everything else her experiences have thrown at her.
Hannah previously authored another book, My Drunk Kitchen: A Guide to Eating, Drinking, and Going with Your Gut. This one is not a memoir though instead includes recipes from her drunken cooking escapades, photos, helpful tips, and a smattering of stories designed to inspire your own inner cook, wine glass in hand.
After the success of her first book, Buffering is widely anticipated and sure to be a fun ride.
*Title to be released on October 18, 2016
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