Note to Self by Connor Franta

“In his New York Times bestselling memoir, A Work in Progress, Connor Franta shared his journey from small-town Midwestern boy to a full-fledged Internet sensation. Exploring his past with humour and astounding insight, Connor reminded his fans of why they first fell in love with him on YouTube—and revealed to newcomers how he relates to his millions of dedicated followers.
Told through short essays, letters to his past and future selves, poetry, and original photography, Note to Self is a raw, in-the-moment look at the fascinating interior life of a young creator turning inward in order to move forward.”

Art Connor Franta Note to Self bookSo I read Note to Self from the Youtuber and Internet celebrity Connor Franta. And I loved it. That pretty much sums it up. But let me explain.

It’s a very personal open diary as it presents itself to be. I was not expecting it to be this deeply personal, to be honest. It is such a beautifully written book and it’s so pretty (actually pretty) to look at. Beautiful photos and great poems all over the book,  alongside thoughts that make a nice inspirational diary.

“Life is an infinite loop of uncontrollable events. We wake up to them, we fall asleep to them, we’re powerless to stop them, and we fall to our knees at their whim. It’s just how it is. But you know what? That’s ok.”

It’s random thought you would think, but they make sense, and they are connected, as our own daily thoughts are. You can find yourself in bits of the book of course. It’s a sort of book I’d write and make sure it’s just as arty and nice. It’s sort of confession of no crime. A confession of being human.


Connor Franta Note to Self Art Bookyou are who you want to be

It’s about being in love and hurt. Broken and mended. It touches on depression and I am sure many will find it useful, a clear indication that they are not alone in this. Great journal and journey alongside Connor trying to find the new self – or was it the old one?

I definitely recommend it even if you just wanna read some lovely poems or look at some pretty pictures. But it’s much more. I think that of course. I love that it touches on the questions and issues of our socially connected, yet lonely at times, world.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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