Monday 30 January 2017

Review: Buffering by Hannah Hart

The wildly popular YouTube personality and author of the New York Times bestseller My Drunk Kitchen is back! This time, she’s stirring up memories and tales from her past.

By combing through the journals that Hannah has kept for much of her life, this collection of narrative essays deliver a fuller picture of her life, her experiences, and the things she’s figured out about family, faith, love, sexuality, self-worth, friendship and fame.

Revealing what makes Hannah tick, this sometimes cringe-worthy, poignant collection of stories is sure to deliver plenty of Hannah’s wit and wisdom, and hopefully encourage you to try your hand at her patented brand of reckless optimism.

Personal note:

Hello, my darlings! I am incredibly pleased to present BUFFERING: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded!

As a big fan of memoirs, I wanted to try my hand at writing about the events of my life that deserve a little more consideration than can be accomplished in 140-characters or a 6-minute vlog. Now on the cusp of turning 30, I'm ready to expose some parts of my life that I haven't shared before. Before, it was all about privacy, process and time. And now the time has come! I’m ready to put myself out there, for you.  

I'm a little nervous about all these vulnerable words going into the world, these tales about my love life, the wrestling I’ve done with faith, how I feel about sex and my family and myself. I’ve had a lot of trials, a lot of errors, but also a lot of passion. Here’s the thing--I've always found comfort in the stories shared by others, so I hope my stories, now that I feel ready to tell them, will bring you some comfort too.

And when you read this book please remember: Buffering is just the time it takes to process.




Review: wow this book was so much more than I thought it was going to be. So I'm not a subscriber of Hannah Hart. I love some YouTube but I know other people who like her Drunk Kitchen show. I watched a couple of them, and since reading this book, I have subscribed to her channel but I wanted to read this book because of a recommendation from somebody else online. I am interested in the YouTube community, since I have a channel myself, and thought that this would provide some insight for me into one of its stars and hopefully the community along with it-I was wrong about this. 

This book certainly did give me insight into one of its stars but so much more of an insight than I was expecting, I guess that's why I loved it so much! This books covers so many issues and that's because these things all happened to this very special writer. The books doesn't labour on these issues though, it isn't going for the sympathy vote. They are dealt with in a matter of fact and also in some ways humorous manner and it is in spite of these issues that this creator is where they are today. I loved hearing tales of first houses and meeting new people, it really is a coming of age story but with that little bit extra. 

I also liked the pictures that were scattered throughout the book. Hannah has obviously been able to write about so many of the episodes within this book because she has some journals and other writing from throughout her early life and we get to see photos of these journals and their entries and I think that gives this book a much more authentic and genuine feel. This book does touch on the subject and YouTube and the other creators that Hannah mixes with regularly, but this really is the memoir of a creator and her struggle to get to the place that she is today. At no point did I feel that this book was asking me to feel sorry for the author, I enjoyed it for what it was and feel that I've got a lot more insight into this creator and the hard working 'YouTuber' that she is. 

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