Note To Self by Connor FrantaNote To Self by Connor Franta

Note To Self

byConnor Franta

Paper over Board | April 18, 2017

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In his New York Times bestselling memoir, A Work in Progress, Connor Franta shared his journey from small-town Midwestern boy to full-fledged Internet sensation. Exploring his past with humor 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.

Now, two years later, Connor is ready to bring to light a side of himself he’s rarely shown on or off camera. In this diary-like look at his life since A Work in Progress, Connor talks about his battles with clinical depression, social anxiety, self-love, and acceptance; his desire to maintain an authentic self in a world that values shares and likes over true connections; his struggles with love and loss; and his renewed efforts to be in the moment—with others and himself.

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.
Connor Franta is an American YouTube personality, LGBTQ Philanthropist, entrepreneur and author. He is the author of A Work in Progress which was the Goodreads Choice Award Winner for Best Memoir & Autobiography (2015). His other book is Note to Self. He is the founder of Common Culture, a lifestyle brand which offers clothing, premium...
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Title:Note To SelfFormat:Paper over BoardDimensions:320 pages, 8.38 × 5.5 × 1.2 inPublished:April 18, 2017Publisher:Atria/Keywords PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1501158015

ISBN - 13:9781501158018

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from meh. not great I didnt like the writing content of the book at all. The poems in my opinion were not good and it was just boring. However, the pictures were cute and i actually cut them out and hung them on my wall.
Date published: 2018-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from lovely read This book is perfect in every way and I'm just saying that because I love the author. I'm so proud of Connor for being so open and vulnerable in this book because that's what makes it so memorable and creates such an intimate experience. Also I can't finish this review without mentioning the beautiful pictures taken all taken by Connor himself. Even if you're not a fan of Connor Franta I still recommend this book because it truly was a special experience.
Date published: 2018-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this I got this book because i'm in love with Connor Franta, and i found this book amazing. It has so much different content, and vibes through out.
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Motivational I loved this book. I got it last summer and read the book during my second year of college. This book is really relatable and helps you to see the best in your self. This book really helped me through college and I would recommend this book to just about everyone.
Date published: 2018-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i loved this highly recommended, was able to finish it in one day
Date published: 2018-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Beautiful images and lovely poems. Plus, I think his Youtube fans should buy it for their fan collection.
Date published: 2018-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful! From the cover to the words written, this book is absolutely beautiful. Connor writes short and sweet poems and talks about his personal stories. This is a great read.
Date published: 2018-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best book I have read in a while! 100% an amazing buy. The photography and the writing was all amazing and I loved every minute of reading it. I read snippets of it all the time.
Date published: 2018-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED!!! For all strong women everywhere...a MUST READ!! Truly inspiring and surprising! LOVED IT!!
Date published: 2018-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sooo good really aesthetically pleasing, and the poetry is incredible
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A-MA-ZING I walked into indigo and immediately gravitated to this book. it is gorgeous and so will written. its format makes it so appealing.
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from :) stumbled across this book in indigo one day and I could not be more happy
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful This is such a beautiful book inside and out. His writing is so real. I love the photographs scattered throughout.
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it I really enjoyed this book. He writes from the heart and its raw and real. Had me in tears, as I connected with so many of the emotions he writes about.
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book is amazing! I bought this book because I enjoyed his first book and this one was just as amazing. Incredible photography and the writing was beautiful and inspirational! I couldn't put it down!
Date published: 2018-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this! The book is the perfect mixture of photography that he has taken, poems written by him and stories about him and his life
Date published: 2018-01-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok The book itself is beautiful and well put together.
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lovely Definitely a pretty book - very similar to others of its kind, but still worth it. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from beautiful read Beautiful Photography ... seriously gorgeous photos and pages. Journal-like writing. it felt like I was reading someone else journal most of the time. long book as well so it's worth your money.
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable read Though I admit I bought this book because the cover is perfect for a coffee table book, I was pleasantly surprised by the content!
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best book ever Even though I couldn't Relate to everything in this book, The ones that I did connect with gave me some extra motivation to step out of my shell and do something I would've never done
Date published: 2017-12-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok While I saw parts of the plot coming I was incredibly surprised by the ending.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from everything you want in a book basically the book version of connor anything a fan of his+ book lover would want
Date published: 2017-12-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok This book has made me want to read more contemporary! What a GREAT story.
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good not a favourite but it's still pretty good.
Date published: 2017-12-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I can not believe this is a debut.
Date published: 2017-11-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Woah! The plot twists will leave you scratching your head!
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Can't wait for the next one.
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book Loved this one! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing I really love this book so much, it's so beautiful to read!
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just beautiful! While I could not relate to every aspect of this person's life, it felt nice to read about someone else's experiences with depression and anxiety. I felt I could relate to this writer, and the book encourages one to find the beauty in life.
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from no It's not especially well-written and basically serves as millennial bait.
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It was okay This book was okay. Nothing too great though. I didn't finish it.
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Inspiring A lovely story and life altering journey to acceptance.
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Overall, this book could have used some work but the general atmosphere was very gripping, and the character development was great!
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's pretty good Very well written. Would read again!
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok i love this book and would 10/10 recommend to anyone interested.
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a great book you should definitely read a masterpiece! a beautifully written novel
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it it very well written and just a great book in general
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a masterpiece! Really well-written and loved the poetry!
Date published: 2017-10-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I read quite a bit over the last few days. The plot-twists left me shocked and confused in the best way. It left me thinking hard, pondering every detail of the book. I would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Liked it Well written book. It's a nice book to ponder, read slowly and reflect on.
Date published: 2017-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book. Loved both the poetry and the writing
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Alright. I was drawn in by the book cover walking past in a store, so I read the back, opened it up and read a few pages, realizing it seemed similar to the style and words as the Lang Leav, Rupi Kaur type books so I decided to purchase. I began reading late that night and finished it for the most part within a half hour. While I mostly enjoyed the book, I did find there was a lot of pages where it just went on more random story like instead of poem/excerpt/powerful feeling word blips and found a lot of those to just not quite jive with the rest of it and really took you out of the "zone" you can get in reading those kinds of books, and my expectations I had from first glance were a little shattered, so I found it to be a bit disappointing in that aspect and ended up just skipping past most of those after the first few, figuring I would go back and read them at a later time and then I never did want to, so I was especially glad I got it for 40% off or I actually probably would have returned it, honestly.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved,loved,loved Loved this book. Loved both the poetry and the writing
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice What an amazingly well written book. Thumbs up guys...
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful I held off on reading this one for a while and I'm sad that I did. Very easy to relate to and open in a way that would help others going through similar things.
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from emotional just got it and i cant put it down. i relate so much
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Beautiful. The cover of the book is so beautiful it's impossible to walk by and not want to pick up this book. Then the poems and little stories Connor adds in are so deep and insightful, alongside the very creative and artistic photos Connor has added. Reading this book for the first time and going to his book tour in Toronto a few months back were some amazing experiences I would like to relive over and over again.
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Insightful As someone who has dealt with having depression and anxiety, I found this book a comforting read.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gift Gave this book as a gift and the person loved it.
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it! Connor discusses his struggles through a tough breakup, depression and anxiety as well as his journey of self-love and acceptance. This book is also aesthetically pleasing with beautiful pictures inside.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wow, just wow once again, Connor Franta has left me speechless! I feel that if I explain how amazing this book is, I won't be giving it the explanation it truly deserves. Just go read it :)
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very artistic book While the poetry in this book isn't my style, I still fell in love with the artistic way the book was conceived and executed. It was clearly the result of hard and thoughtful work. Everything in this book is worth it. Even the poetry was touching in a simplistic yet meaningful way. I loved this book inside and out.
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from connor front does not seem like a good person i don't know connor personally but he doesn't seem like a good person
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Such a beautiful story to read
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Insightful Deep. Insightful. Informative.
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved this loved this book so much, great read
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Eeek This book! Connor Franta does it again. An amazing book that is completely worth your time.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from yesss so inspirational, would buy again!
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing its such an amazing book. i really recommend this book!
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Inspiring! such an inspiring book #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Such an inspiring story to read, I loved it!
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspiring. Connor Franta really killed it with this book. It is beyond inspiring, insightful, genuine, and meaningful.
Date published: 2017-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Definite Buy This is how I honestly wish most self-bios were like. Connor writes honestly and openly and Note To Self indeed does read like his journal where he wrote down what he was thinking or feeling at the time. Mixing prose, photography, and poetry makes for a lovely read that doesn't feel too strenuous despite what the weight of the book makes you think. Instead the weight comes from the emotions and experiences written down in the chapters; in his first couple of chapters Connor writes that emotions really are the level playing field in which we all are players of the same team, and I couldn't agree more. I'd reccommend this book, not because it's written well, or by a well-known youtuber, but because I think so many people (myself included) will feel the need to go back and re-read it over and over again. So to me, the $30 is absolutely worth the money. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this!!!! Bought this just because the cover look nice without any expectation (didn't even recognize the name of author) until I flipped trough the pages and find myself completely caught up! True work of art. raw. and beautiful. something I think a lot of people can relate to.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully Written I love how everything was written, very authentic and raw. Not afraid to spill ideas, emotions, and be vulnerable with essentially the whole world.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What a story! A nice addition to your library.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Authentic and Raw I found A Work In Progress to be very relatable. At this one, as excited I was to read, when I finally got it, I was skeptical this could not have been up to my expectations. While he says this book is for him, which is true, he has taken on the bravery of doing this for himself and then having the courage to share with the world. I was aware that Note to Self is different from his previous memoir, yet the same style as before, the beautiful photography and even lines of prose, were evident and also enhanced him as a person. This book contains real honesty about what may appear as though is personal to Connor. In some sense, there are similar traits that others will connect on. That, is what I found, the purpose of this book. As a writer myself, I know that it's important to first write for yourself. Only then, do I believe, someone will then love the piece just as much as the author. I am one of them and have labelled this a favourite. His attempt to creatively express himself through words, and then having the heart to let this out into the world is going to be helpful to many people, and again, one of them was me. And I'm sure it can have the same effect on someone else as it will remind everyone that we are not all alone. There are times when I read where I believed this was not relevant to me, and it may not be for others. The point though, as he mentioned in his introduction, is to read this from start to finish. If there is a person who is in need of a good read of anything, this is one to have of a voice who is as young as I am, literally the same.
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Engaging Experience! It is a unique multi-media book combining well-written prose, captivating poetry and stunning images. The amalgamation of these three forms of art combined with the emotionally engaging content made the book relatable and an unusual page-turner. It is an easy read and I highly recommend it!
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from beautiful! this was so great to read - connor really opened my eyes to new things.
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great book! just bought this book today, love his other book and his youtube videos!
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from i hope this is good i just bought this novel, it looks good,
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Excited I own Connor Franta's first book 'A Work in Progress" and I really enjoyed it. I've been watching Connor for many years on Youtube so when I found out he was releasing his first book, I knew I had to get my hands on it. I am so excited for this second book and I can't wait to start reading it.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Can't Wait! Connor's first book was truly amazing. I can't wait until this book releases. I'm sure this will be just as good, or even better.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So excited! I really enjoyed Connors first book, I'm sure this one will be just as great :)
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from very excited! I cant wait to get my hands on this book, i'm sure it will be amazing!
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't wait! His first book was amazing! Hoping this one is just as good!
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book! This was a very good book! Soo happy i bought it!
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Connor Franta Is Amazing! Connor Franta is honestly the most inspiring person on this planet. His first book was really good, so I expect this one to be just as good.
Date published: 2017-01-18