Unshared Tales of A Life Fully Loaded

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With a New Afterword by the Author

"By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Hannah Hart's new book is a roaring, beautiful, and profoundly human account of an extraordinary life."--John Green

"Hannah shares her truth with an honesty that is inspiring--one that makes me believe her when she says that it's going to get better or that laughter is just around the corner or that you aren't alone."--Jenny Lawson, #1 New York Timesbestselling author of Let's Pretend This Never Happenedand Furiously Happy

The wildly popular YouTube personality, star of Food Network's I Hart Food, 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.




Publisher: New York : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow, ©2016.
ISBN: 9780062457523
Characteristics: xii, 260 pages :,colour illustrations, colour portraits ;,23 cm.


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Jan 19, 2018

Hannah is truly inspiring! Such an amazing book, great read, awesome person.

Sep 28, 2017

Very inspiring! It's a pretty upbeat book, even through the sad parts.

Aug 23, 2017

A lot of stories about family, sen identity and life struggles. The part about the family is so well-written. It almost feel like reading a novel. The author did a really good job in writing voices inside her and avoid being boring and narcissism.

JCLJoshN Nov 23, 2016

Although I've never consistently watched My Drunk Kitchen or Harto's other shows, I've always adored her sunniness and punniness. After reading this, I have megatons of more respect, admiration, and love for her. There was a lot here that I related to (anxiety, ADHD, summer seasonal depression and a hatred of hot climates) and a lot that I didn't (her spectacularly messed up childhood), but it was all very moving and very inspirational. Her strength and vulnerability in sharing her story with the world, as well as her unrelenting optimism and her big heart (sorry not sorry), are incredible. I feel less alone as a weirdo in this world.

ArapahoeJennieB Nov 17, 2016

I was introduced to Hannah Hart a couple of years ago, in her 'Drunk Kitchen' heyday, but wish I'd discovered her earlier. At first glance, you might think that she is too young to be writing a memoir. After all, how much life has she lived? The answer, A LOT. Parts of this book reminded me of 'A Glass Castle, another fantastic memoir, while others made me cry and want to hug the author. Hannah Hart has every right to be bitter, but instead she is optimistic. I recommend this book for anyone who is, or has a family member, struggling with mental illness, who is struggling with their sexual identity, and for anyone who loves a good memoir.

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