Thursday, April 23, 2015

Wishlist Thursday[105]: What I Know Now: Wonderings and Reflections on Growing up Gracefully by Carrie Hope Fletcher

What I Know Now: Wonderings and Reflections on Growing up Gracefully by Carrie Hope Fletcher

Genre: Non-fiction

Publisher: Sphere (UK) / The Experiment (US)

Release Date: April 23/May 14?, 2015 (UK) / August 25, 2015 (US)

Goodreads Synopsis:

We all know that growing up is hard to do, and sometimes the only thing that makes it better are the reassuring words of someone who has walked that bumpy road just a few steps ahead of you and somehow ended up as a fully-functioning adult. Carrie Hope Fletcher is that person.* Thanks to her phenomenally popular YouTube videos, Carrie has become an 'honorary big sister' to hundreds of thousands of young people who turn to her for advice, friendship and, most of all, the knowledge that things will get better.

Carrie has created a safe and positive space for young people to connect and share their hopes and concerns online, and now she will share her most personal thoughts and experiences in her first book, ALL I KNOW NOW. Part memoir, part advice guide, it will include Carrie's thoughts on some of the topics she's asked about most regularly: bullying, body image, relationships and perhaps the scariest question of all: what does the future hold for me? With warmth, wit and a sprinkling of hard-won wisdom, Carrie will provide the essential tools for growing up gracefully . . . most of the time.

*Although she did recently post a video about how to pee in a onesie. So the definition of 'adult' is a bit flexible here . . .


I love Carrie Hope Fletcher. She is one of my favorite Youtubers, especially with her hopeful outlook, and the general smarts and goodness she seems to have, or at least portrays or wants to have. I just like her as a person, and there was no doubt her book would be on my list to buy. I’m a little confused by the US release date, and how that’s going to work out/if it’s going to work out, as I know UK releases can be a little weird over here, plus it’s several months later. But I know, if all else fails, there’s book depository, which will have the UK book, and I might just get that one.
I was a little wary upon realizing that this might be more directed toward younger teens, but I still have no doubt I will enjoy reading Carrie's words.

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