2017 May 2
In our current social media-driven generation, YouTubers are the newest celebrities, reaching new heights of popularity, creativity, and pure entertainment. As such, many popular YouTubers out there have penned their own books, which are funny, entertaining, insightful, and informative! Listed below are some of the best books created by YouTubers around the world.
I Hate Myselfie: A Collection of Essays by Shane Dawson – Shane Dawson
From the boy who has more than 12 million YouTube subscribers comes a book with a collection of 18 original essays. Dawson is no stranger to documenting his life on social media. But behind the music video shoots, love life details, and outrageous commentary, lies the story of a boy who grew up in a financially challenged but loving home in California. Dawson’s book documents his experiences as an eccentric and introverted kid in a collection of 18 raw, hilarious, and heartbreaking essays. The book was an instant New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Los Angeles Times, and Wall Street Journal bestseller.
Selp-Helf – Miranda Sings
The sassy and incredibly fun personality of YouTube’s definite ‘weird’ girl is perfectly portrayed in her decidedly unhelpful self-help book. Miranda offers ridiculous and charming life advice and demonstrates her signature sassy attitude, loved by her six million social media fans. Selp-Helf is most certainly a must-read!
How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life – Lilly Singh
A definitive guide on how to conquer life, achieve success, and be a bawse. Lilly Singh (a.k.a. ||Superwoman||) is a sensational and immensely popular YouTuber, actress, and comedian. In her hilarious and unapologetic way of writing, she draws from her own amusing life stories to prove that there are no shortcuts to success and everything worthwhile must be fought for. Published in March of 2017, How to Be a Bawse is already a New York Times Bestseller and definitely worth checking out for the hustler in all of us!
A Work in Progress – Connor Franta
Franta’s memoir of his life was an instant New York Times Bestseller, Goodreads Choice Award Winner for Best Memoir/Autobiography, and Forbes Top 5 Breakthrough Book of 2015. Connor shares the lessons he has learned on his journey from a small-town boy struggling with identity, body image, and sexuality, to his decision to pursue his current ambition and embarking on his thrilling career. Franta’s memoir is perfect for those coming of age in the digital era. If you are inspired after reading this memoir, pick up his second memoir, Note to Self, which captures his battles with clinical depression, social anxiety, self-love, and acceptance.
My Drunk Kitchen: A Guide to Eating, Drinking, and Going with Your Gut – Hannah Hart
From the online sensation My Drunk Kitchen, comes the book which includes recipes, stories, photographs, and tips and tricks to inspire adventures in cooking. Her hilarious ‘recipes’, cocktail recommendations, and culinary advice will make you laugh, drink, and think about life. My Drunk Kitchen is a New York Times Bestseller and it could be just the book you’ve been looking for!
The Amazing Book is Not on Fire: The World of Dan and Phil – Dan Howell and Phil Lester
This one is definitely worth the read! YouTube sensations Dan Howell and Phil Lester have penned an incredibly hilarious book which looks into the world created by two awkward guys who share their lives on the internet. The book contains a tonne of behind the scenes tidbits, humour, awkwardness, essential advice and many fun surprises, such as the time they met One Direction and How to draw the perfect cat whiskers. This New York Times Bestseller is the perfect fun-filled book.
In Real Life: My Journey to a Pixelated World – Joey Graceffa
Joey Graceffa is a beloved YouTube personality with millions of fans. In his candid memoir, he looks back on his journey through life and opens up about his childhood struggles, embarrassing moments, difficult decisions, and hilarious antics. This memoir is a funny and warm-hearted book, and many readers will definitely enjoy the ride.
Binge– Tyler Oakley
The undeniably famous YouTube star is known for his brutal honesty, social rights advocacy, and YouTube success. Binge comprises of a collection of witty, personal, and hilarious essays, revealing a number of Tyler’s personal mishaps and shenanigans, such as negotiating a standoff with a White House official, crashing a car in front of his entire high school, and much more. Binge is a bestseller, with numerous hilarious stories and will undoubtedly appeal to many readers.
I, Justine– Justine Ezarik
Justine’s remarkable career and social media influence, from being a tech-obsessed child to becoming one of the Internet’s first lifecasters and her eventual viral success, leading to a total of 3.5 million subscribers. Her book I, Justine shares her hilarious and touching stories of the reality of sharing your life online, inspirational messages, and staying true to yourself.
Popular entertainer and comedian Grace Helbig has penned an illustrated guide to life for anyone faced with the challenge of growing up. The perfect handbook for millennials, Grace’s Guide is beautifully illustrated and peppered with her personal misadventures, struggles, and lessons she’s learned. This book is the ultimate guide for adults who simply don’t want to grow up.