Another YouTuber With Literary Aspirations. Or Not?

Another YouTuber With Literary Aspirations. Or Not?

How To Ruin Everything. Essays, by George Watsky

Here it comes another YouTube “sensation” who thinks he can write. Seriously, it’s a bit annoying… all these kids who get their “books” published JUST BECAUSE they come knocking at the publishing company’s doors with an established numcover85832-medium.pngber of followers from their YouTube channels.

Does it sounds a bit harsh? Maybe it’s my misconception, and YouTubers really can write good stories. Or maybe not.

So, in name of a good critique I took the plunge and bought 10 books wrote by the most famous video-makers of the tube: Tyler Oakley, Joe Graceffa, Shane Dawson, Connor Franta (a 24 years old who writes a memoir? Seriously??) PiewDiePie, Miranda Sings, Phil Lester, Zoe Sugg..

$100 I will never see again! Just saying…

With 792,304 subscribers and 122,784,787 views, George Watsky is one of the last (will they ever end?) to join the party with his “How To Ruin Everything“, a collection of essays about life that range from the absurd (how he became an international ivory smuggler) to the comical (his middle-school rap battle dominance) to the revelatory (his experiences with epilepsy).

To be honest, I am not impressed by a bunch of essays that sound like college papers. And sure enough I am not going to spend $11.99 to read Watsky’s.*

I know, this is how things work: it’s all about making money. But -believe it or not- there is a good amount of readers out there who still wants to read quality material. Good literature, real literature! Let’s just stop feeding the market with a bunch of “books” about nothing. All these books look the same. Joey, Tyler, Shane and George belong to the most selfish generation in history, self-centered, social media  addicted who win the favour of the audience through product placement (sometimes not so honest) and by selling an unrealistic lifestyle.

But -like it or not- it’s a fact that today’s fastest rising stars aren’t coming out of Hollywood, and thanks to online sites like YouTube, mainstream entertainment and reading market will never be the same.

 

*Luckily I got this book for free from NetGalley.


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When You’re Young, Broke and Hangry

When You’re Young, Broke and Hangry

Quarterly Life Poetry. Poems for the Young, Broke and Hangry, by Samantha Jayn

If there’s anything that we can have absolute certainty about is that nothing in life does always go the way we want! Especially if you’re in your twentiecover80177-medium.pngs and fresh out of college.
Samantha Jayn thought things would look different by twenty-five. Instead she has a student loan and some Thai leftovers in the fridge.

From the creator of the popular Tumblr and Instagram “Quarter Life Poetry” a collection of poetry that captures the voice of who knows that being in your 20s doesn’t always mean “the best years of your life.”

This book is a book you might want to keep around just to remind yourself that the key of living content and surviving life is a good laugh.


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Adulthood is Overrated!

Adulthood is Overrated!

Adulthood is a Myth, by Sarah Andersen

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Sarah Andersen knows about you and your weird habits.

Adulthood is a Myth documents the wasting of entire beautiful weekends on the internet, the unbearable agony of holding hands on the street with a gorgeous guy, and dreaming all day of getting home and back into pajamas. In other words, the horrors and awkwardnesses of young modern life.

Personal issues like body image, self-consciousness, introversion, relationships, and the frequency of bra-washing makes her comics highly relatable and deeply hilarious.

My perfect coffee table book.


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