A confessional, uplifting memoir from the beloved YouTube personality.
Joey Graceffa has captured the hearts of more than a million teens and young adults through his playful, sweet, and inspirational online presence. Yet Joey wasn't always comfortable in his skin, and this memoir features the YouTube darling at his most candid, taking us on his journey from pain to triumph.
Joey opens up about his most intimate struggles with familial hardship, educational setbacks, bullying, and rejection, sharing his story in the hopes that his young listeners will remember that it's cool to be different, that growing up can really freaking suck, and that even if it sometimes feels like too much, things can and will get better. As Joey likes to say, "You're all beautiful for spacious skies, and don't let anyone ever tell you you're not!"
©2015 Joseph Graceffa (P)2015 Simon & Schuster
Thank you for your honesty and openness. What a remarkable story, emotional and inspirational. Has taught me some valuable life lessons.
Well I had to go on a road trip to the central coast from my city in Australia so I needed entertainment for the 10 hour drive, I downloaded audible with a 30-day membership and as soon as I logged in I purchased joeys book "in real life" , I love Joey so much I watch his videos on YouTube so why not try a book?. The book was so touching and emotional but still great for getting the words in your ears. So I really recommend going on audible and downloading this because it is the best book to listen to if your going somewhere or just bored. get a 30- day member ship and get the book, it's great. Congrats Joey for writing a memoir this is the best one I've read so far.
From you Fan in Australia
-Nav R 😂😂😍😜😜🌏
fell in love with him in this, not literally but through the experiences that he shares. if you liked him before this, you will be a commited phycopath afterwards. I honestly just want to be best friends with him. cryed, laughed and looked crazy on the bus but it was so worth it!
"I loved this book and will treasure it forever"
I definitely would. It honestly shows a reader what it's like to take yourself out of hard times by believing in yourself, accepting yourself, and doing what you love.
I loved hearing Joey's personality coming across the page.
It is so much more intimate than just reading it. I also feel like he is talking directly to me live rather than normally with a book where I consciously know it was written a minimum of months before. The audio makes me suspend my disbelief and I feel like he is telling the story. He didn't make a film called StoryTellers for nothing, because he is a damn good one.
My Journey into a Pixelated World
I love you all and I would recommend this book to anyone LGBT, a Joey fan, and a must read for anyone who grew up with an alcoholic in the home.
Inspiring, Insightful and Real
Shane Dawson's book i hate myselfie and Connor Franta's book work in progress, Connors is a memoir like Joey's and shane tells stories from his life, they are all brilliant books!
Joey is a youtuber and i have watched him for 5 years this book gives us an insight into his life behind the camera.
A Journey Through The Camera Lens
Watching Joey on youtube for 5 years helps me understand and love this book it gives us an insight into what he is unable to tell or show us through his videos i am truly proud of how far he has came and can't wait to see what the future holds for him!
"Love you Joey!!"
Where to start! I love you and you're book. Some of your stories really related to me. Thank you for writing about your life so far. I would be awesome to meet you in person! Good damn bye Joey!!!😍
It was nice to hear Joey's voice narrating it.! Great story, loved it so much
Joey did and amazing job writing this book. It was so good I couldn't stop listening till I finished it the day it came out ❤️
It seems that all youtubers sate writing books these days, just trying to make a buck. But Joey's book was amazing, you could tell he put so much work into it, and he explains so much about his life that we never saw through the screen. He's gone through so much and I understand him better as a person now that I listened to this book. Lots of love from Canada, Joey <3 xo
"awesome I love this book so much the book is great"
I loved it also I loved how Joey read the book as well it's like I'm reading with him
Amazing story keep up the good work and enjoy your life
And don't forget to be strong
"best book ever!!!"
loved it so much this book is the best I loved it it was so good I love you joey
"Emotional and Empowering"
Loved this book it's beautiful and emotional and most of all truthful. I couldn't ask for anything better.
I've been listening to this for a couple of days now and it is brilliant well done Joey
ABSOLUTELY LOOVED READING AND LISTENING TO THIS !!!! Enjoyed this book soo so much ! Loved the stories and the way it's told it and it felt like I was right there living it with him !! CANT WAIT FOR BOOK 2 😋😋
"Well Done Mr Graceffa!"
This was beautifully performed and an emotional story in which I related to, I was hysterically laughing then sat with tears down my face.
"BEST BOOK EVER!!!"
I love you joey graccefa you are such an inspiration to lgbtq members and me!
"Love this one"
I have already read this book in pocket format, and now i am listening to it here on Audible. In love!!
"Hooked in seconds"
Daym joey did what I expected, he had me hooked as soon as I pressed play. Listening to his voice was so addictive I finished the whole book in one sitting. I could listen to this on repeat forever!
"One of the best memoirs I have read"
I knew from his YouTube channel that he didn't had an easy life growing up, but after Reading this memoir, I have a lot more respect for Joey then I already had.
"amazing for youths"
this book is amazing and so inspirational to children to live there dreams and to never give up.
I could relate to this book and its amazing I found it hard to turn of. I loved this. Its so inspirational and its given me the power to stay strong
I love this book, i have read it 5 times and listened to it 7 times. This story of joeys life is a amazing one, sad but amazing. The way joey has progressed in his life is ver fascinating 😄 from lickle joey to now having 6/7 million subscribers is a amazing accomplishment. 😄👌
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