A Work in Progress

  • by Connor Franta
  • Narrated by Connor Franta
  • 3 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From YouTube star vlogger Connor Franta comes an audiobook that grows out of his massive social media outreach - filled with annotated postcards, notes, texts, tweets, journal entries, emails, and letters that chart his coming of age.
The front of the postcards feature his photos, both of himself and the things that inspire him, with the back answering questions from fans or relating anecdotes about the things that drive and influence him. Listened to from start to finish, the book tells a coherent narrative about Connor's coming of age and becoming an adult and the ups and downs that are a part of that. From bullying to dating to leaving home, this is an inspirational book for fans who are growing up and establishing their individuality. The various modes of communication in the book also reflect changes in Connor's own use of technology over the last several years.
A cross between an essay collection and a coming-of-age memoir, told in brief, the book is divided into sections, each beginning with a short introduction about what's affected Connor growing up. For example, a section on family begins with a short piece on Connor's family and what he's learned from them, so that his fans can get a greater insight into his life and learn something from it.

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Inspiring, Amazing, Necessary

I haven't read books in a while, I loved them as a child but as I grew up I stopped. This is essentially the first book that I bought/downloaded. This is coincidentally my first audio book, ever, and it was nothing short of satisfyingly fulfilling. It might seem trivial, a 22 year old writing a memoir, but it's a little more than that. In a wonderful way it offers you new perspectives, it's an opportunity for you to re-evaluate your life, where you are and what you're doing, whether it is what you want your life to be. Amazingly relayed by the author, so you know exactly what tone, emotion and feeling each word, sentence and paragraph should evoke. It's much like a roller coaster, a collection of emotions, happiness, sadness, pity, envy, joy etc in a unique way that makes you want to go out there.
I'd encourage everyone to get a copy, get a copy so that it can offer you the new perspective your life needs, whether you're feeling overwhelmed, that perhaps you can't go on any further doing what you're doing, or whether you need assurance, get a copy, listen/read the book and get the answer you need.
In retrospect, I was sad when it ended, but happy as to what I can take from it (the experience of the book) all.
I'm definitely looking at it all differently.
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- Arshad

Inspiring.

Finished the same day I downloaded it. At times I smiled and other times I revisited my own past.
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- Luke Zammit

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-19-2015
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio