This Wednesday I’m waiting on
Title: So Much I Want to Tell You: Letters to My Little Sister
Author: Anna Akana
Release Date: June 13th, 2017
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Synopsis from Goodreads
In 2007, Anna Akana lost her teen sister, Kristina, to suicide. In the months that followed, she realized that the one thing helping her process her grief and begin to heal was comedy. So she began making YouTube videos as a form of creative expression and as a way to connect with others. Ten years later, Anna has more than a million subscribers who watch her smart, honest vlogs on her YouTube channel. Her most popular videos, including “How to Put On Your Face” and “Why Girls Should Ask Guys Out,” are comical and provocative, but they all share a deeper message: Your worth is determined by you and you alone. You must learn to love yourself.
In So Much I Want to Tell You, Anna opens up about her own struggles with poor self-esteem and reveals both the highs and lows of coming-of-age. She offers fresh, funny, hard-won advice for young women on everything from self-care to money to sex, and she is refreshingly straightforward about the realities of dating, female friendship, and the hustle required to make your dreams come true. This is Anna’s story, but, as she says, it belongs just as much to Kristina and to every other girl who must learn that growing up can be hard to do. Witty and real, Anna breaks things down in a way only a big sister can.
I have loved Anna Akana since I saw her for the first time with her ex on Youtube. Since then, I’ve followed her growth and amazing channel. She’s such an incredible woman who I adore and look up to. She’s a strong advocate of mental health and always speaks her mind. When I learned this book was coming out, I pre-ordered without hesitation. I can’t wait to sit and devour her work.
What are you waiting on this Wednesday?