So Much I Want to Tell You: Letters to My Little Sister
- Publish Date: 2017-06-13
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Anna Akana
From Internet sensation Anna Akana comes a candid and poignant collection of essays about love, loss, and chasing adulthood.
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 âHow to Put On Your Faceâ and âWhy Girls Should Ask Guys Out,â 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 Annaâs 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.
Advance praise for So Much I Want to Tell You
âThis book is filled with the kind of honesty, vulnerability, and determination that makes Anna such a captivating person. One warning: Youâll want to hug her a lot while reading this.ââNatalie Tran, actress and comedian
âAs a woman working in entertainment, Anna Akana is accustomed to feeling vulnerable. Which means that sheâs used to being brave. This book is a tribute to the duality of bravery and fear as told through Annaâs experiences to date.ââHannah Hart, New York Times bestselling author of Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded
âFrank advice on how to live a productive, happy life . . . written in tribute to a âfearless, talented, and boldâ sister.ââKirkus Reviews