Apr 29, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Pixel to Personal

In Real Life: My Journey to a Pixelated World

In Real Life

Joey Graceffa

PD: 05.19.15 by Simon & Shuster


A confessional, uplifting memoir from the beloved YouTube personality.
It’s not where you begin that matters.
It's where you end up.
Twenty-three year old Joey Graceffa has captured the hearts of millions of teens and young adults through his playful, sweet, and inspirational YouTube presence (not to mention his sparkling eyes and perfect hair). Yet, Joey wasn’t always comfortable in his skin, and in this candid memoir, he thoughtfully looks back on his journey from pain to pride, self-doubt to self-acceptance.
To his fans, Joey is that best friend who always captures the brighter side of life but also isn’t afraid to get real. In the pages of his first book, he opens up about his years of struggling with family hardships and troubles at school, with cruel bullying and the sting of rejection. He tells of first loves and losses, embarrassing moments and surprising discoveries, loneliness, laughter, and life-changing forks in the road, showing us the incalculable value of finally finding and following your true passion in this world. Funny, warm-hearted, and inspiring, Joey Graceffa’s story is a welcome reminder that it’s not where you begin that matters, but where you end up. 
Artists have been apart of the community connecting and opening new avenues of thinking. Not untouchable stars. Celebrity is all about people admiring from a far. Books are even further breaking the divide. Their pages are the physical manifest of their journey. The words state, you can get anywhere you want. Don't let anyone tell you that you don't deserve something you really want. 
What books have inspired you lately? 


  1. This probably isn't my kind of read, but it is an interesting premise. I hope you love it!

    Here's my WoW!

  2. This is normally not the kind of book that I read but it sounds really promising. Thanks for sharing it :)
    Thanks for stopping by my post!

    El @ So Bookalicious

  3. Never heard of this book before, and usually not something i'd pick up but I'm kind of interested from that synopsis. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!

  4. It seems like tons of YouTubers are making books lately! I haven't heard of this one, but I hope you enjoy it! Great pick! :)

  5. That's a totally new to me read! Hope you love it once you readit!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  6. Sounds interesting! I am new to these youtubers people but it seems like a great idea to be a youtuber haha

  7. I have seen Joey on Instagram/Youtube a few times! its great a few Youtubers have written their own books.

    A nice WoW! Sharon – Obsession with Books


Friend, I am honored you stopped by my little corner of the internet and shared your thoughts. I do read every comment and I am paying attention to what is being said. I encourage the feedback. If you have a more personal question I ask that you email me. Thank you!