So Much I Want to Tell You: Letters to My Little Sister by Anna Akana

So Much I Want to Tell You: Letters to My Little Sister

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 expressio...

Title:So Much I Want to Tell You: Letters to My Little Sister
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ISBN:0399594930
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:208 pages

So Much I Want to Tell You: Letters to My Little Sister Reviews

  • Sadia
    Jun 19, 2017

    I've read books by other YouTubers, - and regretted buying their books. But I love Anna, her content is different to most Youtubers, so naturally, I had to give her book a shot! Plus the whole premise with her younger sister being the inspiration behind it made me feel like it would be different. So I preordered the book and received it a week before it was due to actually come out.

    So... was it different?

    -Well, it wasn't... and it was...?

    Anna's book follows the Youtuber suit of: I'll write out m

    I've read books by other YouTubers, - and regretted buying their books. But I love Anna, her content is different to most Youtubers, so naturally, I had to give her book a shot! Plus the whole premise with her younger sister being the inspiration behind it made me feel like it would be different. So I preordered the book and received it a week before it was due to actually come out.

    So... was it different?

    -Well, it wasn't... and it was...?

    Anna's book follows the Youtuber suit of: I'll write out my life and give little snippets of advice and morals that I've gained from that experience. Which was a little disappointing to me personally, I had hoped she would bring something different to the table. At the very least, I was hoping the book would be written in the form of actual letters to her sister. - it wasn't.

    That being said, it's pretty good book despite the predicable Youtuber format. She divided the book into sections: Creativity, Identity, Money and Relationships. The strongest of them, in my opinion, was 'Money', her in-depth advice based on her experiences actually in the film and social industry was very thorough and detailed. However, it is mainly centred around the 'film' industry and doesn't give much advice about business outside of that, so it has a limited audience. Her relationship section was also very entertaining as she doesn't censor herself when it comes to talking about her (un)romantic experiences. Other than that, not much else in the book was that memorable.

    Her introduction was the most well written and interesting part of the book, perhaps because of the way she wrote about her sister and how raw it was. And honestly, I wish there had been more of that, more emotional writing and raw depictions of her life, rather than small anecdotes followed by morals and advice. But for what it is, it's an 'okay' book.

    If you love Anna, want to make short films or just want an easy read - I'd recommend this book.

  • TL
    Jun 21, 2017

    I received this via Goodreads Giveaways in an exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own:).

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    Confession: I didn't know anything about Anna before winning and reading this. YouTube I don't really use that much (movie trailers, occasional interviews with my favorite actors, and watching Lizzie Bennet Diaries mostly ) and I've never hears of most of the major YouTubers.. aside from when I see reviews of said persons' books on my feed occasionally.

    The description of the book caught

    I received this via Goodreads Giveaways in an exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own:).

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    Confession: I didn't know anything about Anna before winning and reading this. YouTube I don't really use that much (movie trailers, occasional interviews with my favorite actors, and watching Lizzie Bennet Diaries mostly ) and I've never hears of most of the major YouTubers.. aside from when I see reviews of said persons' books on my feed occasionally.

    The description of the book caught me right away and I really wanted to give it a try.

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    I loved Anna's voice and spirit throughout. She's honest, funny, and comes across as a genuine person. Each essay is well done and there wasn't any I didn't finish.

    I felt proud of her for forging her own way, learning as much as possible and not giving up. Many times I wanted to give her a big hug.

    The rating? Despite the enjoying the book very much, I wasn't in love with it (not that the book is bad, its a me thing). Would still recommend, you may feel differently.

    I will be checking out her YouTube channel one day soon:).

    A quick but good read:)

  • Lily
    Jun 25, 2017

    is a book that is chock-full of deliciously worded anecdotes, biographical content, and advice, dipped in unmistakenly

    -ish humor, and I enjoyed reading it immensely.

    is a book that is chock-full of deliciously worded anecdotes, biographical content, and advice, dipped in unmistakenly

    -ish humor, and I enjoyed reading it immensely.

    If you’ve watched Anna Akana’s videos on YouTube, you’ve probably noticed how quick-witted, well-spoken, funny, and smart she is. She’s incredibly wise and knowledgable for her age, something that’s probably been helped by going through so many experiences many people much older than her haven’t gone through, and her innate ability to analyze situations and topics, formulate her opinion, and present it in a way that’s both educational and entertaining.

    I’m not a big fan of the word role model, but I do believe she has many traits that are worth striving for. Much of what she writes may seem obvious and clichéd, but they’re to the point. She touches upon topics of race, feminism, (romantic) relationships, growing up while struggling with—and learning to embrace—insecurities, trying to find your place in the world, and standing up for yourself.

    is sharp, thought-provoking, and poignant, and honestly,

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