There used to be a day when celebrities were movie stars and rock stars. The World Wide Web changed all that and created a whole brand new kind of star: the Internet sensation. More than a mere flash-in-the-pan, these personalities are loved by millions of fans. Here are seven books from some of the biggest stars the Internet has to offer from our sister company, Simon & Schuster.
Hyperbole and a Half
By Allie Brosh
Allie Brosh’s colorful (if somewhat misshapenly) illustrated blog receives millions of visits each month, and this amalgamation of new material and reader favorites includes stories about her rambunctious childhood, the highs and lows of owning a neurotic dog, and darkly comic essays tackling her struggles with depression and anxiety. Fans and newcomers alike will treasure this smart and funny book.
A Work in Progress
By Connor Franta
In this intimate memoir of life beyond the camera, Connor Franta shares the lessons he has learned on his journey from small-town boy to YouTube sensation. His words will resonate with anyone coming of age in the digital era, but at the core is a timeless message for people of all ages: don’t be afraid to be yourself and to go after what you truly want.
You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)
By Felicia Day
Digital misfit and online “queen of the geeks,” Felicia Day was an early adopter of the Internet in every stage of its growth. Her funny and inspirational memoir is proof that everyone should celebrate what makes them different and be brave enough to share it with the world.
By Miranda Sings
Over six million social media fans can’t be wrong: Miranda Sings is one of the funniest faces on YouTube. For the first time ever, she is putting her advice to paper in this easy-to-follow decidedly unhelpful guide of Miranda-isms.
By Ryan O’Connell
People are obsessed with Ryan O’Connell’s blogs. With tens of thousands reading his pieces on Thought Catalog and Vice, he has established himself as a unique voice who’s not afraid to dole out some real talk. This hilarious part-memoir, part-manifesto will educate twenty-somethings (and adolescents-at-heart) on what not to do if they ever want to become fully functioning adults with a 401K and a dog.
In Real Life
By Joey Graceffa
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). His warm-hearted memoir is a welcome reminder that it’s not where you begin that matters, but where you end up.
I Hate Myselfie
By Shane Dawson
Since his first vlog back in 2008, Shane Dawson has been an open book when it comes to documenting his life. His memoir steps away from his larger-than-life Internet persona and takes us into the experiences of an eccentric and introverted kid, who by observing the strange world around him developed a talent that would inspire millions of fans.