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Note to Self
- By: Connor Franta
- Narrated by: Connor Franta
- Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
In this diary-like look at his life since A Work in Progress, Connor talks about his battles with clinical depression, social anxiety, self-love, and acceptance; his desire to maintain an authentic self in a world that values shares and likes over true connections; his struggles with love and loss; and his renewed efforts to be in the moment - with others and himself. Told through short essays, letters to his past and future selves, and poetry, Note to Self is a raw, in-the-moment look at the fascinating interior life of a young creator.
- By Anonymous User on 04-21-17
An excellent depiction of life's raw emotion
What made the experience of listening to Note to Self the most enjoyable?
Let's be honest, I'm not Connor's core audience. I'm an older, generation X gay male who has gone through personal struggles young on in my life. My journey included losing my mother to early onset Alzheimer's and the battle of that started when she was only 47. As she fought the disease, I stood by her side during my 20's, missing out on the common growth of a 20 year old. So, while I cannot relate to the pain of a broken heart of a romantic relationship at this age, I have enough to appreciate how difficult it is to share pain with others. Connor has this incredible gift with words that allows you to feel what it was like in the heart wrenching time and allows you to connect with him.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
As Connor described his relationship ending, you could tell it was genuine. You could still hear the rawness of pain in his voice that no one other than the person who experienced it could do justice. I believe one of Connor's greatest gifts is that he can take his experience and make them feel it too.
Any additional comments?
Great job on this just second book. You sound like a seasoned author already. I look forward to the next one and hope some time you take a stab at fiction. I would love to see what stories you could come up with!
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