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Publisher's Summary

By combing through the journals that Hannah has kept for much of her life, this collection of narrative essays delivers a fuller picture of her life, her experiences, and the things she's figured out about family, faith, love, sexuality, self-worth, friendship and fame.

Revealing what makes Hannah tick, this sometimes cringeworthy, poignant collection of stories is sure to deliver plenty of Hannah's wit and wisdom and hopefully encourage you to try your hand at her patented brand of reckless optimism.

Personal note:

Hello, my darlings! I am incredibly pleased to present Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded!

As a big fan of memoirs, I wanted to try my hand at writing about the events of my life that deserve a little more consideration than can be accomplished in 140 characters or a six-minute vlog. Now on the cusp of turning 30, I'm ready to expose some parts of my life that I haven't shared before. Before, it was all about privacy, process and time. And now the time has come! I'm ready to put myself out there for you. I'm a little nervous about all these vulnerable words going into the world, these tales about my love life, the wrestling I've done with faith, how I feel about sex and my family and myself. I've had a lot of trials, a lot of errors, but also a lot of passion. Here's the thing: I've always found comfort in the stories shared by others, so I hope my stories, now that I feel ready to tell them, will bring you some comfort, too.

And when you listen to this book, please remember: buffering is just the time it takes to process.

Enjoy!

Love,Hannah

©2016 Hannah Hart, Jenny Lawson (P)2016 Little Brown Book Group

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wow. what an amazing book. great stories and moving statements. what a beautiful soul you have.

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I have never read anything that speaks more to me.

Hannah is a kind person. A genuine and beautiful human. This book has helped me so much in my fight against mental illness. Thank you, Hannah.

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She laid it all out on the table, and let me know I wasn't alone, and that when life deals you a shit hand, you keep moving forward.

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Inspired

Thank you Hannah for you life story you have inspired me to take action and seek help in situations where I am unable to cope on my own Buffering is truly an amazing book. Thank you for sharing it. You will be truly amazed at Hannah's story and re-evaluate the way in which you view yourself and help others.

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Beyond anything I expected!

I got this audiobook as I wanted to read buffering for some time. I never imagined how moving and inspiring it would be, or how my evening would be consumed by it until I had finished the book. Please give it a chance, you will not regret it!

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Couldn't stop listening

Hannah's account of her life was funny, honest, heartwarming and heartbreaking. I loved every second of listening to her

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So much

This is an incredible book full of light and darkness. The last feeling that stays for long after listening is hope. Hope for better.
I felt it was important that I heard all of this. What an experience it was.

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Amazing.

Finished it in two days. Truly inspiring and life changing. Thank you Hannah Hart, thank you for sharing.

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  • 11-20-16

Heartfelt

People have told me that I am a heartless person who does not care about other people. I have believed them my whole life. I have never felt any attachment to my family or any other I have met. But it's been a rollercoaster of emotions when I heard your life. I truly felt happy when Hannah got laid and I was on the brink of tears when it ended. Thank you Hannah for showing me that even a sociopath like me can feel emotions. Love You Lots.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-03-18

Funny, sad and powerful

great book, brilliantly read. Hannah really opens herself in this. Showing the pain as well as her usual light that has carried her through. A huge well done to Hannah as this can't have been easy to write or read.

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  • V. Gibson
  • 07-05-18

Respect

So much respect for Hannah sharing her story. Even more love! Listen, cry, laugh, learn.

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  • Sarah
  • 04-16-18

I Called In Sick For Work For This

And it was completely worth it ❤️

Hannah’s voice is an audible hug, and having listened to all available episodes of the podcast Hannahlyze This, I simply had to purchase.
Thought provoking, raw and inspiring- all woven together with the wit Hart is known for. Listening to this will be an incredible resource for many, many people.

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  • Rosie Peters R.peters
  • 03-31-18

Funny, heartwarming, poetic, truthful, sometimes gritty.

Loved hearing Hannah tell her story outloud. It's one of victory in small ways. I love the way she describes her relationships. There are times when it all seems so hopeless but she manages to find Hope. Thank you for telling your story Hannah! Wish you all the best in the future. Thank you for your humour! 😘🌈💕👌

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  • Anastasia Tsiani
  • 03-29-18

Velvet smooth voice and gripping story.

Hannah doesn't think her story is all that special, but she really manages to resonate with anyone that has a parent that was ill. The struggle of taking care of them, instead of the other way around and the identity doubt this causes is very relatable and she makes it sound poignant. Listening to it I felt like I was not alone and that everything I felt growing up made sense. The stories are strong and manage to reach out and touch the listener even though they are narrated in a light hearted way. All in all I'm very grateful I found this book.

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  • Cath
  • 03-15-18

Truly magnificent

Very well written, read as lovely as Hannah her videos always are and an amazing story. I've gained more and more respect for Hannah as the story went on

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  • R. J. Howell
  • 01-07-18

Amazing

Im so amazed at what she has been through and is still so kind! Amazing

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  • Kat-ee
  • 12-17-17

Honest

An incredibly honest book, that makes you laugh, cry and cringe.
Also narrated very well.

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  • Sian
  • 11-13-17

A book for the reckless optamists

As a ‘hartosexual’ I was more than interested in reading this book and I was happily shocked to how detailed and personal this was! Letting me as a listener/ reader delve into the emotions and thoughts of her past and present not to mention it was read by Hannah herself gave it a more personal and intimate feeling. If you read this be prepared to be shocked, to cry, to smile, to laugh and everything else you can think of at her stories of a life fully loaded! Please read this book new to her or not and it may (like me) give you an entirely new perspective on who you see on your screens and in your life as we all grow and change and all try live a ‘punderful’ life! Xx

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  • Lucy
  • 11-13-16

Eloquently spoken, beautifully moving.

This was the first audio book I have listened to and having Hannah read it herself made it much more raw and relatable. Every chapter had intense detail that made it impossible to stop listening. Amazing, although triggering, Hannah is gifted with her words.

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  • Amy
  • 05-21-18

Well Done Hannah!

This book is truly beautiful. Well done Hannah, Fantastically presented. I was touched by your writing and how I could feel your emotions was a brilliant presentation! Lots of Love xox

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-15-18

An important masterpiece of a life needing to be heard.

This book spoke to me in such a raw and untainted way that I have never experienced before. Hannah Hart’s book is a wonderfully constructed book of experiences and deeply rooted lessons that need to be learnt by those struggling in their childhood or with mental illness. There were times listening to this book where I broke down with realisations of the harsh reality that humans can be subject to. I believe I am and will become a better person having heard Hannah’s life. This was truly inspiring!

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  • 03-11-18

Phenomenal

Hannah Hart is an incredible person. Not only for her work with charity and LGBT+ organisations, but through her triumph through constant struggle through her childhood and revolving around her sexual identity.
This book is fantastic. I cried reading and listening on the train. Twice.
Thank you, Hannah, for sharing your story. Ever indebted to you.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-07-17

truely amazing

a well written, honest and raw autobiography. it tug at my heart. it made me both happy and sad. the best book I've listened to. Hannah narrated this wonderfully, i couldn't stop listening. 💖

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-29-17

Emotional yet so warming

This book made me cry, laugh and most importantly opened my eyes to a lot of things revolving around mental health. So accepting and optimistic.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-01-17

soo good

i really like liked this book and struggled to stop listening and felt i could relate on some levels

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-20-17

Wow.

I loved everything.
I feel so much for Hannah and her family.
Wow. I am in awe.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-22-17

To the general

We forget that the complexity of someone's story when we see them at face value. This amazing story of a life fully loaded is all sad, joyful exciting, insightful the full spectrum of what life and the world truly is. Thank you for sharing your story. And if you are looking at this. Thinking should I read this book. The answer could not be a more solid yes!

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  • April Oakley
  • 01-13-17

A beautiful book 📚

Hannah, this was so honest and beautiful, thank you for being brave enough to share your story.