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A Work in Progress
     

A Work in Progress

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by Connor Franta
 

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD WINNER FOR BEST MEMOIR/AUTOBIOGRAPHY

FORBES TOP 5 BREAKTHROUGH BOOK OF 2015

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 Internet sensation—so far. Here, Connor offers a look at his Midwestern

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD WINNER FOR BEST MEMOIR/AUTOBIOGRAPHY

FORBES TOP 5 BREAKTHROUGH BOOK OF 2015

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 Internet sensation—so far. Here, Connor offers a look at his Midwestern upbringing as one of four children in the home and one of five in the classroom; his struggles with identity, body image, and sexuality in his teen years; and his decision to finally pursue his creative and artistic passions in his early twenties, setting up his thrilling career as a YouTube personality, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and tastemaker.

Exploring his past with insight and humor, his present with humility, and his future with hope, Connor reveals his private struggles while providing heartfelt words of wisdom for young adults. 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.

This full-color collection includes photography and childhood clippings provided by Connor and is a must-have for anyone inspired by his journey.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781476791616
Publisher:
Atria/Keywords Press
Publication date:
04/21/2015
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
26,903
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
870L (what's this?)

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A Work in Progress


  • Meet the Author

    Connor Franta is an award-winning Internet personality, bestselling author, dedicated LGBTQ+ philanthropist, and entrepreneur with millions of followers across his social media platforms. His first work of non-fiction, A Work in Progress, was a New York Times bestseller and the Goodreads Choice Award Winner for Best Memoir & Autobiography (2015). He is the founder of the lifestyle brand, Common Culture, which offers superior clothing, premium coffee, and a variety of undiscovered musical talent under Heard Well, the first label powered by social tastemakers. To learn more, visit ConnorFrantaBooks.com and @ConnorFranta on YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter.

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    A Work in Progress 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 94 reviews.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I just preordered this book. I cant wait for it to come out in april. I miss him sooo much in o2l even though o2l isnt going on anymore. I love him soo freakin much and i cant wait to read his book.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    WELP. That's it. I;m done. He's amazing at anything and everything he does. CAN'T STRESS THIS ENOUGH. REEEEEAAAD THEEEE BOOOOOOOOK.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Connor is an amazing writer. I love his videos so when I found out he had a book coming out I knew I just needed to get it. I love it and I'm almost done with the book. I enjoy it so much. Worth the money.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    you must check it out!!
    feather31 More than 1 year ago
    If you don’t know who Connor Franta is; he is a YouTuber. He has one channel @ connor franta. Which he posts every Monday. He also was in a group called “Our 2nd life” and its channel is called @ o2l. He also has a website where you can buy clothes and other merchandise @ www.commoncoulture.co. This book doesn’t have regular chapters; yet it does have topics. In each one of these topics it tells you a story, and each one of these stories it teaches you a lesson. This book was interesting. It told you about some difficult events he had to go through. To be where he is now. Yet he overcame those events. Which were fun to read about. Each one of the events made you think about what it would be like for it to happen to you. In his book he talks about his life and where he came from. He also talks about what he went through when he came out as gay. Throughout this book there are mini chapters that talk about what he likes and or enjoys, such as coffee. This book really make you think about life and how we treat people. This book gave me mix emotion all throughout it; such as happy, sad, angry, and confused. All in all, this book took me on a roller-coaster ride. It was a trill to read. If you like memoirs and biography’s you will enjoys this book. Even if you don’t like memoirs you should still read this book. It’s almost as if the book tells a story and you’re the main character. I recommend this book to anyone who is at least of the age of twelve.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    lets be honest here. I don't read much, it's hard for me to find a book I truly enjoy. Yet this book just hooked me in, he brings humor, love and lessons to be learned. he is such a beautiful person and a amazing influential writer. This book is truly Frantastic (:
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Connor is my favorite YouTuber. I preordered the book and cannot wait for it to come and read all about his life and see cute baby pictures! I strongly suggest you should pick up a copy and see the gorgeous pictures and read his amazing poetry-like thoughts. Envious of people who already have a heard copy!!!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Wow. This is soooooooo well written! The topics Connor explores are deep and meaningful. I almost feel like its Connor talking to me its so his voice and style. The pictures are amazing and I love his photography! I can already tell I am going to re-read this many times, esp when I am feeling down. Its relaxing to read and makes you question and think! I love this and if possible I would give it 6 stars because its perfect!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I cried through some parts, Connor`s story is just so beautiful and inspiring. I absolutly LOVE THIS BOOK!!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    This was very well-written, and I'm impressed with Franta's wise insights at such a young age. As a La Crescent native, it was fun to read about the town that nobody's heard of in an actual published book. I truly enjoyed Connor's sense of humor. It was easy to read, and very well composed. I highly recommend reading it!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Conner is truly talented and i would gibe him 5 stars any day. I love the sample of this book and look forward to buying it. As i said, the rest of this bokk will be AMAZBALLS
    Ja_Crispy More than 1 year ago
    “A Work in Progress” is a wonderful book, full of events and journeys a young man went on throughout his life. It is a memoir, and a few things I can tell you about it is his photography is amazing which you will see all through the pages, his life story starts from the beginning of his life to the end where he is now. But my personal favorite part is when he tells how he got started. His style of how to write is very intriguing. In the book there isn’t different chapters, there is different topics. And each one has a new story to be told. Some are funny, and some can make some people sad, but they each give a different lesson and perspective on life and the way you see everything. Most of the topics he tells about are short, but very interesting. If you don’t know about Connor Franta he is a YouTuber and uploads videos every Monday. He has a secret that he reveals in one of many well thought out stories, and if you want to know you`ll have to read to find out. It is full of quotes that might help you get through life. When you read you will see how one person can change a million. And at the end of the adventure you will get to read how he became famous, and when the dates of when most journeys happened. In conclusion this book is something you should read because there are many things you can learn just by reading the first few pages, and can just be inspired by everything he says.
    KanyeWest0 More than 1 year ago
    The perfect balance of humor and inspiration. I didn't want the book to end. 
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I love connor and what he does and he doesn't care what people think he I true to him self
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    !!!!!!!
    skylar2 More than 1 year ago
    Amazing ad so proud of him 
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    His book is amazing. along with the cute photos and writing, it felt like it was a mix between a regular vlog and one of his more artsy/ inspirational videos that I love oh so much. His book gave me a new outlook on life and I'm so happy with all he's done/ doing. 
    IG--laughloveO2L More than 1 year ago
    CONNOR OMG!!! This book is so amazing, by far the best and most enjoyable book I've ever read, (and I hate reading :P) I speak for the frandom when I say WERE SO PROUD OF YOU!!!! ilysfm Connor! cant wait to see what comes in the future =] (PS YOU WERE SOOOO NICE AT THE MEET AND GREET OML)
    Jessica_Defalco More than 1 year ago
    SO, i just finished this book maybe 5 mins ago. Flew through it in 3 hours. I can easily say with out a doubt this is the best book i have ever read, and ive read many. It was so inspirational and the advice is something i will definitely keep with me. I found myself smiling, laughing out loud in the middle of dead silence with people in the room, and i even need to reach for a tissue a few times. I love the way Connor wrote this because it sounds just like him in his videos. After reading this i now have a more positive and different outlook on many things such as life, myself, and just the world. Ive learned to accept myself for who i am and not to care about the labels people put on me. I got to laugh at the funny memories in his life, cry at the sad ones, and awee at the cute letters he included by his mother and father. I will definitely be reading this many more times in my life. I am so glad that i was able to receive a signed copy of his book, and meet him and get a hug at the meet and greet 4/23/15 in Houston. I am so proud of Connor and i know he will continue to succeed in life and continue growing to become someone even more perfect.  
    _miranda_ More than 1 year ago
    I love this book! And I've only read like 50 pages... Connor Franta is hilarious person and his book is hilarious; you have to read this book. 
    CSM1971 More than 1 year ago
    Well what can i say about Connor, other than he is a genuine person who obviously has poured himself into this book. With him, what you see is what you get,  his story and his photography blows me away ,, i cant recommend this book enough, i always look forward to each new video, loving this book!!! i'm telling everyone about it, but i bet they know already = )
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    This book is beautiful in so many ways. From Connor's beautiful prose to his gorgeous photos, he leads us on an inspirational and magical journey through is life. The moment I picked it up, I could not put it down until I had finished it, but now I'm sad that I can't read it from a fresh perspective! There is only one word needed to describe this book: extraordinary. I love, love, love it. Jam (And Connor, you're an amazing person who continues to amaze me every day. You are so creative and awesome, I grin with glee every time you post something new. You inspire me :D. You're amazing!) from @jamjiminy, with adoration
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Just got this book today in the mail (pre-ordered it as it came out on my Birthday April 21st), and it was delivered flawlessly (because the book in itself is flawless). I've already read the first chapter and as a writer myself, am so happy to see that Connor is embarrassing and showing off his talent and skills in the writing precess as well. He made me laugh within the first page and I can relate so hard to what he is saying about small towns because I live in the Midwest(Iowa) too. Super excited to read the rest of his book, and I am so incredibly proud of him for where he is and whatever may come in the future. ~ Katelyn (Wish I could have made it to one of the signings!)
    erin_curran More than 1 year ago
    i think connor franta has done a wonderul job on this job and do many more books
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Connor is bae and bae is Connor. Getting the book in a hour and cant wait!!! So excited and I can already tell it is going to be awesome because Connor wrote. Congrats Connor and good luck with everything you are doing. Thanks. P.S. your videos are the best videos ever and Im your biggest fan. :)