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So much I want to tell you, letters to my little sister, Anna Akana

So much I want to tell you, letters to my little sister, Anna Akana
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Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
So much I want to tell you
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Responsibility statement
Anna Akana
Sub title
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 expression and as a way to connect with others. Ten years later, Anna has more than a million subscribers who watch her smart, honest vlogs on her YouTube channel. Her most popular videos, including "How to Put On Your Face" and "Why Girls Should Ask Guys Out," are comical and provocative, but they all share a deeper message: Your worth is determined by you and you alone. You must learn to love yourself. In So Much I Want to Tell You, Anna opens up about her own struggles with poor self-esteem and reveals both the highs and lows of coming-of-age. She offers fresh, funny, hard-won advice for young women on everything from self-care to money to sex, and she is refreshingly straightforward about the realities of dating, female friendship, and the hustle required to make your dreams come true. This is Anna's story, but, as she says, it belongs just as much to Kristina and to every other girl who must learn that growing up can be hard to do. Witty and real, Anna breaks things down in a way only a big sister can. Advance praise for So Much I Want to Tell You "This book is filled with the kind of honesty, vulnerability, and determination that makes Anna such a captivating person. One warning: You'll want to hug her a lot while reading this."--Natalie Tran, actress and comedian "As a woman working in entertainment, Anna Akana is accustomed to feeling vulnerable. Which means that she's used to being brave. This book is a tribute to the duality of bravery and fear as told through Anna's experiences to date."--Hannah Hart, New York Times bestselling author of Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded "Frank advice on how to live a productive, happy life. written in tribute to a 'fearless, talented, and bold' sister."--Kirkus Reviews"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Pt. 1. Creativity -- Find your voice -- Once you've found your voice, let it evolve -- If you want to be the star, create the show -- The only way to start is to start -- It's called work for a reason -- Ideas are a dime a dozen -- It's okay if it sucks -- Fail more -- You are not your art -- Develop a thick skin -- Pt. 2. Identity -- When it comes to self-care, find what works for you -- Succeed because of your race, not despite it -- It's okay to want to be beautiful a s long as it's your definition of beauty -- You can't treat an emotional problem physically -- Pt. 3. Money, work, and career -- More money, more independence -- On being an internet personality -- How to be a boss -- Give yourself permission -- You don't need balls -- Take care of your people -- Crunch the numbers -- Stand up for yourself; no one else is going to -- Don't sign anything unless you understand what it means -- Do every job -- Work hard, work smart -- Know your shit -- If you don't know how to do something, find someone who does -- Pt. 4. Relationships -- You don't realize how important friends are until you're friendless -- Don't be afraid to cross people off the list -- Love -- If he doesn't listen, ditch him -- Take your birth control -- The hardest part of being in an emotionally abusive relationship is actually admitting that you're in one -- Nice guys don't finish last -- Choose life
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