The New York Times bestselling author of A Work in Progress and Note to Self moves fully into adulthood with his illuminating, soulful, bleeding collection of narrative, poetry, and original film photography.
Humanitarian, entrepreneur, and content creator Connor Franta first captivated readers with A Work In Progress, ruminating on his Midwestern roots to his early start as a visionary and online thought-leader. He continued his soul-searching-through-a-broken-heart with Note to Self, challenging readers—and himself—to ponder the spectrum of humanity and their place within it.
Now as Franta approaches thirty, life is no less confusing, but he finds this journey endlessly fascinating. Writing about confusion and clarity, loneliness and whirlwind romances, despair and elation—and everything in between—Franta invites readers back into the intimacy of his mind.
House Fires magnifies a young man’s emotional warfare with his past, the daze of wandering through modern times in search of purpose, and the electricity flying from tomorrow’s potential.
A beautiful masterpiece
Connor's ability to spin a tale has grown exponentially, particularly from his work "Note to Self". It's truly remarkable how he was able to evoke "every essence of human emotion" within me as I read it. I found myself laughing at his clever humor and quirky tangents, but also experiencing the weight of depression as he described it. It was comforting to discover that we shared similar perspectives on religion, and I was surprised to learn that he identified as a "moderate man". When he described moments of intense pain, I couldn't help but feel a surge of anger towards whoever caused it. Connor's storytelling has become a force to be reckoned with.