In her first-ever (sort of) memoir, the beloved actor and YouTube sensation gets personal about everything from mental health to drunken debaucheries with this “brave, behind-the-webcam look at self-discovery” (Kirkus Reviews).
As an only child raised in a town of less than 8,000 people and without a Starbucks in sight, Meghan Rienks has always been pretty good at entertaining herself. Then one day—cue the dramatic voiceover—her life changed forever.
In 2010, Meghan was diagnosed with mononucleosis. Mono is basically just a really bad case of the flu, right? Wrong. To a party crazed sixteen-year-old, mono is social suicide. More than anything, it’s just plain boring. So, Meghan opened up her MacBook, used the webcam for something other than a bad Andy Warhol–style photobooth session, and recorded her first YouTube video. Since then, Meghan has shared the ups and downs of her life with the internet, documenting her teenage years for the whole world to see.
Now that she’s (mostly) through her awkward stage, Meghan’s here to tell you that it gets better. You’re not alone in the thoughts you think. Sometimes a bad hair day feels worse than a punch in the gut and asking a boy out seems about as difficult as achieving that perfect dewy glow. But despite what you’ve been told, your problems are not unique, and somebody else has felt the way you feel right at this very moment.
You’re not special. But you’re also not alone on the bumpy road to adulthood.
Reading this made me feel, well, not special. Also completely validated with my own feelings and what I, myself, have experienced (I feel you on chapter 21) and reading this really helped with my own issues and battles that I have been facing for a long time. I’ve been listening to your podcast and watching your YouTube channel since the beginning and always love how real you keep it. Thank you for gracing the world with your words and your platform.
You’re not Special
If I could give this book zero stars I would
The annoyance coming from this writing is tragic. I could name 20 books that are better than this one. Save yourself the time and go preorder Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer and if you aren’t into that go read something on politics or read something that brings you joy. SAVE YOURSELF THE TIME READING THIS TRAGIC BOOK PLEASE FOR ME!!