Reviewed by: Bethany, Savannah, and Steph
Page Count: 272 pages
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
In stock: Yes
“I don’t even know how I feel about Buffering though” – Bethany
“That should be your opening sentence.” – Savannah
So, you think you know someone, and then you read their candid new autobiography and realize that watching someone drunkenly cook food on YouTube doesn’t mean you understand them.
I think a lot of people are expecting Buffering to be all puns all the time, and there’s definitely some of that, but it’s so much more than that (self-acceptance, coping with mental illness, and other significant things). I feel like I learned a lot from this book, not just about Hannah, but about mental illness! Perspective is important, you guys!
Also, enjoyed the glossy paper it was printed on. 10/10 for glossy paper.
I read this book because I, of course, love Hannah Hart (who doesn’t?). I think she’s always so positive and hilarious which is just a great combo. I’m going to be honest though this book was not all sunshine and rainbows(the gay kind) there was still quite a bit of just not as much as I had expected. This book was dark at times but dealt with very important issues like mental health which doesn’t get discussed often enough. So whether you’re a new or old fan or not even a fan you should read this book. It’s insightful and very well written which are probably the only two important things about biographies.
Well, let me just start off by saying that I had been looking forward to Hannah’s biography for months. Being a member of the LGBT community myself, Hannah has always been a huge role model for me. Getting the chance to read her biography and learn more about her was something I was all over. And let me tell you, I was not disappointed. I went into this book thinking it would be humorous, light-hearted, and full of her exciting adventures and discoveries (and don’t fret – this book is full of exciting and hilarious stories!). I mean, if anyone has taken a look at her YouTube videos, you’d know that she is full of jokes, puns, and excellent advice. As it turns out, Hannah’s childhood was marked with quite a bit of strife and misfortune. Without revealing any major spoilers, let me just say that this book definitely gives a personal light onto mental illnesses, and how important awareness on mental health is.
Despite some of the heavy topics addressed in this book, what really made this book all the more interesting for me to read was her spirit and optimism whilst tackling heavy life issues. It’s admirable, motivating, and makes the reading journey that much more enjoyable. Hannah really wears her heart on her sleeve in this biography, and I think she did an incredible job of infusing her personality and spirit into the book. It felt like an easy transition for me, going from her fun YouTube videos to her book. Overall, her story has remarkable depth, advice, and relatable experiences for many – definitely a must-read!