What is it about?
“This is an open diary. This gives my insides a voice through visuals and poetry; this is me spilled out on paper.”
‘Note to Self’ is a non-fictional memoir Written by twenty something CEO, Connor Franta. This is the second memoir Franta has written, the first being ‘A Work in Progress’.
According to him, Franta describes ‘A Work in Progress to be an in-depth study of his external life, and while ‘Note to Self’ has a similar goal, it is essentially a book about his inner most thoughts and struggles.
‘Note to Self’ contains a plethora of essays, photography and poetry that have the sole purpose to give the reader a peak into the author’s mind.
There is no order to the material in this book, as described above it is an open diary, with no singular direction in mind.
I absolutely loved this book!
This was so inspirational and just flat-out wonderful. The writing was absolutely amazing and the photos in this book were just so beautiful and heartwarming, they almost make me wish that I had chosen photography as one of my electives for the coming semester!
But in all seriousness, I really did love this, and that’s saying something because usually I tend to shy away from non-fiction because I just don’t see it as something I would enjoy, unless it’s historical.
But I picked this book up on a whim, thinking “why not? Let’s give it a try,” and I was pleasantly surprised with what I found. This book was able to really speak to me and help me understand things a little better. I was able to connect with whatever Franta was writing about and I just fell in love with this. Also, how could I not get this what with the beautiful cover and gorgeous photography 😉
This was just wonderful, it gave me so much inspiration and hope and it really made me think as well. The book is written in a way that makes you feel as though the author is standing right in front of you and running through his internal monologue, it really is quiet amazing.
This book made me feel a plethora of different emotions; happiness, understanding, contentedness, wonder, confusion, sadness, etc. In my opinion, I think that no matter who you are, whether you support the author’s outlook or not, you will be able to relate to this book in some way, shape or form no matter what.
That’s because Franta voices the thoughts we all have on a daily basis in this memoir and he connects us through our emotions because no matter how old we are or how we think, look or act, we all have the same emotions, albeit not for the same reasons but we have all experienced the same emotions at some point in time and in that way we are all connected.
To make a long story short, this is a fantastic read for anyone really and I encourage every single one of you to give this memoir a try, no matter what your preferences because I think that everyone needs to hear what’s written in this book as least once for the sake of being open-minded.
Well, that’s all I have for now and I hope you enjoyed this review and just a heads up I will be doing a few more reviews in the near future so keep an eye out for those. And as always, happy reading!