A Work in Progress maddy kalas

A Work in Progress by Connor Franta has 220 pages.

In AWIP, Connor Franta shares with readers stories from his childhood, his beautiful photography, and life lessons he's learned in his 22 years. He tells us about his first time jumping in front of his dad's camera when he was a young boy living in a small town to having millions of subscribers for his successful youtube channel. This Memoir teaches readers about his struggles with identity, body image, career, and sexuality but in the end, shows us that we can't let the negative opinions of others get to us. We have to pursue what feels right and listen to only that-it's the only way we can feel confident in our work.

"I know I shouldn't interfere with his filmings, but the urge is too great. So with me being a little attention seeker, I decide to spice things up a little by putting on a spontaneous show for my future audience at home. By audience I mean my family and by show I mean me talking about nothing for an extended period of time under the assumption that I'm funny. Not much has changed since then" (Franta 4). This is Connor Franta's illuminating moment. He loves talking to the camera but what he doesn't know is that this brief moment in time will spark the passion that leads him to his career.

"Do you know how many times I get a bomb ass idea but can't explain it to anyone? All. The. Time. They can't see it--but I can--and that's all that matters. If you hear that calling, that is the ONLY thing you should listen to. Never deny yourself the opportunity for self expression, in any form" (Franta 98).

"But scars, inside and out, are only a big deal if we choose to focus on them and ignore the good things" (Franta 138).

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