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In Real Life: My Journey to a Pixelated World

Title

In Real Life: My Journey to a Pixelated World

Authors

Joey Graceffa

Publisher

Keywords Press

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9781476794303

Pages

272 pages

Genre

memoir

Format

full length

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

A confessional, uplifting memoir from the beloved YouTube personality. It's not where you begin that matters. It's where you end up. Twenty-three year old Joey Graceffa has captured the hearts of millions of teens and young adults through his playful, sweet, and inspirational YouTube presence (not to mention his sparkling eyes and perfect hair). Yet, Joey wasn't always comfortable in his skin, and in this candid memoir, he thoughtfully looks back on his journey from pain to pride, self-doubt to self-acceptance. To his fans, Joey is that best friend who always captures the brighter side of life but also isn't afraid to get real. In the pages of his first book, he opens up about his years of struggling with family hardships and troubles at school, with cruel bullying and the sting of rejection. He tells of first loves and losses, embarrassing moments and surprising discoveries, loneliness, laughter, and life-changing forks in the road, showing us the incalculable value of finally finding and following your true passion in this world. Funny, warm-hearted, and inspiring, Joey Graceffa's story is a welcome reminder that it's not where you begin that matters, but where you end up.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Divorce; Separation; Step parent; Homosexuality; Gender nonconformity; divorced parents; co-parenting; two homes; separated parents; step father; homosexual; same sex relationship; gender roles; gender expression

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

divored parents; step father

LGBTQ+

male/male

Keywords

humor; Youtube; life changing events; self-acceptance; television personalities; alcoholism

Diversity Impact

direct

In Real Life: My Journey to a Pixelated World

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