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YouTube Star Hannah Hart’s ‘Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded’

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With a Youtube show titled My Drunk Kitchen, where social media star Hannah Hart gets drunk and dubiously tries to cook (or bake) things, you would expect her memoir to be lighthearted, comedic, even self-deprecating view of her life – on the contrary, however; Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded is a poignant, introspective memoir. About to turn 30, Hart is able to look back on her life, and recount it with a maturity and understanding that is beautiful and incredibly human. Growing up in relative poverty, with a schizophrenic mother, and a homophobic, deeply religious father, Hart is brutally honest about what it was like for her and her sister growing up. From the rules that were in place when her…

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BEA’s BookCon Delivers The Authors and Books We’ve Been Waiting On

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The Book Expo of America (BEA) is one of the biggest book conventions in the country. Founded in the 1940s, it’s also one of the oldest book conventions around. It takes place over the course of four days, is always held in a major city, and is a great way for authors and publishers to connect with booksellers, readers, librarians and other people in the industry. This year BEA is being held in Chicago from May 11-14 and hundreds of authors and readers will be attending. The first three days of BEA are a trade show, and mostly geared toward people in the publishing industry. Which is why we’re most excited about the final day, BookCon, a full day event where…

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