Review: Buffering

Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded

Hannah Hart

Publisher: Dey Street Books
Publication date: 18-Oct-2016
Date Finished: 11-Feb-2017
Format: Hardback
Pages: 272
Genres: Nonfiction, Memoir, Autobiography, Celebrity Memoir
ISBN: 9780062457516
Source: Library
Rating:4 star
Reading Challenges: Goodreads


“The wildly popular YouTube personality and author of the New York Times bestseller My Drunk Kitchen is back! This time, she’s stirring up memories and tales from her past.

By combing through the journals that Hannah has kept for much of her life, this collection of narrative essays deliver a fuller picture of her life, her experiences, and the things she’s figured out about family, faith, love, sexuality, self-worth, friendship and fame.

Revealing what makes Hannah tick, this sometimes cringe-worthy, poignant collection of stories is sure to deliver plenty of Hannah’s wit and wisdom, and hopefully encourage you to try your hand at her patented brand of reckless optimism.

Personal note:

Hello, my darlings! I am incredibly pleased to present BUFFERING: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded!

As a big fan of memoirs, I wanted to try my hand at writing about the events of my life that deserve a little more consideration than can be accomplished in 140-characters or a 6-minute vlog. Now on the cusp of turning 30, I’m ready to expose some parts of my life that I haven’t shared before. Before, it was all about privacy, process and time. And now the time has come! I’m ready to put myself out there, for you.

I’m a little nervous about all these vulnerable words going into the world, these tales about my love life, the wrestling I’ve done with faith, how I feel about sex and my family and myself. I’ve had a lot of trials, a lot of errors, but also a lot of passion. Here’s the thing–I’ve always found comfort in the stories shared by others, so I hope my stories, now that I feel ready to tell them, will bring you some comfort too.

And when you read this book please remember: Buffering is just the time it takes to process.





Within the past year I have discovered the wonderful aspects, and contributors on Youtube. Hannah Hart is one of those recent discoveries. Her youtube page has over 2.5 million subscribers and she posts entertaining videos, my favorites are with her cooking while drunk, in a series called My Drunk Kitchen. When I was at the library a couple weeks ago I discovered her memoir on the new book shelf, so I figured I would give it a try. This autobiography is very thought-provoking. It tells about Hannah’s emotional struggles in life, that must have been very difficult to reveal to the world. She shows so much strength in this book and compassion throughout. Portions of the book had me in tears. It is a very emotional read that covers a variety of topics from her childhood to her struggle with her identity to her mother.

The book ends with a call for action, to encourage others to fix the systems that are failing communities and to do all you can to do so. This book was written in a very easy to follow and enjoyable writing style that has me imagining Hannah Hart telling me the story through Youtube.

I recommend this book to fans of Hannah Hart, those who have struggled with their identity, and fans of celebrity memoirs.

About the Author

“Hannah Hart is a Youtuber, comedian, author, actress and somewhat of a chef. Her Youtube channel MyHarto features her weekly My Drunk Kitchen videos. She has also collaborated with a multitude of other Youtubers including her best friends Mamrie Hart and Grace Helbig. Hannah, Grace and Mamrie also co-created the movie Camp Takota where Hannah Hart plays a supporting role of Allison Henry.” –Goodreads

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