In Real Life: My Journey to a Pixelated World
A confessional, uplifting memoir from the beloved YouTube personality Joey Graceffa has captured the hearts of more than a million teens and young adults through his playful, sweet, and inspirational online presence. Yet Joey wasn't always comfortable in his skin, and this memoir features the YouTube darling at his most candid, taking us on his journey from pain to triumph. In the pages of his first book, Joey opens up about his most intimate struggles with familial hardship, educational setbacks, bullying and rejection, sharing his story in the hopes that his young readers will remember that it's cool to be different, that growing up can really freaking suck, and that even if it sometimes feels like too much, things can and will get better. As Joey likes to say: "You're all beautiful for spacious skies, and don't let anyone ever tell you you're not!"
Joey Graceffa is a 23-year-old YouTube darling. In 2013, he competed on CBS' The Amazing Race with fellow Internet personality Meghan Camarena, taking 5th place in the competition's 22nd season. He returned for The Amazing Race All-Star Edition and launched a successful Kickstarter to fund his own supernatural webseries, Storytellers. He grew up with his family in Boston before moving on his own to California to pursue his career as an entertainer.