You're Not Special: A (Sort-of) Memoir Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
In her first-ever (sort of) memoir, the beloved actor and YouTube sensation gets personal about everything from mental health to drunken debaucheries with this “brave, behind-the-webcam look at self-discovery” (Kirkus Reviews).
As an only child raised in a town of less than 8,000 people and without a Starbucks in sight, Meghan Rienks has always been pretty good at entertaining herself. Then one day — cue the dramatic voiceover — her life changed forever.
In 2010, Meghan was diagnosed with mononucleosis. Mono is basically just a really bad case of the flu, right? Wrong. To a party-crazed 16-year-old, mono is social suicide. More than anything, it’s just plain boring. So, Meghan opened up her MacBook, used the webcam for something other than a bad Andy Warhol-style photobooth session, and recorded her first YouTube video. Since then, Meghan has shared the ups and downs of her life with the internet, documenting her teenage years for the whole world to see.
Now that she’s (mostly) through her awkward stage, Meghan’s here to tell you that it gets better. You’re not alone in the thoughts you think. Sometimes a bad hair day feels worse than a punch in the gut and asking a boy out seems about as difficult as achieving that perfect dewy glow. But despite what you’ve been told, your problems are not unique, and somebody else has felt the way you feel right at this very moment.
You’re not special. But you’re also not alone on the bumpy road to adulthood.
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|Listening Length||8 hours and 14 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||May 05, 2020|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster Audio|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #52,404 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#106 in Internet & Social Media Humor (Books)
#212 in Art (Audible Books & Originals)
#494 in Art of Film & Video
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I was excited to hear that she had written a book. Reading her book made me short out loud with laughter especially in regard to choosing and keeping friends. This book is clearly from Meghan's point of view. It sounds like her.
While I have been a fan for a while, I was heart broken reading about her family. Still, she writes with more compassion then I would have been able to do so. Would I recommend this book? 100%! There is great advice with a lot of humour. Ultimately, be kind to yourself and read this book.
This book is an easy ready, and seems to be written for young minds. The only complaint I have is that it's a bit redundant at times, but I understand her reasoning for that.
I finished it in a few days. I’ve never enjoyed a self-help/memoir style book, but I couldn’t seem to put this one down. I laughed, cried, and learned so much. I’m glad I read it at 27 and not 17 though.. just FYI to the youngsters, it’s colorful (in the best way)!
Meghan, I know you’re reading these reviews - thank you for your honesty and transparency. I can’t believe how similar your stories were to the things I’ve gone through, but it feels great to know I’m not alone.
And to everyone else, find yourself a friend like Sydney.
Top reviews from other countries
The book came and it was covered in dust and the cover was extremely dirty, looked like it had been laying on the floor of a warehouse for months before someone found it