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So Much I Want to Tell You

Letters to My Little Sister
Narrated by: Anna Akana
Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
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Summary

From Internet sensation Anna Akana comes a candid and poignant collection of essays about love, loss, and chasing adulthood.

In 2007, Anna Akana lost her teen sister, Kristina, to suicide. In the months that followed, she realized that the one thing helping her process her grief and begin to heal was comedy. So she began making YouTube videos as a form of creative expression and as a way to connect with others. Ten years later, Anna has more than a million subscribers who watch her smart, honest vlogs on her YouTube channel. Her most popular videos, including “How to Put on Your Face” and “Why Girls Should Ask Guys Out”, are comical and provocative, but they all share a deeper message: Your worth is determined by you and you alone. You must learn to love yourself. 

In So Much I Want to Tell You, Anna opens up about her own struggles with poor self-esteem and reveals both the highs and lows of coming-of-age. She offers fresh, funny, hard-won advice for young women on everything from self-care to money to sex, and she is refreshingly straightforward about the realities of dating, female friendship, and the hustle required to make your dreams come true. This is Anna’s story, but, as she says, it belongs just as much to Kristina and to every other girl who must learn that growing up can be hard to do. Witty and real, Anna breaks things down in a way only a big sister can. 

“This book is filled with the kind of honesty, vulnerability, and determination that makes Anna such a captivating person. One warning: You’ll want to hug her a lot while reading this.” (Natalie Tran, actress and comedian)

“As a woman working in entertainment, Anna Akana is accustomed to feeling vulnerable. Which means that she’s used to being brave. This book is a tribute to the duality of bravery and fear as told through Anna’s experiences to date.” (Hannah Hart, New York Times best-selling author of Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded)

“Frank advice on how to live a productive, happy life...written in tribute to a ‘fearless, talented, and bold’ sister.” (Kirkus Reviews)

©2017 Anna Akana (P)2017 Random House Audio

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AMAZING!

Anna brings this book to life with her voice and it really allows you to connect with her stories and important life lessons. Absolutely amazing.

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Inspiring, enlightening and a handful of laughter


Loved it! I bought this and finished it in the same day. It inspired self-reflection and motivation better than any self-help book could, and made me realize many toxic traits I've demonstrated to others and myself e.g. the self harm and blaming, always eager to please or competitiveness with loved ones to the point of being unsupportive. This book will definitely give you some food for thought and a much needed push toward self-development and a happier you

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helped

I loved this so much it really helped thank you. I've been working in a job I really don't enjoy and dealing with mental health issues in a family that really just sweeps things under the rug, so honestly this felt like advice from an older sibling I really needed this.

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Honest, relatable and inspiring

I love watching Anna Akana's YouTube videos. They get me through my week, so when her book came out I knew I just had to read it. Maybe it's because I'm just really nosy or just generally interested in getting tips on how I can get through life.
I loved every second of the narration. it's brutally honest - I love the down to earth "saying it how it really is" vibe. Really feels like the advice an older sister would've given me, real, personal and hard hittingly honest.

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Extraordinary

i loved it! It was an interesting experience. Anna, you are soo strong! Hats off to you❤

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Amazing and motivational!

Listening to Anna Akana’s story makes you really think. About life, about dreams, about relationships, about self-worth, about everything. It makes me want to become more efficient and to work harder, cause I am the one in charge of my own life. It’s a joy to listen to her voice as she reads, and the pace of the book is pleasant. I would definitely recommend this to anyone, no matter what stage you are in your life!

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loved this book!

Anna Akana's book was very personal and at the same time it was really easy to relate to the stories and struggles mentioned in it.

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A great book

I love this book and I learned a lot. Thank you so much Anna for sharing your insights and experiences with us.

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Amazing, touching, inspiring

Cannot recommend this book highly enough to everyone, especially young women.

I watch Anna on YouTube and her life advice is always so relatable to me, especially in regards to female friendships. It's like we are experiencing or have experienced the same friendship cycles and types of people! It's really moving to hear how she overcomes these obstacles, and her lessons learned to date.

Her creative advice is inspiring and helpful as always, and it's amazing to hear how far she has come to achieve her dream. I wish her continued success and eagerly await volume 2 (whilst watching her YouTube videos)!

All the love and luck for the future ❤️

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Gorgeous.

That's the only word I can think of. I am so glad I got to hear this and it's the reason I got an audible subscription!

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  • Trinity Reece
  • 14-06-17

Recommended!

I finished this book in less than a day. Some words brought me to tears, and some words will forever change the way I look at life. I recommend it emmensely!

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  • Abbey Benton
  • 16-06-17

Some repetition of stories, but of great ones!

Loved! Only suggestion is to trust that your audience mostly remembers the stories you already told throughout the book. Will read again =) great story!

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  • Anna Christine
  • 23-04-18

Perfect

I loved this memoir. I have been listening to a lot of them lately, but this is in my top five.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-03-18

A must read!

Loved it! Super relatable and Anna Akana couldn't be a better narrator for her book.

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  • inez
  • 20-01-18

Brilliant

What did you love best about So Much I Want to Tell You?

I loved how intimate it was. It honestly felt like my older sister was giving me life advice.

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I decided to finish this on my way to work, which caused me to walk in the door with obvious signs of crying. 10/10 will definitely recommend this book. 1/10 don't recommend listening to it when you have professional obligations.

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  • Timi
  • 10-12-19

Inspiring and eye opening

A fascinating look into the life of a person who has accomplished so much in her young life.

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  • Viviane
  • 24-05-19

Anna Akana is brilliant

Akana's life lessons and stories are brought to life with her own voice. She shares her perspective on therapy, suicide, love, loss and everything in between. I highly recommend to any young adult!

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  • Pierre dos Santos Pereira
  • 02-05-19

Anna Akana for president

It took me so long to get this book and then almost a year to finish it completely because I was crying, but even with the expectations high it was still amazing. Now I only hope for a translated book so I can show to my friends and they can cry and feel everything I felt listening to this.
I'm so proud of Anna Akana, for everything, but also for writing this, it's not an easy thing to reveal the past, but she did it and I love to see her growing each day more and I want to thank her for everything she's ever done for me and @everbody READ THIS BOOK AND WATCH HER VIDEOS, she's the reason I gave up giving up on life and I'm forever thankful for her

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  • Merinkous
  • 29-03-19

lovely

lovely book by a lovely person. I've watched her videos and she is so real.

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  • THE Wookie
  • 28-02-19

heartfelt

I've been watching Anna Akana on YouTube for years and even as a man I found her stories quite insightful and was able to take a ton away from it.
also got a copy for my sister in effort to help her learn some things I definitely have no lense for.
great listen and wonderfully narrated.