Here I am reviewing another YouTuber book. Surprise, surprise. This time it is The History of my Insanity by Trisha Paytas. Something that I think is worth noting about Trisha’s book is that it is self-published and it was written in 2013. So as you can see she was way ahead of this YouTuber book writing craze.
I have only been watching Trisha’s videos for a year but she has quickly become one of my favourite people to watch. I don’t know what it is about her that makes her so interesting to me, but she’s just one of those people I could watch forever and not get bored. She’s been through a lot of tough things in life and for her to come out the other end pretty sane is incredible to me.
If you guys watch YouTube then you know that a lot of YouTubers have been through a lot of problems in their lives, and we like to watch them because we find them relatable. They are real people and aren’t afraid to show us they have flaws – which is why I think they are so popular. But I have to say, no one’s been through as much as Trisha – at least no one I watch.
Trisha’s story has always been an interesting one to me. I mean most YouTubers have interesting lives – otherwise we wouldn’t watch them – but Trisha has definitely been one that’s stood out. If you guys have watched her Draw My Life video then you kind of get a feel of what her life used to be like.
However, I think she tells the story a lot better in her book.
What I would say about the book is that it is an easy read. It’s very casually written in Trisha’s personal style and it’s a short book. It shouldn’t have taken me as long to read as it did, but I just didn’t read it very often.
If anything this book makes you have a new found respect for Trisha. I know that a lot of people don’t like her and people online just seem to be rude to her and hate on her for no reason. They somehow think that because of her past choices in life that she is beneath them.
But after reading about what she went through and how she was able to bounce back from everything that life threw at her, I admire her a lot. I mean she never gave up on her dreams and she never let anyone tell her that she couldn’t do it and that’s how she got to where she is today.
If anything she is inspiring.
I mean I’m not saying she’s perfect. But she has made some drastic improvements on her life and I am so proud of her for that. I mean reading about how she used to live and seeing her succeed in her life now is amazing. I like that in her book she was so open about everything and it was raw and it was real.
I also love that it was a self-published book. Mainly because I know that it didn’t go through a team of editors and a publishing company that probably would have wanted it to be changed. I liked that it was just Trisha’s words.
Maybe this blog post should be retitled to “Praise for Trisha Paytas” because honestly I just love her so much.
I don’t really know what I can say about the book other than I think it’s a good read. It’s definitely one of those books I think you need to read if you want to know more about the person behind the camera. Because Trisha has always been such a strong person when it came to her online presence, but you can see she wasn’t always like that. I think it’s important to know more about people who share their lives with us because it reminds you that they are people too.
I said something similar when I was reviewing Shane’s book but I think it’s important to remember that while these people may be playing characters online they are real people who have gone through real problems in life. And when they share those with us in videos we shouldn’t be acting like they are making it up for attention because they’re not.
I know that Trisha is someone who is known for being overdramatic and crazy, but that’s just her character. And so when she talks about real things I feel like people don’t take her seriously and don’t see her for the person she really is.
I think this book captured exactly who she is, or rather who she was. It’s very clear to me that Trisha is not the same person she was when she wrote this book. If anything she has grown stronger and has become an even better version of herself. I think that she is amazing because she continues to work on herself and improve and she’s fulfilling her dreams.
I mean if you guys have been watching her videos for a long time then I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. I have definitely seen a lot of change with Trisha since I started to watch her videos and I couldn’t be happier for her.
So in conclusion I just wanna say I love Trish. I think she’s so inspiring and you should definitely pick up her book because it really does help you understand who she is more and it gives you a better sense of who she is. I will also probably be picking up more of her books because she has written quite a few and so I’m excited to read those in the future.
And so that concludes another (sort of) book review! I hope you guys enjoyed…and if you like them then please look out for my next book review because I still have plenty more YouTuber books to read. 🙂
~ Courtney x