So we’ve been working tirelessly to keep track of all this year’s YouTuber book announcements; but we’re pretty excited for this next one. Emma Blackery has just surprised everyone by announcing the imminent arrival of her debut book, “Feel Good 101”.
Based on her video advice series of the same name, ‘Feel Good 101’ will be full of personal essays; covering a wide range of topics relevant to Emma and her fans. Everything from career and mental health to body confidence and friendships will be covered in the book, published by Sphere in September.
So ahead of the announcement, we had a quick chat with Emma about all things book. Find out her writing inspiration, her motivation for adapting the video series, and the influence her little sister had on it all below…
What can we expect from the book?
You can definitely expect honesty. The book is going to feature many stories from my past that I’ve never told; along with advice on what I would suggest doing in a similar situation, and whether or not I’d do anything differently.
What inspired you to write Feel Good 101?
My main inspiration for finally wanting to write a book was finding out how much my little sister enjoys watching YouTubers, and seeing the impact they have on her. I didn’t realise she looked up to me so much; so I wanted her to have a physical product that she could always refer back to, now that she’s slowly approaching the age where she will encounter the things I’m covering in the book, such as crushes, bullying, arguments with parents and generally wondering what to do with her life.
Who has been your writing inspiration?
I guess that would be Carrie Hope Fletcher – that may sound odd seeing as she’s a close friend, but when I read her book All I Know Now, I felt like I got to know her even better than I felt I already did. Her book really opened my eyes as to what a positive message a “YouTuber book” (if we have to call it that) can have. That said, as we had different experiences and of course, everybody is different, I’m hoping my book gives my own personal take on growing up and finding happiness.