All I Know Now: Wonderings and Advice on Making Friends, Making Mistakes, Falling in (and out of) Love, and Other Adventures in Growing Up Hopefully (Paperback)
“This is a best friend in book form.”—Andrew Kaufman, author of All My Friends Are Superheroes
Today, Carrie Hope Fletcher is living her dream as an actress and YouTube star. But not long ago, she was trying to survive the many perils of the Teen Age . . .
- The Rumor Mill: The more a rumor is spread, the farther it gets from the truth. It’s like a giant taffy pull.
- The Disgusting Business of Falling in Love: I’ve never known something to be so gleefully wonderful and soul-crushingly exhausting.
- The Twitter-Sphere: If the Internet is starting to crush your soul . . . close the laptop!
- Bears: Self-explanatory.
Thankfully, she made it through! And although memories of her struggles, woes, and foibles stick around (as Soul Shrapnel, if you will), they look a little different today, thanks to The Amazing Goggles of Hindsight.
So, in All I Know Now, Carrie shares, well, exactly that—heartfelt advice and hopeful thoughts on growing up. She just did it herself. She has the stuffed animals to prove it!
“Openly addresses the ebbs and flows of adolescence, pursuing goals, and sometimes letting go of them.”—Publishers Weekly
“Thus far, the reaction to the book, a guide to navigating the teen years, written by 22-year-old video blogger and musical-theatre star Carrie Hope Fletcher, has been evenly split. First comes the astonished gasp of gratitude and relief from a teenager discovering that, OMG, she’s not alone and entirely misunderstood after all! This is invariably followed by a sob of retrospective regret from her mother that there wasn’t a similar book in her day to offer such comfort and encouragement.”—Daily Mail (UK)
“Full of warmth, wit and wisdom, [Carrie is] the big sister everyone needs in their life.”—Top of the Pops magazine
“[She’s ] young, fab, and incredibly talented. I think I manage to keep my massive jealousy of Carrie Hope Fletcher just [barely] under control :-).”
—Jenny Colgan, author of West End Girls and The Little Beach Street Bakery
“Where was this book when I was growing up? Even with describing her mistakes and stumbles, Carrie’s prose remains graceful and perfect. This is a best friend in book form.”
—Andrew Kaufman, author of All My Friends Are Superheroes
“Oh, what a fantastic book—so honest, so brilliant, so kind. If every mom or dad buys this for their teenager they’ll be doing themselves a real favor—everyone will benefit, I promise!”
—Jill Mansell, author of Don’t Want to Miss a Thing
“Oh @CarrieHFletcher I am loving your book. You are wise beyond your years and you're a beautiful writer.”
—Harriet Evans, author of A Place for Us
“All I Know Now . . . It's super mega awesome.”
—Emma Blackery, youtube.com/emmablackery
“All I Know Now is exactly what my teenage self needed, and a reminder for my 26-year-old self that we’re not alone in our quirks, breaks, wonder, and woes . . . it’s absolutely magic.”
—Jodi Ann Bickley, author of One Million Lovely Letters
“Carrie has written the ultimate life survival guide for teens and beyond!”
—Ali McNamara, author of From Notting Hill with Love . . . Actually
“An honest and funny guide to growing, dreaming, and being.”
—Samantha Shannon, author of The Bone Season