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The Gabbie Show Announces Debut Book “Adultolescence”

Gabbie Hanna, better known as The Gabbie Show on YouTube, has just dropped some exciting news- she’s writing a book! The book is titled ‘Adultolescence’, and is a collection of poems loosely based on the emo diary of poetry she kept as a teenager.

Gabbie has been teasing this big news for weeks on her Snapchat and vlog channel, but she has also been dropping snippets of the book ever since she released the first “Reading My Emo Diary” video. Unbeknownst to her audience, some of her tweets since that video (particularly rhymes and poems) were actually sneak peeks of her book! We can’t wait to go back and find them.

Gabbie describes the book as “humour shrouded in darkness, or darkness shrouded in humour,” and explains that it covers a wide range of topics from light-hearted advice to serious issues such as depression, anxiety, and homelessness.

Each of the 150 poems in the book will be accompanied by an illustration hand-drawn by Gabbie herself. She showed us a sneak peek of a few illustrations, which were all beautiful black-and-white line drawings. Some fellow YouTubers will also be making cameos in the book- such as this teaser we got for Liza Koshy:

The collection of poems is described by the official Simon & Schuster listing as “full of confessional, whimsical, and darkly humorous observations about life, love, and the early years of adulthood.” Gabbie adds that it is “a weird eclectic mix of childhood innocence and adult corruption,” and she goes on to describe it as “the single most important thing I’ve ever done in my life.”

Watch Gabbie’s full announcement video below:

Teaser pages of the book will be posted to Gabbie’s Twitter and Instagram. A cover reveal is also coming soon. ‘Adultolescence’ is out in September 2017 and is available to pre-order here.

Are you excited for ‘Adultolescence’? Have you pre-ordered it yet? Let us know on Twitter @CelebMix

Written by Annemarie Cutruzzola

Canadian arts & culture writer and journalism student.