These days, Hart is sharing her story; her memoir, Buffering, enters the hardcover nonfiction list at No. 4. Hart is best known for a YouTube celebrity a role she assumed almost accidentally a couple of years after graduating when she recorded a video for a friend in which she tried to cook a grilled cheese sandwich, without cheese, while becoming increasingly drunk. Against all odds, its voice is as light and sunny as Hart herself a chipper, blue-eyed blonde who comes across on YouTube and in conversation as earnest and perennially amused.
- When Hannah Hart was a senior at Berkeley, in 2009, she wrote her literature thesis about memory and autobiography.
- I’ve always been really interested in it from an intellectual perspective as a genre.
- But then as a consumer, and as a person, I’ve always gotten so much from someone sharing their story.
“In other words, Hart likes drinking for pretty much the same reason she likes reading memoirs — for the sense of connection.”