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Review: Grace Helbig, Internet extraordinaire, “charming idiot” and professional goofball,

 

If you missed her on her UK wide book tour, don't worry, I got you covered.

On Friday the 19th of February,  Grace Helbig "graced" Cardiff city centre with her dry wit and intoxicating humour.

W H Smith isn't averse to hosting a good YouTube star every now and then. But whereas the likes of Tyler Oakley packed the shop to the seams with giggling fans, Helbig achieved a gentler affair. Just under two hundred young (and young at heart) fans showed up, but there was no shouting or screaming, no overwhelming exclamations of emotion, and, most important, no rushing. Grace took the time to listen to each of her fans, knowing well that a lot of them find solace in their lives enjoying her sense of humour. You could tell that Helbig is a beacon of light for these fans, a force for good. Also, you could tell that Grace loved every second. Cardiff was her last stop, but there was still enough energy in her to give everyone her best. It took over three hours for her to see everyone, and the last pictures were being taken at around half past two.

The book she was touring is Grace & Style, the sequel to Grace’s Guide, a somewhat tongue in cheek look at other style guides out there, brimming with enough witticisms and humour to appeal to anyone in her demographic: not just those interested in clothes or fashion.

That being said, it soon became clear that really, Grace herself isn't too bothered with clothes or fashion either. "Trust me, I’m not stylish," Grace admits, "but hey, this book is about pretending you've got grace & style and it makes no apologies about having fun." It's about bringing your best self forward, being who you were supposed to be. In a slew of books published by YouTube stars of late, this is a good one. If you want to feel inspired, want to create or just want to laugh, then pick yourself up a copy. You won’t regret it. And hey, even if you do, I’m sure Grace won’t mind.

You can buy a copy of Grace & Style (The Art of Pretending You Have It) here: http://www.simonandschusterpublishing.com/graceandstyle/

You can watch Grace regularly on her YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/graciehinabox

Written by Jamie Evans

 


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