Connor Franta, HOUSE FIRES: Book Signing and Meet & Greet

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The New York Times bestselling author of A Work in Progress and Note to Self moves fully into adulthood with his illuminating, soulful, bleeding collection of narrative, poetry, and original film photography.

Humanitarian, entrepreneur, and content creator Connor Franta first captivated readers with A Work In Progress, ruminating on his Midwestern roots to his early start as a visionary and online thought-leader. He continued his soul-searching-through-a-broken-heart with Note to Self, challenging readers—and himself—to ponder the spectrum of humanity and their place within it.

Now as Franta approaches thirty, life is no less confusing, but he finds this journey endlessly fascinating. Writing about confusion and clarity, loneliness and whirlwind romances, despair and elation—and everything in between—Franta invites readers back into the intimacy of his mind.

House Fires magnifies a young man’s emotional warfare with his past, the daze of wandering through modern times in search of purpose, and the electricity flying from tomorrow’s potential.


Connor Franta is a young entrepreneur, content creator, author, and humanitarian who uses his expansive social platform to advocate for and spotlight the LGBTQ+ community. He is the New York Times bestselling author of A Work in Progress and Note to Self, the CEO of companies Common Culture and Heard Well, and has amassed nearly half a billion views on YouTube. His public speaking engagements have put him on the same stages as Prince Harry, Naomi Campbell, and Hillary Clinton. He has worked with brands such as Samsung, Calvin Klein, Audible, Google, Nike, and many more.

Author photo credit: Will Darbyshire


In accordance with Chicago public health guidelines, masks are required inside City Lit Books. Customers may briefly remove their masks for a distanced photo with Connor.

To limit capacity in the store, we will have timed entries - please don't plan to arrive before the time listed on your ticket.

Event date: 
Friday, October 22, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
2523 N. Kedzie Blvd
Chicago, IL 60647
House Fires Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982177713
Availability: Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atria Books - October 19th, 2021