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Punny As Ever, Hannah Hart Discusses New Book and Turning Dirty 30

Punny As Ever, Hannah Hart Discusses New Book and Turning Dirty 30


Pun-filled and slightly terrified of ducks, Hannah Hart sits down to talk to me (a huge fan!) about her role in Dirty 30 and her new book, Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded.

Hannah Hart got drunk in 2011 and tried to make grilled cheese in a parody cooking tutorial to cheer up a friend across the country. She posted it on YouTube and within 48 hours, the video went viral. "My Drunk Kitchen" was born.

Hart continued getting drunk and making videos, quickly gaining popularity on YouTube with her puns and boozy banter. After Anderson Cooper came out, Hart shared her own coming out story in a raw, uncut video on YouTube. Since then, she's become a rising queer role model for LGBT youth.

I was one of those kids. Now an intern with The Advocate, I had the opportunity to interview my icon. Icould hardly keep my cool. There were lots of laughs, smiles, and one dream come true. To get started, I asked Hart some of your everyday warm up questions like, "Do you sleep with your socks on?"

After we got the brain warmed up, we dove into the hard-hitting questions about getting older, feeling comfortable in your own skin, and being a queer icon for LGBT youth.

To wrap things up, we played a friendly game of would-you-rather...

To see more of Hannah Hart's videos, go to and catch her with the rest of the Holy Trinity -- Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart -- in their new movie Dirty 30. It's now available on DVD exclusively at Target and in Digital HD on iTunes. Hart's new book Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded is available online and in stores everywhere.

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