Turtles All the Way Down!!! A Reunion Video

  • Published on Oct 10, 2017
  • In which John Green's new novel Turtles All the Way Down is published. If you've read the book, SPOILERY subreddit for discussion and asking me questions: www.reddit.com/r/tatwdspoilers/ Please NO SPOILERS here. Read some reviews:
    The New York Times calls Turtles All the Way Down my "most astonishing" novel, among many other really lovely things: www.nytimes.com/2017/10/10/books/review-john-green-turtles-all-the-way-down.html
    The Wall Street Journal calls it tender, wise, and moving: www.wsj.com/articles/the-tightening-gyre-1507608059
    This New York Times story talks about my own mental illness and the process of writing the book, which it calls "wrenching and revelatory."
    Booklist in a starred review wrote, "it’s a challenging but richly rewarding read. It is also the most mature of Green’s work to date and deserving of all the accolades that are sure to come its way." www.booklistonline.com/Turtles-All-the-Way-Down-Green-John/pid=9128995
    I really hope you like the book, and thanks to everyone who has stuck with me the last six years as I've struggled to write it. Very excited to share it with you today.
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    Preorder John's new book, Turtles All the Way Down, out October 10th 2017! You can find links to both the signed and unsigned editions here: bit.ly/turtlespreorder and information on how to (probably) get a signed copy here: probablysignedturtles.com
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Comments: 1 865

  • Da Cashman
    Da Cashman 3 days ago

    That was a great impression!

  • Caroline Funk
    Caroline Funk 11 days ago

    Hey my names Caroline

  • Skylar Cloud
    Skylar Cloud 13 days ago

    Why when i think about this i am reminded of john laurens?

  • Bobbydog66
    Bobbydog66 23 days ago

    10 out of 10, would tuatara again.

  • k griff
    k griff 29 days ago

    i just finished the book... it was really good!!!!!!

  • Em H
    Em H Month ago

    While the Australian copy doesn't have anything under the dust cover, I love that it feels like one of those books you would find in a dream library with a spiral staircase.

  • Mininessie
    Mininessie Month ago

    Is the book a chick flick book

  • Asia Sanchez
    Asia Sanchez Month ago

    WHAT i have 2 copies and i never took off either book jacket

  • Amanda Russell
    Amanda Russell Month ago


  • Sophia Sosa
    Sophia Sosa Month ago

    Don't worry Hank, you make a perfect tuatara

  • Danielle Lofgren
    Danielle Lofgren Month ago

    Hank for Tuatara 2017

  • Ichigo Hime
    Ichigo Hime Month ago

    speaking of disturbing things...

  • Irai Henry
    Irai Henry Month ago

    Okay, but can I just say I was very surprised to hear about a Tuatara here. Like yassssss. ✊ #kiwiheyyyy

  • Mikazha
    Mikazha Month ago

    If only amazon didn't send my book by probably literal snail mail. It apparently takes over a month.

  • Nastassja Riemermann

    When you don't get to see the secret because you only buy ebooks...

  • Charne Bronkhorst
    Charne Bronkhorst Month ago

    thank you so much for including south Africa in your list, I feel so appreciated! your book really made me think about a lot of things and your philosophical writing is breathtaking

  • Talita Talita
    Talita Talita Month ago


  • Emily Jackson
    Emily Jackson Month ago

    KNOW JOHN GREEN AND HANK ARE BROTHERS AAAAAAH. I've loved john greens books for years and been watching scishow all year but have just stumbled across this channel and my mind is blooooown!

  • TheLALAClaire
    TheLALAClaire Month ago

    Hank: OOH there's a secret
    Me: *immediately reaches for both of my copy's of Turtles All The Way Down*

  • Caroline Scarbrough

    I'm a Caroline! Also LOVED Turtles all the way down. :)

  • ya girl T
    ya girl T Month ago

    "exaggerated pseudo-texan accent" your captions are greatly appreciated

  • Unicorn-Town-Going-Down

    Spoiler: everyone dies.
    Do they? I don't know, I haven't read it yet.

  • AndyPandyPepper 17
    AndyPandyPepper 17 Month ago

    TFIOS Spoiler

    I was told that Hazel dies, so I spent the whole book getting attached to August. I briefly hated you- and then I reread the book three times...

  • deanmullen10
    deanmullen10 Month ago

    When you Google TATWD right now it says it was published in 1987 and you're only telling us about it now? :P

  • Michelle Winters
    Michelle Winters Month ago

    There were an exceptional number of blinks in this one.

  • Nenalyzed
    Nenalyzed Month ago

    Pre-ordered a possibly signed copy months ago from thebookdepository but I didn't receive one yet. Wait... does that mean European buyers won't get a signed copy anyway? I contacted them but they're still trying to figure out what went wrong but in the meantime I still don't have a copy of Turtles all the way down and it makes me sad.

  • KingBobXIV
    KingBobXIV Month ago

    Hank's Tuatara voice is the best thing I've ever heard.

  • Judson Rose
    Judson Rose Month ago

    I'm from El Paso and took serious offense to Hank's comment about it.
    Just kidding; it was a wonderful, raw performance by the both of you!

  • Ricenoodles & Udon
    Ricenoodles & Udon Month ago

    I read it within four days. It was amazing

  • back then
    back then Month ago


  • Jacqueline GaNun
    Jacqueline GaNun Month ago

    it's amazing!!!

  • screaming_cactus
    screaming_cactus Month ago


  • Carson Autumn
    Carson Autumn Month ago

    I'm from Italy and I bought it

  • Phamily Phun
    Phamily Phun Month ago

    Really? I thought 2017 is burnt trash being stepped on by Donald Trump

  • Pray for England
    Pray for England Month ago +1


    M1RANDA Month ago

    I'm gonna start reading today!

  • Miss-Tessa Randall
    Miss-Tessa Randall Month ago

    “It's a Hank!” How cute!

  • Rochelle Deans
    Rochelle Deans Month ago

    2:05 *pauses video, goes to get book and take off dust cover*
    Oh heyyy secret!

  • Tishanie Ratnappuly

    My book doesn’t have the secret. Why doesn’t it have the secret?

  • Callie Thompson
    Callie Thompson Month ago

    Just finished the book it is officially amazing!

  • Lauren Nelson
    Lauren Nelson Month ago

    This was my first experience with John Green. So charming!
    ...I sound like someone's grandmother...

  • Megan Holly
    Megan Holly Month ago

    I love you john

    • Megan Holly
      Megan Holly Month ago

      And hank!! We're birthday twins btw

  • Radhika Kotra
    Radhika Kotra Month ago

    Turtles All The Way Down is a really great book! The way Green writes almost feels like you're in the story. And you get to learn something new everytime!
    Thankfully, no one dies this time.😂. The theme is a bit mystery-related, other than reflecting light on how the protagonist has to deal with OCD and feeling like she's trapped inside her brain. All in all, it's capital-A Awesome. ❤❤❤❤❤

  • Riahisnotafish
    Riahisnotafish Month ago

    Yeeeeeew I live in Australian and I got a signed copy with a Hanklerfish! Can't wait to read it!!

  • Jhean Khar Pacina
    Jhean Khar Pacina Month ago

    done reading two days ago. I just can't accept the ending. 😭😭😭

  • VeinerSchnoozle
    VeinerSchnoozle Month ago

    So hyped got a signed copy

  • Kelly Fitzgerald
    Kelly Fitzgerald Month ago

    Can a Nerdfighter with time and technical skills turn Hank's "I'm a tuatara" into a ringtone? That would be greatly appreciated

  • carasonya
    carasonya Month ago

    My almost five-year-old daughter's name is Caroline 😃

  • drdanger
    drdanger Month ago

    is it awful that I am 35 with a grown up job, wife and house and im reading "young adult" novels?

  • Baltoen
    Baltoen Month ago

    The guy Photo Jumping at 0:36

  • Cyrus Dsouza
    Cyrus Dsouza Month ago

    spoiler alert: Han Solo dies!!!

  • Jeralyn Cabaluna
    Jeralyn Cabaluna Month ago

    The funny thing about this sentence is that once you realize it doesn't mean anything, it's hard to stop.

  • Celeri
    Celeri Month ago

    0:37 is that Hank in the background jumping or just some dude photobombing you lol

  • Nurhan Alaa
    Nurhan Alaa Month ago

    oh my God, you are the most lovely brothers I have seen ! God bless your humour, mr.Hank, kept me smiling the whole thing 😁😁😀

  • Kimbo The Jimbo
    Kimbo The Jimbo Month ago

    I got my copy and it's signed! Thank you so much Target. 😉

  • Erik Lundstrom
    Erik Lundstrom Month ago

    Loved the book. Thank you for always publishing your books when I most need to read them.

  • Camber Reynolds
    Camber Reynolds Month ago

    10/10 for tuatara hank

  • Kelly WOW
    Kelly WOW Month ago

    aaah!! I hadn't seen it without the dust cover! So glad I had it with me!!

  • TastefulPenguins
    TastefulPenguins Month ago

    I genuinely spat out my water when Hank did the tuatara impression. Thank you for this absolute gift.

  • That Ozian
    That Ozian Month ago

    Spoiler alert

    I haven’t read the book yet but I really want to

  • Jaya Tiwari
    Jaya Tiwari Month ago

    I read it. Oh, god its effing amazing..

  • Elena Limmer-Wood
    Elena Limmer-Wood Month ago

    Gah what's the secret thing under the dust cover?

  • BamaFanEdge
    BamaFanEdge Month ago

    I listen to audio books on my ride to work. Will this book have my eyes red and puffy when I get there? Should I just get a hard copy and read it on private? I hate when people ask why I'm crying and I have to tell them that an author killed my favorite characters.

  • Perry Oakes
    Perry Oakes Month ago

    Hank could play the Zoologist!

  • Casey Hamm
    Casey Hamm Month ago

    Spoiler alert: the book was amazing

  • redpanda 132
    redpanda 132 Month ago

    I just finished, no spoliers but it was one of the best books I've ever read!!

  • Prince Dream Nom Gaming

    The secret is that it's black O_O

  • Lauren Hostert
    Lauren Hostert Month ago

    John and Hank I think the surprise would make a cool lapel pin or pendant. Maybe some future TATWD merch?

  • Luciane Silva
    Luciane Silva Month ago

    algum br? melhor autor do mundo!

  • kirajmalfoy
    kirajmalfoy Month ago

    the book is amazing and the ending is bittersweet

  • LouLou
    LouLou Month ago

    Just saw Turtles all the down at a bookstore here in the Philippines wootwoot 🙌 haven't buy it though coz my salary is delayed 😝

  • JilianPaige214
    JilianPaige214 Month ago

    I was broken up with a few hours ago and decided the best coping method was too binge vlogbrothers videos I haven't watched yet; It's helping.

  • dhwani sonde
    dhwani sonde Month ago

    I got my copy on 12th💓 I will start reading tomorrow🐰

  • Emily Cheney
    Emily Cheney Month ago

    Can 2017 please be known as "The Year When We Didn't Start the Fire"? It was always burnin' since the world's been turnin'...

  • Tovato
    Tovato Month ago

    Oh no what's the secret?? My library taped the dust jacket on D:

  • Cora Bailey
    Cora Bailey Month ago

    That was the best impression of a tuatara I have ever seen. Cast Hank as the Tuatara

  • vanessa vanessa
    vanessa vanessa Month ago

    i just remembered this youtube channel and just bought the book! xoxo

  • molly likes musicals

    When you try to get tickets for the tour but they sell out the day you try to get them : , )

  • addlotsofcolors
    addlotsofcolors Month ago

    John Green!!! Turtles All The Way Down is giving me so much life today!! I'm on page 42 and so far you're averaging like one delightfully genius quote or idea per page. It's absolutely ridiculous. I started a notes category on my phone of quotes from your book that I want to remember and share with people, but I have to pause a lot because there're so many! I expected to like this book, but holy cheese! It's above and beyond. Thank you so much for sharing your genius with the world.

  • Akmon Ra
    Akmon Ra Month ago

    Spoilers: It's not about turtles.

  • Alona
    Alona Month ago

    When Hank ate the book😂

  • Vigilant Sycamore
    Vigilant Sycamore Month ago

    Hank's impression of a tuatara is both hilarious and adorable.

  • Savanna Vine
    Savanna Vine Month ago

    Hank MUST play the tuatara now. There's no other way, it's done.

  • vprince1173
    vprince1173 Month ago

    nice work, Olivia

  • Matt Poloni
    Matt Poloni Month ago

    Hank's tuatara face kind of looks like Steve Mnuchin.

  • Natalie Heywood
    Natalie Heywood Month ago

    I started reading the book! It’s so good and I can totally relate to Aza because I have a similar story!

  • JaylaBean
    JaylaBean Month ago

    For as long as I’ve been on YouTube, I’ve always watched videos like this were people talk about their books or merch or something and they’re like “you can get a signed copy of your in ...!” and I’m always like, “oh, that’s cool for the people that got it” and never get one. BUT I JUST GOT THE LAST SIGNED COPY OF THIS BOOK FROM THE BOOKSTORE IN MY TINY TOWN AND IM SO HAPPY

  • jp
    jp Month ago

    WHAT IS THE SECRET! Can't wait for my book to arrive!!

  • Charlene Write
    Charlene Write Month ago

    Didn't realise it was out already!! When is the paperback available? CanNOT wait to read :)) x

  • Viridian Fields
    Viridian Fields Month ago

    Have to disagree on the visual representation of 2017. If 2016 was a dumpster fire, 2017 is definitely this photo of a dude mowing his lawn while a tornado looms in the background: ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/FEF0/production/_96346256_capture2.png
    Basically, everybody's trying to keep living their life despite constant looming disaster as the country is metaphorically AND LITERALLY on fire. D:

  • Nikki Stover
    Nikki Stover Month ago

    I got a signed copy, with red marker. I don't know if that's rare but it's still awesome. However I wish I could have gotten a hankler fish copy, or that I could have gone to a book tour day.

  • lovely medrano
    lovely medrano Month ago

    "A New Modern Classic"

  • Jil
    Jil Month ago

    Bought the book, went home, read it in one go and stayed up until 2am to finish it, loved it.
    Amazing job John! 😍

  • phienixfire
    phienixfire Month ago

    I just got done with TAtWD. It was amazing and thought provoking and provided a much-needed window into what mental illness can look like. Thank you for writing it, John. DFTBA.

  • Absolute Trainwreck

    So I'm reading Turtles All The Way Down (NO SPOILERS I PROMISE) whilst avoiding most people in my life, and I realized something.
    Because I've been watching you two since approximately summer of 2009, it feels as though I can respond to a line that John wrote, or a song that Hank released, in the same way one might respond to a friend. It feels personal, somehow, to read things I've heard discussed on a podcast about chronic pain, or to read the word "deadpanned" and be reminded of Paper Towns.
    I'm reading this book and it feels like home. It's entirely new, an undiscovered compilation of thoughts and ideas and concepts, yet it's familiar in form and rhythm and tone. I love that.
    I hope that you read this, John. I don't expect you to remember the one time that we met, when I told you that I wrote my college entrance essay about the concept of Paper Towns and got into my first choice school, but nonetheless I hope that you read these words and know that the eight years I've spent in Nerdfighteria have changed my very essence of being. Thank you.
    - Kira Shaputis

  • Nick
    Nick Month ago

    Christ both of you are hilarious! Lol might wanna switch to decaf though! xD

  • AshKetchum442
    AshKetchum442 Month ago

    I met Hank in Times Square on this day! I was going to say Awesome Pizza John Shirt but then i saw who was wearing it!!

  • rob majuri
    rob majuri Month ago

    Hey, Nerdfighters! I wrote a song about Looking for Alaska. I'd love it if you listened! tvclip.biz/video/XYwej6OVlYc/

  • superbubbleaquapower

    I've had a really bad night and really needed Hank's tuatara impression and John's inability to deal with Hank's tuatara impression. Thank you, Hank and John.
    On a side note, I think Hank makes a great tuatara. If a movie comes out of Turtles, at the very least I want a scene after the credits with a further developed tuatara impression from Hank.

  • TheJediNinja
    TheJediNinja Month ago

    "We could have made merch from it!"
    *exasperated silence from John*
    Actually laughed out loud.