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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  • Emma Charlie
    Emma Charlie 4 days ago

    Pause at 3:24 to see an accurate representation of their relationship. Hank being awkward and John face palming

  • Cynacist
    Cynacist 4 days ago

    I love how Hank pimp's out John to the fullest extent. Cracks me up every time.

  • Cheyenne Marie
    Cheyenne Marie 4 days ago

    Hank would 100% be Daisy ngl

  • Erin G
    Erin G 5 days ago

    There's no secret on my book 😦😢😦

  • James Boyle
    James Boyle 12 days ago

    two. hundred. thousand...

  • Amber W
    Amber W 16 days ago

    Dear John Green,
    I am a huge fan of yours! I just recently picked up your new book (Turtles All The Way Down) at the library, there unfortunately was a waiting list. I am super excited to read this book! Your writing has inspired me immensely, and I really appreciate how much work and feeling that you put into your writing! I Thank you and Hank for being yourselves and making this world a better place to live in.
    With love,
    Amber w.

  • Chrissy Marty
    Chrissy Marty 16 days ago

    Amazing book.

  • SilverFlame819
    SilverFlame819 18 days ago

    I love John's reaction to Hank wanting to make merch. "Oh my God. We have merch for it, it's called Turtles All The Way Down, it's available in bookstores everywhere." I laughed so hard. The "oh my god" was so dry. :D

  • Jaclyn Gordon
    Jaclyn Gordon 23 days ago

    Yup 2017 was a pile of burnt garbage

  • SomeBritishDude
    SomeBritishDude 24 days ago

    SPOILER ALERT: The book has words in it and they're written in English.

  • Ishana Gadhavi
    Ishana Gadhavi Month ago


  • TheAMWriter
    TheAMWriter Month ago

    I literally went to look for the secret on my copy of Turtles all the way down after Hank took the dust jacket off the book in this video. That is so neat, love it.. LOL.

  • JeffFlann
    JeffFlann Month ago

    Would the book that Hank bit be worth more or less than the standard version?

  • Lotte Spaans
    Lotte Spaans Month ago

    Best book yet!!!

  • julia aurora
    julia aurora Month ago

    I loved it!!

  • Syk0tik
    Syk0tik Month ago

    I think Hank would be Colin from AAOK

  • mays bbh
    mays bbh Month ago


  • Da Cashman
    Da Cashman 2 months ago

    That was a great impression!

  • Caroline Funk
    Caroline Funk 2 months ago

    Hey my names Caroline

  • Skylar Cloud
    Skylar Cloud 2 months ago

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

  • Bobbydog66
    Bobbydog66 3 months ago

    10 out of 10, would tuatara again.

  • elven hallujah
    elven hallujah 3 months ago

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

  • Em H
    Em H 3 months 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 3 months ago

    Is the book a chick flick book

  • Asia Sanchez
    Asia Sanchez 3 months ago

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

  • Amanda Russell
    Amanda Russell 3 months ago


  • Sophia Sosa
    Sophia Sosa 3 months ago

    Don't worry Hank, you make a perfect tuatara

  • Danielle Lofgren
    Danielle Lofgren 3 months ago

    Hank for Tuatara 2017

  • Ichigo Hime
    Ichigo Hime 3 months ago

    speaking of disturbing things...

  • Irai Henry
    Irai Henry 3 months ago

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

  • Mikazha
    Mikazha 3 months ago

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

  • Nastassja Riemermann
    Nastassja Riemermann 3 months ago

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

  • Charne Bronkhorst
    Charne Bronkhorst 3 months 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 3 months ago


  • Emily Jackson
    Emily Jackson 3 months 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 3 months ago

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

  • Caroline Scarbrough
    Caroline Scarbrough 3 months ago

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

  • ya girl T
    ya girl T 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago

    There were an exceptional number of blinks in this one.

  • Nenalyzed
    Nenalyzed 3 months 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 3 months ago

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

  • Judson Rose
    Judson Rose 4 months 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!

  • back then
    back then 4 months ago


  • Jacqueline GaNun
    Jacqueline GaNun 4 months ago

    it's amazing!!!

  • screaming_cactus
    screaming_cactus 4 months ago


  • Carson Autumn
    Carson Autumn 4 months ago

    I'm from Italy and I bought it

  • Phamily Phun
    Phamily Phun 4 months ago

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

  • Sure Whatever
    Sure Whatever 4 months ago +1


    M1RANDA 4 months ago

    I'm gonna start reading today!

  • Miss-Tessa Randall
    Miss-Tessa Randall 4 months ago

    “It's a Hank!” How cute!

  • Rochelle Deans
    Rochelle Deans 4 months ago

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

  • Tishanie Ratnappuly
    Tishanie Ratnappuly 4 months ago

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

  • Callie Thompson
    Callie Thompson 4 months ago

    Just finished the book it is officially amazing!

  • Lauren Nelson
    Lauren Nelson 4 months ago

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

  • Megan Holly
    Megan Holly 4 months ago

    I love you john

    • Megan Holly
      Megan Holly 4 months ago

      And hank!! We're birthday twins btw

  • Radhika Kotra
    Radhika Kotra 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago

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

  • VeinerSchnoozle
    VeinerSchnoozle 4 months ago

    So hyped got a signed copy

  • Kelly Fitzgerald
    Kelly Fitzgerald 4 months 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 4 months ago

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

  • drdanger
    drdanger 4 months ago

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

  • Baltoen
    Baltoen 4 months ago

    The guy Photo Jumping at 0:36

  • Cyrus Dsouza
    Cyrus Dsouza 4 months ago

    spoiler alert: Han Solo dies!!!

  • Jeralyn Cabaluna
    Jeralyn Cabaluna 4 months ago

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

  • Celeri
    Celeri 4 months ago

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

  • Nurhan Alaa
    Nurhan Alaa 4 months 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 4 months ago

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

  • Erik Lundstrom
    Erik Lundstrom 4 months ago

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

  • Camber Reynolds
    Camber Reynolds 4 months ago

    10/10 for tuatara hank

  • Kelly WOW
    Kelly WOW 4 months ago

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

  • TastefulPenguins
    TastefulPenguins 4 months ago

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

  • That Ozian
    That Ozian 4 months ago

    Spoiler alert

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

  • Jaya Tiwari
    Jaya Tiwari 4 months ago

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

  • Elena Limmer-Wood
    Elena Limmer-Wood 4 months ago

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

  • BamaFanEdge
    BamaFanEdge 4 months 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 4 months ago

    Hank could play the Zoologist!

  • Casey Hamm
    Casey Hamm 4 months ago

    Spoiler alert: the book was amazing

  • redpanda 132
    redpanda 132 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago

    algum br? melhor autor do mundo!

  • kirajmalfoy
    kirajmalfoy 4 months ago

    the book is amazing and the ending is bittersweet

  • LouLou
    LouLou 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago

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

  • Emily Cheney
    Emily Cheney 4 months 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 4 months ago

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

  • Cora Bailey
    Cora Bailey 4 months ago

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

  • vanessa vanessa
    vanessa vanessa 4 months ago

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

  • molly likes musicals
    molly likes musicals 4 months ago

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

  • addlotsofcolors
    addlotsofcolors 4 months 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 4 months ago

    Spoilers: It's not about turtles.

  • Alona B
    Alona B 4 months ago

    When Hank ate the book😂

  • Vigilant Sycamore
    Vigilant Sycamore 4 months ago

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

  • Savanna Vine
    Savanna Vine 4 months ago

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

  • vprince1173
    vprince1173 4 months ago

    nice work, Olivia