About It Gets Better

It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living is a New York Times bestselling collection of original essays and expanded testimonials written for LGBTQ+ teens by celebrities (like Sia), political leaders (like Barack Obama), and everyday people. So far, the It Gets Better Project has distributed over 3,000 copies of the book to schools and libraries across the U.S.

  • Type: Book – Nonfiction
  • Genre: Young Adult (YA), Anthology
  • Length: 338 pages (individual essays range from 1-5 pages)
  • Available On: Amazon

The book was edited by the co-founders of the It Gets Better Project, Dan Savage and Terry Miller. Check out this excerpt from the bestselling book about how the It Gets Better Project and its global storytelling movement got started.

About the EduGuide

You can download our official EduGuide guide for It Gets Better by clicking the large white button above. Our guide will walk you through 10 essays from the book, asking you to think critically about the stories you read. It’s intended for young adults (YA) ages 14+, or those already in late middle or high school, but it can be adapted for younger and older audiences as needed. You can follow the guide on your own, with your GSA, during family night, or in a classroom.

Bonus Material

Check out the It Gets Better videos that inspired the book, available as a playlist on our YouTube channel. You won’t want to miss the ones from Barack Obama, Tim Gunn, Chaz Bono, Sia, and more.

To learn more about all of the educational resources the It Gets Better Project currently provides, please visit itgetsbetter.org/edu