Extra-Ordinary:My Life as Number Seven is a autobiography book written by Vanya Hargreeves.
After a couple of times passing down down a bookstore, Vanya decided to buy an old typewriter that displayed in front of the bookstore. After purchasing it, she then went back to her apartment, sat down and began to write an autobiography.
The book opens with the line, "My name is Vanya Hargreeves, and this is my story."
Vanya always felt distanced from the rest of her family since she believed she did not have a superpower like them, and this is reflected in the book. As such, its publication worsens the rift between Vanya and her family -- Diego in particular sarcastically asks her if "she has enough material for a sequel." Another scene shows Klaus holding the book with the spirit of his deceased brother Ben reading over his shoulder, saying, "Vanya wrote that?!"
The blurb of the book reads:
- 'Vanya Hargreeves is well known for her virtuosic skills as a violinist. Less understood is the role she played as one of Reginald Hargreeves' adopted children, standing alongside - but never counted among - the famous Umbrella Academy super kids. This is her story, in her own words.
- An incredible read... a meaning portal into the amazing life of Vanya Hargreeves and the life she has lived. I couldn't put it down!' - Gerard Way.'
The book appeared to be moderately successful, as Vanya went on press tours for it, but later interest waned and it went on sale at 50% discounts.
Vanya also gifted a copy of the book to her father, which according to Pogo he never actually read. However, Commission employee Cha-Cha later comments that the book is extremely useful, like "a Hargreeves family handbook." The autobiography details all of the Hargreeves siblings' powers and their personalities, helping the Commission track down the various members of the Umbrella Academy throughout S1.
The autobiography is also used by Allison when tracking down Vanya at the hospital. She pulls out the cover when questioning the man involved with the fight with Vanya and Leonard.