Book Review: You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

You're Never Weird on the Internet

Rating5 Nerd Girl RatingPlus Mustache

Author: Felicia Day
Release Date: August 11th, 2015
Genre: Non Fiction/Memoir/Humor
Pages: 260
Publisher: Touchstone
Buy it : Amazon

First Line:  I recently experienced the perfect summary of my career at a Build-A-Bear store instead a suburban mall in Lancaster, California

Blurb from Goodreads:

From online entertainment mogul, actress, and “queen of the geeks” Felicia Day, a funny, quirky, and inspiring memoir about her unusual upbringing, her rise to Internet-stardom, and embracing her individuality to find success in Hollywood.

The Internet isn’t all cat videos. There’s also Felicia Day—violinist, filmmaker, Internet entrepreneur, compulsive gamer, hoagie specialist, and former lonely homeschooled girl who overcame her isolated childhood to become the ruler of a new world… or at least semi-influential in the world of Internet Geeks and Goodreads book clubs.

After growing up in the south where she was “home-schooled for hippie reasons”, Felicia moved to Hollywood to pursue her dream of becoming an actress and was immediately typecast as a crazy cat-lady secretary. But Felicia’s misadventures in Hollywood led her to produce her own web series, own her own production company, and become an Internet star.

Felicia’s short-ish life and her rags-to-riches rise to Internet fame launched her career as one of the most influential creators in new media. Now, Felicia’s strange world is filled with thoughts on creativity, video games, and a dash of mild feminist activism—just like her memoir.

Hilarious and inspirational, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is proof that everyone should embrace what makes them different and be brave enough to share it with the world, because anything is possible now—even for a digital misfit.

 

Review:

I love Felicia Day. I first noticed her in Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. I had a friend that encoruged me to watch it, so I did. But I watched it for Neil Patrick Harris. I love that guy! But then I found Felicia Day. I watched her in Eureka and Supernatural. I have even joined her book club on Goodreads Vaginal Fantasy Book Club. You can bet your lunch that I was excited to get my hands on her book!

It took me a little longer to read it than it should have. I got into a slump and just couldn’t bring myself to read much. But, I learned so much from this book. I learned that with enough hard work, you can get to where you want to be. I also learned that it’s okay to be socially awkward, to the point that you start panicking days before you know you have to be around people.

I am not a gamer, so I can’t connect with her on that level. What I am though is a female in a world of nerds. I love all the nerdy stuff around me and it’s amazing to have a woman like Felicia Day to lead our little nerd army.

Overall, this book made me realize that it’s okay to be the weird person I am and it’s okay to obsess over my favorite people (as long as it doesn’t come with a restraining order.) After reading this book, Felicia Day has become one of my biggest role models in my life. I have so much in common with her. Though, it may just be the socially awkward part.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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