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Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks, and Other Misfits Are Taking Over the World - Leslie Simon
Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks, and Other Misfits Are Taking Over the World
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What do Amy Poehler, Bjork, Felicia Day, Martha Stewart, Miranda July, and Zooey Deschanel have in common? They’re just a few of the amazing women proving that “geek” is no longer a four-letter word. In recent years, male geeks have taken the world by storm. But what about their female... show more
What do Amy Poehler, Bjork, Felicia Day, Martha Stewart, Miranda July, and Zooey Deschanel have in common? They’re just a few of the amazing women proving that “geek” is no longer a four-letter word. In recent years, male geeks have taken the world by storm. But what about their female counterparts? After all, fangirls are just like fanboys—they put on their Imperial Stormtrooper Lycra pants one leg at a time. Geek Girls Unite is a call to arms for every girl who has ever obsessed over music, comics, film, comedy, books, crafts, fashion, or anything else under the Death Star. Music geek girl Leslie Simon offers an overview of the geek elite by covering groundbreaking women, hall-of-famers, ultimate love matches, and potential frenemies, along with her top picks for playlists, books, movies, and websites. This smart and hilarious tour through girl geekdom is a must-have for any woman who has ever wondered where her sassy rebel sisters have been hiding.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780062002730 (0062002732)
Publisher: It Books
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
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Reading Robyn
Reading Robyn rated it
1.0 Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks, and Other Misfits Are Taking Over the World
This did not go well. It certainly could have gone much worse, but it gets worse the more I think about it. Mildly offensive at best. I'm sure Ms. Simon meant no harm. I'm sure she wasn't trying to insult me. But someone along the writing path needed to remind her of the sensitivity of her subject. ...
The Caffeinated Bibliophile
The Caffeinated Bibliophile rated it
4.0 Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks, and Other Misfits Are Taking Over the World
Enjoyed reading and trying to define my own geekiness, jury's still out on that in case you were wondering. The one disappointment? reading that Stephanie Meyer was her editor, in the acknowledgements, 2 pages before the end... I think I'll start looking for Aussie women who fit these geek categor...
Reading Robyn
Reading Robyn rated it
This did not go well. It certainly could have gone much worse, but it gets worse the more I think about it. Mildly offensive at best. I'm sure Ms. Simon meant no harm. I'm sure she wasn't trying to insult me. But someone along the writing path needed to remind her of the sensitivity of her subject. ...
Deb's books
Deb's books rated it
2.0
Disappointing. Segments and divides more than unites. It defines different kinds of geeks by one area of interest. Real geeks are more than one of these labels. The quizzes are useless and annoying. I'm a bookworm, but not a literary geek as defined by this book.
Fiona's Book Voyage
Fiona's Book Voyage rated it
4.0
A little cheesy at times, but overall I found it very interesting.
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