You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir
From online entertainment mogul, actress, and “queen of the geeks” Felicia Day comes 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... show more
From online entertainment mogul, actress, and “queen of the geeks” Felicia Day comes 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 “homeschooled 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.
Publish date: 2015-08-05
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Edition language: English
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleI listened to the audiobook and it was amazing! It was read by Felicia Day and Joss Whedon (foreword), which made it that much better.I didn't know much about Felicia Day before checking this out from the library. I knew she was a gamer and had seen he...
She's so relatable and sweet in this book. I like her even more after reading it. I'm not a big gaming, but I still found it easy to understand when she talked about that part of her life. Her upbringing is very interesting also.
I will first admit that I only knew Felicia Day from the Youtube channel 'Geek & Sundry' and from a few very awesome 'Supernatural' episodes. As much as I would love to say that I'm also a gamer girl, I'm not. Way back in my childhood, I had friends who had PS2's (or XBox's, etc., etc.,) and when I ...
I know there's a slim chance she'd ever actually see this post, but I thought it would be worth it to aim my title directly at her regardless. Because seriously, guys, I love her. I have always admired and respected her, ever since I first watched her in Dr. Horrible, and that respect and admirati...
Felicia Day has been on my radar since I saw her in Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. I know, she was doing wonderful geeky stuff before then and as a fellow nerd, I am sad to say that I had been missing out. Then I won a copy of her memoir, read it (and loved it), and went on to watch The Guild, whic...