It’s hard being weird. No—it’s hard living in a culture that makes it hard
I have seen all the episodes of The Guild and a lot of the videos on the YouTube channel Geek and Sundry, so Felicia Day was nothing new to me. I just wasn’t as interest in hearing her life story. But since my last memoir was a bit dissatisfying I needed to read a new one. Which made Felicia completely up for me.
Book Review: You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day
Title & Author: You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day
Genre: Nonfiction, Humor
Release date: August 11 2015
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.
I give You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day five out of five hearts because I thought it was well written, funny and interesting.
I have always thought that Felicia was a bit of weird chicken, but probably accepted in her corner of the world/internet. And she knows it herself. I don’t like her acting, I feel it looks fake. But I do think that she is a good person, who works hard for what she wants, as soon as she gets over herself. Which was all confirmed by this book.
You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is a long and weird title, but it is a true and honest book about Felicia’s life. A couple of things about her and tv and her and the internet is explained and I think that it is good she did.
I think that if you have problems with self-esteem and like geek culture, you should read this. It shows the ups and downs of someone who goes for what she wants and finds her way into the world. I am still hoping I will find my way in this world and hope that this book has given me some of what I need to find my way. Let’s hope.
Let me know what you thought of this book!
If you have any requests for which book I should talk about next, please let me know in the comments down below.
For now, let books enrich your life!