Wednesday, January 13, 2016

You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day

You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) 
by Felicia Day
August 2015

Book Jacket Summary
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 "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.

My Thoughts
 I am going through a memoir phase and there is nothing you can do to stop me! BWAHAHAHA.
In all seriousness there have been some good memoirs coming out featuring women I adore. Felicia Day is one of them and her geekiness just makes her all the more endearing. I have been a fan of hers since The Guild and of course Doctor Horrible. Her can do attitude and creativeness make her life so interesting. Did you know she was a violin prodigy? I certainly didn't. It was great to hear about her early life because it was so different from a normal childhood with learning from home and not school but not your normal home school environment. It was also interesting to hear about her rise into the entertainment industry and how she became more of a "hey I know you from something".
I would recommend this book to those who know of her and her work in the geeky field because she talks about lots fandoms!
Day's book made me giggle and feel proud to be geeky. There is such hope that you can do anything you put your mind to and make a difference in the world, even if it just making people laugh. Felicia Day is also a great narrator and she just made the book so much fun when she told her stories.

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