Sunday, February 10, 2019

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

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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.

I listened to You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) on audio book which I would recommend rather than reading it. I don't think that it would have the same affect as having the actual author read her life story. I've recently begun enjoying reading memoirs/biographies and when I saw Felicia Day's memoir recommended to me I knew that I wanted to read it. 
I've always thought that she was wonderfully weird and have enjoyed her cameos on shows and episodes of The Guild (the show that she wrote and created). I knew that her book would be over the top nerdy which is right up my alley. She is known as one of the first female gamers to pave the way for others and while I'm  not really a gamer per say I still really enjoyed her talking about her love of video games and how it inspired her journey. 
I found her story to be really relatable because she wasn't always very good at interacting with others and even had anxiety related to social interaction. I thought that her book was honest to a fault. I felt as if I got a front row seat to her struggles and eventual triumphs. I appreciated how she injected her sense of humor into things so as not to have the book be too dark but also her ability to be brutally honest about what she has been through in her life. 
I would recommend her book to anyone who feels out of place or struggles with anxiety and needs to know that there is someone who has struggled with that as well. 

1 comment:

  1. Despite being a huge geek and gamer, I've never been a Felicia Day fan. I didn't care for The Guild.