Book Review #96 – You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), by Felicia Day

Hello guys!

Here’s my review for You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), by the lovely Felicia Day.

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Synopsis:

In the tradition of #Girlboss and Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?—a funny, quirky, and inspiring memoir from online entertainment mogul, actress, and “queen of the geeks,” Felicia Day, 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…almost.

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 the world of Internet-geek fame and Goodreads book clubs.

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 instant Internet star.

Felcia’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 life 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.

Pros:

  • brutally honest
  • so relatable I couldn’t help but want to hug and be friends with Felicia
  • it’s inspirational because sometimes we forget that successful people have insecurities and crippling anxiety too

 

Cons:

  • I thought it was going to be a bit more funny
  • don’t really agree with some of the jokes or other things said
  • Day’s an awesome narrator

 

Verdict:

I didn’t really know much about Felicia Day but after reading this, I feel a bit more familiar with her. She’s so honest about everything and even if this isn’t as funny as I thought, I would rather have honesty and truthfulness instead of laughs and falseness. While reading this, I felt so much less alone and accepted that even if there’s somethings I didn’t really agree with, I really enjoyed this book.

Have you guys read this book? Please let me know what you thought of it! Would love to know your opinions.

See you guys soon,

Cat.

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