You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir

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About this ebook

The instant New York Times bestseller from “queen of the geeks” Felicia Day, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is a “relentlessly funny and surprisingly inspirational” (Forbes) memoir about her unusual upbringing, her rise to internet stardom, and embracing her weirdness to find her place in the world.

When Felicia Day was a girl, all she wanted was to connect with other kids (desperately). Growing up in the Deep South, where she was “home-schooled for hippie reasons,” she looked online to find her tribe. The Internet was in its infancy and she became an early adopter at every stage of its growth—finding joy and unlikely friendships in the emerging digital world. Her relative isolation meant that she could pursue passions like gaming, calculus, and 1930’s detective novels without shame. Because she had no idea how “uncool” she really was.

But if it hadn’t been for her strange background—the awkwardness continued when she started college at sixteen, with Mom driving her to campus every day—she might never have had the naïve confidence to forge her own path. Like when she graduated as valedictorian with a math degree and then headed to Hollywood to pursue a career in acting despite having zero contacts. Or when she tired of being typecast as the crazy cat-lady secretary and decided to create her own web series before people in show business understood that online video could be more than just cats chasing laser pointers.

Felicia’s rags-to-riches rise to Internet fame launched her career as one of the most influen­tial creators in new media. Ever candid, she opens up about the rough patches along the way, recounting battles with writer’s block, a full-blown gaming addiction, severe anxiety, and depression—and how she reinvented herself when overachieving became overwhelming.

Showcasing Felicia’s “engaging and often hilarious voice” (USA TODAY), You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is proof that everyone should celebrate what makes them different and be brave enough to share it with the world, because anything is possible now—even for a digital misfit.

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193 reviews
Brent Hoadley
November 12, 2015
From what I've read from a sample she seems to stereotype her audience has female and there should almost be a second edition without all the name calling cause I actually found her memoir quite interesting there were probably better words then "girl" to describe her target audience in, for that I will not be buying this book not everyone is down with the "girl" slang and since this book was published publicly I do not like the book starting off feeling more like a diary to scare boys away :P but yeah that's exactly kinda what the sample did for me and i did not end up buying it... I really liked Ryon and Felicias back story and I might get around to reading it I just might have to Crtl+f the proper "Girl" references and replace them with better words to less feel awkward giving it a read through there should almost be a "feminist edition" lmfao but I havnt read it all like I said I dont know how much she wanted to target a female audience but the sample scared me away and Ill just remain tuning into her stream every once in awhile I really like her rules and even when I felt I offended her saying i didnt like her short hair I read her rules and realized shes really not that type of person (y) nice to see her with long hair again yah im kinda fanboy :) I thought she would be streaming today since its Wednesday but probably not Ill have to catch her another time :) she might have changed her schedule around I wanted to get into this debate :P i just mean to say if the message youre trying to preach is "youre never werid on the internet" you should drop all the stereotypes like girls and just replace in with some interesting words they have made up in the past like hoomans :P im kinda curious to how many marriage proposals she gets in a year lololol shes friggen awesome I was strangely addicted to "the guild" as she was writing and publishing it for xbox live great show I might even go back and rewatch some of it I still feel like the story was loosely based off her on again off again romance with someone off a rpg I dont get it is it a chick is she in closet I want the details cause charlie in supernatural has me completely messed up on her orientation somedays
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A Google user
August 12, 2015
I've watched the videos, music videos and shows she's been in, but this book gave me a glimpse of the weirdo behind it all. I say weirdo with all the affection I can muster because I've been one for as long as I can remember and to have someone like Felicia Day come out and embrace the weird, means so much to me. Read this book, laugh out loud and believe in yourself.
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May 5, 2015
The "so far" just means that I have only read one chapter. The first chapter was included in a sampler book released by The Book Con. For anyone that thinks they know all there is to know about Felicia Day, this book is definitely for you, for all the new and interesting things she reveals, but what impressed me the most was the feeling that even if I had no idea who she was or had never seen any of her work, I still would not be able to put it down. She's a fascinating lady, and has such a fun sense of humor. She has an amazing social community that are some of the nicest people I've ever known on the internet, and it's amazing being able to read about how it all started. Again, having only read the first chapter, this review can't really be considered complete, but I can honestly say it's a wonderful read and promises to be a great book!
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About the author

Felicia Day is a professional actress who has appeared in numerous television shows and films, including Supernatural, The Magicians, and Mystery Science Theatre 3000. However, Felicia is best known for her work in the web video world, behind and in front of the camera. She co-starred in Joss Whedon’s Internet musical Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, which won an Emmy in 2009. She also created and starred in the seminal web series The Guild. In 2012, Felicia created a production company called Geek & Sundry that pioneered content on YouTube, Twitch and other platforms. It was sold to Legendary Entertainment in 2015. Since writing her New York Times bestselling memoir You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) in 2016, Felicia has continued to work on her own creative projects as a producer, writer, and actor. Most recently she is working as a producer with Freeform on Woman World, an animated TV show based on the award-winning graphic novel.

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