You're Never Weird on the Internet (almost)

You're Never Weird on the Internet (almost)

Audiobook CD - 2015
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From online entertainment mogul, actress, and "queen of the geeks" Felicia Day comes 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.

Publisher: New York, NY :, Audioworks,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ℗2015
ISBN: 9781442386839
Characteristics: 5 audio discs (approximately 6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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Additional Contributors: Whedon, Joss 1964-
Alternative Title: Container subtitle: A memoir

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LoganLib_Tahnee Jul 29, 2018

An amazing look into the life of someone who is unapologetically weird and a reminder that we should all embrace the geekiness of life.

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larters
Sep 18, 2017

Having known of Felicia Day only through an episode or two of The Guild, and Dr. Horrible, I found listening to this audiobook a delight. Felicia is so honest, quirky, and real, that I found myself nodding along at multiple times. Her awkwardness is endearing. And it doesn't hurt that she reads the book herself, bringing that much more authenticity to the experience.

Felicia is also far more talented than I knew--a violinist and math whiz, as well as gamer girl, writer, actress, and producer! A highly recommended listen.

sarahbru17 Jul 03, 2017

I LOVED this book!
This is the first memoir I've ever read, and practically the first non-fiction book I've read for fun. I stick almost exclusively to YA sci-fi/fantasy, so I wasn't sure if I could get into a memoir, but I picked it up because of Reading Without Walls. AND I'M SO GLAD I DID. I was completely riveted the whole time. I couldn't read in the same room as my sister because I'd keep laughing out loud, giving her a knowing look, then saying, "You'll just have to read it."
I identify with Felicia so much it hurts. It felt like reading something from a best friend.

ArapahoeAlicia Feb 24, 2017

Being a fan of the Guild and having watched Felicia Day on Youtube for some time, this book did not disappoint. It was quirky, funny, honest and hearing her read it provided an awesome connection to the author.

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soccerkid89
Dec 30, 2016

I really enjoyed reading this book because it talks about Felicia Day's entire life. From being homeschooled, graduating college, her rags-to-riches professional success, and going on to becoming the actress that she is today. Plus I read this book more than once it is a very enjoyable book to read because it a auto biography book that talks about a celebrity's entire life on how they got started and how she became the person that she is today.

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therhiannamater
Nov 23, 2016

I feel like this book is a transcript of a conversation had between two best girlfriends over a glass (or two) of wine. Felicia writes so amiably, you'll feel like you've known her for years.

This book gives an insight into a certain personality type that I can more than relate to. I was seeing my own fear, insecurities, and self-doubts coming at me from the pages in full-force. Day opens the door to some pretty difficult subjects with humor and honesty. which is a welcome change to similar titles I've read. Her awkward conversational fumbles had me cringing and recalling my own social blunders, but hey, we're all in this together, right?

While I wouldn't say this book is one by a women FOR women, my boyfriend was a fan of it as well, but I feel like a lot of us ladies of the nerdy persuasion can use a little extra encouragement that things do get better. We are not our forced social encounters, our anxieties, or our struggles just to feel happy. We like what we like, and we have the power to let our geek flags fly. We can ride off into the sunset atop our rainbow unicorns with our feminists heads held high. Okay, maybe that's a stretch, but seriously, we got this, girls. Let Felicia be your guide to never giving up.

ArapahoeTiegan Nov 17, 2016

Most of this book is extremely funny! Felicia gives some wonderful insight into her childhood and just how she become such a fantastic nerd. It is very easy to just hear her voice in your head and her speed-talking as she tells all of her stories. =)

However, the last couple chapters were a little difficult to get through. It became less of a memoir and more of a "let me teach you some life lessons." While it was interesting to hear a little bit about #GamerGate, since I hadn't really heard of it, but I suppose I did experience a bit of it personally (as a casual female gamer, I do get some hate, because gaming just is not a passion of mine so I don't care to know every game and every tiny detail of the games I do play). Though, the way Felicia describes it was a little confusing and hard to follow. Except the stories of celebrities being attacked, as well as having their personal information released online for people to misuse, were just awful! (How could people behave like that?!) While I understand that she included these chapters, because they were things that happened to her and affected her work and how she behaved with fans and fellow gamers she'd run into on the street, they still just felt too "life lesson-y" and patronizing.

ArapahoeAnna Sep 10, 2016

Day reads her own audio book which is fast paced, informative, moving, and funny. She explains things maybe you didn't know existed on the internet and online gaming and how to navigate them successfully.

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KeenaL
Aug 29, 2016

Felicia Day is awesome, I loved the stories of her playing internet games before they were popular. It's amazing to know all her accomplishments and how she strives for so much.

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marvi
Aug 16, 2016

I laughed, I cried, I sympathized and I felt inspired. A book I've been looking forward to reading has been elevated to a new level of satisfaction by the actual author reading her own words herself. I was barely able to keep myself from marathon-listening the entire book in one go. Felicia has always been one of my heroes <3

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