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You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

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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 shortish 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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2015 Felicia Day (P)2015 Simon & Schuster

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  • John S.
  • 09/09/2015

Don't dismiss this one out of hand!

I had never heard of the author until a Goodreads friend wrote a glowing review of this book, so I decided to check out the audio sample; I liked it a lot, and my library had long hold queues for the book, so I dropped an Audible credit on it - great choice!

Sorry if this sounds fogey-ish to the whippersnapper cognoscenti, but to explain ... Felicia Day had a series called The Guild on You Tube, has moved on to other projects, and is very well known in "gamer" circles, and geekdom in general. Not for you, you're thinking? Not for me either, and I loved this book!

I hate re-hashing plots (as it were), but regarding what to expect: her youth being home schooled in the Deep South (by liberal parents), University of Texas (at I believe 16), a solid career in advertising gigs in L. A., internet addiction to online gaming (role play NOT gambling) which pretty much tanks her acting gigs, then resurrection with her own creative work, which succeeds more than she'd ever expected.

Here's why I'm raving about the book so much: she's naturally funny (largely self-effacing), yet makes serious points effectively. Highly distilled, her message is about living for yourself, not others' expectations, as well as not getting too caught up in (meaningless) drama.

Again, I want to emphasize that I started the book as trying something "out of my comfort zone." If you're a fan of memoirs by someone who expresses herself well (Felicia left Texas with an A average), but are hesitant about the sci-fi/fantasy/gaming aspect, don't worry about it! Unless you've been hanging out in a cave, or the very heights of intellectualism, you'll manage. The last chapter I felt got a bit carried away on that score, but she was making a larger point, and the episode was one that's important to her.

Regarding the audio narration -- absolutely No Way could anyone else have told her story as well as she does herself.

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  • A. M. Haggett
  • 15/08/2015

Feels like I've spent a week hanging out w/Felicia

I've been a fan of Felicia since the first season of The Guild. I feel a little weird admitting this, but my brain registers her as one of my friends even though we've never met. I can't think of another actor, artist or celebrity that I both admire and consider a kindred spirit. All week during my commute to and from work, I've listened to Felicia read her book and I applaud her candidness, her honesty and her indomitable spirit.

While listening to her story about meeting one of scifi's leading ladies and commenting on her golf cart, I seriously almost got in a car accident from laughing so hard. It's not all laughs, though. There's some very brave and honest soul bearing moments. I found this book incredibly inspiring, and I'm so glad I chose the audiobook format. If you get this book, *NO NOT* miss the .pdf download that comes with it.

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  • Julia
  • 10/09/2015

Not in my wheelhouse

This is a look into the life of someone quirky and creative who starts her own business and pays a steep price for internet fame. If on-line gaming, science fiction and web videos aren't in your wheelhouse, then I suggest skipping this book. This isn't badly written, but I never felt a connection with the author.

Ms. Day's narration of her own book was very good.

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  • Kayln
  • 17/08/2015

I didn't realize I could like her more

This book was amazing. I've always been a fan of Felicia Day. But this book just made me like her more. She's inspirational and motivating, while at the same time she comes across as genuine, kind, smart, funny (I laughed out loud on several parts), and an all around amazing woman. She has accomplished so much on her own, and continues to do so through horrible hateful events. (Gamergate). She has inspired me to never be afraid to be weird or odd and to never be sorry about creating said weirdness. As an artist I always expect the worst from random people on the Internet where I post. But if Felicia is any indication, it's not the trolls that need to be heard or even that little voice inside your head telling you that you're not doing anything right. It's listening to that quieter voice inside that says "keep going. You're doing ok." I'd recommend this book to anyone struggling with their inner creator. Especially young women and even young men who just need to know that their struggles are not pointless. And that everything will be ok. Eventually.

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  • intothecg
  • 14/08/2015

Felicia no longer needs to be anxious. #theflog

So many 90's references I felt like I was remembering these from my own childhood. On her web series, The Flog, she looked liked she was so anxious about how this book would turnout. Let me tell you, there is no need worry. This book was great and a delight to listen to.

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  • Leslie
  • 26/08/2015

Completely impossible to put down.

Fantastic. I walked in to a pole reading this book, it's that hard to put down. Felicia Day is fun and charming but more then that, she relatable, as a closet geek girl who pretends to be a boy online, to avoid harassment. I was crying, really crying over this book, Read it. Its that good.

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  • Erica
  • 11/08/2015

A must read.

Felicia pretty much sums up everything great and dirty and magical and awful about the Internet and also being human. I left this book feeling inspired, ready to tackle everything, but also slightly crying. That's probably how life should be anyway.

Go get 'em, Felicia.

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  • Eleanor Lambert
  • 11/08/2015

The modern day Bird by Bird

inspirational and hits homes for fellow nerds. I tried desperately to pace myself but this book is about as addicting as World of Warcraft.

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  • Mark
  • 22/04/2018

Seemed good, but not for me

I was that rare listener that got this book but had never heard of Felicia Day. I am an older male, but I do like to try new things in my reading and listening. I was intrigued by her story as a home-schooled kid turned into a successful techy super nerd. I think this book will have great appeal to young people, especially girls. Just a little way into it, I realized it was not for me, and I stopped.

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  • Qwuill~
  • 09/02/2018

Inspirational and humorous

Inspirational and humorous: I'm not crying it's raining on my face, and other strong emotions

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  • U. Bogdan
  • 01/01/2016

Oh Felicia

Was hat Ihnen das Hörerlebnis von You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) besonders unterhaltsam gemacht?

Memoiren einer etwas seltsamen, überaus intelligenten und absolut liebenswerten Person, von ihr selbst gesprochen

Hätten Sie das Hörbuch am liebsten in einem Rutsch durchgehört?

definitiv

Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?

Felicia Day fiel mit zuerst bei Dr Horrible auf und seit dem verfolge ich ihr Wirken mit großer Freude. Sie ist diese Art role model, die ich als junge Frau gern gehabt hätte. Gamer, ein bisschen quirky und weird und immer wieder ermutigend seinen eigenen Weg zu gehen. Ihre Memoiren beschreiben ihre seltsame Kindheit und ihren etwas neurotischen Werdegang und all das wird noch durch ihre Erzälweise und Leseweise immer netter. Empfehlenswert für alle, die sich selbst nicht so ganz wohl in dieser Welt fühlen und die sich mehr im Internet aufhalten als in der sogenannten Realen Welt (TM). Und empfehlenswert für alle, die Felicia Day ohnehin schon lieben.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 21/02/2019

So glad I am a geeky female

It’s a great book full of motivation and love! And you don’t need to be a female geeky human on the internet to learn great life lessons from this book and the wonderful author

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  • Martin Fischer
  • 01/02/2018

heartfelt memoir to the generation internet

Felicia Day reminisces the early days of online gaming and web video with heart, smile and inspiration.

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  • Kindle-Kunde
  • 21/07/2017

Einfach super

Felicia Day spricht großartig und ihre Biografie ist einzigartig, witzig und interessant. Spricht mich an

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  • Zoran
  • 11/05/2017

Charming

Felicia's stories are wonderful and life changing. Her reading is so charming and I got hooked up to it.

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  • Supernatural
  • 07/07/2016

great book!!!!!

I simply loved it!!! it was fun and inspiriert and i really like the sound of Felicia's voice ☺

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  • Andreas Tacke
  • 01/09/2015

Didn't finish it

Beneath the quirky exterior there is an awful lot of smugness in almost every sentence. That and the overacted performance made this one of the first audiobooks in years that I couldn't bring myself to finish. I like a lot of Felicia's work but here she comes off a lot less likable than I imagined.

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  • Claire De Bonnault
  • 29/08/2015

very inspiring

livre très agréable à écouté, et lu avec talent. Felicia day nous raconte son histoire avec émotion et nous fait voyager dans sa vie. je le recommande à tout le monde, gamer ou pas. son histoire donne des perspectives sur la difficulté de créer quelque chose, mais montre aussi que c'est faisable.

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  • Andreas & Mandy
  • 12/08/2015

Thank you

I love your book, Felicia.
just keep going by doing what you love to do.

you showed me how everything started, how you failed, suffered, succeeded and gain our harts.

Hopefully this book will change some lifes, in the good way.
I laughed most of the time while hearing your book, but the last extra chapter broke my heart, as a gamer, ex-(obsessive) wow player (who nearly destroyed his life because of this game) and also a social-akward guy, I agree with you, on everything you mentioned about the gamer gate and feeling day after day more disgusted about our failed sociaty because of the trolls in our closets.

Greetings
a Fan (a normal one)

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  • Milly
  • 17/08/2015

Funny and touching

Felicia Day shares with us her funniest, saddest, and most stressful times of her life. Her narration is fantastic. I couldn't stop listening to it until it was all over.
Even if you have no idea who she is, I guarantee you, you will enjoy this book!