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 “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.
I don’t listen to many audiobooks, usually because my brain has trouble imagining properly. I can’t keep going back and listening to the same thing over and over and over… Yeah you get the picture? hahaha punny.
So when I do listen, it’s usually memoirs/autobiographies because let’s face it, that doesn’t involve the imagination. And more often than not, it’s really fun learning more about someone. I particularly found Felicia Day’s life fascinating. I mean, I’d known the basics about her, and that was really the basics. Her story was emotional, heartwarming, inspiring, upsetting, and shocking. Some things horrified me, to be perfectly honest.
The things that she’s been through, had to put up with, etc, just awful. Then again, she’s made so many people happy, and inspired people to do things they probably wouldn’t even dream of. In particular she’s definitely inspired me to stick with my writing and persevere. I mean, I’m not the most…disciplined, and I often feel like giving up, but she showed me that you can succeed at anything if you put your mind to it.
I don’t often get emotional – and I don’t mean all teary eyed, but just…thoughtful – over stuff like this, but it made me think and you know that when I start thinking, shit is about to go DOWN. Haha.
I kind of wish there was a sequel to this. I know, silly, because it’s a MEMOIR not a novel. But that’s how compelling it was, and I would gladly listen again someday.