I just realised i didn’t write my review for the book! I cannot believe i forgot … well, nevermind it now, here it is, my review for Felici Day’s book, i read it at the beginning of March!
You’re Never Weird On The Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day
Genre: Memoir, Non-Fiction, Humor
Rating: 4 stars
Summary: 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 “home-schooled 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.
My opinion on the book:
I’ve never seen myself as a fan of Felicia, but the summary made me think that this book would be a great reading, and i was right.
Full of humor, Felicia writes and expresses herself in such a way that she makes you fall for her. I ended up wanting to watch her online works, and wishing she would write some fiction books, which i would totally read if she does.
I enjoyed her way of storytelling, her history (which is incredibly interesting, i wish my life was more like hers), all the stuff shes been through, it all made it for a great reading. Her history feels like a coming-of-age story i wish someone developed as a book, instead of getting the story as a few chapters long memoir.
I would recommend the book to anyone looking for a fun, straight-forward and engaging true story, it’s a great memoir i’ll be more than willing to reread in the future.
A part that really cracked me up; at the beginning, the story about her being in the bears store (i don’t really remember what’s called), that was the moment i knew i’d love the book as much as i did.
A great, hillarious reading! Enjoy!