Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks, and Other Misfits Are Taking Over the World by Leslie SimonGeek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks, and Other Misfits Are Taking Over the World by Leslie Simon

Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks, and Other Misfits Are Taking Over the World

byLeslie Simon

Paperback | October 4, 2011

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For every girl who marches to the beat of her own drum, Leslie Simon has your manifesto: a smart, expansive, and winningly entertaining celebration of comedy queens, film geeks, bookworms, craft mavens, indie chicks, and other all-star women. Following the breakaway hit book Everybody Hurts, Simon’s energizing look at today’s pop-culture and counterculture heroines—like Amy Sedaris, Tina Fey, Sofia Coppola, Regina Spektor, and Jenny Hart—is an empowering, eye-opening, and, above all, fun journey. Readers of The Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking and The Modern Girl’s Guide to Life will love joining forces as Geek Girls Unite!
Leslie Simon is the author ofWish You Were Here: An Essential Guide to Your Favorite Music Scenesand co-author ofEverybody Hurts: An Essential Guide to Emo Culture. Her work has appeared in Kerrang!, Alternative Press, metromix.com, and MTV.com.
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Title:Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks, and Other Misfits Are Taking Over the WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.12 × 6.12 × 0.52 inPublished:October 4, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062002732

ISBN - 13:9780062002730

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Vapid & boring Pros - Links list - Movie, music & book suggestions. - Some discussion about influential ‘Geek’ women. Cons - Mind-numbingly pointless quizzes. - Equally pointless list about ‘soul-mate’ types for each geek type. - Idiotic ‘Frenemies’ lists. - Unfunny and in some cases simply mean attempts at humor. My biggest problem with this book was that it felt like the author couldn’t decide between writing a humor book a’la the bad girls guide or a serious critique of the increasing geek culture among women and she decided to try and do both. I suspect there was a similar issue when she tried to decide whether to aim it toward teenagers and adults and decided to do both. Unfortunately trying to do both in each case failed. When I spotted this in store and flipped through it I thought I was picking up an interesting read. The illustrations were eye catching and some of the names, links, music and etc listed was interesting but overall this book was vapid and boring. It was a chore to finish and every time I hit a frenemies or soulmate list I was tempted to give up. Seriously, what was the point of those lists? They weren’t funny, they weren't relevant so I’m guessing it was just page filler.
Date published: 2016-11-22

Editorial Reviews

Tina Fey worshipper Leslie Simon crowdsources media obsessions from a ‘guild’ of like-minded women to assemble this peppy survey of comedy, literary, film and music icons, all the while evangelizing on behalf of misfit females.