You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir by Felicia DayYou're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir by Felicia Day

You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir

byFelicia Day

Hardcover | August 11, 2015

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The Instant New York Times Bestseller—Featuring a Foreword by Joss Whedon

“Felicia Day is a lot of fun, and so is her book.” —George R. R. Martin

From online entertainment pioneer, actress, and “queen of the geeks” Felicia Day, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is a “relentlessly funny and surprisingly inspirational” (Forbes.com), memoir about her unusual upbringing, her rise to internet stardom, and embracing her weirdness to find her place in the world.

When Felicia Day was a girl, all she wanted was to connect with other kids (desperately). Growing up in the Deep South, where she was “home-schooled for hippie reasons,” she looked online to find her tribe. The internet was in its infancy and she became an early adopter at every stage of its growth—finding joy and unlikely friendships in the emerging digital world. Her relative isolation meant that she could pursue passions like gaming, calculus, and 1930’s detective novels without shame. Because she had no idea how “uncool” she really was.

But if it hadn’t been for her strange background— the awkwardness continued when she started college at sixteen, with Mom driving her to campus every day—she might never have had the naive confidence to forge her own path. Like when she graduated as valedictorian with a math degree and then headed to Hollywood to pursue a career in acting despite having zero contacts. Or when she tired of being typecast as the crazy cat-lady secretary and decided to create her own web series before people in show business understood that online video could be more than just cats chasing laser pointers.

Felicia’s rags-to-riches rise to internet fame launched her career as one of the most influen­tial creators in new media. Ever candid, she opens up about the rough patches along the way, recounting battles with writer’s block, a full-blown gaming addiction, severe anxiety and depression—and how she reinvented herself when overachieving became overwhelming.

Showcasing Felicia’s “engaging and often hilarious voice” (USA TODAY), You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is proof that everyone should celebrate what makes them different and be brave enough to share it with the world, because anything is possible now—even for a digital misfit.
Felicia Day is a professional actress who has appeared in numerous mainstream television shows and films. She has had a recurring on the CW show "Supernatural" the SyFy series "Eureka". Felicia is best known for her work in the web video world, behind and in front of the camera. She co-starred in Joss Whedon's Internet musical "Dr. Hor...
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Title:You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A MemoirFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.1 inPublished:August 11, 2015Publisher:TouchstoneLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1476785651

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing There are very few women in entertainment as incredible and with as much charisma as the amazing Felicia Day. Her book is just as interesting and as much fun as her
Date published: 2017-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful! There are few women in entertainment as truly amazing and charismatic as Felicia Day. I love everything about her
Date published: 2017-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love her! Such a unique personality! Love that she encourages people to be themselves and follow their goals the way they want to achieve them!
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I first saw Felicia as Charlie on the tv show, Supernatural. Ever sicne, I've fallen in love with her quirky personality and perspective on life. Her book is so fun to read and makes you really want to embrace your weird side. Loved it. It was funny and memorable and honest and relatable and really nice to read. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Felicia Day's Life & How To Find Help A facinating view of Felicia Day's Life. From her home schooling, university life, trying to make it in Hollywood, addictions and health problems to the successful gamer, TV show and Internet show star she is now. She concentrates on the positive and the negative in her life to help people work out their own lives. If you are wondering about her love life, this is not the book for you! She references her boyfriend in not allowing her to do something, or encouraging her to do things, but doesn't even give him a fake name.
Date published: 2015-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! Great read insight in to Felicia's struggles through her life and how she's overcome them. Definitely will recommend this book
Date published: 2015-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny, relateable and inspiring This book reminds me of when I was in high school, and talking to people via dial up bbs systems before the internet was a thing. I also consider myself a casual gamer (mind you I suck at newer platform games and never played everyday or wow, but played city of villains-Heroes for a while. I do love playing fallout though). This book is inspiring for anyone who understands creative blocks, or thinks their own creative works aren't worth the time and effort. As a Crafter, the creative blocks can hit hard. After reading this book, I've found a wanting to getting back to creating my own YouTube content again, after it being stagnant for a few years.
Date published: 2015-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Embrace your weird! Felicia really has a way with words. She's so funny and honest in her memoir and I love the stories she chooses to tell. I also love her inclusion of photos from her life as well as images she's created - they and her captions are hilarious! I recommend this, even if you don't consider yourself a nerd. She is so relatable and funny and encourages you to embrace your weird!
Date published: 2015-08-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Funny and honest memoir Felicia; the loveable weirdo! She is quirky, insanely smart, socially awkward, and a bit of a dork: in the best possible way. This memoir is funny, heartfelt, honest, and let's you know it's ok to be weird; embrace it!
Date published: 2015-06-09

Editorial Reviews

"I came for the delightful snark, I stayed for the disarming frankness and the hard-won insights about the Internet -- Felicia Day uses the Internet to distribute entertainment, but she understands that it's really there to be the nervous system of the twenty-first century."