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

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

Felicia Day

the moment New York instances bestseller from “queen of the geeks” Felicia Day, You’re by no means bizarre on the net (Almost) is a “relentlessly humorous and strangely inspirational” ( memoir approximately her strange upbringing, her upward push to net stardom, and embracing her weirdness to discover her position within the world.

When Felicia Day used to be a woman, all she sought after used to be to hook up with different childrens (desperately). starting to be up within the Deep South, the place she was once “home-schooled for hippie reasons,” she regarded on-line to discover her tribe. the web used to be in its infancy and he or she turned an early adopter at each degree of its growth—finding pleasure and not likely friendships within the rising electronic global. Her relative isolation intended that she might pursue passions like gaming, calculus, and 1930’s detective novels with out disgrace. simply because she had no suggestion how “uncool” she particularly was.

But if it hadn’t been for her unusual background—the awkwardness persisted whilst she began collage at 16, with mother riding her to campus each day—she could by no means have had the naïve self belief to forge her personal direction. Like while she graduated as valedictorian with a math measure after which headed to Hollywood to pursue a occupation in performing regardless of having 0 contacts. Or while she uninterested in being typecast because the loopy cat-lady secretary and determined to create her personal internet sequence earlier than humans in express company understood that on-line video may be greater than simply cats chasing laser pointers.

Felicia’s rags-to-riches upward thrust to web reputation introduced her occupation as the most influen­tial creators in new media. Ever candid, she opens up in regards to the tough patches alongside the way in which, recounting battles with writer’s block, a full-blown gaming habit, critical nervousness, and depression—and how she reinvented herself while overachieving grew to become overwhelming.

Showcasing Felicia’s “engaging and infrequently hilarious voice” (USA TODAY), You’re by no means bizarre on the web (Almost) is evidence that everybody may still rejoice what makes them diverse and be courageous sufficient to proportion it with the realm, simply because whatever is feasible now—even for a electronic misfit.

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