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

You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir Author Felicia Day
ISBN-10 147678566X
ISBN-13 9781476785660
Year 2016-04-19
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher Touchstone
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The instant New York Times bestseller from queen of the geeks Felicia Day Youre 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 growthfinding joy and unlikely friendships in the emerging digital world Her relative isolation meant that she could pursue passions like gaming calculus and 1930s detective novels without shame Because she had no idea how uncool she really was But if it hadnt been for her strange backgroundthe awkwardness continued when she started college at sixteen with Mom driving her to campus every dayshe might never have had the nave 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 Felicias 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 writers block a full blown gaming addiction severe anxiety and depressionand how she reinvented herself when overachieving became overwhelming Showcasing Felicias engaging and often hilarious voice USA TODAY Youre 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 noweven for a digital misfit

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