You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir
the moment New York occasions bestseller from “queen of the geeks” Felicia Day, You’re by no means bizarre on the web (Almost) is a “relentlessly humorous and strangely inspirational” (Forbes.com) memoir approximately her strange upbringing, her upward push to web stardom, and embracing her weirdness to discover her position within the world.
When Felicia Day used to be a lady, all she sought after used to be to connect to different little ones (desperately). becoming up within the Deep South, the place she was once “home-schooled for hippie reasons,” she appeared on-line to discover her tribe. the web was once in its infancy and he or she grew to become an early adopter at each degree of its growth—finding pleasure and not likely friendships within the rising electronic international. 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 proposal how “uncool” she rather was.
But if it hadn’t been for her unusual background—the awkwardness persevered while she all started collage at 16, with mother riding her to campus each day—she could by no means have had the naïve self assurance to forge her personal course. Like while she graduated as valedictorian with a math measure after which headed to Hollywood to pursue a occupation in appearing regardless of having 0 contacts. Or while she uninterested in being typecast because the loopy cat-lady secretary and determined to create her personal net sequence ahead of humans in convey enterprise understood that on-line video may be greater than simply cats chasing laser pointers.
Felicia’s rags-to-riches upward push to web repute introduced her profession as probably the most influential creators in new media. Ever candid, she opens up concerning the tough patches alongside the way in which, recounting battles with writer’s block, a full-blown gaming dependancy, serious anxiousness, and depression—and how she reinvented herself whilst overachieving grew to become overwhelming.
Showcasing Felicia’s “engaging and infrequently hilarious voice” (USA TODAY), You’re by no means bizarre on the net (Almost) is evidence that everybody may still rejoice what makes them varied and be courageous sufficient to percentage it with the area, simply because something is feasible now—even for a electronic misfit.
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Into each one row. “Why did I inform that random female friend of a colleague I’d make her a headscarf out of CASHMERE?! I don’t even comprehend her final name!! Knit, hate, knit, hate, knit, hate!” As we shot and edited the exhibit, each episode we accomplished felt like a nail within the coffin of my profession. The nearer we bought to of entirety, the bigger the gaping psychological chasm of “Who is Felicia Day after The Guild ends?” grew. Paranoid techniques plagued me day and evening. I’ll by no means make something this reliable back.
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