“There will be video game references galore, and at one point you may say to yourself, ‘This book might be too nerdy even for ME.’ But the heart of my story is that the world opened up for me once I decided to embrace who I am – unapologetically.”
Felicia Day rose to fame with her internet show The Guild and has found tremendous success online with her shows as well as in her acting career. She is an actor, a producer, a director, a writer, a violinist, a math genius, a gamer… I may be missing at least five more. She is one accomplished individual.
“It’s hard being weird. No—it’s hard living in a culture that makes it hard.”
I wasn’t familiar with Felicia Day before reading her book so I was not sure what to expect. During the time You’re Never Weird on the Internet (almost) was being released, I watched an interview with her and she just came across as a very charming, funny, and quirky person. Who doesn’t love charming, funny, and quirky? All of these qualities translate into her memoir, which is such a fun read. She takes us through her “hippie” upbringing, interesting childhood stories, the mastering of violin and mathematics, her acting career, and of course the evolution of her relationship with gaming and how she created her own success in the online world. With humour and the awesome use of Photoshop (A+ use of images), You’re Never Weird on the Internet (almost) is a memoir that can be enjoyed by anyone, whether you are a gamer or not. And if you don’t know Felicia Day yet, you should!
“My story demonstrates that there’s no better time in history to have a dream and be able to reach an audience with your art. Or just be as weird as you want to be and not have to be ashamed. That lesson’s just as legit.”