If you read last week’s post, then you know that I’m a recent convert to Team Felicia Day. One of the reasons why is her memoir, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost).
What’s it about?
This book is a collection of anecdotes from Felicia Day’s life that lead up to her current status as “Queen of the Geeks.” It starts with stories about her family: home schooling, attempts at “socialization,” moving around to different military bases, gaming. She moves on to talk about college, moving to Los Angeles, The Guild, Geek & Sundry, etc.
What did I think?
This book is very well written. Felicia Day’s prose reads in a way that you feel as though she’s talking to you directly. The writing is funny at times, moving at others and downright inspirational.
The anecdotes within are entertaining, to say the very least. They’re interesting and keep you engaged through the whole thing, making you laugh and cry (or cry from laughing too hard) respectively. She makes it all sound so easy. I could hardly put this book down.
The scary thing about picking up a memoir or an autobiography is that you never know if the subject’s life is going to be boring. Felicia Day, however, has led a very interesting and inspirational life thus far. She grew up in a unique, hippie family from the South, started college at 16 years old, then forged her own way in Hollywood, despite dealing with high anxiety and a gaming addiction.
Being a gamer myself with high anxiety and a dream of making a living in the creative arts, I identified very strongly with this book. It makes me feel as though I can make my dreams come true, despite my mental and emotional roadblocks. Because of this book, I’m more inspired than ever to do what I set out to do.
Thanks, Felicia Day.
Do I recommend it?
What other answer can I say other than yes? Go get this book and read it, then go follow your dreams. DO IT.
-Vanri the Rogue