From online entertainment pioneer, actress, and "queen of
the geeks" Felicia Day, You're 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 growth—finding joy
and unlikely friendships in the emerging digital world. Her relative isolation
meant that she could pursue passions like gaming, calculus, and 1930's detective
novels without shame. Because she had no idea how "uncool" she really was.
But if it hadn't been for her strange background— the awkwardness continued when
she started college at sixteen, with Mom driving her to campus every day—she
might never have had the naive 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.
Felicia's 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 writer’s block, a
full-blown gaming addiction, severe anxiety and depression—and how she
reinvented herself when overachieving became overwhelming.
Showcasing Felicia's "engaging and often hilarious voice" (USA TODAY),
You’re 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 now—even for a digital misfit.
“Felicia is a lot of fun, and so is her book.”
—GEORGE R. R. MARTIN
“[An] inspirational comic memoir . . . to set
alongside Tina Fey's Bossypants, Amy Poehler's Yes
Please, Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone Hanging Out
Without Me?, Lena Dunham's Not That Kind of Girl and
Sarah Silverman's The Bedwetter.” —LOS ANGELES
"At last, You’re Never Weird on the Internet
(Almost) finally reveals the secret origin story of
everyone's favorite Geek Superheroine! Felicia Day's
new memoir is honest, hopeful, and hysterical. It’s
the story of a girl who grew up lost and
lonely--then became a self-made Internet rockstar.
Reading it will make you feel like you can take on
the whole Empire yourself.” —ERNEST CLINE, author
of Ready Player One
to read.” —USA TODAY (3.5 out of 4 stars)
“Reading Felicia Day’s memoir is like going on a
road trip with an old friend you never knew you had.
This is the perfect book to prove you aren't the
only misfit in the world, and to remind you that
that's a very good thing.” —Jenny Lawson,
author of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened
“One of the best books ever written about what it’s
like to be a human being on the internet.” —LEV
GROSSMAN, author of The Magicians
“A nerd heroine of the highest order: fiercely
honest, refreshingly vulnerable, and
unapologetically unique—Felicia kicks major ass.”
“Day’s fans will obviously like the memoir, but it
has more than niche appeal. It’s not meant to be a
self-help book, but I found that’s the effect it had
on me all the same.”
"Smart, funny, endearing, nerdy and maybe also a
little bit brave—in other words, very much like its
author." —John Scalzi, author of Redshirts
Felicia Day is a professional actress who has appeared in
numerous television shows including, Buffy the Vampire
Slayer; Supernatural and Eureka. However,
Felicia is best known for her work in the web video world.
She costarred in Joss Whedon’s Emmy Award–winning Internet
musical, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. She also
created and starred in the hit web series The Guild.
Felicia is the co-founder of the YouTube channel Geek & Sundry which was
acquired by Legendary Entertainment in 2014. Day continues to act as CCO and
develop web content and television projects as a producer, writer, and
performer. She is also extremely active on social media, has more than 2.4
million Twitter followers, and is the eighth most followed person on Goodreads,
where she is also the founder of Vaginal Fantasy, a romance and fantasy book
club with more than 13,000 members.