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

Version: Unabridged
Author: Felicia Day
Narrator: Felicia Day
Genres: Biography & Memoir
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Published In: August 2015
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours, 48 minutes
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Overview

The instant New York Times bestseller from “queen of the geeks” Felicia Day, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is a “relentlessly funny and surprisingly inspirational” (Forbes) 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 naïve 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.

Reviews (8)

Written by Kim schlegel on September 10th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I absolutely enjoyed every second from the touching foreword to the last quirky word. Felicia is hilarious, extremely intelligent, and riveting. I love how she wasn't robotic in the reading of her book and put some character into it. ..much more enjoyable way to consume an audiobook. :)

Written by Heather Beatty-Eastman on December 26th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Laugh out loud stories. It was a great one-way conversation and very inspiring. The energy was very high.

Written by Nicole Domanski on December 25th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Absolutely loved it! Felicia is quirky, incredibly intelligent, and inspiring. Once I started the book, I couldn't stop until I was done. It put me in a great mood and filled me with the hope of finding a little niche I belong in someday too!

Written by Mike Pluta on December 13th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I loved this book. I particularly enjoyed hearing Felicia do the narration of her own story. She was able to pull me in as though she was speaking to me personally. I only wish there were more! I'm going to have to binge watch everything she's done on YouTube next!

Written by Karley Cottrell on December 2nd, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I loved this book. I only knew her from Supernatural and was happy to hear of all her other work. I loved hearing the book as if it were a real story she was telling just to me (cause we're homies like that) If you like nerd stuff, or Supernatural, or stories of women in business you will be entertained by this book.

Written by Donna Pilkington on October 5th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This was a very entertaining and relatable story. I got a lot of insight into Felicia Day's life and analyses. Having Felicia Day narrate the story made it even better and I felt as if she was sitting in front of me telling me her story.

Written by Elizabeth LiSooey on October 4th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Relatable, interesting, and funny. I caught myself laughing out loud quite often at her quirky commentary about her life. When I read memoirs usually I skip all the beginning childhood stuff to get to the part of their life I am familiar with. Not this time. I listened and was captivated the entire time as Felicia seamlessly moved through every phase of her life. It was cool. I dug it. Felicia Day speaks to my soul.

Written by Randy Schiller on September 28th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great! Awesome! (How do I get to fifty characters when all I want to say is "5 Stars!)

Author Details

Author Details

Day, Felicia

Felicia Day is a professional actress who has appeared in numerous mainstream television shows and films, including a two-season arc on the SyFy series"Eureka."She is currently recurring on The CW show"Supernatural".However, Day is best known for her work in the web video world, behind and in front of the camera. She co-starred 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", which ran for six seasons and is currently available for viewing on every major digital outlet, including Netflix.

In 2012, she launched a YouTube channel called Geek & Sundry. The network has garnered more than 1.3 million subscribers to date and more than 200 million views. In 2014, the company was purchased by Legendary Entertainment. Day continues to act as CCO and develop web content and television projects with Legendary as a producer, writer, and performer. She is also extremely active on social media, has over 2.3 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.