- Tapa dura: 260 páginas
- Editor: Simon + Schuster Inc. (11 de agosto de 2015)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1476785651
- ISBN-13: 978-1476785653
- Valoración media de los clientes: 1 opinión de cliente
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You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir (Inglés) Tapa dura – 11 ago 2015
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"I came for the delightful snark, I stayed for the disarming frankness and the hard-won insights about the Internet -- Felicia Day uses the Internet to distribute entertainment, but she understands that it's really there to be the nervous system of the twenty-first century."--Cory Doctorow, co-editor of Boing Boing and author of Little Brother
"Smart, funny, endearing, nerdy, and maybe also a little bit brave--in other words, very much like its author."--John Scalzi, Hugo Award-winning author of Redshirts
"Smart, brave, emotionally raw, and hysterically funny. This is 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
"Everything Felicia creates seems to succeed. This book should be no different. It's a great read--far from 'horrible' and worth every 'Penny.' See what I did there? It's a play on . . . never mind."--Neil Patrick Harris, author of Choose Your Own Autobiography and Day's costar in Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
"You're Never Weird on the Internet is fun, hilarious, and impossible to put down. Reading it is like getting a mega-shot of courage -- to be exactly who you are and no one else, to pursue your dreams fearlessly, to embrace your weirdness and wield it like a superpower. If you want to live a life true to yourself and not what others expect of you, you won't find better inspiration than Felicia Day. If you're not one of Felicia's millions of fans yet -- you will be."--Jane McGonigal, author of Superbetter and Reality is Broken
"Felicia is a lot of fun, and so is her book."
--George R.R. Martin
"At last, You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) reveals the secret origin story of everyone's favorite geek super heroine! Felicia Day's 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 rock star. Reading it will make you feel like you can take on the whole Empire yourself."--Ernest Cline, author of Ready Player One
"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
"You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is exactly like Felicia herself: intriguing, funny, vulnerable, and uniquely cool. If you've ever been awkward, ever doubted yourself, ever second-guessed who you are, this book is for you. Reading it is like having the quirkiest, most hilarious, most brilliant person you've ever met grab you by the shirtfront and say, 'HEY. IT'S OKAY TO BE YOU.'"--Deanna Raybourn, Rita Award-winning author of The Dark Enquiry
"Felicia Day gives us an achingly funny, honest, open look at being 'situationally famous, ' (I love that phrase), plus the vital art of finding your creative joy, and weathering the storms that follow. It's a wonderful book. Buy it before I grab all the copies."--Rachel Caine, author of The Morganville Vampires
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The Instant New York Times Bestseller—Featuring a Foreword by Joss Whedon
“Felicia Day is a lot of fun, and so is her book.” —George R. R. Martin
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.
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This book gave me insight to the person and her history. It was fun to know that we shared a similar history. No, I'm old enough to be her mother. But my children shared her history and I through them. We learned the computer from way back with CompuServe, Prodigy (where I met my husband) and various video games and bulletin boards. Her ultimate game was WoW whereas my kids got into EQ. It was fun reading about how it was physically meeting the friends she made online. That experience the kids and I shared. But it was fun to watch the computer evolving with the generation who came of age at the same time.
My children were homeschooled, too. It was interesting to see her thoughts on it. I find that we who were schooled who wasted so many years with more time dedicated to kids with bad behaviors or teachers who bored us to sleep and were still quite socially shy and experienced depression tried to save our children of that. Instead, they blame their very anxiety on not having to school. They don't realize the opportunity they had without all the wasted time. Felicia became a professional violinist. And all these skills she acquired that makes her unique are a direct result from not being squeezed into a mold that schools force children into.
Anyway, I loved being able to listen to Felicia read her own story. It gave, even more, credence to autobiography. I knew I wanted to listen to her read it. But I found that there was no Text-to-Speech. That made me sad because had I not been able to afford the Audible version to whispersynch I would have had no way to enjoy this book. Still, it was delightful to listen to her voice. I wish her the very best in life. She deserves it!
Also, I'm usually a little put off by memoirs written at a relatively young age. I mean, who writes a memoir when you're only however-old-Felicia-Day-was-when-she-wrote-this-which-I'm-guessing-is-maybe-mid-thirties? It seems kinda pretentious (but even more pretentious for me to protest it!). And yet ... 5 stars. I'm giving this book 5 stars, even though my 5-star rating has traditionally been reserved for books by C.S. Lewis that I read as an impressionable and enthusiastic youth in serious need of escape and identity or books that start with "Harry Potter and the ..."
This book was just so freaking good. As a memoir, as a well-written book in a well-captured voice, as a case study in creativity and mental health, as a "you too??" moment, as a "my people!" feel, as a quietly feminist tale, as a source of inspiration and humor and restoration in my faith in humanity (even in the face of more evidence of the dregs of humanity). So good.
I've shared/highlighted some of my favorite bits, but they're better in context. If you're a citizen of the interwebs, a writer, a creator of any kind, a gamer, a person of quirky interests, a socially awkward person of a non-traditional educational background, or just someone who appreciates unabashed enthusiasm, I think you'll enjoy this book. Even if you're not a Felicia Day super-fan.
Anyway, I was really excited to read her story about how she got into gaming and acting and such. The book is a fast, easy read, but after four or five chapters I started to get rather down and uncomfortable about how much self-depreciating Felicia Day put in this book. One of her messages to female fans is don't let other people put you down for loving what you love and never stop loving yourself. The thing is, almost every other sentence she gives some sort of dig at herself, or a nasty-nice comment - things that make you really wonder if she believes herself everything she tells to fans. She eases up on herself a bit as the book goes on, but I still felt that feeling of discomfort/feeling bad for her until the end of the book. I suppose it's uncomfortable because it's something that so many of us do. We tell others such encouraging things, but are internally so hard on ourselves.
Felicia also talks about her struggle with self-image and depression and the way she and other females into gaming have been treated poorly by people who call them fakers, sell-outs, and much worse. She is incredibly relatable, especially as she talks about coming of age along with the internet (fellow Prodigy user here!). She made me smile with the the memories of those days and how much has changed since then. She is unflinchingly honest about her experiences and feelings (hence the personal discomfort, probably since some stuff hit too close to home), including her dealings with Gamergate.
By the end of the book, don't be shocked if you see Felicia as someone you want to be best buddies with, to meet up for pizza and a movie and some serious conversation on all things geekery. She's not afraid to show the real her, her real feelings, and let people see the good and the bad that comes with fame and notoriety.