Dani Hoots’ Review of You’re Never Weird on the Internet (almost) by Felicia Day

You’re Never Weird on the Internet (almost) by Felicia Day

Barnes & Noble/Indiebound/Kobo/Books-A-Million/Simon Schuster

Published by: Touchstone

Review by: Dani Hoots

Felicia Day (creator of The Guild, Geek and Sundry, actress in Dr. Horrible, Supernatural, Buffy, and Eureka) decided to write her autobiography to help inspire many other people out there who want to become, well, anything they dream. A lot of people think actors and actresses, creators, and the like are just born into their position, didn’t work hard to get where they are, or are just pure lucky. Felicia Day shows us that isn’t the case in her new book You’re Never Weird on the Internet (almost).

Having the guts to write out her biography, about her childhood, her fears, her anxieties, how strange she can be (hey, aren’t we all?), takes great amount of courage. It isn’t all happy and dandy for her. Everyone has problems and she can relate to them. I applaud Felicia for being so truthful, so open to the world about the things she has faced and how quirky her life has been. She takes a stand after GamerGate and how the gaming world has been targeting women, a place that is suppose to be equal and friendly but now has take a hard turn for the worse. There’s a chapter at the end dedicated to her involvement in standing up for women in gaming and it was very eye opening to me.

The book itself is definitely written in the way that Felicia talks. It’s very amusing, as you can hear her voice (as long as you have heard her online or on TV) and no one could ever tell me someone else wrote it for her. Even in the forward by Joss Whedon, he points out that he can imagine her talking and not taking a breath as she normally does. It is very well written, with random, awesome pictures scattered throughout. She is brutally honest in all the things she has done, and it is great seeing anyone taking a stand in what they believe in, never giving up after so many people told her it wasn’t possible, and still caring about her fans and never forgetting about all the people that have helped her along the way.

I give this autobiography a 5/5. It is well written, honest, not made to impress anyone but simply to show others that achieving one’s dreams is possible and standing up for what she believes in. I recommend it to anyone who wants to be inspired to live their dreams.

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