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Publisher's Summary

The Internet isn't all cat videos. There's also Felicia Day - violinist, filmmaker, Internet entrepreneur, compulsive gamer, and former lonely homeschooled girl who overcame her isolated childhood to become the ruler of a new world...or at least semi-influential in the world of Internet geeks and Goodreads book clubs.

After growing up in the South, where she was 'homeschooled for hippie reasons', Felicia moved to Hollywood to pursue her dream of becoming an actress and was immediately typecast as a crazy cat-lady secretary.

But Felicia's misadventures in Hollywood led her to produce her own web series, own her own production company, and become an Internet star.

Felicia's short-ish life and her rags-to-riches rise to Internet fame launched her career as one of the most influential creators in new media. Now Felicia's strange world is filled with thoughts on creativity, video games, and a dash of mild feminist activism - just like her memoir.

Hilarious and inspirational, You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is proof that everyone should embrace what makes them different and be brave enough to share it with the world because anything is possible now - even for a digital misfit.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2015 Felicia Day (P)2015 Simon & Schuster

Critic Reviews

"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 Felicia’s costar in Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog)
"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)
"It's hard to keep up with Felicia Day. She's an actress, a gamer, a screenwriter, a songwriter, a producer, a director, a webmaster, a costumer, and queen of the geek girls. It's hard to imagine where such a prodigy could have come from. Wonder no longer. Felicia tells all...well, most...well, some...in her new book. Reading this is like sitting down and having dinner with her, and hearing the story of her life between the clam chowder and the cheesecake. I can't imagine a more charming or amusing dinner companion. Felicia is a lot of fun, and so is her book." (George R. R. Martin)
"I have personal heroes, and Felicia Day is one of them... She’s more than a self-made woman - I sometimes think she’s not a human woman, that she willed herself into existence, before willing the world to make a place for this new, unfathomable creation. Felicia is stronger than I am, and stranger than I am, and she double-majored in math and violin. I love her for all these things. I love this book because it relates, hilariously and occasionally harrowingly, how she came - or brought herself - to be this singular (though double-majored) creature." (Joss Whedon)

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fantastic from beginning to end

Listening to Felicia Day read her book was like sitting on the couch listening to someone tell the best anecdotes! loved it eleventy million stars.

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inspirational!

Listened to this amazing story over a few late nights and couldn't get enough. Thankyou Felicia for reminding me that uniqueness is something to be celebrated.

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Like having a doona day with your bestie

Felicia is smart - funny - and totally gets what it's like to be odd! Beautifully narrated and had me laughing the whole way through ! Highly recommend a listen !

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  • Ian
  • 26-08-2015

loved it

kinda disappointed that i couldn't find the pdf to see photos referenced but otherwise it was great :-)

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History of queen of the geeks

Where does You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is a very funny take on this lovely ladies life. She is very funny and engaging.

Who was your favorite character and why?

It is an autobiography so Felicia Day.

What does Felicia Day bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

She brought her inflections to her own words which leaves nothing to misinterpretation.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes I found it hard to stop listening

Any additional comments?

I love this girl and love her book. It does lose its way a little toward the end where she starts talking about the whole cyberbullying thing and stops talking about her very funny life.

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Refreshing and Edutaining!

It's been 3 years using Audible now which I love and regularly promote to my personal and work contacts. First book to move me enough to write a review - thanks Felicia!
As indicated in the introduction, this book will either identify with people who are part of the gaming interest or help others who aren't to understand a well rounded perspective from an intelligent and extremely open personal perspective.
My first real exposure to the author and I found it inspiring, encouraging and very funny in many spots. The author is clearly very bright which is common for many great books but she is also very vulnerable and that's not a common combination in the filed in which I have spent my last 25 years being involved with (gaming).
As my son now prepares to enter this industry, my slice and I have decided this is a great reference and I would also recommend it to anyone looks form some witty and very personal sharing.
Thanks Felicia for the inspiration and I would count myself as a new fan. Keep up the great work.

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Love this book recommended for games and trolls

was a fantastic read I love the fact that she did the narration for her own book as I said recommended for all gamers who doubt the world they live in its ok to game just don't let it take over your life

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Enjoyed it!

Was a great memoir speaking from my inner geek. I will admit though towards the end it was a bit depressing and a little pessimistic but it was all warranted. Only reason I'm mentioning it was because it was hard to listen to.

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Brilliant

I really loved this audio, Felicia is witty and very genuine throughout. Had a few laughs and found myself being able to relate, quite emotionally, to some of her experiences.

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Awesome!

I pretty much always enjoy listening to a book read by its author. There's something a little more genuine to it.

The book itself is amazing... Just buy it already.

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  • brandon
  • 02-09-2015

Love her so much

If I didn't love her before I for sure do now, she is a brilliant woman.

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  • Kate J. Ferguson
  • 30-12-2017

Embrace your weird!

Loved it! i went into this knowing of Felicia from Dr Horrible, but not much more than that...glad I 'picked up' this book for a read, good story and a lot of life lessons you can learn from if that's something that takes your fancy

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  • AkshayDel
  • 28-04-2017

A weirdly human deja-vu

I've enjoyed Felicias work for a while now, though I'm definitely late to the party compared to fans of hers from back when the Guild started and such.
But despite what the haters say, she is both a genuine geek from what I can tell as well as a fantastic ambassador and voice for both geeks and in a way a generation heavy with geekdom.
I enjoyed her reading of this book which itself was a nice and at times harsh insight into the creative world - nothing that most of us have never heard but here it was real and oddly normal without the melodrama one often hears/sees with stories about the rise and fall of the famous and such.
As someone in India where this culture and mindset is definitely still nascent, much of her struggle and especially with regard to peoples's attitudes and the like hit home a lot. It was also a nice sober reminder and yet retained a sense of hope and patience and staying true to your vision/dreams even when they evolve that I appreciated.

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  • Tami
  • 25-02-2017

We both enjoyed this FAR more than we anticipated.

I'm a female. I'm a gamer. Partner is a gamer (we met in WoW 10 yrs ago) and we're both fans of Felicia Day and her work - so we had a pretty good feeling that we would enjoy listening to her book. Truthfully though, we both really didn't expect to LOVE the book as much as we did.

This is one of those books where you'll either love it or hate it - and I'm personally so disappointed that the book came to an end.

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  • Kevin
  • 25-03-2016

Just buy it already

If you're a fan of Felicia Day, this purchase is a no-brainer. It's a biography, diary and success manual, all wrapped into one perky package - narrated by the always entertaining Codex herself.

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  • Vebashini
  • 20-11-2015

Inspired

Been a fan of Felicia Day for a while. I am not a gamer but a woman in technology. I want to find a way to use technology to make a difference in disadvantaged communities...the book is inspirational in that it makes it seem like anything is possible if you believe in your dream. Thanks Felicia for the inspiration!

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  • L. Roberts
  • 16-11-2015

An inspiring read!

it's a very easy read and a huge insight into the struggles Felicia endured. Not to mention so inspiring!

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  • Ilana
  • 12-10-2015

Absolutely Outstanding

This book is like a peak into the amazing life of Felicia Day. You get to go along on this journey with her as she shows you all the highs and lows she has been through, and how she's been able to rise above any obstacle in her way. In this book she also tackles problems about the verbal bulling and abuse people receive online, taking a stand against the trolls. I found this book uplifting and it left a warm glow in my heart. Would definitely recommend to anyone of any a age or gender, as it is funny, emotional and an absolute delight to read :)

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  • Beccameriel
  • 18-08-2015

Funny and charming and nerdy :)

I was kind of tangentially aware of Felicia Day's work but plan to seek more of it out after listening to this. Her story is engaging and funny and she does a fantastic job reading it. If you are in anyway at all interested in nerd culture or just enjoy a laugh you will probably get something out of this book. I appreciate that she is not at all apologetic about being a high achiever but is also honest about her anxiety.

It's also quite touching in places - there's a bit with a fan that made me tear up a bit. The gamergate chapter is also really interesting and a thoughtful examination of that ridiculous phenomenon.

I was enjoying it so much, that I listened to it all in one day - so, yes, I recommend this book.

The pdf is available but not, apparently, on my phone.

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  • charlotte
  • 29-06-2017

Funny, inspiring, honest and brilliant

I am not an obsessive gamer, and I only knew of Felicia through shows like Buffy and Supernatural. But you don't need to be a gamer to appreciate what she has to say - it's a witty and brave account of how to CREATE and be true to who you are. Everyone should read / listen to this! You're awesome Felicia! Now I'm off to watch The Guild :D

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  • Mara
  • 20-08-2015

loved every last word

I picked up the audiobook as my
travel companion for my daily commute. Having been a big fan of Felicia Day for years now I had been looking forward to the book for months. This book, read by Felicia herself, gives wonderful insights into the weird and creative mind of a situationally famous lady gamer/actress/writer/person that made me smile, nod, frequently chuckle and snort but also feel strongly connected during her accounts of her depressions,fears and worries. Hearing her relate her not infrequent struggles with people, the mad mad world and above all herself made me feel okay about my own quirks and struggles.
Great, inspiring and funny memoir.

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  • Stuart Crossman
  • 20-08-2015

fantastic

Amazing book and brilliantly narrated. Think I might have fallen in love just a little..

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  • Sean
  • 13-08-2015

Brilliant

Could not recommend this book enough. Felicia's performance is amazing, a lot of ups and downs, very eye opening towards causes for depression and anxiety.

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  • MrOobalooba
  • 13-05-2018

Really informative

This was a great listen and Felicia Day mixed in a range of voices for people within the book that keeps it entertaining. This book is obviously a must for any fans of Felicia Day, but I also suggest it for anyone that thinks about becoming an online video creator or anyone with an interest in social expectations and Troll culture.

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  • Paul Lonsdale
  • 07-05-2018

inspirational

I was worried at times that my opinion wouldn't matter and that, despite loving it, I am not the demographic for this book. However, this was a consistently inspiring and clarifying thing to listen to. I've never heard someone so candidly describe their thoughts and perspectives and there are concepts and situations in this book that I had never really understood until now. Thank you Felicia. just...stay wierd. please :-)

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  • R. Williams
  • 25-03-2018

Wasn't sure what to expect, but it had good narration, was uplifting, interesting, thoughtful, funny.

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  • Jay Childs
  • 19-03-2018

Incredible women and book. Raw and inspiring!

simply incredible.. to feel (and you really, really do!) what FD has been through is an awe inspiring trip. I enjoyed this so much I was actually sad it finished. pure gold. thank you Felicia and thank you for being you.

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  • juozas kasiulis
  • 13-03-2018

Remarkable audiobook

I wanted to read this book for couple years. At last got this audiobook and it was really good. Wonderful that Felicia narrated it herself as it makes this audiobook even better. Everyone in their life has ups and downs same with the author and she shares it all. Really reccomend