By Felicia Day
The moment New York instances bestseller from “queen of the geeks” Felicia Day, You’re by no means bizarre on the net (Almost) is a “relentlessly humorous and strangely inspirational” (Forbes.com) memoir approximately her strange upbringing, her upward thrust to web stardom, and embracing her weirdness to discover her position within the world.
When Felicia Day was once a woman, all she sought after used to be to hook up with different young children (desperately). growing to be up within the Deep South, the place she used to be “home-schooled for hippie reasons,” she regarded on-line to discover her tribe. the web was once in its infancy and he or she turned an early adopter at each level of its growth—finding pleasure and not going friendships within the rising electronic global. Her relative isolation intended that she may well pursue passions like gaming, calculus, and 1930’s detective novels with no disgrace. simply because she had no thought how “uncool” she quite was.
But if it hadn’t been for her unusual background—the awkwardness endured whilst she all started collage at 16, with mother riding her to campus each day—she may possibly by no means have had the naïve self assurance to forge her personal course. Like whilst she graduated as valedictorian with a math measure after which headed to Hollywood to pursue a profession in appearing regardless of having 0 contacts. Or while she bored with being typecast because the loopy cat-lady secretary and made up our minds to create her personal internet sequence ahead of humans in exhibit company understood that on-line video should be greater than simply cats chasing laser pointers.
Felicia’s rags-to-riches upward thrust to net reputation introduced her profession as probably the most influential creators in new media. Ever candid, she opens up in regards to the tough patches alongside the way in which, recounting battles with writer’s block, a full-blown gaming habit, critical nervousness, and depression—and how she reinvented herself while overachieving turned overwhelming.
Showcasing Felicia’s “engaging and sometimes hilarious voice” (USA TODAY), You’re by no means bizarre on the web (Almost) is facts that everybody should still have fun what makes them diversified and be courageous sufficient to percentage it with the area, simply because something is feasible now—even for a electronic misfit.
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