Wednesday, June 24, 2015

You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) - Felicia Day

Title: You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)
Author: Felicia Day
Series: Stand Alone
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication Date: August 11, 2015
Source: Edelweiss

I am going to be honest with you, I only vaguely knew who Felicia Day was before reading this book.  I new she was from that internet show The Guild, that she was in that weird movie with Neil Patrick Harris, and that she liked video games.  So why did I decide to read this book?  I think it was the title and that I also liked video games.

I am so happy I decided to go ahead and read this.  I typically do not find time to read many non-fiction books.  I get around to maybe 1 or 2 a year.  I always tend towards fictional books.  I love magical elements, mystical creatures and the such.  You know, things that aren't necessarily real.  It is a fault of mine that I try year after year to change.  I always tell myself "this year I am going to read more nonfiction books" and it never happens.

I am glad that if I do not manage to read another nonfiction book this year, that the one I did end up reading was this one.  You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is a book that is going to stick with me for a long long time.

You may be thinking "but this is just a memoir of a red headed geeky chick, how can you possibly be that happy you read this?"  And it is true, it is a memoir of hers.  However, when you read it you will discover she had a greater purpose for writing this book than just to let her fans know that she was a weird home schooled kid, a musical prodigy, and a lover of video games.

In this book Felicia Day takes you on a journey of her self discovery.  It seems at first like it is going to be a fluffy light hearted read with some geeky humor thrown in.  That she will not get into anything too personal or too dark, but she does take you there and I thank her for doing so.

In a way, when she takes you to the darker stuff, she takes you with her.  By the time you get there, you have related to her on so many different levels.  There were so many times during my reading of this book where I found myself going "OMG that happened to her too?!" or "yup I have been there before."  And let us not forget the ever wonderful "I TOTALLY REMEMBER THAT HAPPENING" moment.  My major one of those happened when I was reading about her World of Warcraft gaming.

With this memoir, Felicia Day has a very important message for those who choose to read it and to listen.  I do not want to tell you what the message is.  I want you to discover it for yourself like I did.  I do not want to deny anyone this journey.

Please take the time to read it.  What Felicia Day has to tell you is worth it.

Review based on an advanced reading copy made available from the publisher through Edelweiss.


  1. Would you recommend a 14 year old read this book?

    1. Felicia does not go into detail on her love life or any romantic romps that she had, so it is safe in that regard.

      I don't remember if there was any foul language.

      It does talk about her depression, but it also talks about how she got out of it.

      Over all, it has a very great message about not giving up.

      If your 14 year old is a girl, I would also recommend Dumplin by Julie Murphy. It is a fictional title, but it has a great message that no matter what you look like, what your size, etc, that you can still do anything.