Monday, September 7, 2015

Audiobook review: You're never weird on the Internet (almost)

Title: You're never weird on the Internet (almost)
Author: Felicia Day
Genre: Biography Memoir
Publication date: 
11 August 2015

Narrated by Felicia Day

Blurb (from Goodreads)
From online entertainment mogul, actress, and “queen of the geeks” Felicia Day, a funny, quirky, and inspiring memoir about her unusual upbringing, her rise to Internet-stardom, and embracing her individuality to find success in Hollywood.

The Internet isn’t all cat videos. There’s also Felicia Day—violinist, filmmaker, Internet entrepreneur, compulsive gamer, hoagie specialist, 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. 

My thoughts:
I am not very familiar with Felicia Day but I really enjoyed this audiobook.  She narrates the book herself and based on this work, I am sure she will be able to add narrator to her career choices.  She was amazing!

She has lived a very dysfunctional life starting with an anxiety disorder and panic attacks, gaming additions and eventually an emotional breakdown.  I have a lot of respect for someone this famous revealing so much of herself.  It is wonderful what one can accomplice even with such obstacles if you just put your mind to it.

The audiobook flows beautifully into each new chapter and Felicia's voice (and squeals) made it very enjoyable.  

I would recommend this one even if you are not a big fan.

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