By Felicia Day
Reviewed by Miranda Boyer
Anyone who knows me well enough knows that I have a long time love for Felicia Day. She has inspired me to create and follow my dreams. As far as women go, she is among the most bad-ass. I didn’t know what to expect when I finely got to read her book. I knew that whatever Felicia had to share with the world, in You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), I needed to be apart of it. I had to know.
I was moved to tears from both laughter and heartbreak. This is an honest memoir about a woman who worked her ass off to get where she is. She unknowingly set the standard for web-shows online, and played her part in making gaming cool. More than that, she stands up for women despite the danger that it places her own life in. Gamer Gate was not long enough ago to forget the horrors of trolls ruining the lives of women. I applaud Felicia Day for standing up against internet trolls knowing full well that they will attack her because of it. “The world suffers a lot. Not because of the violence of bad people, but because of the silence of good people.” – Napoléon Bonaparte.
Felicia Day has led a very unique life. She was a violin protégée, math major (4.0 people!), home schooled by one of the most interesting mothers (yea, she alone makes this book hysterical), lets not forget she’s also the creator of the Guild and Geek and Sundry, should I go on? For those of you who know this woman the same ways I do, you will without question love it. For those of you who haven’t the foggiest whom I’m talking about, open your minds to something new.
I read You’re Never Weird on the Internet in one day, because I simply couldn’t put it down. Step aside Andy Wier, Felicia Day has you beat in my inability to savior.