Tuesday, 11 August 2015

"You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)" by Felicia Day | Book Review

You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)
by Felicia Day
I first found out about Felicia Day's work a few years ago when I was scrolling iTunes for free downloads. There, I found episode 1 of The Guild. It promised laughs and a look into the world of gaming. I've never been a gamer, but still I loved the show - the fact that there was a funny show about nerdy people/things was great to me.

Felicia Day is a pretty cool human being. She created a The Guild, a successful web series, with her friends; she's an actress (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, anyone? No? Buffy the Vampire Slayer?? Supernatural???); and she's been something of a pioneer where internet businesses are concerned. She's basically the Queen of the Internet.

For all the reasons above, I was SO excited when I found out she was writing a memoir.

Felicia has a wonderful way with words - her narrative voice is so funny, quirky, and relatable. She really does embrace (and encourage!) the weird, which I so appreciate. I love the stories she chose to include, from her unconventional upbringing to the present day as a successful internet- and Hollywood-person. As someone who's very interested in the whole movie- and video-making industry, it was very interesting to read about her struggles after she moved to LA and how difficult it was to get actual acting jobs, let alone create a show from scratch.

I think the parts that really hit home for me - and I'll be honest, I definitely cried - were the ones where she talks about her anxiety and depression. She's very open about how both have affected her, professionally and personally. When you see someone so successful, sometimes it's hard to imagine that they have any ongoing things they have to deal with, like, oh, mental health. So I really appreciate how honest Felicia was about this, because she's yet another example of someone who lives with anxiety and depression, but hasn't let them stop her from doing some amazing things.

I love the inclusion of pictures. Some of them are photos taken throughout Felicia's life and some are things she made in Photoshop - all of them are hilarious in their own right, but her captions are the best. Seriously. Speaking of photos, her dress on the front cover is holographic! So pretty!!

Also, she has a real knack for writing inspiring phrases - I've flagged several pages to return to!

I recommend this book to all peoples, nerdy or otherwise. Felicia Day is a delightful human and she has a real talent for storytelling. This is a memoir I'll personally be returning to in the future!

You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is now available. You can buy it now from Chapters/Indigo or for your Kobo!

*This book was sent to me by Simon & Schuster Canada in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Great review, Nikki! I totally agree with you about her being so open about mental health and it was really awesome that she was so open about that.

    1. Absolutely! Thanks for commenting Christine :)