The Trendy Sparrow: Boss Babe Book Club November Selection: You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

Monday, November 2, 2015

Boss Babe Book Club November Selection: You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

Hey there my favorite boss babes! It's time to select this month's #bossbabebookclub read! Are you excited? I am! (but then again, I always am!) I've enjoyed reading along with all of you fabulous ladies each and every month. I love hearing your thoughts and comments on the books. So please, keep them coming!

This month's selection is...You're Never Weird on the Internet by Felicia Day.


I'm going to be honest with you. This book was 100% recommended to me by a friend (but he's a good friend who knows all about boss babes, so I trust him!), so that does mean I'm not fully versed on exactly what the book is about. However, I am a big fan of the author Felicia Day. As a big nerd, I've loved seeing the way she has pioneered in the "geek industry" as a female. Felicia Day has had a crazy ride in the entertainment world. She went from a no name actress to the queen of a geek empire, selling out entire convention centers at Comic Con. You're Never Weird on the Internet is her memoir and talks about her struggles and rise to the top! 
She is certainly a (geeky) boss babe in my opinion!

Here is the Amazon synopsis!
From online entertainment pioneer, actress, and “queen of the geeks” Felicia Day, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is a “relentlessly funny and surprisingly inspirational” (Forbes.com), memoir about her unusual upbringing, her rise to internet stardom, and embracing her weirdness to find her place in the world.
When Felicia Day was a girl, all she wanted was to connect with other kids (desperately). Growing up in the Deep South, where she was “home-schooled for hippie reasons,” she looked online to find her tribe. The internet was in its infancy and she became an early adopter at every stage of its growth—finding joy and unlikely friendships in the emerging digital world. Her relative isolation meant that she could pursue passions like gaming, calculus, and 1930’s detective novels without shame. Because she had no idea how “uncool” she really was.
But if it hadn’t been for her strange background— the awkwardness continued when she started college at sixteen, with Mom driving her to campus every day—she might never have had the naive confidence to forge her own path. Like when she graduated as valedictorian with a math degree and then headed to Hollywood to pursue a career in acting despite having zero contacts. Or when she tired of being typecast as the crazy cat-lady secretary and decided to create her own web series before people in show business understood that online video could be more than just cats chasing laser pointers.
Felicia’s rags-to-riches rise to internet fame launched her career as one of the most influential creators in new media. Ever candid, she opens up about the rough patches along the way, recounting battles with writer’s block, a full-blown gaming addiction, severe anxiety and depression—and how she reinvented herself when overachieving became overwhelming.

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