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

Genre: Memoir
Page Count: 272
First Published: August 11, 2015

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Sometimes, the book is so satisfying that there really isn't much to say about it other than "it's REALLY good!" And that's what You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is like. If you aren't very familiar with Felicia Day—be prepared to fall in love. And if you're already a fan thinking you can't possibly love her more than you already do—you are wrong.

Every bit of Felicia Day's adorable, quirky personality comes through in her writing, and that is something to be expected—you can be sure you are going to be grinning and laughing along the way. However, something you may not expect is connecting with this book on a personal level. As far as my experience goes, I found so many things I could relate to, and I certainly didn't expect to be trying my hardest to keep it together and not cry at certain points, as I was listening to it (because I was stuck in traffic, and I really didn't want people around me to think I was having a meltdown in my car, by myself, in the middle of rush hour). Whether Felicia Day talks about her anxiety, obsession with perfection, addiction, GamerGate, or career struggles—she doesn't shy away from saying exactly how she feels. Her honesty and sense of humor are bound to make the reader (or listener) enjoy every minute of this book. By the way, I highly recommend the audiobook—Felicia Day narrates it herself, and there is no better way to experience a memoir than through listening to the author read it out loud.

...don’t chase perfection for perfection’s sake, or for anyone else’s sake at all. If you strive for something, make sure it’s for the right reasons. And if you fail, that will be a better lesson for you than any success you’ll ever have. Because you learn a lot from screwing up. Being perfect . . . not so much.
— Felicia Day

In the end, you may find yourself wishing you could give this awesome lady a hug. Not just because she deserves it, but also because of how inspiring this book turned out to be. You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is honest, hilarious, moving, relatable, and beautifully written. If you're considering reading it—don't hesitate.

Have you read this memoir? What memoir really inspired you?