You´re Never Weird On The Internet (Almost)

Idag fick jag hem en bok jag beställde från Adlibris förra veckan. Författaren till boken är Felicia Day. Hon är bland annat skådis och supernörd. Den största anledningen till att jag vet vem hon är, är för att hon spelade karaktären Charlie på Supernatural vid flertalet avsnitt (en av mina favoritkaraktärer). Men det är så mycket mer än det, hon är en person som jag älskar att följa på twitter och som jag identifierar mig mycket med. Hon är en supernörd, precis som jag är med mycket. Hon står för vem hon är och hon är stolt över det. Att vara en nörd är inte det lättaste vad det än gäller, tro mig. Därför ser jag skarpt fram emot att få läsa hennes bok. Nedan är det som står på Adlibris hemsida om boken (som ni kan hitta HÄR), då jag själv inte läst den ännu.
"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 (, 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 shereally 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.
Showcasing Felicia s engaging and often hilarious voice ("USA TODAY"), "You re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) "is proof that everyone should celebrate what makes them different and be brave enough to share it with the world, because anything is possible now even for a digital misfit.""
- Adlibris

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