I first became a fan of Felicia Day back during the start of her web series The Guild. I was unemployed at the time and spent far too much time playing World of Warcraft. To say that I related to the character of Cyd Sherman is an understatement, I mean we both played priests so OBVIOUSLY we were exactly the same. I have followed Day’s career more or less since then, and I put her memoir on my TBR pile the moment it was announced. Then I proceeded to mostly just forget about it until last week when I had an Audible credit burning a hole in my pocket. I’m still mostly iffy on audio fiction books, but I think I really like them for memoirs. Hearing Day read her story to me added quite a bit to my enjoyment of this book.
To be honest, it feels kind of weird for someone Felicia Day’s age to have a memoir. On the other hand, she has enough content to fill the pages, and her viewpoint is a unique one. She grew up as the internet did, and her memoir is about how the internet shaped her as a person on both a professional and personal level. The memoir is extremely personable and relatable with the character of Felicia Day (the persona she presents to the world) came across well. There were several moments where I just died laughing, in partial embarrassment because I related almost too well to the incidents she was talking about.
The audio book felt very much like inviting a best friend into my home to listen to her tell me a bunch of stories. I blew through this audiobook in a day; even listening to it at home, which is something that I haven’t done before. If you’re interested in reading this, definitely check out the audio book, it is awesome.