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Embrace Your Weird: Face Your Fears and Unleash Creativity

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In Embrace Your Weird, New York Times bestselling author, producer, actress, TV writer, and award-winning web series creator, Felicia Day takes you on a journey to find, rekindle, or expand your creative passions.

Including Felicia’s personal stories and hard-won wisdom, Embrace Your Weird offers:

—Entertaining and revelatory exercises
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Paperback, 272 pages
Published October 1st 2019 by Gallery Books
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Kevin Shepherd
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
If misfits had a monarchy, Felicia Day would be our queen!

"Life is so much easier when we conform and stay silent, right? Easier, but one of the greatest disservices we can do to ourselves. Aside from wearing high-wasted pants."

This is not your Mom's pop-psychology, self-help, mass-market motivational (see: "I'm OK - You're OK" circa 1967). This is a workable compendium of thought provoking tasks and projects designed to help you identify and quantify your creative self.

"Anxiety means we care.
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Dee Arr
Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: creativity-guide
60-second video review here} ---> http://bit.ly/Embrace_Your_Weird

First of all, if you are considering ordering this for Kindle (or any other ebook reader), consider a paperback copy (you will thank me later). If you can’t bear to not have an immediate electronic copy, make sure to have a notebook or copy paper handy. You’ll need it.

Despite whatever you might gather from the above paragraph, don’t worry. The quirky Felicia Day that showed up in “You’re Never Weird On The Internet (Almost)” show
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Heidi The Reader
Aug 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Embrace Your Weird is a non-fiction and self help manifesto encouraging creativity and told in Felicia Day's unmistakably humorous way.

I say "unmistakable" for any of her myriad fans who have watched her ground-breaking web series, "The Guild," or read another of her books like You're Never Weird on the Internet. Her tone and sense of humor remains the same.

And if you haven't had the chance to enjoy any of Day's other creations, I encourage you to give them a try. They're light-hearted and fun.

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Linda
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction
Two and a half stars.

I decided to listen to this book on a whim. I liked the cover, and I'm plenty weird, so why not? I had no idea that Felicia Day is an actress, famous gamer and creator of some website that people much younger than I liked a whole lot.

Ms. Day reads the audiobook, and the first thing I noticed was that she is perky. Very perky. Capital P Perky. Ten shots of espresso perky.

During the course of the book, Ms Day suggests that we should all refrain from negatively commenting on o
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Ian
Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Felicia has long been a superhero of creativity. From her web series The Guild, to the numerous shows she created at her media company Geek & Sundry, to her many writing and producing projects, she has always had several creative irons in the fire. So it’s exciting to have her devote a book to creativity itself!

The book is full of engaging exercises and practical techniques for nurturing your own unique, creative voice. I found the chapter on enemies to creativity particularly useful. It helps w
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Jason Carpenter
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Can I please have the option of giving this book ten stars? I can't begin to say enough about it. And it isn't just about being a well-written book, it's about how much this book has already helped me, and how much I know it will have helped next year or ten years from now. I feel like I have a much better connection with my creative side, and I haven't even had the chance to fully experiment or exercise with everything she has helped me get in touch with or get started. I took my time reading t ...more
Erik Warming
Nov 14, 2019 rated it did not like it
I head this book through audible, where it was read by Felicia her self, and that might have influenced my appion.

This is a book where Felicia Day is rambling on and regurgitating motivational posters and self-help ideas. I got halfway through the book, and I felt that the amount of original thoughts was to low to have paid the full price for this book.

I loved "you are never wierd on the internet" but I don't like this one
Evelina | AvalinahsBooks
Feb 02, 2020 marked it as dnf-shelf-of-shame
How I read this: Free audiobook copy received through Libro.fm

DNF @ roughly 50%

Okay, let's face it, I have been trying to finish this book since like last October. I need to face up to the fact that it's going into the DNF pile!

First of all, there was nothing wrong with this book at all - I think it's just not for me, or at least not for me in my current stage in life. It is a quirky book, and the author (who narrates it herself!) is truly fun to listen to. A very cheering, bubbly personality wh
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book bruin
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
Audiobook Review

Overall 4 stars
Performance 5 stars
Story/Content 3-3.5 stars

I have never really read or listened to a self help book before, but was intrigued by the blurb and premise. Who doesn't want to face their fears and unleash their creativity?! The book was structured a bit differently than I thought it would be and Embrace Your Weird is more of a workbook, with interactive components to help guide readers and listeners along. For the audiobook, there is a companion PDF that includes the
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Elizabeth Love
Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This review is a courtesy provided by NetGalley.

First of all, if you notice that I'm writing this review in a more casual/conversational style like I'm talking directly to you, that's what you'll get from this book. Felicia Day's text is mostly like a transcript of her cheering you on and giving you personal guidance for finding direction with your creative ambitions. If you get the audio book, I'm sure you'll be in for a treat. Yes, audio books are "reading." You can add it to your GoodReads Y
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TraceyL
This book is chock full of exercises to help the reader understand their true selves and increase their creativity. I didn't actually do the exercises in this book. I love Felicia Day and gave her previous book 5 stars, so I picked this up. I do think this is well written and would be helpful for people trying to create things. ...more
Becca
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an audiobook copy of Embrace Your Weird by Felicia Day through the Libro.FM ALC program!

Ever since discovering Felicia Day, I've been in love. She's relatable & fun & is constantly killin' it when it comes to creativity. So, of course, I had to read Embrace Your Weird. This non-fiction read is very inspirational, and makes me wanna give off my bum to start doing things. As shown in the disclaimer, I actually listened to this read, but as soon as I was done, I put the physical copy on
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Rachel León
So fun and helpful!
Truebluedah ♪
Sep 24, 2019 marked it as to-read
What the fork?
HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS?
You know imma get my hands on this book because I LOVE Felicia Day!
Jessica
Apr 03, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: self-help
I love Felicia Day, she's so awkward and makes me feel at home in my own awkwardness. I also equally enjoy her audiobooks, because she's very quirky and unapologetically herself. As much as I love her and I love her book Your Never Weird on the Internet. I found that in this one she tried a little to hard to be funny. I just wanted to tell her "Girl your so cool, you don't have to try so hard!", but alas I cannot do that.
This is a self-help book and as much as I swore off Self-Help books after t
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Marja
This is such a good book about creativity! I'm fairly certain none of this is actually anything new, but the way everything is presented here is just entertaining. It's all lighthearted and fun, but Felicia Day makes valid points about creativity and facing fears that may block your creativity, and there are so many great quotes in this book!

Felicia offers tons of exercises for the reader to reflect on their creativity and how to practice it. I tried to do the exercises but eventually I gave up
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C. S.
May 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Not that I expected anything less, but this book was highly enjoyable - charming, witty, and warm.

Plus, it's the kind of book that could be easily and quickly revisited whenever a fit of creative block comes along.

I will definitely be adding this book to my library.
Casey
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
First of all, I should confess that I read the book fully but haven't done all of the exercises inside. There are so many tips and tricks here to get you out of your mind and creating, though some will not work for everyone. (Sorry, Felicia, but I am not recording myself for five minutes and writing observations.) Still, it's such a broad volume with varied exercises that it can apply to all sorts of creatives.
Spuddie
I love Felicia Day, love her voice, her humor and wit. And I think this book is very likely an excellent book in the print form. However, I listened to the audio version. It's a book of exercises to spark creativity and expand your horizons and confidence level, and even the audio book came with the PDF of written tests and exercises to do.

For me, the problem is that I listen to audio books when I'm doing other things--like grinding on WoW for example (haha) or loading the dishwasher, chopping
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Fanna
Oct 01, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-releases
I liked it. The narration was exciting and hyped up the entire experience of listening to a book that involves exercises to do along with the funny puns being cracked. I wouldn't say it blew my mind away but it did give me some good tips that are definitely gonna prove useful for my creativity.

October 1, 2019: My first pick as part of the Advanced Listerner's Program by Libro.fm and I'm excited to listen to this because who doesn't want to unleash their creativity. Thank you, Simon & Schuster, f
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Suz Jay
Sep 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

EMBRACE YOUR WEIRD reminded me of why I adore Felicia Day. The book is smart, quirky, and fun just like the energy she brings to her every venture. Hearing about someone like her who seems to have everything together struggling with mundane problems such as writer’s block is empowering. I needed the reminder that even the most confident seeming people sometime struggle with things like anxiety, do
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Madly Jane
Nice little read on how to relax when creating. No review right now. I liked it.
Hayley Sellick
Feb 22, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020, 3stars, non-fiction
This is a book I read on a whim - my boyfriend had read it and was about to take it back to the library, but I liked the cover and title, so I kept it out a little longer. That was the first mistake - do not get this book from the library. This book is half musings, half activities. ‘Write down this, draw that’ kind of stuff. That’s all great, but you obviously can’t do that in a library book. I guess I could have had a notebook next to me while I was reading to do the activities but honestly I ...more
Lindsey
Jan 01, 2020 rated it liked it
Felicia Day gets 5 Stars. Always. I enjoyed listening to her read it. She has a lot of good advice, but I don’t think I am in a place where I can act on it. As with most books like this I found some chapters more relevant than others.

I gave it 3 Stars because of two things. These two reasons are ones I find pretty common in the self-help genre.
1. The advice is pretty general and not as helpful as it could be. Felicia was trying to reach out to all creatives, which is a broad audience. So the a
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Raquel Evans
I think I'm going to get back to this one, and just need to go into it realizing what a time commitment it is with all the creativity exercises, but I am also having a bit of mixed feelings about the book anyway, as it's an odd mix of super helpful and annoying self-esteem, return to your childhood, disguised psycho-babble stuff.
Greyer Jane
Aug 18, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: scribd
I actually did the audio version of this book. Felicia Day reads it herself, and I think that she speaks too fast for me to absorb as much as I like. She emotes with enthusiasm, so it feels exciting, but this makes it difficult for me to pay attention. She has the useful tools for creativity, and recommends a lot of Journaling with prompts she gives.
Rhiley Jade
Dec 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've never giggled so much reading a book in my entire life. It was hilarious, witty, and inspiring. I followed Felicia Day halfway through reading this because I now love her so much I can barely stand it. A must read!
Jodi Geever
Jan 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is great! It's written in a style that feels like talking to a friend, and there are quirky illustrations and helpful activities to get your creativity going.
Michael Hinton
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
To be honest, this book had me at "Written by Felicia Day," - but in retrospect even if I were unfamiliar with the author, I would be giving it a five-star review. It's a gem, a must-read for anyone in a creative field. Scratch that - it's a must read for anyone.

I chose the audio book, which as an added bonus is read by the author. This medium might make doing the exercises a bit more of a challenge, although a PDF is included to help make this easier. In full disclosure, I skipped most of the
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Ann Withers [jo]
Aug 18, 2020 marked it as dnf
I expected to love this but it rlly fell flat for me. It was literally painful to keep reading it, so I stopped. Hopefully, it’s helpful to other people though.
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Actress, New Media Geek, Gamer, Misanthrope. Voracious reader of Fantasy and Sci-Fi.

Felicia is the creator of The Guild and former CCO of Geek and Sundry, an online content company. She has a podcast called "Felicitations" that can be found on iTunes, and is the author of her bestselling memoir "You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)".
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