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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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Heidi Definitely! I thoroughly enjoyed "You're Never Weird On The Internet" audiobook! I also was home-schooled my entire childhood, and it's comforting to…moreDefinitely! I thoroughly enjoyed "You're Never Weird On The Internet" audiobook! I also was home-schooled my entire childhood, and it's comforting to know someone else who has a complicated love/hate relationship with that unique experience and how it played a huge role in finding friendships online. Breaking out of my social anxiety comfort zone is something I continue to struggle with, as do many, and I find your insight to be encouraging and inspiring!(less)

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Kevin Shepherd
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ifmisfitshada 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. We
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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)”
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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
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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 Amber 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
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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 ...more
Tracey
Oct 19, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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
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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
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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
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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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
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 &
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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!
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
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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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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,
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Aimee
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
I was expecting more out this. Maybe some better journal prompts to get the creativity going, but it reads like one of those "dream journals" you use in your teens.
Kaley
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Finished in time for her event tonight, HA! I really enjoyed the audiobook and will go back and complete the exercises in the paperback, they actually sound like fun.
Kal ★ Reader Voracious
This f***ing book. I'm going to be honest: I got it solely because my love for Felicia Day knows no bounds. She's one of my favorite people who has always given me the permission to be my own brand of weird... so I half read the title of the book and downloaded it. I didn't even know it was centered on harnessing and unleashing creativity until I started listening to it. Oops? But you know how some books just sort of find you when you need them the most? Yea... this one has been added to that ...more
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About the Book: Out of many if not absolute most of us, weirdness gets taught out, forced out in a form of “be polite”, or bullied out, usually by those who already got theirs stifled. And so we learn to walk through life trying to not inconvenience anyone, giving in to guilt tripping, afraid to try, afraid to say no. Because what if we fail? We study for grades, not ourselves, so, naturally, if you want to draw horses, and
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Jessica M
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Libro.fm and Simon & Schuster Audio for gifting me an advance audiobook copy of Embrace Your Weird by Felicia Day.

I’ve been a Felicia Day fan since The Guild days, and have been fortunate enough to run into (and chat with) her a couple of times at CES, ComicCon etc.

Embrace Your Weird is all about developing and growing your creativity while facing the fears that might be holding you back. As expected, Day’s sense of humor shines through and hearing her read the book in the audio
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Kara Beal
Feb 01, 2020 rated it liked it
This is the rare example of an audiobook that I think I would have preferred to read instead of listen to. It is difficult to follow along with all of the exercises in the audio format. Also, I frankly disliked several of the audiobook features. The narration is broken up by frequent audio tones that grated on my nerves. And Ms. Day's narration frequently caught me wrong. For example, each time we reach a new exercise, she shouts "Exercise!" in such an imperative way that I was convinced several ...more
Misty
Nov 17, 2019 rated it liked it
I mostly liked it. There's plenty of great tips about growing your creativity and facing obstacles and so on. There are lots of great exercises too. I'm only giving it a 3 because I feel that some of the mental health advice isn't... the best, most thought out advice. A lot of it skews more towards avoidance and isolation. I also didn't agree with Day's assertion that all creative endeavors start with or come about because of play. She's right when she says that suffering isn't necessary for art ...more
Taaren
Dec 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I don't necessarily consider myself a "Creative," but I read this anyway, as a fan of Felicia Day. While the main structure *is* about working toward a creativity goal, I got SO much out of it to carry into my everyday problem solving. She provides seriously helpful tools, insights and perspectives for dealing with anxiety, criticism, confidence, procrastination and more. Since I didn't have a creative project to tackle, the activity prompts sometimes felt like a lot. Because there are A LOT of ...more
Tiffany
Dec 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved the quirky, self-paced exercises that Felicia Day developed to help push through fears, learn more about the self, and really embrace the multitude of ways creativity can be unleashed. I bought multiple copies and shared them with everyone I hold dear--from my 13 yo son to my husband to best friends, and sisters.
I was surprised at how much this book made me look inside myself and figure out what really makes me tick and what drives my desire to write, draw, and be creative even at work
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Lauren
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult, bio-autobio, comedy
It wasn't really a biography, but there was enough biographical stuff in it to make it feel that way.
Felicia Day, is wonderful as always in her new book. The audio was amazing and I was listening to it as I helped clean and get ready for Thanksgiving & then unpack when I had to get back to work early. The exercises were very entertaining to work through [I had to do it in my mind as I was ....cleaning...] but useful stuff.
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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)".
She currently acts on TV shows and produces and writes
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“If we write to the point where we no longer have any solutions that could work, here’s the kicker: Simply accept that there is no solution right now. And that’s okay! We did everything we could! Sometimes accepting that the future is unknown is as big a relief as we can find in the moment.” 1 likes
“The truth is that freeing ourselves up to create is a form of self-care. We NEED to do it. So we can be our best and happiest selves.” 0 likes
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