Jean, 39, lover of sci-fi, horror and fantasy, reader of comic books, conqueror of genre fiction.
This book feels like a great big hug. Why? you may ask. What is my logic behind this statement? Well, let me explain:
Though this is directly an autobiography of Felicia Day, written with her expected sweet and daffy wit, there's a larger theme here of acceptance. With Ms. Day's sharing the ins and outs of her own interesting life (and I suppose one could read the usage of 'interesting' here like the old curse 'may you live in interesting times'), I got the feeling again and again that,if I ever met her, I could unload everything about my own and she'd understand completely, though very few of the details are similar. The book is like a metaphorical pair of open arms, and it's not accidental.
I also had no idea that Felicia's life was so interesting and wild, and filled with stress, too, and mental issues. I've loved her for a while now; can't remember the very first thing I saw her in, most likely Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but I do remember it was through my Xbox that I was introduced to The Guild and I just never looked back.
The book itself is well-written, a very quick read, buoyed by cute and funny memes in between the text. It also made me cry quite a few times, because as she extends empathy to the reader, this reader most assuredly reciprocated. I waited five months to get this book from the library,and it was completely worth it!