Embrace Your Weird
An instant New York Times bestseller 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 that empower you to be fearless, so you can rediscover the things that bring you joy, and crack your imagination wide open —Unique techniques to vanquish enemies of creativity like: anxiety, fear, procrastination, perfectionism, criticism, and jealousy —Tips to cultivate a creative community —Space to explore and get your neurons firing Whether you enjoy writing, baking, painting, podcasting, playing music, or have yet to uncover your favorite creative outlet, Embrace Your Weird will help you unlock the power of self-expression. Get motivated. Get creative. Get weird.

Embrace Your Weird Details

TitleEmbrace Your Weird
Author
ReleaseOct 1st, 2019
PublisherGallery Books
ISBN-139781982113223
Rating
GenreNonfiction, Self Help, Language, Writing, Audiobook

Embrace Your Weird Review

  • Dee Arr
    January 1, 1970
    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)” shows up and graces every page with the wit and humor she s 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)” shows up and graces every page with the wit and humor she showered us with that first time. “Embrace Your Weird” is not another memoir book, as she cheerfully jumps from her life into ours. Ms. Day’s goal? Convince each one of us that we have incredible talents to share with the world.In order to accomplish this task, the author shares her own devices for victory over the mind-numbing monsters that threaten to crush our creativity and force us to hide under our personal bushel baskets. This book is loaded with power, and here’s why. The person writing it is not some highly educated professor with a wall full of degrees and awards, nor is it someone who has identified a niche of psychological barriers and written a well-thought tome of rules and procedures to follow. Ms. Day shares how she worked to overcome her demons, sharing her knowledge and wisdom in an entertaining manner. She is encouraging and down-to-earth, urging us to break out of our shells but cautioning us to remember that our goals should be based on our own power and not the choices of others. Sage advice, indeed.The combination of the author’s thoughts and writing/drawing exercises for us to complete combine to form a fun/amusing/educational/awesome book that, by the end, should have morphed from something Ms. Day created to something that also contains our personal inventions, and thus a part of us. Growth CAN be fun! Five stars.
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  • Ian
    January 1, 1970
    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. 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 work past those obstacles — internal and external — that prevent us from getting our ideas out. Whether your medium is writing, painting, dancing, playing an instrument, or anything else, this book gets at the basic force of wanting to express ourselves that underlies all creative efforts.The writing is funny and full of energy, and the illustrations add to the book’s fun spirit. The creativity put into every page of the book may inspire you all by itself!If you want to get better at coming up with creative ideas and be able to bring them to life, you owe it to yourself to read this book!
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  • Elizabeth Amber Love
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 Yearly Challenge.Next, it's also a book you can breeze through at first to get that first layer of absorption; then go back and do the weird exercises at the end of each section that's pertinent to your creative output or desire. There are illustrations where you get to fill in things or blank pages to doodle. You are instructed to scribble and draw all over these pages which means the hard copy version might be the best version to have. Otherwise, have a notebook ready. I guess you can take screenshots of the illustrations and print those so you can fill them out.While this is a self-help book, it's probably the most cheery, fun, and dare I say frivolous in a good way. It makes you embrace your childlike self to build up what Day calls the Hero-Self. She's had a lifetime of therapy, I guess, to know how this stuff works. There is also a list at the back of other books she references and uses herself including Marie Kondo. My shoulders shrug a little in a cringe as I type that. I hold on to precious things and as long as I'm not at a dangerous level and take time one to two times a year to purge crap, I'm okay with my choices.I said frivolous because it's how our culture, in the US anyway, sees artists and sees the actions of playtime. When I take Gus out on his daily walk, it's mostly for him because he loves it; but it became for me too. I started to write about our walks. Then I embellished them with pure nonsense like monsters and mysteries to solve. Taking a cat for a walk is playtime, but it's also my own inspiration for writing three years worth of weekly posts. I have a friend who dances around as she does housework because it simultaneously makes her happy to move her body and she can feel accomplished that crap got done. Play is vital. It's an embarrassment that adults in working environments are quelled from doing it. Sure, Bryce in IT, you can have ten different toys on your desk from ThinkGeek, but you can't actually be silly. That would be a disgrace.Day not only gives you permission to make mistakes, she encourages it. She also reminds the reader that being an artist is hard work. Hard work doesn't mean you don't love your output (whether this is your job or just for you or a hobby). Embrace Your Weird acts as a tool where you can have your own imaginary cheerleader, parental figure who is proud of you, role model, and friend at your disposal. Day tells us that being creative is our natural state. Isn't that wonderful to know?The reason Marie Kondo and her purging into minimalism lifestyle comes up is because having too much clutter and chaos in your environment can stifle creativity. Doesn't it make you sad and depressed to see dirty dishes or a closet filled with clothes you can't fit into anymore? She says to get rid of it. I may say, "I worked too damn hard on that costume to part with it, but I'll put it in a neat and tidy bin on a shelf."Day also gets into how the mind tends to work in a state of anxiety. She does say anxiety could be useful, but I think the dividing difference is that excitement for a project is not the same thing as anxiety disorder. I'm not a doctor, but I think I can speak from my own experience. I will die on the hill that "writer's block" (which includes all critical thinking and creative thought endeavors) is a real problem. The advice you get about taking a walk, clearing your head, walk away from it and come back, do something entirely different and maybe a solution will come -- that's all true. The pressure you put on yourself can lead to anxiety, but they isn't necessarily The Anxiety itself. Plenty of people thrive under pressure. They look forward to it. I also work better with a deadline like NaNoWriMo. There's something to hold me, the creator, responsible.Accountability does get a small cameo in the book. Day talked about when she joined a group of women in a similar position in the acting world struggling to find the next gig. They were holding each other accountable with weekly things to do: invite X to lunch to network and that sort of thing. If you like in-person group accountability, go for it. I prefer the realm of online which is why Comics Experience worked well for me as I floundered through my first comic scripts. Same for NaNoWriMo and Camp NaNoWriMo -- you get a support system who understands what you're going through when your spouse/dog/mother doesn't get it.As readers work through the exercises to free their creativity, they need to be resilient to criticism, open to valuable feedback, aware of personal limitations (maybe you can't devote five hours a day to your art), and remember that we are mere mortals. Eventually time will run out. You will either have made the thing or not made the thing. We're not all Tupac putting out records every year posthumously.Day is considerate of switching gendered pronouns. She also gender-swaps Hamlette in one example. I'm sure there are things I wouldn't notice, but I can at least be honest and say this is a writer who tries. She only refers to her significant other as partner. She talks about her baby here and there if you're sensitive to discussions on babies/families. It's understandable given her career, but still unfortunate that she cares what Joss Whedon thinks about her. He should be seeing her as a role model not the other way around.
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  • Tracey
    January 1, 1970
    This book is chalk 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.
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  • Kaley
    January 1, 1970
    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.
  • Fanna
    January 1, 1970
    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,/>October 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, for the audiobook!
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  • Michael Hinton
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 exercises, but whether you do the homework or not, you'll get a lot out of this book.The author's quirky, humorous and charming writing style is as much fun as it was in her autobiography, "You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)." But style is only a small part of what's great about this book. It's obvious from the first chapter that the author took on this project with one big goal - to help readers find their creative muses. Specifically, to help creators cut through all the little voices that tell us we're not good enough, smart enough, or talented enough to succeed. And in my opinion, she more than succeeded.It's never easy to open up about your own mistakes, quirks and neuroses. Most of us spend our lives trying to hide those parts of ourselves from others. Instead, the author uses her own experiences as teachable moments for her readers. I admit to shedding a few tears during the section on shame, when she relates what has to be a highly painful personal experience that stuck with her through the years. It hit extremely close to home for someone who has spent way too much time with regret over past actions that everyone else has forgotten. But it was a powerful moment for me. You mean other people obsess over dumb things they did years or decades ago? Even highly successful people with acting and producing careers?Yes, they do, and the author is not afraid to use her own experiences page after page to give the rest of us hope. She will gently guide you through ways to improve your own creative process while she shares tips on how to deal with shame, regret, and many more 'enemies' of creativity.If you read one book on creating this year, it should be this one. In fact, if you read one book at all this year, make it this one. Buy it, read it, listen to it, whatever. You won't regret it.
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  • Suz Jay
    January 1, 1970
    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 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, doubt, and insecurity, things which tend to be isolating. With each topic, Day offers several exercises and shares her personal experiences, with plenty of references to writing her memoir YOU’RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST) and to her baby girl. The book, which embraces play is a refreshing alternative from some of the drier books that tackle struggles with creativity. Day does a great job of making the book inclusive, turning it into a no judgement zone that honors every individual’s passions. She uses humor and pop culture references (such as comparing one’s enemies to Ramsay Bolton from Game of Thrones) to drive her points home in a fun way. The chapters address topics such as friends, mentors, enemies, perfectionism, procrastination, anxiety, powerlessness, fear of failure, shame, regret, and jealousy. Day includes exercises and tools to put her advice (such as tapping into flow by working quickly and focusing on finishing) into action. In the final chapter, Day invites the reader to run a gauntlet of quests to help keep creativity flowing by doing thing such as opening one’s mind to travel, breaking out of comfort zones, learning new things, and making time for creative pursuits. Day acts as a cheerleader, encouraging the reader to take their creative projects to completion and avoiding abandoning in progress projects in favor of new pursuits. EMBRACE YOUR WEIRD is a super fun and inspirational book with quirky, creativity-unlocking exercises such as writing a Craigslist ad as though as though we were putting ourselves up for sale. But Day doesn’t advocate selling ourselves, rather she encourages us to become the best creators we can be, making the best of our unique qualities and the most of our finite time as sentient beings. Thanks to NetGalley and Gallery Books An Imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc. for providing an Advance Reader Copy.
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  • Giselle Bradley
    January 1, 1970
    DNF'd 17 pages in. I thought this wouldn't be for me but I wanted to try it because I liked Felicia so much. Unfortunately I was right. From what I read I can definitely see how it would be awesome for others but I don't particularly want to unleash creativity.
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  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this book! I honestly didn't pay attention to what I was buying I saw Felicia Day and Weird and knew I needed it, I did not know how much that was true!!! I feel so inspired, just by listening to the book I was more in the moment with my baby and husband, I put my phone down and really saw what was happening around me. I want to read it again and actually stop for every activity (hard to do while driving) just too see how much more I can tap I to my creativity that has been pushed down f I loved this book! I honestly didn't pay attention to what I was buying I saw Felicia Day and Weird and knew I needed it, I did not know how much that was true!!! I feel so inspired, just by listening to the book I was more in the moment with my baby and husband, I put my phone down and really saw what was happening around me. I want to read it again and actually stop for every activity (hard to do while driving) just too see how much more I can tap I to my creativity that has been pushed down for far too long.
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  • Bree
    January 1, 1970
    Loved it. Needed to hear these ideas. Would recommend to anyone. She’s funny, and kind.
  • Truebluedah ♪
    January 1, 1970
    What the fork?HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS?You know imma get my hands on this book because I LOVE Felicia Day!
  • Crystal Hicks
    January 1, 1970
    I love Felicia Day. She is perky (a word I hate, but which actually applies perfectly here), but also highly self-aware, self-deprecating, and funny. I’ve been a fan since Dr. Horrible and the Singalong Blog & The Guild. I liked her last book, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) and recommend it. So, I wanted to like this new book. And I do. Her voice is still unique. She’s still upbeat and hilarious, even when talking about painful moments and crippling anxiety. “She’s a self-doubti I love Felicia Day. She is perky (a word I hate, but which actually applies perfectly here), but also highly self-aware, self-deprecating, and funny. I’ve been a fan since Dr. Horrible and the Singalong Blog & The Guild. I liked her last book, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) and recommend it. So, I wanted to like this new book. And I do. Her voice is still unique. She’s still upbeat and hilarious, even when talking about painful moments and crippling anxiety. “She’s a self-doubting introvert, just like me!” I think it’s just the book’s topic that is not very exciting to me. Or rather, the topic - unleashing your creativity - is one that has been done over and over (ironically). I’ve read a mountain of books on overcoming writer’s block or achieving flow. And, as with any self-help-related treatise, such problems are difficult to overcome. So, many people turn to multiple sources for help. I love the title, Embrace Your Weird, and it actually dovetails quite nicely with another book I reviewed recently, Jenny Slate’s Little Weirds. Both explore the struggle to create. But Embrace is formulated as a how-to manual, complete with workbook. Granted, the exercises encourage you to doodle and list and, essentially, deface the book itself which is satisfyingly subversive (though not great for library books...) However, that’s been done before, with the super popular Wreck This Journal, for example. So have many of the exercises Day encourages. There just wasn’t anything groundbreaking about the content, which is a shame because she’s made a name for herself by so things differently. But, I’ll gamely go along with some of the exercises, because they are, in fact, tried and true. And she’s funny. And I’m a fan.
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  • Katie B.
    January 1, 1970
    Grab something to write with and your handy-dandy notebook and get ready to WORK. Before you begin, I think you should know what you're in for. If you picked up this book because you love Felicia Day - more power to you. If you came here expecting a deep dive into creative prompts - you'll find some precious nuggets of wisdom. But be warned....It's a manic roller coaster ride of productivity. And I do not use that term 'MANIC' lightly here. Day warns us in her intro to pace yourself Grab something to write with and your handy-dandy notebook and get ready to WORK. Before you begin, I think you should know what you're in for. If you picked up this book because you love Felicia Day - more power to you. If you came here expecting a deep dive into creative prompts - you'll find some precious nuggets of wisdom. But be warned....It's a manic roller coaster ride of productivity. And I do not use that term 'MANIC' lightly here. Day warns us in her intro to pace yourself when using the book. If you sit and work through it all at once (guilty) it can be very overwhelming. So, read through it to feel out the scope of the book and go back and do the activities as you are able or they apply. In Embrace Your Weird, Day tackles aspects of human creativity from why we need to create, to feeling stuck or blocked, to combating anxiety about creating, and even...rearranging your work space. It's....a lot. And honestly, this book reminded me of those KLUTZ activity books from the 90s with all sorts of activities and creative ideas...basically so you wouldn't go to your parents with the dreaded whine of "I'm boreeeeeeeed". I'll definitely keep a copy of this on my desk and truly make an effort to use the exercises Day outlines to help boost productivity....or even work through some of my anxiety! While not totally original or innovative - for those of us who are always on the lookout for tools to combat anxiety, stress, and even depression, these exercises will seem repetitive - Day does present a non-judgmental workbook focused on kicking self-doubt or inhibition to the curb. And that's refreshing!
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  • Jason S Wrench
    January 1, 1970
    First, I'm a HUGE fan of Felicia Day, so it's not surprising that I'm going to give this book two thumbs up! Personally, I would highly recommend getting the physical book instead of the ebook, which is what I read. There are a number of activities within the book that require you to draw things on the page or write your thoughts, so having all of this contained in one book is going to be really useful for people. From what I understand, the audiobook does come with a download containing all of First, I'm a HUGE fan of Felicia Day, so it's not surprising that I'm going to give this book two thumbs up! Personally, I would highly recommend getting the physical book instead of the ebook, which is what I read. There are a number of activities within the book that require you to draw things on the page or write your thoughts, so having all of this contained in one book is going to be really useful for people. From what I understand, the audiobook does come with a download containing all of the activities, so that could work as well.As for the book itself, Felicia writes in a way that is very easy to read. The book is definitely not complicated and probably falls into the genre of quirky self-help books that aren't really self-help books. I think anyone who is familiar with Day's previous book or her internet personality will truly appreciate this book.I want to thank the publisher for allowing me to read this book prior to publication. Although I thank the publisher for this opportunity, the review is 100% mine.
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  • Lauren
    January 1, 1970
    I love Felicia Day. I think most people who pick this up are going to be fans, or at least people who have heard of her. And that will make this book enjoyable for them, because it's nice to receive encouragement from someone you know a little about (which you do if you've read her memoir or watched her stuff).There are a lot of self-help prompts, which made this book feel very much like a therapy tool. I think that's mostly to be expected, since Day is a proponent of mental health, though I love Felicia Day. I think most people who pick this up are going to be fans, or at least people who have heard of her. And that will make this book enjoyable for them, because it's nice to receive encouragement from someone you know a little about (which you do if you've read her memoir or watched her stuff).There are a lot of self-help prompts, which made this book feel very much like a therapy tool. I think that's mostly to be expected, since Day is a proponent of mental health, though it's not entirely what I was expecting when I picked this up. The writing also didn't feel...authentic? In Day's memoir you could hear her voice in the words; it was obviously her story (duh, it's her life) but it also just seemed more real. More meaningful. This book almost felt like it was trying too hard? To be a self-help book? Which is the point of it, really, but it didn't always feel natural.All that aside, this is still a fun book to work through and Day is of course still funny in it.
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  • Spuddie
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 veggies, folding laundry...you get the idea. So the book just didn't work for me because I didn't stop to do the exercises along the way. I will at some point revisit it, but I will get the print version to put it to its full potential usefulness.
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  • Anne
    January 1, 1970
    This book was so enlightening and amazing! I'm planning to read it again to do the exercises more thoroughly. If you read it or should I say when you read it as it mentions in the book, you'll want to be ready for the exercises. I was laughing so hard and then there was serious deep thinking too. Also, I found myself nodding and agreeing with everything Felicia was saying.Everything in this resonated very strongly with me and I just love it SO much!!! I would give it more than 5 stars if I This book was so enlightening and amazing! I'm planning to read it again to do the exercises more thoroughly. If you read it or should I say when you read it as it mentions in the book, you'll want to be ready for the exercises. I was laughing so hard and then there was serious deep thinking too. Also, I found myself nodding and agreeing with everything Felicia was saying.Everything in this resonated very strongly with me and I just love it SO much!!! I would give it more than 5 stars if I could. If you haven't checked this book out, then get on it so you don't miss out!Thanks so much to Libro.fm and Simon & Schuster Audio for letting me listen and review this wonderful and empowering book.
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  • Eliza Baum
    January 1, 1970
    I listened to the audiobook while in my car on my daily commute, so I wasn't able to fully take advantage of the exercises. However, I did find this incredibly beneficial anyway. A few times, I even had to pause the audio because of the nearly-profound thoughts I had delving into my life and creativity in the ways the author urged. It's hard to comment on the contents of the book, because I feel like it offers such a personal journey for each reader--but that's really its greatest merit, that you can ta I listened to the audiobook while in my car on my daily commute, so I wasn't able to fully take advantage of the exercises. However, I did find this incredibly beneficial anyway. A few times, I even had to pause the audio because of the nearly-profound thoughts I had delving into my life and creativity in the ways the author urged. It's hard to comment on the contents of the book, because I feel like it offers such a personal journey for each reader--but that's really its greatest merit, that you can take from it what you need from it at the time. This will definitely go on the re-listen list, and I'm already planning it as a Christmas gift for other creative people in my life.TL;DR Highly recommended for creators of all types.
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  • Shawna Oakes
    January 1, 1970
    Before you read my review, it's important that you get this book as a physical book. It is a mix between a workbook, a self help book, and a wreck this journal.This book completely changed my life. I went from feeling like someone who lacked creativity to being someone who truly believes they can be creative. This book inspired me to pursue scrapbooking and sewing, two hobbies that appeared interesting to me, but I kept putting them off.This book also helped me with my an Before you read my review, it's important that you get this book as a physical book. It is a mix between a workbook, a self help book, and a wreck this journal.This book completely changed my life. I went from feeling like someone who lacked creativity to being someone who truly believes they can be creative. This book inspired me to pursue scrapbooking and sewing, two hobbies that appeared interesting to me, but I kept putting them off.This book also helped me with my anxiety and depression. I felt pure joy while reading this and I found that the tips about anxiety were actually really helpful for me. I also loved Felicia’s commentary and nerdy references.
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  • Michelle ♣ Ndayeni
    January 1, 1970
    I'd recommend getting either a physical or ebook copy of this to work through. I listened to it on audio and definitely feel you miss a lot by not seeing what she's referring to at times. Also by likely listening while doing other things that mean you can't stop to do the exercises. Probably is a very helpful book if you can take the time to really devote your full attention to reading and working through it.
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  • Tiffany Long
    January 1, 1970
    This was great! Unfortunately, I found the audiobook of this, which was fine, but the book has a ton writing and drawing prompts in it. This meant that I had to pause a lot to write the prompt down and actually work on them. So if you’re considering reading this, please get the physical copy! The prompts were very thought provoking and related a lot to what you did and what you wanted as a kid! I will definitely be coming back to this book in the future! 😊
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  • Trina
    January 1, 1970
    Embrace Your Weird by Felicia Day is an amazing book. It is truly encouraging, empowering and a real creative outlet. I don't say this often, but I highly encourage the actual book. Don't get the digital or the audio book. For this, you want a book that you can scribble in, spill on, rip up and maybe even throw. The exercises are wonderful, the message is beautiful and clear. If you're interested in creating, being weird or creating weird, I highly encourage buying this book.
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  • Lauren Roemer Boehm
    January 1, 1970
    I listened to this on Audible and would highly encourage you read a paperback copy. There are exercises and great questions that she poses throughout the book, and I was not able to do the activities to the fullest due to my Audible format. I didn’t think most of her jokes were funny, but she made valid points around anxiety and getting thru life with less stress. It was just okay for me given the format, but I may try it again on paperback in the future.
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  • Javier Loffredo
    January 1, 1970
    Very inspiring to unleash your creativity and embark into venues maybe you didn't even though of trying. Full of exercises and tips, and the way she writes, reading this books almost feels like having a conversation with her.
  • Joelle
    January 1, 1970
    Listened to the audiobook and now I need the print for easier writing / completion of the activities. Not a good listen during driving as there’s so much opportunity to pause, reflect, and it can be distracting.
  • Mark Martinico
    January 1, 1970
    Whether you’re already a fan of Felicia Day or not, this book is sure to be a delight - the audiobook especially so, thanks to the author’s engaging performance as reader. In fact, if you’re torn between the physical book and the audiobook, I highly suggest opting for the audiobook. It comes with a 42-page printable PDF of activities and illustrations referenced throughout the book, and it is suggested that you keep a notebook handy for some exercises. So, what exactly is this book? It’s an enth Whether you’re already a fan of Felicia Day or not, this book is sure to be a delight - the audiobook especially so, thanks to the author’s engaging performance as reader. In fact, if you’re torn between the physical book and the audiobook, I highly suggest opting for the audiobook. It comes with a 42-page printable PDF of activities and illustrations referenced throughout the book, and it is suggested that you keep a notebook handy for some exercises. So, what exactly is this book? It’s an enthusiastic guide to exploring your creative side, not being bogged down by self-doubt or criticism, feeling proud of the things you make, and never giving up. And it’s read so incredibly enthusiastically, that it makes you want to get out there and do! I myself went straight through without actually doing the activities/exercises, knowing that I will be giving this a second listen, at which time I will be doing them. But I could even see myself giving it further listens down the road, as its whole approach is like a friend you can turn to when you’re in a creative rut. The author’s narrative style is casual, often comical, and endlessly charming, and the information she conveys is well-researched, expertly assembled, and endlessly helpful at sparking (and maintaining) creativity, and feeling good about yourself. It’s clear that she put a lot of time, effort, and heart into this book, and I cannot imagine it being any better than it is.
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  • Elle
    January 1, 1970
    Helpful, inspiring and super funny.
  • Olivia Ambrose
    January 1, 1970
    I love this so much. It came at just the right time, right before NaNoWriMo. I've bought four copies of this book so far to give to all my friends. DEFINITELY recommend.
  • Simonew
    January 1, 1970
    Loved it
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