The Fangirl's Guide To The Galaxy: A Lexicon Of Life Hacks For The Modern Lady Geek (2000)
The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy: A Lexicon of Life Hacks for the Modern Lady Geek (2000)
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159474789X (ISBN13: 9781594747892)
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I have been waiting for a book like this. I received a advance copy from Net Galley and brought it with on a recent 4 hour train ride. It was the perfect book. I love how it was divided up and the information was really interesting and very fun. It covers so many fandoms and I found reading about those I am not as familiar with just as interesting as those I love. A wonderful book and a must read for any fan girl out there...... I received an ARC copy of this through NetGalley as well. Several chapters in, I was having a hard time figuring out the audience for the book; it finally occurred to me that this is more of a "coming out" guide for the recent fan/geek girl converts. Does that person even exist? So it's written from the viewpoint of "it's okay to be who you are, you're not alone, we're just like you!" It's also for a very young fan girl, think teen to early twenties. The language throughout is current--but obnoxiously young-centric. The chapter themes are good--very basic explanations of various fandoms, how to make friends with people like you, convention breakdowns, recommended TV/comic/movie/game series, etc. Again everything is more of a bite size overview of a new culture aimed towards the YA audience. Towards the end of the book there are a few what feel like disjointed chapters about feminism. These are fine chapters--but they feel like they were written for a different book. My only other quibble are the interview chapters where the author asks the same three (bland) questions to various women in the geek culture field. There are very little difference between answers. It's a cute book but I just wish there was more here for an adult audience.
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