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What do Amy Poehler, Bjork, Felicia Day, Martha Stewart, Miranda July, and Zooey Deschanel have in common? They’re just a few of the amazing women proving that “geek” is no longer a four-letter word.
In recent years, male geeks have taken the world by storm. But what about their female counterparts? After all, fangirls are just like fanboys—they put on their Imperial Stormtrooper Lycra pants one leg at a time.
Geek Girls Unite is a call to arms for every girl who has ever obsessed over music, comics, film, comedy, books, crafts, fashion, or anything else under the Death Star. Music geek girl Leslie Simon offers an overview of the geek elite by covering groundbreaking women, hall-of-famers, ultimate love matches, and potential frenemies, along with her top picks for playlists, books, movies, and websites. This smart and hilarious tour through girl geekdom is a must-have for any woman who has ever wondered where her sassy rebel sisters have been hiding.
The author indicates that if you don't fit into her idea of what a geek is, you're not a geek at all.
I have considered myself a geek for a VERY very long time, so I hoped I could relate to something in this book.
To me it's like the cheerleader telling us it's okay to be the "freaks" we are...I just didn't dig it.
Not what I expected. It was trite, simplistic and annoying to this real geek girl. Don't waste your time or money.Published 6 months ago by Shae Rowell
I received this book as a gift off my wish list. While it does a great job introducing various facets of geek girl culture (though certainly not all of them), it does not go into... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Tiffany Piotti
I was looking for something in-depth, the idea of fandom and feminism made my little sociologist heart flutter!! After reading the first page, man was I disappointed! Read morePublished on June 2, 2012 by Beth
I borrowed this book from my library's Kindle program, now I'm looking for a used book so I can check out the websites and references long after this book is "returned" and... Read morePublished on April 15, 2012 by Julie J. Jarrett
This book was inspiring to me. I was shocked to find the mixed reviews. I found a little of myself in every type of geek girl described. Read morePublished on February 17, 2012 by Kate
What a freaking awesome book. It's funny (I think Leslie Simon should include herself in the TriGams funny geek girl nominations. Read morePublished on February 17, 2012 by AmyDenim
I feel strangely like I just read a book about being a geek by a chick who has geek friends, but isn't one herself. Read morePublished on January 30, 2012 by Moe