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The Fangirl Files: True Tales and Tips from the Fandom Frontlines Paperback – June 5, 2016
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About the Author
Amy H. Johnson is an international-concert-trekking, rock-star-birthday-cake-making, standing-outside-a-tour-bus-in-the-cold-at-3 a.m., proud Fangirl. She comes from a long line of Fangirls and traces her interest in crafting TV Boyfriends’ faces on magnets and baking gingerbread likenesses of celebrity crushes to her DNA. She lives in New England and works in academia, but in her fantasy life she's ensconced at a manor house in 19th century England with a biscuit jar by her bed and a butler at her service.
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Not only does The Fangirl Files sneak behind “enemy lines” to get a brutally honest, unapologetic, tale of a true fangirl and her ability to use pure unadulterated fan worship as a means to obtain clarity, happiness, and life fulfillment. It also functions as an impressively insightful snapshot of our current binge-watching, media and technology-obsessed culture, where our essence is defined, not by our political affiliations, or how we look and dress, but rather by our various fandom allegiances, how many Twitter followers we have, and what filter we most prefer to use on our Instagram photos.
The twenty-teens have heralded a new age of social and not-so-social media immersion and brand identification. Amy Johnson is standing at forefront the forefront of this age, with a memoir/guide that is honest, witty, insightful, and, at times, down right swoon-worthy.
A must-read for the fangirl in all of us!
Ms. Johnson does an excellent job of tying in her personal experiences, how being supported at home gave her self-confidence, and how being a fan girl broadened her horizons, brought her good friends she might never have met, and brought her fun and happiness during times of struggle.
You don't have to be a fan of just music, film and TV to enjoy this book. We see fans of all sports being as creative,dedicated and obsessive as the fan worlds Amy describes in her book.
So grab a copy of THE FANGIRL FILES and sit back, enjoy and laugh! It may be a nostalgia trip for her peers, or a trip back in time for those of us 'older' fans who were Elvis fans and BeatleManiacs! Whatever the object or era of your fandom, you will enjoy this book!
p.s. Pacey and Joey 4 eva!!!