Sphere has acquired a memoir by American actress and web entrepreneur Felicia Day, titled You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost).
Sphere’s non-fiction editorial director Hannah Boursnell bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Cathryn Summerhayes on behalf of Erin Malone at WME.
Boursnell said: “Felicia had me hooked from the first beautifully written, brilliantly funny and insightful page of her memoir. This is a book about finding out who you are and how to find your way in life by celebrating what makes you different. From home-schooled violin prodigy to internet star and so-called ‘queen of the geeks’, Felicia has always followed her own path and her book will inspire anyone who has ever felt like a misfit to do the same.”
Day has appeared in several television series including “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Supernatural”, as well as Joss Whedon’s Emmy-award-winning web series “Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”. She created and starred in the web series “The Guild”, which ran for six seasons, and in 2012 launched the YouTube channel Geek and Sundry, which now has more than 1.3 million subscribers and in 2014 was purchased by Legendary Entertainment.
She said: “I'm excited that readers outside the US will be able to read about my life, and hopefully feel less alone in their weirdness. Because I am very weird.”
Sphere will publish You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) in hardback and e-book in August 2015.