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Geek Girls Unite : How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks, and Other Misfits Are Taking Over the World

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For every girl who marches to the beat of her own drum, Leslie Simon has your manifesto: a smart, expansive, and winningly entertaining celebration of comedy queens, film geeks, bookworms, craft mavens, indie chicks, and other all-star women. Following the breakaway hit book Everybody Hurts, Simon's energizing look at today's pop-culture and counterculture heroines-like Amy Sedaris, Tina Fey, Sofia Coppola, Regina Spektor, and Jenny Hart-is an empowering, eye-opening, and, above all, fun journey. Readers of The Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking and The Modern Girl's Guide to Life will love joining forces as Geek Girls Unite!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 15.24mm | 294.83g
  • It Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0062002732
  • 9780062002730
  • 381,538

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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.
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"Geek Girls Unite is the ultimate guide for any girl who identifies with the geekier side of life. It's a hilarious must-read look into the modern geek and what makes her so cool!" -- comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates "While geekdom has long been portrayed in pop culture as a boys' club, Simon catalogues the wide variety of geek girls in this entertaining look at embracing nonconformity...a worthy endeavor." -- Publishers Weekly Tina Fey worshipper Leslie Simon crowdsources media obsessions from a `guild' of like-minded women to assemble this peppy survey of comedy, literary, film and music icons, all the while evangelizing on behalf of misfit females. -- Wired.com
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About Leslie Simon

Leslie Simon is the author of Wish You Were Here: An Essential Guide to Your Favorite Music Scenes and co-author of Everybody Hurts: An Essential Guide to Emo Culture. Her work has appeared in Kerrang!, Alternative Press, metromix.com, and MTV.com.
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