Geek Girls Unite: Why Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks, and Other Misfits Will Inherit the Earth

Geek Girls Unite: Why Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks, and Other Misfits Will Inherit the Earth

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by Leslie Simon
     
 

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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&

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062099020
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/04/2011
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
File size:
15 MB
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Meet the Author

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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Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks, and Other Misfits Are Taking Over the World 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is funny, relatable, and the way the book is set up is easy to use. Also,it helped that the author and I have similar music tastes!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book entertaining and surpisingly enlighting. It made me wonder why there arent as many she-geek sex symbols in the media as he-geeks. There should be more emphasis put on girl geeks like diablo cody or zooey deschanel. I love this book because it reassures all geeks to embrace that label with honor and broadcast it proudly.
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