Are you obsessed with movies? Book? Technology? Fashion? Any healthy obsession that you would say defines some part of you? Well, Leslie Simon just wrote a book about you, the Geek Girl. It’s called Geek Girls Unite and she intelligently covers all the fun traits of the Geek Girl, along with the likes of Tina Fey, Bjork, Felicia Day, Jenny Lewis, Joan Didion, etc.
In this, the age of the Geek Girl, ”geek” no longer connotates uncool, but actually pretty dang awesome! I mean, when Zooey Deschanel’s character on New Girl makes a Lord of the Rings joke, you know the geeks have arrived. And Simon is here to diligently catalog this fantastic phenomena–in which all of us geek girls can unite and rejoice!
Simon previously wrote Wish You Were Here, a location-laden guide of all the places the indie/punk scene was born, and co-wrote Everybody Hurts, an encyclopedia of emo culture. Simon herself, in the opening of Geek Girls Unite, ticks off her own geek girl resume (which obviously includes a lot of music geek!).
Throughout the book she celebrates the “misfits…that are taking over the world.” From the Fangirl Geeks (this includes Twlight fans and G4 channel addicts) to Film Geeks (your High Art Heroine is Sofia Coppola) to the Domestic Goddess Geek (that girl who crochets her own iPhone holder and whips up mini-key lime pies for TV night) – all bases are covered. It’s pop culture and laugh-out-loud, witty writing – you’ll recognize yourself in Simon’s descriptions. If anything else, it’s just fun to align yourself with your heroines, and to know that there’s a whole lot of like-minded ladies out there – and Simon lists out exactly where they gather on the internet and elsewhere!