Sunday, January 24, 2016

Oh Myyy!: Mini-Review

Oh Myyy! There Goes the Internet is a peek at George Takei's venture at 75 years old into the world of Twitter and Facebook. The Star Trek actor took social media by storm, gaining nearly four million fans on Facebook in just a few short years. His posts earn more likes, shares, and attention than nearly any other pop culture icon. He has used to his status as "Uncle George" to share humor, advocate for causes, and raise awareness. He has used his affiliation with Allegiance (the musical based on his family's experiences in the U. S. Japanese internment camps) to ask Americans to reflect on this dark moment in our history. He tells it like it is, but uses humor generously so that only the hard-hearted or thoroughly biased could possibly take offense.

The book is candid, funny, and informative--telling readers of his missteps and successes in navigating the social media super highway. He reveals some of the secrets behind his spectacular success on the internet--explaining (as best he understands it) when and how to share for the best crowd-pleasing results. The book is liberally sprinkled with some of his favorite memes, sayings, and jokes. An entertaining and interesting read. ★★★★

1 comment:

fredamans said...

I love George Takai. I follow both of his social media channels and think he is naturally hilarious! I would love to read this one myself!!