Everything I Need I Get from You: How Fangirls Created the Internet as We Know It

Everything I Need I Get from You: How Fangirls Created the Internet as We Know It by Kaitlyn Tiffany 0374539189 9780374539184
Stock Image - Actual Cover May Vary


 

Our Price: $10.63

Quantity:40

 
ISBN: 0374539189


Condition:
New [Add $99.00]
Like-New [Add $0.60]
Very-Good [Add $0.40]
Good [Add $0.20]
Acceptable

Quantity:  
Description
 

On the internet, fandom can be a route toward cyberbullying a baby, or it can be a way of figuring some things out about yourself. Sometimes, it can even forge a writer as funny and perceptive as Kaitlyn Tiffany." --Amanda Hess, The New York Times

Wistful, winning, and unexpectedly funny. --Katy Waldman, The New Yorker


A thrilling dive into the world of superfandom and the fangirls who shaped the social internet.

In 2014, on the side of a Los Angeles freeway, a One Direction fan erected a shrine in the spot where, a few hours earlier, Harry Styles had vomited. "Its interesting for sure," Styles said later, adding, "a little niche, maybe." But what seemed niche to Styles was actually a signpost for an unfathomably large, hyper-connected alternate universe: stan culture.

In Everything I Need I Get from You, Kaitlyn Tiffany, a staff writer at The Atlantic and a superfan herself, guides us through the online world of fans, stans, and boybands. Along the way we meet girls who damage their lungs from screaming too loud, fans rallying together to manipulate chart numbers using complex digital subversion, and an underworld of inside jokes and shared memories surrounding band members allergies, internet typos, and hairstyles. In the process, Tiffany makes a convincing, and often moving, argument that fangirls, in their ingenuity and collaboration, created the social internet we know today. "Before most people were using the internet for anything," Tiffany writes, "fans were using it for everything."

With humor, empathy, and an insiders eye, Everything I Need I Get from You reclaims internet history for young women, establishing fandom not as the territory of hysterical girls but as an incubator for digital innovation, art, and community. From alarming, fandom-splitting conspiracy theories about secret love and fake children, to the interplays between high and low culture and capitalism, Tiffanys book is a riotous chronicle of the movement that changed the internet forever.

Author: Kaitlyn Tiffany

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 320

Publisher: MCD x FSG Originals

Publication Date: 2022-06-14


Share your shopping experience. Write a review here »

Browse for more products in the same category as this item:

Binding > Paperback