Wil Wheaton--blogger, geek, and Star Trek: The Next Generation's Wesley Crusher--gives us five short-but-true tales of life in the so-called Space Age in Dancing Barefoot. With a true geek's unflinching honesty, Wil examines life, love, the web, and the absurdities of Hollywood in these... show more
Wil Wheaton--blogger, geek, and Star Trek: The Next Generation's Wesley Crusher--gives us five short-but-true tales of life in the so-called Space Age in Dancing Barefoot. With a true geek's unflinching honesty, Wil examines life, love, the web, and the absurdities of Hollywood in these compelling autobiographical narratives. Based on pieces first published in Wil's hugely popular blog, www.wilwheaton.net, the stories in Dancing Barefoot chronicle a teen TV star's journey to maturity and self-acceptance. Far from the usual celebrity tell-all, Dancing Barefoot is a vivid account of one man's version of that universal story, the search for self. If you've ever fallen in love, wondered what goes on behind the scenes at a Star Trek convention, or thought hard about the meaning of life, you'll find a kindred soul in the pages of Dancing Barefoot. In the process of uncovering his true geeky self, Wil Wheaton speaks to the inner geek in all of us.The stories:Houses in Motion - Memories fill the emptiness left within a childhood home, and saying goodbye brings them to life.Ready Or Not Here I Come - A game of hide-n-seek with the kids works as a time machine, taking Wil on a tour of the hiding and seeking of years gone by.Inferno - Two 15-year-olds pass in the night leaving behind pleasant memories and a perfumed Car Wars Deluxe Edition Box Set.We Close Our Eyes - A few beautiful moments spent dancing in the rain.The Saga of SpongeBob VegasPants - A story of love, hate, laughter and the acceptance of all things Trek.
Publish date: February 24th 2004
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.
Pages no: 116
Edition language: English
, Media Tie In
, Biography Memoir
, Short Stories
, Pop Culture
, Star Trek
Wil manages to get just the right mix of humour and heart, creating a wonderful read. The imagery Wil evokes makes the reader feel as if they were there, looking back nostalgically as he was. The main flaw in this book is that there weren't more stories. Alas, it still managed to capture a number of...
After reading Wil Wheaton's memoir, Just a Geek, I figured why not go ahead and read his other works too? So I picked this one up. It's very similar in tone and subject matter to Just a Geek, even though most of the stories focus less on his relationship with Star Trek and more on his life and mem...
An enjoyable read, and a great counterpoint to Just a Geek. I think I would have read it faster but kept slowing down to hear Wil's voice in my head.
The "Spongebob VegasPants" story was my favorite. WILLIAM FUCKING SHATNER. Man, what a douche.
I laughed, I gushed...I got a little teary-eyed. This is an excellent book. It's funny and compelling and Wil shows that he is a great writer. I wanted more and I'm upset that I didn't buy "Just A Geek" first. If you just like a good story whether it be about Star Trek or just being a regular everyd...