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Just a Geek - Wil Wheaton
Just a Geek
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Wil Wheaton has never been one to take the conventional path to success. Despite early stardom through his childhood role in the motion picture "Stand By Me", and growing up on television as Wesley Crusher on "Star Trek: The Next Generation", Wil left Hollywood in pursuit of happiness, purpose,... show more
Wil Wheaton has never been one to take the conventional path to success. Despite early stardom through his childhood role in the motion picture "Stand By Me", and growing up on television as Wesley Crusher on "Star Trek: The Next Generation", Wil left Hollywood in pursuit of happiness, purpose, and a viable means of paying the bills. In the oddest of places, Topeka, Kansas, Wil discovered that despite his claims to fame, he was at heart Just a Geek. In this bestselling book, Wil shares his deeply personal and difficult journey to find himself. You'll understand the rigors, and joys, of Wil's rediscovering of himself, as he comes to terms with what it means to be famous, or, ironically, famous for once having been famous. Writing with honesty and disarming humanity, Wil touches on the frustrations associated with his acting career, his inability to distance himself from Ensign Crusher in the public's eyes, the launch of his incredibly successful web site, wilwheaton.net, and the joy he's found in writing. Through all of this, Wil shares the ups and downs he encountered along the journey, along with the support and love he discovered from his friends and family. The stories in Just a Geek include:Wil's plunge from teen star to struggling actor Discovering the joys of HTML, blogging, Linux, and web design The struggle between Wesley Crusher, Starfleet ensign, and Wil Wheaton, author and blogger Gut-wrenching reactions to the 9-11 disaster Moving tales of Wil's relationships with his wife, step-children, and extended family The transition from a B-list actor to an A-list authorWil Wheaton--celebrity, blogger, and geek--writes for the geek in all of us. Engaging, witty, and pleasantly self-deprecating, Just a Geek will surprise you and make you laugh.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780596806316 (0596806310)
ASIN: 596806310
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Pages no: 298
Edition language: English
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Inkspot Fancy
Inkspot Fancy rated it
4.0
I almost didn't read this. Collections of short stories or essays just aren't my thing. But in this case I am glad I tried it!I was never one of the Wesley Haters, though I didn't like him overmuch either. But I could see the phenomenon in full force on the internet over the years. So it's not surpr...
Stewartry
Stewartry rated it
4.5 King of the Geeks
Let me get this out of the way: I hated Wesley Crusher. Deep and burning passion of loathing? I had it. Here was this kid, younger than I was, taking screen time away from the magnificent Captain Picard. Saving the ship. Putting the ship in danger and then saving it. Piloting the ship. There was app...
Likest thou jelly within thy doughnut?
Likest thou jelly within thy doughnut? rated it
5.0 Just a Geek
Wil Wheaton is the kind of guy that makes you want to be a better person. Wheaton's Law is followed by all his fans, and when the Humble Ebook Bundle was up for sale I jumped at the chance to grab it. Just A Geek is a very honest book, and while a lot of time has passed since its release, it was gre...
Muccamukk
Muccamukk rated it
3.0 Just a Geek: Unflinchingly Honest Tales of the Search for Life, Love, and Fulfillment Beyond the Starship Enterprise
Got this in a humble bundle with a bunch of other cool things.Fun read for a Trekkie. I always rather wondered what had happened to him between when he left TNG and when he showed up on Leverage. I liked reading about the behind the scenes stuff both for Star Trek and for the movie industry generall...
The Golden Darter
The Golden Darter rated it
0.0 Just a Geek
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