Just a Geek: Unflinchingly Honest Tales of the Search for Life, Love, and Fulfillment Beyond the Starship Enterprise

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", 22‏/06‏/2004 - 267 من الصفحات

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 author

Wil 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.

 

ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة

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معاينة المستخدمين  - SoubhiKiewiet - www.librarything.com

I grew up watching the original Star Trek on VHS with my dad. The we watched Next Gen on TV when I was a teen. After leaving home I didn’t watch TV at all for years, and ST fell off my radar, as did ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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معاينة المستخدمين  - Razinha - LibraryThing

A friend told me he was reading Wil Wheaton and my reaction was, "Really?" But, said friend has made accidental recommendations in the past (accidental, because he was just telling me what he was ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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Wheres My Burrito?
3
WIL WHEATON dot NET
26
SpongeBobVega Pants
41
The World Has Turned
67
Stop Me if You Think That Youve Heard This One Before
71
Last Place You Look
79
Balance
85
A Sort of Homecoming
93
Youre Gonna Be a Great Writer Someday Gordie
156
The Wesley Dialogues
175
All Good Things
185
Electric Boogaloo
223
The WWdN FAQ
225
Selected Interviews
237
Acknowledgments
263
Further Reading
267

Aprils Fool
132
Alone Again or
137
Colophon
269
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حول المؤلف (2004)

Wil Wheaton may be one of the most unusual celebrities of our time. Born into stardom with the movie "Stand By Me", and then growing up on television as Wesley Crusher on "Star Trek: The Next Generation", Wil was in the spotlight nearly his entire childhood. Instead of burning out as a child star, he left fame behind and became a computer specialist in what Hollywood might consider the middle of nowhere: Topeka, Kansas. Now, Wil considers himself "just a geek", and both Dancing Barefoot and the forthcoming biography Just a Geek are about his journey in rediscovering himself and coming to terms with what it means to be famous, or, ironically, famous for being previously famous.

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