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.
An excellent insight into an actor that many people only know from one early role. He's much more than that. And a geek too.Published 29 days ago by C. Levenson
Wil Wheaton is a man for all seasons. I "knew" him from "Stand by Me". Then re-met him as Wesley on STNG. Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. H. K.
I didn’t do my homework on this book and thought it would be a fascinating read about Will Wheaton’s early life, including behind-the-scenes stories from his days on Star Trek. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Paul
This is a great book which gives insight into what drives Wil Wheaton to do what he does. He loves being able to share himself and open himself up to his fans. Good read. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I should preface this review by telling you I am a big Star Trek fan, I am also a Star Wars fan, yes it is possible to be both. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Whatwillshereadnext
I'll start by being honest - I didn't ~read~ this book, I bought it, then discovered via Wheaton's Twitter there's an audiobook version, and then listened to that at work instead. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sparkey
I'm not a huge fan of Mr. Wheaton's writing, but I am certainly a huge fan of his acting (predictably from Stand By Me & most of all as Wesley Crusher). Read morePublished 4 months ago by Melanie
One of the few books in my life that not only felt true but made me laugh out loud several times. After this read I kept my eye out for more books by Will. Read morePublished 6 months ago by oktarb
It's not very often that I trip over a book, that drags me in like this one has.
You'll find yourself laughing, crying, scratching your head but most of all - smiling! Read more