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.
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 27 days 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 3 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
Immediately recognizable as a member of Star Trek Next Generation, this is about Wil's life when not part of the show. A lot of people don't realize that Mr. Read morePublished 3 months ago by MountanViewDreamer
This book completely serves the purpose for its purchase! I am most glad that I made the decision I made.Published 4 months ago by Doug S.
An honest account of Wil's successes and failures, and the demons that haunt(ed) him about both. Personally, I understood the source of the 'Wesley Crusher hate' even though I... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Scott
Another good entry from Wil Wheaton. I have to say I enjoyed his earlier book 'Dancing Barefoot' which in some time warp scenario contained the stories that wouldn't fit in this... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Keith Blodgett