- Paperback: 84 pages
- Publisher: Monolith (2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0974116033
- ISBN-13: 978-0974116037
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,276,718 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sunken Treasure: Wil Wheaton's Hot Cocoa Box Sampler Paperback – 2009
Top Customer Reviews
The top layer of chocolate-y goodness is all about his experiences as an working actor. Being on a set, working with actors, auditioning for roles are all things I will never do and can't relate to. They're interesting for the behind-the-scenes glimpse of Hollywood they offer.
The nougat center is all about things I CAN relate to: missed opportunities, parenthood, nostalgia for the 80's, self-doubt, criticism, and just how scary it is to change course at 30.
Wheaton is so down-to-earth that he makes you feel like he's your best bud (I mean that in a non-creepy/stalker way) who's made it big but still remembers who his friends are. You laugh with him, you're nervous for him, you're proud of him, but most of all you want to read more.
Originally put together for a convention, this is a sampler of Wheaton's writings on different subjects. I read his website ([...]) and had his previous books, so I didn't get this one until it came out for the Kindle, and I just got a Kindle about a week ago. This was a treat, and not only for reading his work in a new medium.
There's stuff in here that isn't in his other books. Remember the video game Kangaroo? Whether you do or not, you'll be enthralled by Wil's writing about how he associates it with working on the movie "The Buddy System" and his friendship with Susan Sarandon and hearing David Bowie for the first time.
Yes, there's some stuff from his other books, but a lot that isn't. Either way, you're in for an enjoyable read.
I recommend this book highly!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed reading this book. For a starter on Mr. Wheaton's writing, this is great! I highly recommend it.Published on September 6, 2013 by Christopher
Starts off as slow, but gets better as you read it. I have never read any thing he has written, so I taken by surprise,Published on April 24, 2013 by Pat
I have been reading Wil's books and have been enjoying them immensly. They have candour and humour and show real growth not only as a writer but as a person. Read morePublished on November 15, 2012 by Tony