Still Just a Geek
Celebrated actor, personality, and all-around nerd, Wil Wheaton updates his memoir of collected blog posts with all new material and annotations as he reexamines one of the most interesting lives in Hollywood and fandom--and now for the first time in audio, narrated by Wil himself, with an introduction written and read by Neil Gaiman!
From starring in Stand by Me to playing Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation to playing himself, in his second (third?) iconic role of Evil Wil Wheaton in The Big Bang Theory, to becoming a social media supernova, Wil Wheaton has charted a career course unlike anyone else, and has emerged as one of the most popular and well respected names in science fiction, fantasy and pop culture.
Back in 2001, Wil began blogging on wilwheaton.net. Believing himself to have fallen victim to the curse of the child actor, Wil felt relegated to the convention circuit, and didn’t expect many would want to read about his random experiences and personal philosophies.
Yet, much to his surprise, people were reading. He still blogs, and now has an enormous following on social media with well over 3 million followers.
In Still Just a Geek, Wil revisits his 2004 collection of blog posts, Just a Geek, filled with insightful and often laugh-out-loud annotated comments, additional later writings, and all new material written for this publication. The result is an incredibly raw and honest memoir, in which Wil opens up about his life, about falling in love, about coming to grips with his past work, choices, and family, and finding fulfillment in the new phases of his career. From his times on the Enterprise to his struggles with depression to his starting a family and finding his passion--writing--Wil Wheaton is someone whose life is both a cautionary tale and a story of finding one’s true purpose that should resonate with fans and aspiring artists alike.
Best Time listening. Great Job Wil!!
Honestly I wanted to love this book. I met Wil in the early 90’s and he had not made a great impression then so I wanted to here how he changed. I saw him interview on Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum and saw a different man. Listening to this was painful at times. Not for the slang he used from 2001 or things he thought would offend it was the constant apologies for being a human. You don’t need to apologize for offending people. They don’t have to read this. I enjoyed when he talked about real things but the constant asides of apologizing really took me out of the story. And the beginning apologizing was ridiculously long!!!! Wil this book could have been great but it just whines with apologizing and feeling ashamed for normal stuff that people grow with and away from.
We get it, you’re woke…
If you want to listen to Wil Wheaton talk about his woke-ness over and over and over for 24 hours with one or two Star Trek stories thrown in, then this is the book for you. So disappointing.