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Just a Geek: Unflinchingly honest tales of the search for life, love, and fulfillment beyond the Starship Enterprise Hardcover – Jul 2 2004


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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (July 2 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 059600768X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0596007683
  • Product Dimensions: 2.7 x 15.6 x 22.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 567 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #896,375 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chuck Mann on July 17 2004
Format: Hardcover
Without going into extreme detail about the contents of this book, I will say that it joined a select grouping of "books I have finished the first day I got them." Obviously, some books (War And Peace, many Stephen King novels) couldn't fall into that category by virtue of their length, but nontheless...this is an extremely engaging read of one man's journey towards finding his own identity and purpose.
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By Dominic on April 1 2014
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This was such an awesome read, and it was one book that I couldn't tear myself away from. I haven't read a book like that in a while. It really gives you some great inside stories to the world of star trek behind the scenes.

Not only that it gives you a look into the life of a struggling actor. It shows what most likely is the more common reality of trying to make a living as an actor. As apposed to all the glitz, and glam we get with the Pitts, and the Clooneys.

Now I'll admit I'm not a fan of the character of Wesley Crusher, and thought he was annoying on TNG. How ever after reading this book I am most certainly a fan of Will Wheaton.
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Wil Wheaton provides these short stories taken from different aspects of his life. Some are sweet or funny while others make you want to root for the underdog or remember a time when you felt the same way. Not just for someone who feels they are a Geek, it's for everyone who at one point in their life has taken a chance on being something different
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You don't have to be a Star Trek or even a Wil Wheaton fan to enjoy this great book with wisdom from one of the biggest geeks today. It provides a good window into one man's life and his struggles, many of which anyone can identify with. I look forward to reading more from Wil Wheaton!
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By JohnD on May 11 2012
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While some think of celebrity as the end all and be all, Wil brings us back to the reality that actors are humans too. He makes us realize that sometimes we don't realize what we have and need a few knocks to pound it in to our heads. The book is well written and kept me glued to it through the finish.
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Format: Hardcover
Just A Geek, written by Wil Wheaton is a wonderful read. Whether or not you are a Star Trek fan, I feel Mr. Wheaton has something to offer every audience. This book is not about Star Trek, or Sci Fi it is a book about a young man's struggle as a young actor, through adolescence to adulthood, to find himself and begin a new chapter in his life. It is a feel good book, Mr. Wheaton just grabs your mind and your heart and pulls you right in. Cons: A review of his entries from Mr. Wheatons website, if you are an avid reader of his website you have already read half the book, but he does add background for each entry which makes the book so cool. So if you want to laugh, cry, or chear someone on the Just A Geek, by Wil Wheaton is a great read.
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By Andrew Crocker on July 19 2004
Format: Hardcover
After reading WWdN I knew I needed to read Dancing Barefoot. After reading Dancing Barefoot I knew I needed to read Just A Geek. This book has been worth all my time, and all the time I invested in his other books and his site combined. It's a wonderfully honest look back (as many reviews will tell you) as a life that, in many regards, hinged upon a single point. When Wil left Star trek it took him on a path that led to his wife, his kids, his dogs and eventually his writing. Here's hoping he makes a successful career out of it.
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By Matt Brier on July 18 2004
Format: Hardcover
There have been a few negative reviews and I can honestly say this book probably isn't for everyone. If you are a Trekkie/Trekker you won't find in depth stories on what it was like on the set of Star Trek. You won't find stories of an actor who started as a child and couldn't take the fame or worse turned to drugs and alcohol to deal with the fame. You won't find the incesent Hollywood/PR b.s. that is prevelant in most celebrity autobiographies written today.
What you will find is a book full of stories about a man coming to grips with his past and looking to his future. True, a lot of the content was taken directly from his blog, but there is so much more depth presented here.
When I watched TNG I really hated the Wesley character, I don't care if he did say nice things about me:) Reading this book over the past week, especially when I'm hitting about the same point in my life, has helped me to come to grips with the consequences of my own life decisions. <--Your mileage may vary here.
The problem is that it ended too soon and while I'll check the blog regularly for more great writing, I truly hope he writes another book in this vein.
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