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.
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. Read morePublished 15 months ago
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... Read morePublished 16 months ago by canadianmoose
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. Read morePublished 21 months ago by AliKira
While some think of celebrity as the end all and be all, Wil brings us back to the reality that actors are humans too. Read morePublished on May 11 2012 by JohnD
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. Read morePublished on July 19 2004 by Mariann West
After reading WWdN I knew I needed to read Dancing Barefoot. After reading Dancing Barefoot I knew I needed to read Just A Geek. Read morePublished on July 19 2004 by Andrew Crocker
I'm a big fan of Star Trek, have most of the autobiographies of the actors, and thought this would be a good addition to the collection. It wasn't. Read morePublished on July 18 2004
Yeah, so, I wasn't on Star Trek or in Stand by Me and I didn't have a period of misery because of those previous achievements. Read morePublished on July 14 2004 by Rebecca Richkus
One question I'd like to pose to Mr. Wheaton is this:
What is the purpose of this book and why?
The book tries to read like a self journey but it falls short. Read more