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By Wil Wheaton

Wil Wheaton hasn't ever been one to take the normal route to good fortune. regardless of early stardom via his adolescence function within the movie "Stand through Me", and growing to be up on tv as Wesley Crusher on "Star Trek: the subsequent Generation", Wil left Hollywood in pursuit of happiness, goal, and a practicable technique of paying the accounts. within the oddest of locations, Topeka, Kansas, Wil came across that regardless of his claims to repute, he used to be at middle Just a Geek.

In this bestselling booklet, Wil stocks his deeply own and tough trip to discover himself. you are going to comprehend the pains, and joys, of Wil's rediscovering of himself, as he involves phrases with what it capacity to be recognized, or, mockingly, recognized for as soon as having been recognized. Writing with honesty and disarming humanity, Wil touches at the frustrations linked to his appearing profession, his lack of ability to distance himself from Ensign Crusher within the public's eyes, the release of his tremendously winning site,, and the enjoyment he is present in writing. via all of this, Wil stocks the ups and downs he encountered alongside the adventure, besides the aid and love he found from his buddies and family.

The tales in Just a Geek include:

  • Wil's plunge from youngster famous person to suffering actor
  • Discovering the fun of HTML, running a blog, Linux, and internet design
  • The fight among Wesley Crusher, Starfleet ensign, and Wil Wheaton, writer and blogger
  • Gut-wrenching reactions to the Sept. 11 disaster
  • Moving stories of Wil's relationships together with his spouse, step-children, and prolonged family
  • The transition from a B-list actor to an A-list author

Wil Wheaton--celebrity, blogger, and geek--writes for the geek in we all. attractive, witty, and pleasantly self-deprecating, Just a Geek will shock you and make you laugh.

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I issued pathetic pleas for e mail and reviews, yet I kept away from speaking approximately myself or revealing whatever too own. that every one replaced while my dad got here domestic from a browsing journey in Indonesia. He was once so in poor health i assumed he used to be going to die. sixteen ONE ◆ WHERE’S MY BURRITO? 27 JULY, 2001 Surfer Rosa I simply bought again from the health facility. My dad is de facto ill and the dreaded factor is not anyone is aware what the hell is inaccurate with him. i will be able to check with anyone, in actual time, who's at the different facet of the realm. Spacecraft are capturing of Mars. My Palm Pilot has extra reminiscence than my first machine laptop. yet no longer one surgeon can inform me what the %^$#@ is inaccurate with my dad. I’ve been at the verge of tears all day. Sorry, children. i do know you’ve come to anticipate a undeniable irreverence out of your candy Uncle Willie, yet i'm scared shitless. i admire my dad. I’ve by no means identified my dad up to i wished to, simply because he works forever and that i paintings for all time. Then there’s the entire “You don’t comprehend me! ” factor, which primarily provides as much as a number of wasted years from 14 to approximately 22. **Pay realization, younger ‘uns: your mom and dad usually are not as undesirable as you're thinking that and sometime they’ll be long gone and you’ll remorse each second you wasted being mad at them simply because they wouldn’t allow you to visit your fuck-up friend’s residence simply because they knew you’d get inebriated there. ** I bear in mind, whilst i used to be a bit child, like 7 or eight, my greatgrandfather died. i used to be within the kitchen of my residence and my dad was once sitting in this high-chair stool factor we now have and he began to cry. Like quite much. He cried demanding. i used to be freaked. I didn’t recognize what to do. in any respect. So I bumped into the laundry room and that i stated, “Mom. Dad wishes you. ” My mother got here into the kitchen and he or she did what I simply didn’t know the way to do at 7 or eight: she hugged my dad and enable him cry on her. i will see the 2 of them, my dad in his ultra-groovy 1979 perm and my 17 JUST A GEEK mother in her pantsuit, keeping one another within the superbly wallpapered kitchen in Sunland. Later, I requested my dad why he was once crying so tough. I had rarely recognized my great-grandfather and he used to be cool and all, yet I simply figured that if I didn’t comprehend him that good, no one else did, both. (Yes, the area did revolve round me, it seems that. ) My dad advised me that he was once brooding about his personal dad, my grandfather and the way my grandfather was once so unhappy, simply because his personal father had simply died. My dad then informed me that he discovered then, for the 1st time in his lifestyles, that sometime his dad may die. Even at 7 years previous that actually struck me and that i give it some thought for all time. a few years in the past, while i used to be engaged on Mr. sew in France I woke up with a begin one evening. i presumed “something terrible has simply occurred” and that i couldn’t return to sleep. So I known as my good friend Dave and informed him what had occurred and requested if there were an earthquake, or whatever. He instructed me i used to be simply being lame (I am) and that every little thing used to be superb. So I went again to sleep. Later that evening, as i used to be going out the door of my house to dinner, my mobilephone rang.

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