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About the Author

Wil Wheaton is a husband (Anne), a stepfather (Nolan and Ryan), a gamer (d20, GURPS, and Hold'Em), a writer (Dancing Barefoot), a blogger (WIL WHEATON dot NET), a sportsfan (Cubbies! Lakers! Kings! Dodgers!), and a geek. He lives in Los Angeles, California

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Ready Player One (2011) — Narrator, some editions — 18,137 copies
The Martian (2012) — Narrator, some editions — 17,769 copies
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions (2014) — Narrator, some editions — 6,462 copies
Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas (2012) — Narrator, some editions — 4,822 copies
Boneshaker (2009) — Narrator, some editions — 3,685 copies
Armada (2015) — Reader, some editions — 3,303 copies
Lock In (2014) — Narrator, some editions — 2,977 copies
Ready Player Two (2020) — Narrator, some editions — 2,668 copies
The Collapsing Empire (2017) — Narrator, some editions — 2,436 copies
The Android's Dream (2006) — Narrator, some editions — 2,329 copies
Fuzzy Nation (2011) — Narrator, some editions — 1,767 copies
Agent to the Stars (2005) — Narrator, some editions — 1,700 copies
How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems (2019) — Narrator, some editions — 1,626 copies
The Kaiju Preservation Society (2022) — Narrator, some editions — 1,451 copies
Strange Weather (2017) — Narrator, some editions — 1,238 copies
The Consuming Fire (2018) — Narrator, some editions — 1,223 copies
Head On (2018) — Narrator, some editions — 1,076 copies
The Last Emperox (2020) — Narrator, some editions — 1,022 copies
Homeland (2013) — Narrator, some editions — 971 copies
Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture (2003) — Narrator, some editions — 965 copies
Starter Villain (2023) — Narrator, some editions — 692 copies
Peter & Max (2009) — Narrator, some editions — 654 copies
Stand by Me [1986 film] (1986) — Actor — 458 copies
The Secret of NIMH [1982 film] (1982) — voice — 387 copies
The Legend of Drizzt Anthology: The Collected Stories (2011) — Narrator, some editions — 317 copies
The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Sixth Season (2012) — Actor — 216 copies
The Case of the Mummy's Gold (2008) — Foreword — 195 copies
The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Ninth Season (2015) — Actor — 117 copies
Star Trek: The Manga, Volume 2: Kakan ni Shinkou (2007) — Contributor — 106 copies
The Sandman: Act III (2022) — Narrator — 76 copies
Rip-Off! (2012) — Narrator, some editions — 65 copies
Star Trek: The Manga, Volume 3: Uchu (2008) — Contributor — 57 copies
METAtropolis: Cascadia (2010) — Narrator, some editions — 57 copies
The Fiasco Companion (1840) — Foreword, some editions — 54 copies
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies [2018 film] (2018) — Actor — 40 copies
The Maze of Games (2014) — Narrator, some editions — 35 copies
Eureka: The Complete Fifth Season (2012) — Actor — 34 copies
The Bones: Us and Our Dice (2010) — Contributor — 25 copies
Prepare to Meet Thy Doom: And More True Gaming Stories (2015) — Narrator, some editions — 16 copies
Toy Soldiers [1991 film] (1991) — Actor — 16 copies
Star Trek: A Comics History (2009) — Foreword — 11 copies
The Guild: Fawkes One-Shot (2012) — Author — 8 copies
The Curse [1987 Film] (1987) — Actor — 5 copies
Python [2000 Film] (2000) — Actor — 4 copies
Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana (2017) — some editions — 3 copies
Lock In (with bonus novella Unlocked) — Narrator, some editions — 1 copy
December [1991 film] (2004) 1 copy

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This is a fascinating commentary and update of the author's first memoir, "Just a Geek." The entire content of the first book is included and commentary appears at the bottom of the pages in footnote format. Newly gained perspective and honesty regarding things left unexpressed in the earlier book adds a level of memoir that shows the author's growing maturity while coming to terms with his mental illness and his difficulties growing up with abusive parents. ANd there's a lot about Star Trek, too.… (more)
 
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ShellyS | 8 other reviews | Feb 18, 2024 |
Wil Weaton provides a strong glimpse into what, to me, is the awful world of professional acting: the insecurity, the indignity, the frustration. He also walks us through the complicated relationship he has had with Star Trek and his Wesley Crusher character. He also connects with his readers by revealing that he is exactly like them. He is a geek who loves gaming, Internet culture, SF novels, etc. Just one thing, Wil: find an adjective other than "cool" to describe things you like. It was definitely the most overused word in the whole of this book.… (more)
 
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Treebeard_404 | 63 other reviews | Jan 23, 2024 |
I admit it. I actually liked Wesley on TNG. Probably because I would have killed to be on the real Enterprise (if it were a real space ship) or an actor on the show. And, don't worry Wil, I wasn't looking for a rehash of Star Trek. I knew what the book was about and was interested in how Wil's thoughts on TNG and acting evolved. I enjoyed the story and the way thoughts from the blog were interwoven. It wasn't as much a chronological story as a chronology of thought and emotion. Very enjoyable.
 
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GadgetComa | 63 other reviews | Jan 13, 2024 |
Back in 2004, Wil Wheaton published an edited collection of some of his blog posts with additional linking material to turn it into a coherent narrative under the title Just a Geek. Last year, Just a Geek was republished with extra blog posts, but more importantly, footnotes. These footnotes clarify some stuff from the original book, apologize for bad writing or insensitive jokes, and expand on stuff he didn't say back then, about how his father emotionally abused him and how his mother deprived him of a childhood in her drive to turn him into a child star. I found it a bit of a mixed bag: the "comedy" footnotes were generally not funny and soon got wearying, the ones apologizing for misogynist early 2000s Internet discourse were necessary at first but not at the one hundredth iteration.

I found myself wishing that the material about his parents had been worked in as extra essays, not footnotes; what's frustrating is that the most important one (about the abuse he and his sister went through on the set of the film The Curse) doesn't appear until very late in the book, but it provides important context for a lot of what you've been reading. Aside from this, the best material in the book was generally the original contents of Just a Geek: I liked the discussion of his cameo in Star Trek Nemesis a lot, as well as his interactions with his TNG castmates, which were very sweet. There's a good "found family" vibe to it.
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