Book Review: Still Just A Geek by Wil Wheaton


Title: Still Just a Geek

By: Wil Wheaton

Genre: Non-Fiction

Pages: 462

Release Date: April 12th, 2022

Publisher: William Morrow

Rating: ★★★★★


Summary from Goodreads:

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 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.


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I will admit, I am a huge Star Trek geek. Some of my first childhood memories were of watching TNG with my parents. So naturally, when I heard this book was out, I had to read it.

Wil Wheaton seemed to have a wonderful childhood on Star Trek the Next Generation, but not much is known after that. Wheaton dives into his life as a struggling actor, family, and just general Star Trek Geekiness.

I really enjoyed reading this book and finding out more from an actor that I've admired for a long time. His writing style is easy going and humorous, and his writing voice paints a picture of a life that most people can actually relate to. This was a great read for fans and non-fans alike.

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