Just a Geek: Unflinchingly honest tales of the search for by Wil Wheaton

By Wil Wheaton

Wil Wheaton hasn't ever been one to take the normal route to good fortune. regardless of early stardom via his youth position within the movie "Stand by way of Me", and turning out to be up on tv as Wesley Crusher on "Star Trek: the following Generation", Wil left Hollywood in pursuit of happiness, function, and a doable technique of paying the debts. within the oddest of areas, Topeka, Kansas, Wil came upon that regardless of his claims to repute, he was once at center only a Geek. during this bestselling booklet, Wil stocks his deeply own and hard trip to discover himself. you will comprehend the trials, 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 well-known. Writing with honesty and disarming humanity, Wil touches at the frustrations linked to his appearing occupation, his lack of ability to distance himself from Ensign Crusher within the public's eyes, the release of his awfully winning site, wilwheaton.net, and the enjoyment he is present in writing. via all of this, Wil stocks the ups and downs he encountered alongside the adventure, in addition to the aid and love he found from his family and friends. The tales in exactly a Geek contain: Wil's plunge from youngster superstar to suffering actor studying the fun of HTML, running a blog, Linux, and website design The fight among Wesley Crusher, Starfleet ensign, and Wil Wheaton, writer and blogger Gut-wrenching reactions to the Sept. 11 catastrophe relocating stories of Wil's relationships along with his spouse, step-children, and The transition from a B-list actor to an A-list authorWil Wheaton--celebrity, blogger, and geek--writes for the geek in we all. attractive, witty, and pleasantly self-deprecating, only a Geek will shock you and make you giggle.

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I suppose telling me I was “absolutely the best actor” was intended to make me feel better, but it only made me feel frustrated and depressed. Each time I heard the word edgy, I seriously wondered whether I would ever be able to support my family by being an actor. Family? That’s right. I was 27 years old and I had a family. Shortly before I graduated from drama school, I had fallen in love with a wonderful woman. Five years later, we were married. I had taken on the responsibility of helping to raise her two children, with little financial and no emotional support from their father, who actively worked to disrupt not only our marriage, but our relationship with the kids as well.

And I’m not just saying that because they gave me a free trip to New York. Okay, well, maybe a little. ” I think there are TV critics in it, or 13 JUST A GEEK something. Anyway, they get together every year to run up huge tabs on their corporate credit accounts and see what’s coming up on TV in the next quarter. That’s where I come in. TNN asked me to go to the “TCA” (when you’re a hip, edgy, media-savvy person, you use lots of acronyms, FYI) to be part of this TNG launch-thing. So I went and it was sooo cool!

And you know what I hate? I always hear, “You are the best actor we’ve seen” or something similar . . yet I always seem to lose to the guy with the perfect hair and the Kirk Douglas jaw. Let this be a lesson to you aspiring actors out there: being the best actor is NEVER enough. I took some classes a long time ago and the teacher always admonished us to not let our jobs become our life— because when we don’t work, and there are times when we won’t, we’ll freak out, because we don’t know what to do with ourselves.

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