By Wil Wheaton
Wil Wheaton hasn't ever been one to take the normal route to luck. regardless of early stardom via his formative years position within the movie "Stand via Me", and growing to be up on tv as Wesley Crusher on "Star Trek: the subsequent Generation", Wil left Hollywood in pursuit of happiness, function, and a potential technique of paying the accounts. within the oddest of areas, Topeka, Kansas, Wil found that regardless of his claims to popularity, he was once at center Just a Geek.
during this bestselling publication, Wil stocks his deeply own and tough trip to discover himself. You'll comprehend the trials, and joys, of Wil's rediscovering of himself, as he involves phrases with what it skill to be recognized, or, paradoxically, 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 really profitable website, wilwheaton.net, and the enjoyment he's present in writing. via all of this, Wil stocks the ups and downs he encountered alongside the adventure, in addition to the help and love he chanced on from his pals and family.
The tales in Just a Geek include:
• Wil's plunge from youngster megastar to suffering actor
• studying the thrill 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 11th of September catastrophe
• relocating stories of Wil's relationships along with his spouse, step-children, and nuclear 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. enticing, witty, and pleasantly self-deprecating, Just a Geek will shock you and make you laugh.
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He pulls up his sleeve and shows me the graft sites and how they stretch up to his shoulder. He's black, but the graft sites are a bunch of different colors like tan and off-white. They aren't purple or oozing like mine. They swirl up his arm and stop near his shoulder, almost like they belong there. ” I can tell he wants to hear my story, about what happened to me, but I can't say it because if I told him, then he'd want to know why and I wouldn't know what to say. ” We're quiet for a long time.
She's yelling for the nurses. Now there's a doctor here. They're pushing my parents out of the room. Mom calls out that she loves me. I still can't breathe. This guy is asking me questions. I don't know. I don't know. Just fix it. Just fix it. They're yelling at each other and someone is sticking something through my rib cage. Oh God, that hurts. I can feel it pushing through the skin and the muscle between my ribs and into my lung. Oh God. This hurts too much. I'm so scared. Mom says I had a punctured lung from something they did wrong in surgery and my lung collapsed and that's why they had to put the tubes through my rib cage, but I'm better now and that shouldn't happen again.