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Summary

Celebrated actor, personality and all-around nerd Wil Wheaton updates his memoir of collected blog posts with all new material and annotations as he re-examines one of the most interesting lives in Hollywood and fandom!

Wil Wheaton grew up.

Ideally, this is what everyone does. But most of us don’t do it in front of millions of people. Wil was a very famous kid—right up until he wasn’t. After that, he wasn’t sure who he was at all.

So, in 2001, he started a blog. It was less about being a famous child than about being a not-so-famous grown-up. He wrote about his pets and his hobbies, punk rock and parenting, board games and birthdays and (most importantly) burritos.

He thought he was writing for an audience of one: himself. To be fair, he was only off by about three million people. In Still Just a Geek, an older, somewhat wiser Wil revisits Just a Geek, his 2004 collection of posts from that blog, with all-new reflections on nerd culture, fame, love, trauma, tragedy and confronting the worst parts of yourself.

Equal parts funny and poignant, Still Just a Geek explores the folly of youth and the pain of experience—and all the strange, awful, beautiful adventures in between. 

©2022 Wil Wheaton (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers

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Enjoyably Long!! (that's a good thing!!)

Great listen and really insightful. Loved getting to know Wil Wheaton!! Recommended for nerds like me!!!

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Amazing!

I couldn’t stop listening to Wil talk about his whole life! The heartache listening to him struggle with past traumas. Hearing him giggle at recalled events. Feeling annoyed at Jimmy Kibble’s cousin!

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Just wow

This was very well written deeply interesting and incredibly moving.
I suffer from the same diagnosed metal illnesses as will and seeing him truthfully talk so openly about it was very important for me to read as well as very hard and triggering at points .
the unique approach from my experience of this book of him reading and talking about this previous book is really interesting and shows not just his life and amazing story's in shows but also his growth as a write and human .
Brilliant and really interesting human.
His performance in this is so real and raw and brilliant.
Thanks for making me cry Will .

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To get to know Wil Wheaton

With Wil Wheaton I cringed, laughed, cried and cringed again. Not always easy material to get through and at times quite uncomfortable, but it is his story, and thus necessary.
I enjoy Wils' narrating in general, but hearing him read his own words with his very real reactions, is something that would be completely absent in any other format.
Thank you Wil for your audio book, it has helped me.

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Another case of never meet your heroes

If you are a fan of Wesley Crusher, Gordie Lachance or Will Wheaton in TBBT, then don't buy this book! It will destroy the great memories you have of each of these characters and you will regret reading it. I genuinely wanted to like it, but I couldn't even finish it.

It's whiny, self-centred and filled with chapters of waffle. It jumps around so much it's jarring to listen to. I didn't even like his reading style, it's way too animated and over the top and just comes across false, particular his "apologies".

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Reading this made me angry.
Also sad, happy, devastated and hopeful.

So much raw emotion is shared here.

Wil goes through his previous memoir and picks apart, annotates, expands on details and nuances therein, ten years later.

I nearly didn't last with this one but I'm glad I stuck with it. I didn't know loads about Wil Wheaton past Wesley Crusher and his Audiobook narration jobs. I bought Still Just a Geek because I like Wil's voice and it was the best value for credit at 23 hours I've seen since Outlander.

The first section was hard going as there are eight introductions, and it's getting used to a style of speaking which involves a fair bit of jumping between time zones in the annotations to the original text, and the text itself. By the end I found it fun, but it took practice. and I was losing the will to go on, but something kept me going. What a rollercoaster. By the end I was cheering him on.

What is shared is often so very personal, sometimes devastating, but ultimately hopeful. He talks naturally as if to a friend. There are smiles, laughs and tears.

Equally, Wil's heartbreaking and ultimately heartlifting honesty about his experience with mental illness and anxiety should resonate with so many people. There is so much helpful advice here.

I'm so so glad that I stuck with this. I'm sorry that it's over, and amazingly though I'd never have believed it in the early stages, I know I'll read it again!!

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Lasted me ages and was good for a Trekkie

He talk a lot about start trek and trek related things. Which I loved!

Interesting insight into his career and life.

And because it’s so long it lasted me ages and meant I spent less on other books.

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Not what I expected.

I've not finished the audiobook and am about to return it. It seems clear from the introduction that this book will be one big apology and a bit of a self-cancel of things he has previously said.
I am a massive fan of Will's narration in various audiobooks and will continue to seek out his narration in other stories. However listening to someone try to justify himself to a previously offended audience (that doesn't include me) is not something I'm going to waste 20 hours on.
if that's your kind of thing then it could be great.

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A must for any fan.

This was an amazingly honest and hard hitting true recounting of a hell 9f a life story so far. The growth in everything from view on family to mental health to the vocabulary we use is outstanding. The raw at time moving performance is incredible. thanks for sharing ya big Geek.

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An Actor moaning about being an Actor

Couldn’t get past the third chapter, Wills endless apologies about being a entitled person and the approach of just changing the tone of his voice to denote the era or age of himself is just unbearable. It’s a very irritating thing to listen to a celeb moaning about being a celeb and then endlessly apologising for his behaviour in the past is not worth a credit.. a hard pass.