Book 239: Just A Geek by Wil Wheaton

Just a Geek: Unflinchingly honest tales of the search for life, love, and fulfillment beyond the Starship Enterprise by Wil Wheaton

Finished reading on November 10th, 2017

Rating: 9/10

I picked this book up rather randomly. I did know who Wil Wheaton is, but I didn’t really know anything besides the fact that he was in Star Trek The Next Generation and also appears on The Big Bang Theory occasionally.

This book is sort of like a small diary/journal kind of thing about Wil’s life in the early 2000s.

I enjoyed reading it, because it was funny in some parts, but mostly it was just a look into his mind and ideas about Star Trek, why he felt he had to prove to everyone that leaving the show wasn’t a mistake, and how he changed his attitude towards it.

I think maybe the reason I likes it, is the fact that it is about trying to prove to everyone, including yourself, that something you did wasn’t a mistake. I feel like that is very relatable, even though that something wouldn’t have been quitting Star Trek :).

It leaves me wondering though – is it ever a good idea to try to prove that you did the right decision? Isn’t it already a bad decision when you need to explain doing it?

But getting back to Wil Wheaton – he sounds awesome! The book is good and well written. It has a sort of casual style, which makes it easy to read, but (I feel like it) doesn’t reflect how deeply some events changed his mind…

And finally just a cool talk by Wil Wheaton:

Also, why not go and visit his website?

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