Still Just a Geek: An Annotated Memoir
June 8, 2022 2:46 PM - Subscribe

Metafilter's own Wil Wheaton revisits his 2004 book Just a Geek. The result is two books in one, the original Just a Geek, and a book's worth of annotations with a happier, more content, more mature Wil wondering what the hell he was thinking when he wrote some of that stuff.
posted by COD (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Considering how Wil got treated here in the early days, we may have lost the right to call him "Metafilter's Own".
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:28 AM on June 9, 2022 [4 favorites]

I started reading it but got tired of the self-flagellation contained in two introductions and multiple footnotes. I like what he's saying but... we get it.
posted by Threeve at 11:16 AM on June 9, 2022 [1 favorite]

Threeve I had the same experience. I think it was exacerbated because I was listening to the audio book so could not easily skip footnotes or skim. I suspect later chapters were much better but I found the constant self conscious self interruption really difficult to get into.
posted by Zumbador at 11:50 PM on June 10, 2022

@Zumbador - he did mellow out on the self-flagellation after the first few chapters. The font choices the publisher made were a little challenging too. I had a hard time discerning the various indicators to match up to the annotations. Overall, though, it was an interesting book, and I'm glad I finished it. I'm glad Wil has found some peace and balance in his life too.
posted by COD at 6:21 AM on June 11, 2022 [1 favorite]

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