Dancing Barefoot
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: February 2004
Pages: 118

Wil Wheaton--blogger, geek, and Star Trek: The Next Generation's Wesley Crusher--gives us five short-but-true tales of life in the so-called Space Age in Dancing Barefoot. With a true geek's unflinching honesty, Wil examines life, love, the web, and the absurdities of Hollywood in these compelling autobiographical narratives. Based on pieces first published in Wil's hugely popular blog, www.wilwheaton.net, the stories in Dancing Barefoot chronicle a teen TV star's journey to maturity and self-acceptance. Far from the usual celebrity tell-all, Dancing Barefoot is a vivid account of one man's version of that universal story, the search for self. If you've ever fallen in love, wondered what goes on behind the scenes at a Star Trek convention, or thought hard about the meaning of life, you'll find a kindred soul in the pages of Dancing Barefoot. In the process of uncovering his true geeky self, Wil Wheaton speaks to the inner geek in all of us.

The stories:

Houses in Motion - Memories fill the emptiness left within a childhood home, and saying goodbye brings them to life.

Ready Or Not Here I Come - A game of hide-n-seek with the kids works as a time machine, taking Wil on a tour of the hiding and seeking of years gone by.

Inferno - Two 15-year-olds pass in the night leaving behind pleasant memories and a perfumed Car Wars Deluxe Edition Box Set.

We Close Our Eyes - A few beautiful moments spent dancing in the rain.

The Saga of SpongeBob VegasPants - A story of love, hate, laughter and the acceptance of all things Trek.

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Dancing Barefoot Review

By George Woolley of Oakland.pm

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Comments about oreilly Dancing Barefoot:

This book consists of five true short stories by Wil Wheaton,

better known to many of us as Wesley Crusher of the Starship Enterprise.

I'd suggest giving it a try

if you are at least two of the following:

a geek

a dancer (though the book doesn't involve literal dancing)

an artist of some kind

a feeling person

a lover of Star Trek

If you wish, check out my somewhat longer review.


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By Erik Sagen

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Comments about oreilly Dancing Barefoot:

Wil Wheaton's Dancing Barefoot is an great collection of short stories. Wil Wheaton doesn't just tell a good story, he transports you to that point in time which reveals his excellence as an author.

In short, get the book. Enjoy. Rinse and repeat.

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