Wil Wheaton is best known for his roles in ‘Stand By Me’ and ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation.’ But, as he’s grown up, Wheaton spent less time in front of the camera and in front of a computer.

Wil Wheaton is a blogger.

Yes, a blogger.

Now, before you start thinking ‘why is this even relevant, why should we read a review of a BLOGGER’S Book,’ let me tell you that Wheaton is a skillful writer. He deftly writes essays that sound less like boring ‘this is what I did today’ blog posts and more like things you’d hear on PBS’ ‘This American Life.’

From his demons in regards to his exit from ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ to his day-to-day struggles as a man trying to provide for his family while satisfying his soul.

I recommend this to anyone into pop culture, or anyone into a good read that doesn’t hold any punches.

Just a Geek by Wil Wheaton
296 pages; O’Reilly Media
Paperback: August 2009 Retail: $16.99