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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2004

    Engaging Style, Universal Themes

    Dancing Barefoot contains five touching, autobiographic short stories by Wil Wheaton, author and actor. Four are very short and focus on the magic found in the everyday. The fifth is a longer journey through a Star Trek convention and the memories it invoked. It ranges from laugh-out-loud funny to surprisingly soul-baring. All of the stories share universal themes of love, family and finding yourself. The style is informal, emotional, and very real. You¿re left with the impression that Wheaton is someone you could hang out with and talk to about anything, and also someone that could make you laugh hard enough to snort beer out your nose. It¿s easy to finish this short collection in one gulp, and it will leave you wanting more. Luckily, there is more out there to keep you satisfied ¿ his web log gets updated frequently, and there¿s a new, longer book: Just a Geek.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 3, 2014

    Highly Recommended, A Quick Fun Read

    I highly recommend this book. It can easily be read in less than a day. That is not negative comment. A good book does not have to be part of a seemingly endless series or of an unbelievable size and weight (however I love and I read those books also) to be entertaining and worth the effort. I came across this book in a Google+ posting by Wil Wheaton. He mentioned that although this book had been written in 2003, he had only just done the audio version. Being a bit of a Luddite, I bought the paperback version. This book contains 5 stories from Mr. Wheaton’s past. My favorite story was, “Houses in Motion”. This story was bittersweet and made me a bit teary. The other story, “The Saga of SpongeBob VegasPants” was a very close second choice. This story offered an insight into Mr. Wheaton’s Star Trek-TNG (the early) years. Especially poignant was the accidental occurrence of the later part of this story and a national tragedy. Do not let statement that put anyone off of this book. The book is interesting, engrossing and kept me entertained while I was waiting to see The Hobbit-The Desolation of Smaug.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Loved it!

    Wil Wheaton's writing is wonderful and his stories are touching.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Trip Down Memory Lane

    Having been drawn to this book through WWDN, the author's blog, this work is definitely worth the money to purchase. Sharing stories of growing up in the 70s and 80s, and life today, Dancing Barefoot hits home with the generation who just started using computers at a very basic level. Memories of pre-technology days as a child, life with today's technology children, and more are found throughout this work. Written as one listening to another tell stories, Wheaton draws the reader into a life of memories that could be anyone, but yet is his personal. Remembering a time of dancing barefoot, as the title and cover suggests, the volume of stories enticies, entertains, and evokes emotions and memories often forgotten. Whether a new reader of Wheaton's work or an avid follower of his blog, this work provides insights into an actor-turned-author/geek that should not be ignored.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2004

    A Great Read

    It was a great read and couldn't put it down. I highly recommend this book whether you're a close follower of Wil's work or an admirer of his geekiness.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2004

    An Awesome Book

    I grew up following Wil's career. I watched all of his movies and he is the reason I watched Star Trek: The Next Generation. I was so excited to hear that Wil was writing a book about events of his life. Events I never saw on screen. When the first edition of the book was released in the summer I was so excited. I purchased a signed copy & read it right away. I was touched by the stories. Wil has a nack for story telling. The 5 short stories in the book will really make you feel like you know him. You'll feel as though you were there with him, living these events. Wil captures the emotions he felt as if it were yesterday. There wasn't a story I didn't love & I cannot wait until Just A Geek is released.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2004

    I really enjoyed this book.

    I am a fan of Wil Wheaton's work on TNG and his blog, and am eagerly awaiting the publication of Just A Geek. This book is an ideal sneak preview -- five touching personal stories that provide a glimpse into some interesting moments in Wheaton's life. Wheaton is a very engaging writer; the reader feels as if an old friend is sharing anecdotes. I am a B&N store employee and have submitted this book as a staff recommendation.

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