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Still Just a Geek

Author : Wil Wheaton
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 1981 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 2022-04-12
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780063080492

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Still Just a Geek by Wil Wheaton Pdf

A New York Times bestseller! Celebrated actor, personality, and all-around nerd, Wil Wheaton updates his memoir of collected blog posts with all new material and annotations as he reexamines one of the most interesting lives in Hollywood and fandom--and now for the first time in audio, narrated by Wil himself! From starring in Stand by Me to playing Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation to playing himself, in his second (third?) iconic role of Evil Wil Wheaton in The Big Bang Theory, to becoming a social media supernova, Wil Wheaton has charted a career course unlike anyone else, and has emerged as one of the most popular and well respected names in science fiction, fantasy and pop culture. Back in 2001, Wil began blogging on wilwheaton.net. Believing himself to have fallen victim to the curse of the child actor, Wil felt relegated to the convention circuit, and didn’t expect many would want to read about his random experiences and personal philosophies. Yet, much to his surprise, people were reading. He still blogs, and now has an enormous following on social media with well over 3 million followers. In Still Just a Geek, Wil revisits his 2004 collection of blog posts, Just a Geek, filled with insightful and often laugh-out-loud annotated comments, additional later writings, and all new material written for this publication. The result is an incredibly raw and honest memoir, in which Wil opens up about his life, about falling in love, about coming to grips with his past work, choices, and family, and finding fulfillment in the new phases of his career. From his times on the Enterprise to his struggles with depression to his starting a family and finding his passion--writing--Wil Wheaton is someone whose life is both a cautionary tale and a story of finding one’s true purpose that should resonate with fans and aspiring artists alike.

Just a Geek

Author : Wil Wheaton
Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Page : 296 pages
File Size : 55,7 Mb
Release : 2004-06-22
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780596007683

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Just a Geek by Wil Wheaton Pdf

The actor covers his life after leaving the television series "Star Trek: the Next Generation," describing the pitfalls associated with being a former child star and his decision to launch his weblog in 2001.

Dancing Barefoot

Author : Wil Wheaton
Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Page : 117 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 2004
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780596006747

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Dancing Barefoot by Wil Wheaton Pdf

The actor recalls memories from his life, including meeting William Shatner at a Star Trek convention and his relationship with his Aunt Val.

House of Leaves

Author : Mark Z. Danielewski
Publisher : Pantheon
Page : 738 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2000-03-07
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780375420528

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House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski Pdf

“A novelistic mosaic that simultaneously reads like a thriller and like a strange, dreamlike excursion into the subconscious.” —The New York Times Years ago, when House of Leaves was first being passed around, it was nothing more than a badly bundled heap of paper, parts of which would occasionally surface on the Internet. No one could have anticipated the small but devoted following this terrifying story would soon command. Starting with an odd assortment of marginalized youth -- musicians, tattoo artists, programmers, strippers, environmentalists, and adrenaline junkies -- the book eventually made its way into the hands of older generations, who not only found themselves in those strangely arranged pages but also discovered a way back into the lives of their estranged children. Now this astonishing novel is made available in book form, complete with the original colored words, vertical footnotes, and second and third appendices. The story remains unchanged, focusing on a young family that moves into a small home on Ash Tree Lane where they discover something is terribly wrong: their house is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside. Of course, neither Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Will Navidson nor his companion Karen Green was prepared to face the consequences of that impossibility, until the day their two little children wandered off and their voices eerily began to return another story -- of creature darkness, of an ever-growing abyss behind a closet door, and of that unholy growl which soon enough would tear through their walls and consume all their dreams.

Geek Mom

Author : Kathy Ceceri,Corrina Lawson,Jenny Williams
Publisher : Clarkson Potter
Page : 226 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 2012
Category : Crafts & Hobbies
ISBN : 9780823085927

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Geek Mom by Kathy Ceceri,Corrina Lawson,Jenny Williams Pdf

The editors of GeekMom, sister site to Wired's GeekDad blog, offer a range of cool projects and parenting advice centered around raising kids in the tech age.

Fan Fiction

Author : Brent Spiner
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Page : 199 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2021-10-12
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781250274373

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Fan Fiction by Brent Spiner Pdf

Brent Spiner’s explosive and hilarious novel is a personal look at the slightly askew relationship between a celebrity and his fans. If the Coen Brothers were to make a Star Trek movie, involving the complexity of fan obsession and sci-fi, this noir comedy might just be the one. Set in 1991, just as Star Trek: The Next Generation has rocketed the cast to global fame, the young and impressionable actor Brent Spiner receives a mysterious package and a series of disturbing letters, that take him on a terrifying and bizarre journey that enlists Paramount Security, the LAPD, and even the FBI in putting a stop to the danger that has his life and career hanging in the balance. Featuring a cast of characters from Patrick Stewart to Levar Burton to Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, to some completely imagined, this is the fictional autobiography that takes readers into the life of Brent Spiner, and tells an amazing tale about the trappings of celebrity and the fear he has carried with him his entire life. Fan Fiction is a zany love letter to a world in which we all participate, the phenomenon of “Fandom.”

Monster Nation

Author : David Wellington
Publisher : Open Road Media
Page : 191 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2014-04-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781480495555

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Monster Nation by David Wellington Pdf

The second entry in this “inventive and exciting” zombie series that began with Monster Island (Publishers Weekly). This is where it begins. This is where the end of the world begins? She wakes up alone and feeling like she's half-dead. She can't remember her name. She staggers outside, looking for help—and that's when she sees that the dead have returned to life, that zombies are running in the streets and devouring the living. And she's one of them. She isn't breathing. The zombies leave her alone. Because they know she's one of their kind. And yet she differs from the brainless ghouls around her in some crucial ways. Somehow she's kept her intelligence intact, if not her memory. And being dead has certain compensations. She has developed strange powers. She calls herself Nilla, and all she knows is that staying alive only gets harder after you die? Meanwhile the National Guard has its hands full with the worst epidemic ever to strike the American west. From California to Colorado every town, every city is being overrun. Captain Bannerman Clark isn't prepared for this. He's semi-retired and he hasn't fired a gun in years, not since the Vietnam war. Yet it seems there's no one else around to take charge. As the world we know collapses he must find in himself the brains, the guts, and the moral courage to lead the survivors to safety, if there's any to be had. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, shadowy players are just beginning to show their hands. There's more going on here than meets the eye, and Clark and Nilla both have parts to play in a game they can't comprehend?

The Software Developer's Career Handbook

Author : Michael Lopp
Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Page : 321 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 2023-08-09
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9781098116644

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The Software Developer's Career Handbook by Michael Lopp Pdf

At some point in your career, you'll realize there's more to being a software engineer than dealing with code. Is it time to become a manager? Or join a startup? In this insightful and entertaining book, Michael Lopp recalls his own make-or-break moments with Silicon Valley giants such as Apple, Slack, Pinterest, Palantir, Netscape, and Symantec to help you make better, more mindful career decisions. With more than 40 stand-alone stories, Lopp walks through a complete job lifecycle, starting with the interview and ending with the realization that it might be time to move on. You'll learn how to handle baffling circumstances in your job, understand what you want from your career, and discover how to thrive in your workplace. Learn how to navigate areas of your job that don't involve writing code Identify how the aspects you enjoy will affect your next career steps Build and maintain key relationships and interactions within your community Make choices that will help you have a "deliberate career" Recognize what's important to your manager and work on things that matter

Geek Love

Author : Katherine Dunn
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 480 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2011-05-25
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780307794482

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Geek Love by Katherine Dunn Pdf

National Book Award Finalist • Here is the unforgettable story of the Binewskis, a circus-geek family whose matriarch and patriarch have bred their own exhibit of human oddities--with the help of amphetamines, arsenic, and radioisotopes. Their offspring include Arturo the Aquaboy, who has flippers for limbs and a megalomaniac ambition worthy of Genghis Khan . . . Iphy and Elly, the lissome Siamese twins . . . albino hunchback Oly, and the outwardly normal Chick, whose mysterious gifts make him the family’s most precious—and dangerous—asset. As the Binewskis take their act across the backwaters of the U.S., inspiring fanatical devotion and murderous revulsion; as its members conduct their own Machiavellian version of sibling rivalry, Geek Love throws its sulfurous light on our notions of the freakish and the normal, the beautiful and the ugly, the holy and the obscene. Family values will never be the same.

Little Me

Author : Matt Lucas
Publisher : Canongate Books
Page : 370 pages
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Release : 2017-10-03
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781786891075

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Little Me by Matt Lucas Pdf

The hilarious, heart-warming and tear-jerking memoir from one of Britain's best-loved comedians and actors, Matt Lucas. Hello there. Welcome to my autobiography. Throughout this book I talk about my life and work, including Little Britain, Come Fly With Me, Bridesmaids, Les Miserables, Alice In Wonderland and, of course, Shooting Stars. The thing is, this is a bit different to most memoirs you may have read, because it comes in the form of an A-Z. For instance, B is for Baldy! - which is what people used to shout at me in the playground (not much fun), G is for Gay (because I'm an actual real life gay) and T is for the TARDIS (because I'm a companion in Doctor Who now). You get the sort of thing. Anyway I hope you buy it at least twice. Thank you.

Popular

Author : Maya Van Wagenen
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 272 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 2014-04-15
Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN : 9780698153417

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Popular by Maya Van Wagenen Pdf

New York Times Bestseller A breakout teen author explores the true meaning of popularity and how to survive middle school in this hysterically funny, touchingly honest contemporary memoir. “I was inspired by [Maya's] journey and made a point of saving a copy of ‘Popular’ for my sister, who starts middle school this fall. Maybe if I had read it when I was her age, it could have saved me from a world of hurt, or at least put that world in perspective.” —Maude Apatow, New York Times Book Review Can curlers, girdles, Vaseline, and a strand of pearls help a shy girl become popular? Maya Van Wagenen is about to find out. Stuck near the bottom of the social ladder at “pretty much the lowest level of people at school who aren’t paid to be here,” Maya has never been popular. But before starting eighth grade, she decides to begin a unique social experiment: spend the school year following a 1950s popularity guide, written by former teen model Betty Cornell. The real-life results are hilarious, painful, and filled with unexpected surprises. Told with humor and grace, Maya’s journey offers readers of all ages a thoroughly contemporary example of kindness and self-confidence, along with a better understanding of what it means to be popular.

Infosec Rock Star

Author : Ted Demopoulos
Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
Page : 177 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 2017-06-13
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9781683504832

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Infosec Rock Star by Ted Demopoulos Pdf

Have you noticed that some people in infosec simply have more success than others, however they may define success? Some people are simply more listened too, more prominent, make more of a difference, have more flexibility with work, more freedom, choices of the best projects, and yes, make more money. They are not just lucky. They make their luck. The most successful are not necessarily the most technical, although technical or "geek" skills are essential. They are an absolute must, and we naturally build technical skills through experience. They are essential, but not for Rock Star level success. The most successful, the Infosec Rock Stars, have a slew of other equally valuable skills, ones most people never develop nor even understand. They include skills such as self direction, communication, business understanding, leadership, time management, project management, influence, negotiation, results orientation, and lots more . . . Infosec Rock Star will start you on your journey of mastering these skills and the journey of moving toward Rock Star status and all its benefits. Maybe you think you can’t be a Rock Star, but everyone can MOVE towards it and reap the benefits of vastly increased success. Remember, “Geek” will only get you so far . . .

OMG! I'm in Love with a Geek!

Author : Rae Earl
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 272 pages
File Size : 55,7 Mb
Release : 2014-06
Category : Diaries
ISBN : 1406340022

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OMG! I'm in Love with a Geek! by Rae Earl Pdf

This is the year Hattie wants to find real FULL ON love. No more McFitties, but real, long-term love. And she thinks she knows who with. His mum may still call him Goosey Woosey and he might have an unnatural interest in doing well in his GCSEs, but Goose could actually be THE ONE But how can Hattie make him realize this, when he seems more interested in his gecko? And there's the other matter of her dad, who seems to be more interested in saving the planet than in his new-found daughter. And there's also Gran, who has a new iPad and a dangerous obsession with Twitter.

Geek Girls Unite

Author : Leslie Simon
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 349 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 2011-10-04
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780062099020

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Geek Girls Unite by Leslie Simon Pdf

What do Amy Poehler, Bjork, Felicia Day, Martha Stewart, Miranda July, and Zooey Deschanel have in common? They’re just a few of the amazing women proving that “geek” is no longer a four-letter word. In recent years, male geeks have taken the world by storm. But what about their female counterparts? After all, fangirls are just like fanboys—they put on their Imperial Stormtrooper Lycra pants one leg at a time. Geek Girls Unite is a call to arms for every girl who has ever obsessed over music, comics, film, comedy, books, crafts, fashion, or anything else under the Death Star. Music geek girl Leslie Simon offers an overview of the geek elite by covering groundbreaking women, hall-of-famers, ultimate love matches, and potential frenemies, along with her top picks for playlists, books, movies, and websites. This smart and hilarious tour through girl geekdom is a must-have for any woman who has ever wondered where her sassy rebel sisters have been hiding.

And the Geek Shall Inherit the Earth

Author : Carljoe Javier
Publisher : Flipside Digital Content Company Inc.
Page : 116 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 2011-06-01
Category : Humor
ISBN : 9789719922209

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And the Geek Shall Inherit the Earth by Carljoe Javier Pdf

In And the Geek Shall Inherit the Earth, Carl Javier writes funny essays about being a geek, interviewing girls for men's mags, pondering the nuances of a pee-lemma (if you don't know what that is, you'll see in the book), teaching at an all-girls school, joining a reality show, and many other topics. Packed with insights as well as punchlines, the book is a fun and entertaining read for geeks and non-geeks alike.