The Happiest Days of Our Lives by Wil WheatonReaders of Wil Wheaton’s website know that he is a masterful teller of elegant stories about his life. Building on the critical success of Dancing Barefoot and Just A Geek, he has collected more of his own favorite stories in his third book, The Happiest Days of Our Lives. These are the stories Wil loves to tell, because they are the closest to his heart: stories about being a huge geek, passing his geeky hobbies and values along to his own children, and vividly painting what it meant to grow up in the ’70s and come of age in the ’80s as part of the video game/D&D/BBS/Star Wars figures generation.
Within the pages of The Happiest Days of Our Lives, you will find:
? “The Butterfly Tree”: how one Back to School night continues to shape Wil’s sense of social justice, thirty years later
? “Blue Light Special”: the greatest challenge a ten year-old could face in 1982: save his allowance, or buy Star Wars figures?
? “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Geek”: why fantasy role-playing games are such an important part of Wil’s past – and his present
? “The Big Goodbye”: a visit to Paramount gives Wheaton a second chance to say farewell to Star Trek . . . properly, this time
? “Let Go”: a moving eulogy for a beloved friend
In all of these tales, Wheaton brings the reader into the raw heart of the story, holding nothing back, and you are invited to join him on a journey through The Happiest Days of Our Lives.
Days of Our Lives
The Horton and Brady broods endure the romantic trials of life in Salem, a Midwestern hamlet filled with evil geniuses, star-crossed lovers and a rich family history. After a slow start, the soap earned a loyal following in spite of or maybe because of way-out-there plots, including satanic possession and mind control. Jack and Jennifer have an emotional reunion; Gabi is furious when she hears Vivian tell Stefan he'd be better off with Eve; Kristen is thrilled over her stroke of good luck; Sarah decides to keep her baby. Jack and Dr. Shah's trust. Lucas has Kayla run tests to see if Kate's heart would be a match for Julie; Sarah and Brady try to bolster one another over the havoc Kristen has created; Ben seeks Marlena's help regarding Jordan; Kristen enlists Rolf for an unusual procedure. Kristen demands Xander help her win back Brady; Gabi is torn when Will asks if Vivian shot his grandmother; Lucas weighs out options about Kate's life; Brady confesses to Sonny that he's having difficulty fighting off his attraction for Kristen.