Opening that first Darth Vader figure and putting him in a Landspeeder.
Imagining a snowy elementary school playground as the wastes of Hoth.
Seeing Return of the Jedi on opening night.
Moments like these - and a galaxy more - make up three decades of "Memoirs of a Star Wars Geek." John takes the reader from a childhood packed with Star Wars guys (never "action figures") and Christmas wishes both fulfilled and unrealized, through the years when the trilogy lay dormant to the mainstream public's eye, and into an age of seeing George Lucas' universe as an adult while exploring it again as a parent.
Gracefully laying bare both the good and not-so-good times, this collection, with its origins as a series on his web site, FieldsEdge.com, is a love letter from a self-aware geek written under the sometimes harsh light of hindsight, softened with understanding.
It captures the innocence and wonder and infinite possibilities of what it meant to an eight-year-old to... More > Collect All 21!< Less
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By Josh Akerman
Dec 20, 2008
"A great read!" Well worth the read! For any fan of the FORCE out there considering buying this book you will find laughter,tears and a whole lot of fun! Thanks for sharing your interesting point of view John on how this great story/saga has shaped your life in so many ways as I am sure it has done for many of us! MTFBWYA
"A walk through time...." For anybody who was a kid growing up during the late 70's and early 80's, this is a must read book. Mr. Booth captures the essence of nostalgia perfectly for the era. There isn't one person out there from this generation who couldn't identify with the stories told in this book. It's amazing how much John recalls about his childhood. Over the years, I'd forgotten so much from my youth...until I read 'Collect All 21!' and it dislodged those memories free from wherever they were tucked away in my mind. Reading John's tales will even make you laugh out loud. And some will make you sad. Together with his undying passion for Star Wars, this book is a great dose of "remember when..."!