I'm not sure if it comes across in this image, but the idea is that it's a family photo album with a title written by your mom. The picture, which is me getting my first banana seat bike for Christmas around 1978 or 1979, appears to be affixed with scotch tape, but I don't think you can see it in this image. The back cover has several smaller images from the same time period (you have seen some of them in my flickr stream) and a description of some of the stories:
Readers 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 painting, as vividly as possible, 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
There's also this quote:
"Wil Wheaton's made a new career out of doing well that which is in fact the hardest thing to do at all: he writes, brilliantly and simply and gloriously, about joy."
— Warren Ellis, author of CROOKED LITTLE VEIN, TRANSMETROPOLITAN, and PLANETARY
Yeah, I can't believe it, either. In fact, I still can't believe it, and I've been looking at it for weeks.
I'll have a limited number of softcover books at the Big Honkin' Star Trek convention next month, and I should be ready to start taking orders for the rest of the softcovers, as well as the signed numbered hardbacks once I get back.
If I may indulge in a bit of understatement for just a moment: this is pretty fucking awesome.