1. My Best Friend Is a Wookiee: A Memoir, One Boy's Journey to Find His Place in the Galaxy
By Tony Pacitti ($19.95, Adams Media)
Certified Star Wars geek (and Massachusetts native) Tony Pacitti charts his life in relation to the trilogy – from pathetic childhood and adolescence to Luke Skywalker-like coming of age. We see a painfully shy kid slowly trying out the Jedi-like powers of adulthood and using the transformative Force (and forces) of the Star Wars universe to get him there. A hyperdrive tour through Star Wars fandom that's more fun than shooting womp rats in Beggar's Canyon. But "My Best Friend Is a Wookiee" also a comical, tender, no-punches-pulled coming of age memoir.