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Nancy Cartwright is the ultimate Simpsons insider. Her raspy, childlike voice is immediately recognizable as none other than Bart Simpson, the most precocious, irreverent, and intriguing ten-year-old ever to enter the American consciousness. In this behind-the-scenes story Nancy Cartwright tells of the Simpsons' early days, when the cast was given a closet-sized space to record ...
Nancy Cartwright is the ultimate Simpsons insider. Her raspy, childlike voice is immediately recognizable as none other than Bart Simpson, the most precocious, irreverent, and intriguing ten-year-old ever to enter the American consciousness. In this behind-the-scenes story Nancy Cartwright tells of the Simpsons' early days, when the cast was given a closet-sized space to record commercial bumpers for The Tracey Ullman Show. She traces the Simpsons' rapid rise to wild popularity; offers hilarious anecdotes about cast members and guest stars, including Mel Gibson, Meryl Streep, and Elizabeth Taylor; and explains what goes into making the half-hour animated series. And she reveals what it's like to be at the center of an American institution, one that reinvented the sitcom, rocked the networks to the core, and changed forever the face of American television.
Packed with more information than has ever been revealed about the longest-running animated show, here is the perfect book for the millions of Simpsons fans who can't get enough of America's favorite dysfunctional family.
|1||I'm Nancy Cartwright. Who the Hell Are You?!||1|
|2||Just Another Job...||35|
|3||"Hey. We're Recording Up Here!"||43|
|5||T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Phil)||70|
|6||Some Enchanted Beginning||75|
|7||Oh. Danny Boy...||90|
|8||Lady. That Ain't No Gutterball!||94|
|9||Do the Bartman!||115|
|11||"The Fury Before the Sound"||123|
|12||"It's Not Unusual..."||144|
|13||"The Sound After the Fury"||152|
|14||"And Bingo Was His Name-o"||161|
|15||My Mom Is Bart Simpson||166|
|16||Could I Have Your Autograph?||185|
|17||I'm Talkin' to You. Cowboy...Draw!||195|
|20||The Snap, Crackle and Pop||229|
|21||The Day the Music Died||237|
|22||"Be Still, My (Brave) Heart"||241|
|23||The Celebrity of Bart||248|
Posted April 9, 2002
Yes, he is. Don't worry, I was surprised too. I absolutely love the Simpsons, and Bart by far is the best. I would reccomend this book to anyone. It has great info, and a bunch of cool facts, from Bart her, I mean himself. Its not just about Nancy Cartwright's 'Bart Days' its about her life leading up to the 'Bart Days'. I learned a lot, and couldn't put it down. I had never read a book like this. I just wish Nancy Cartwright could read this. In conclusion, If you read 'My Life As A 10 Year Old Boy' , I guarantee you will enjoy it. Thanks.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 15, 2001
The day I got 'My Life as a 10-Year Old Boy', I couldn't put it down. Most kids my age (13) you'd think would be interested in a book about the real Bart Simpson, but they probably don't know that their hero is truly a woman. Nancy Cartwright is the real Bart Simpson. This book gives us the perfect inside look on the making of the beloved show and my favorite, 'The Simpsons'. It tells us that 'The Simpsons' didn't hit the big times right away.They started out in a far away studio at the Warner Bros. lot with bad parking. The first day I got it, I read up to page 200 or up, somewhere around there. The voice-overs are lucky because they get to meet and work with big names. They have works with the kinds of Phil Hartman, Michelle Pheifer, Helen Hunt, Britney Spears, *NSync, Kelsey Grammar, Tony Bennet, Ron Howard, Kim Basinger, Alec Baldwin, Tony Bennet, you nmae it! And don't forget, 'Homer' AKA Dan Castellaneta is quite famous. So is 'Marge' AKA Julie Kavner. This book is perfect for wonderers. If you wanna know about all the work they put in a cartoon, this book will give you the info you want to know. I recommend this to true 'Simspon' fans, it tells you the real story.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 2, 2001
I would recommend this to anyone who has ever wondered, 'How do they do that?'about any aspect of the Simpsons while watching the show. It is mainly the story of the author, which makes it a different book altogether from one that just tells how the show is put on and made. However, she does explain all of the production steps, and since her job is the main focus of the book, it explains it all with a more personal touch that lifts it above expository. There are highs, there are lows, and you'll feel them too if you read this book. Plus, there are a few chapters where she does just explain about production. Did you know that they only use computers for one tiny part of the process, or that every single frame is hand-painted in Korea? You'll know that and more if you read this book. Makes a great gift, too.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 26, 2000
My Life as a Ten-Year-Old Boy by Nancy Cartwright is a quirky, funny take on the world behind The Simpsons, and the world of Nancy Cartwright. Nancy begins the book by describing her early dreams as a child, then as a teenager, and soon as a college student. Her journey leads her, and us, to Los Angeles where she dives into a career in voice-over work. After a few chapters, we come to her present day gig as Bart Simpson. Here we learn about Nancy's personal life, the workings of the show, several guest stars, and the celebrity of Bart Simpson. Nancy's book is very easy to read because her writing is filled with her personality. There are lots of asides (really), and several chapters are her own journal entries. And if you read between the lines, it isn't difficult to discover how Nancy feels about certain guest stars and fans. She is a true lady, though, and does not dish on anyone in a nasty, Hollywood kind of way. I will confess, I wished for more of this kind of tell-all writing, perhaps giving us more details about the troubled contract negotiations in 1998, or about Maggie Roswell's recent departure. Any and all fans of The Simpsons will enjoy reading Nancy's book. Her style of writing really allows her personality to shine through. Though I longed for more personal anecdotes about Matt Groening, Julie Kavner, Hank Azaria, Dan Castellaneta, Yeardley Smith, and the other cast members, Nancy makes it clear that she will not sink to the tabloid level. My Life as a Ten-Year-Old Boy will please the Simpsons fan on your gift list.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 22, 2010
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