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My Life ss a Ten Year-Old Boy

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Nancy Cartwright, the ultimate Simpsons insider, gives voice to the boy immediately recognizable as none other than Bart Simpson. Now, Nancy traces The Simpsons' rapid rise to wild popularity, offers hilarious anecdotes about cast members and guest stars and reveals what it's like to be at the center of a North American institution, one that reinvented the sitcom, rocked the networks to the core and forever changed the face of television.

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Overview

Nancy Cartwright, the ultimate Simpsons insider, gives voice to the boy immediately recognizable as none other than Bart Simpson. Now, Nancy traces The Simpsons' rapid rise to wild popularity, offers hilarious anecdotes about cast members and guest stars and reveals what it's like to be at the center of a North American institution, one that reinvented the sitcom, rocked the networks to the core and forever changed the face of television.

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Editorial Reviews

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For ten years now, Nancy Cartwright has been making us laugh as the voice of fearless smart aleck Bart Simpson. Now Cartwright recounts her experiences at the forefront of the animated sitcom revolution and inside the head of the boy who told us all to eat his shorts.
Matt Groening
Here's the sweet and funny inside scoop on The Simpsons, straight from the mouth of Bart herself.
Library Journal
For people dying to know all about the woman whose voice animates Bart Simpson from the cartoon TV series The Simpsons, here it is. Cartwright seemed always to know she wanted to do "voice-overs." Her unique voice enabled her to star as a "whiz kid" in forensics in high school and college. Her break came when she contacted Daws Butler, famous for bringing his voice to Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, and other Hanna Barbera cartoon characters, and he became her mentor. This gave Cartwright the impetus to transfer from Ohio University to UCLA and follow her dream. The Simpsons started as an interlude on the Tracey Ullman Show but quickly expanded into the series it is today, a television classic. Cartwright marvels at her reception worldwide while touring on behalf of The Simpsons, and she shares anecdotes about the other "voice-over" cast members and many celebrities who have also done voices on the show. However, Cartwright's own life notwithstanding, there is nothing really new or exciting here. She knew what she wanted to do and was able to do it; end of story. Though those wishing to do voice-over work might find this interesting, it is not an essential purchase.--Rosellen Brewer, Monterey Cty. Free Libs., Salinas, CA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
From The Critics
My Life As A 10-Year-Old Boy is the fascinating, behind-the-scenes story of Nancy Cartwright, who is the voice of Bart Simpson on "The Simpsons", the very popular and longest running comedy series on television today. Here revealed for her legions of fans is the inside story of Cartwright's career, with intimate and candid anecdotes from a true insider. We are treated to Cartwright's history of her life as Bart going back to the early days when she received a call from her agent about an audition for an animated "interstitials" series that was to be sandwiched between commercial breaks and "the Tracey Ullman Show". Nancy was originally asked to read for the role of Lisa Simpson, but landed the role of Bart, a devious, underachieving, school-hating, irreverent, clever, soon to be a pop culture icon, ten year old boy from an hilariously dysfunctional family in the dysfunctional town of Springfield. My Life As A 10-Year-Old Boy is a "must" for all Simpson fans everywhere! Making Independent Films Liz Stubbs & Richard Rodrigues Allworth Press 10 East 23rd St., #510, NY, NY 10010
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786886005
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Publication date: 9/26/2001
  • Pages: 271
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Cartwright is familiar to millions around the world as the voice of Bart Simpson, a role she's been performing since 1987. She lives in the Los Angeles area.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Foreword xiii
1 I'm Nancy Cartwright. Who the Hell Are You?! 1
2 Just Another Job... 35
3 "Hey. We're Recording Up Here!" 43
4 Good Grammer 55
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
10 Remembering Elizabeth 118
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
18 The "Mickster" 217
19 Spartacus! 222
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
Appendix 263
Epilogue 269
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