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Rainn Wilson’s memoir about growing up geeky and finally finding his place in comedy, faith, and life
For nine seasons Rainn Wilson played Dwight Schrute, everyone's favorite work nemesis and beet farmer. Viewers of The Office fell in love with the character and grew to love the actor who played him even more. Rainn founded a website and media company, SoulPancake, that eventually became a bestselling book of the same name. He also started a hilarious Twitter feed (sample tweet: “I'm not on Facebook” is the new “I don't even own a TV”) that now has more than four million followers.
Now, he's ready to tell his own story and explain how he came up with his incredibly unique sense of humor and perspective on life. He explains how he grew up “bone-numbingly nerdy before there was even a modicum of cool attached to the word.” The Bassoon King chronicles his journey from nerd to drama geek (“the highest rung on the vast, pimply ladder of high school losers”), his years of mild debauchery and struggles as a young actor in New York, his many adventures and insights about The Office, and finally, Wilson's achievement of success and satisfaction, both in his career and spiritually, reconnecting with the artistic and creative values of the Bahá’í faith he grew up in.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
RAINN WILSON is best known for his Emmy-nominated role as Dwight Schrute on NBC’s The Office, though today he’s equally well-known for his millions of Twitter followers and the philosophy website he founded, SoulPancake, which launched a New York Times bestselling book of the same name.
Table of Contents
Foreword Dwight Kurt Schrute xi
Chapter 1 What Shall We Name Baby Fathead? 1
Chapter 2 The Worms of Nicaragua 13
Chapter 3 My Seventies Show 25
Compendium of Comic Sidekicks 37
Chapter 4 The Nerd of God 43
Chapter 5 The Bassoonist 57
Chapter 6 How Elvis Costello Made Me an Actor 69
The Greatest Albums of the Early Eighties (In No Particular Order) 82
Chapter 7 A Chorus Line Matinee 87
Chapter 8 The Only Living Boy in New York 105
Chapter 9 An Actor Repairs 115
Shitty Jobs 127
Chapter 10 The Face of God 145
Chapter 11 Volcano Love 161
Adventures in Theater 173
Chapter 12 I Bombed On Broadway 187
Chapter 13 Welcome to Los Angeles 203
Adventures in Film and Television 215
Chapter 14 Dwight K. Schrute, Assistant (to the) Regional Manager 229
Chapter 15 Almost Famous 2 245
Random Office Memories 258
Chapter 16 Soul Pancakes 265
Ten Things I Know For Sure 284
Bonus Chapter: The Last Werd on Nerds 293
Addendum: The Baha'i Faith 303