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Bassoon King : My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy (Hardcover) (Rainn Wilson)

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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 ofThe 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 aboutThe 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.
The Bassoon King is 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, The Office?s resident nemesis/ beet farmer. Viewers grew to love the scheming, socially awkward character, and to love the actor who played him even more. While the show was running, Rainn founded a website and media company, SoulPancake, that challenged users to ?chew on life?s big questions? and eventually inspired a bestselling book of the same name. He also started a hilarious Twitter feed (sample Tweet: ?@Amazon I would like to order my own drone but have it delivered by UPS. Possible??) that today has nearly four million followers.

With this book, Rainn is ready to tell his own story, to explain how he developed his unique, off-kilter sense of humor and perspective on life. He chronicles his journey from childhood nerd to bassoon-playing band geek (?the highest rung on the vast, pimply ladder of high school losers?), his years of mild debauchery as a young actor in New York, his audition for The Office, and the inside scoop on the hit that followed. Finally Rainn discusses his achievement of success and satisfaction, both in his career and spiritually, after re-connecting with the artistic and creative values of the faith he grew up in.
Number of Pages: 301
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Humor, Performing Arts
Sub-Genre: Entertainment + Performing Arts, Topic / Religion, Comedy
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Rainn Wilson
Language: English
Street Date: November 10, 2015
TCIN: 31171069
UPC: 9780525954538
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-2210
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