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    Rainn Wilson(Author Narrator)

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EVERYONE'S FAVOURITE OFFICE CHARACTER WRITES ABOUT GROWING UP GEEKY

Rainn Wilson played Dwight Schrute in the hugely popular TV show The Office. In this hilarious memoir he talks about never quite growing out of that awkward stage and finding his place in life.


For nine seasons Rainn Wilson played Dwight Schrute, everyone's favourite work nemesis and beet farmer. Viewers of The Office (NBC) 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 humour 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.

"Filled with genuinely fascinating stories about his unusual upbringing, his entree into the comedy world and his thoughtfully developed views on life, Wilson s book is an unsurprisingly funny and surprisingly poignant entry in the cavalcade of celebrity memoirs." "BookPage " A breath of fresh air in a genre desperately gasping for some...adeeply personal recollection of Wilson's journey from bassoon player to Emmy-nominated beet farmer It's outlandish and unexpected, but it reads real."Phoenix New Times" "Wilson's hilarious book is a brisk, delightful read for his devoted fans." "American Way" Wilson s story is engaging Readers will relish his experiences as Dwight Schrute (who contributes the book s foreword) in "The Office" snagging the part, the show s debut, the actors and writers, and behind-the-scenes reminiscences."Publishers Weekly " [Wilson] shares the ups and downs of his journey to fame in this funny and frank memoir of particular interest to aspiring actors and other creative types, as well as the many fans of the long-running NBC comedy."Booklist" "Certainly for fans ofThe Office, but the amiable actor also offers thoughtful glimpses into the realities of the TV and film industry and an impassioned rationale for living an openly spiritual life." "Kirkus Reviews"""Rainn Wilson's memoir captures essence of his offbeat humor.""Chicago Sun-Times " Wilson defies the typical tropes of celebrity memoir. At points, "Bassoon King" s episodes read with the comparably startling, surreal and yet downright endearing outrageousness of an Augusten Burroughs or even David Sedaris essay Wilson s memoir details what it s like for a regular human, a relatable human, a nerd to become famous after climbing the proverbial ladder of professional acting (whilst keeping your humanity and your grounded perspective intact). " "Paste Magazine"" "Filled with genuinely fascinating stories about his unusual upbringing, his entree into the comedy world and his thoughtfully developed views on life, Wilson s book is an unsurprisingly funny and surprisingly poignant entry in the cavalcade of celebrity memoirs." "BookPage " A breath of fresh air in a genre desperately gasping for some...adeeply personal recollection of Wilson's journey from bassoon player to Emmy-nominated beet farmer It's outlandish and unexpected, but it reads real."Phoenix New Times" "Wilson's hilarious book is a brisk, delightful read for his devoted fans." "American Way" ""The Office" star brings a value-added approach to his new book "The Bassoon King" It's a coming-of-age story"and"a showbiz memoir"and"a funny read.Wilson also brings a values-added approach: "The Bassoon King" is a gentle introduction to theBaha'iFaith, which Wilson re-embraced as an adult, after wrestling with both drugs and the question of meaning in his life.""Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel" Wilson s story is engaging Readers will relish his experiences as Dwight Schrute (who contributes the book s foreword) in "The Office" snagging the part, the show s debut, the actors and writers, and behind-the-scenes reminiscences."Publishers Weekly " [Wilson] shares the ups and downs of his journey to fame in this funny and frank memoir of particular interest to aspiring actors and other creative types, as well as the many fans of the long-running NBC comedy."Booklist" "Certainly for fans ofThe Office, but the amiable actor also offers thoughtful glimpses into the realities of the TV and film industry and an impassioned rationale for living an openly spiritual life." "Kirkus Reviews"""Quirky, witty, literate." "Washington Post" "Rainn Wilson's memoir captures essence of his offbeat humor.""Chicago Sun-Times " Wilson defies the typical tropes of celebrity memoir. At points, "Bassoon King" s episodes read with the comparably startling, surreal and yet downright endearing outrageousness of an Augusten Burroughs or even David Sedaris essay Wilson s memoir details what it s like for a regular human, a relatable human, a nerd to become famous after climbing the proverbial ladder of professional acting (whilst keeping your humanity and your grounded perspective intact). " "Paste Magazine, a top 10 book of November"" "Filled with genuinely fascinating stories about his unusual upbringing, his entree into the comedy world and his thoughtfully developed views on life, Wilson s book is an unsurprisingly funny and surprisingly poignant entry in the cavalcade of celebrity memoirs." "BookPage " A breath of fresh air in a genre desperately gasping for some...adeeply personal recollection of Wilson's journey from bassoon player to Emmy-nominated beet farmer It's outlandish and unexpected, but it reads real."Phoenix New Times"You know Rainn Wilson as Dwight from NBC s" "The Office," " but I m not sure many are fully prepared for how outrageous and often endearing his life story can be, captured in the pages of" "The Bassoon King." " "Oakland Press" "Wilson's hilarious book is a brisk, delightful read for his devoted fans." "American Way" ""The Office" star brings a value-added approach to his new book "The Bassoon King" It's a coming-of-age story"and"a showbiz memoir"and"a funny read.Wilson also brings a values-added approach: "The Bassoon King" is a gentle introduction to theBaha'iFaith, which Wilson re-embraced as an adult, after wrestling with both drugs and the question of meaning in his life.""Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel" Wilson s story is engaging Readers will relish his experiences as Dwight Schrute (who contributes the book s foreword) in "The Office" snagging the part, the show s debut, the actors and writers, and behind-the-scenes reminiscences."Publishers Weekly " [Wilson] shares the ups and downs of his journey to fame in this funny and frank memoir of particular interest to aspiring actors and other creative types, as well as the many fans of the long-running NBC comedy."Booklist" "Certainly for fans ofThe Office, but the amiable actor also offers thoughtful glimpses into the realities of the TV and film industry and an impassioned rationale for living an openly spiritual life." "Kirkus Reviews"""Quirky, witty, literate."Washington Post "Rainn Wilson's memoir captures essence of his offbeat humor." Chicago Sun-TimesWilson defies the typical tropes of celebrity memoir. At points, Bassoon King s episodes read with the comparably startling, surreal and yet downright endearing outrageousness of an Augusten Burroughs or even David Sedaris essay Wilson s memoir details what it s like for a regular human, a relatable human, a nerd to become famous after climbing the proverbial ladder of professional acting (whilst keeping your humanity and your grounded perspective intact). Paste Magazine, a top 10 book of November "Filled with genuinely fascinating stories about his unusual upbringing, his entree into the comedy world and his thoughtfully developed views on life, Wilson s book is an unsurprisingly funny and surprisingly poignant entry in the cavalcade of celebrity memoirs."BookPageA breath of fresh air in a genre desperately gasping for some...adeeply personal recollection of Wilson's journey from bassoon player to Emmy-nominated beet farmer It's outlandish and unexpected, but it reads real. Phoenix New Times You know Rainn Wilson as Dwight from NBC s The Office,but I m not sure many are fully prepared for how outrageous and often endearing his life story can be, captured in the pages of The Bassoon King.Oakland Press "Wilson's hilarious book is a brisk, delightful read for his devoted fans."American Way "The Office star brings a value-added approach to his new book The Bassoon King It's a coming-of-age storyanda showbiz memoiranda funny read.Wilson also brings a values-added approach: The Bassoon King is a gentle introduction to theBaha'iFaith, which Wilson re-embraced as an adult, after wrestling with both drugs and the question of meaning in his life." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Wilson s story is engaging Readers will relish his experiences as Dwight Schrute (who contributes the book s foreword) in The Office snagging the part, the show s debut, the actors and writers, and behind-the-scenes reminiscences. Publishers Weekly[Wilson] shares the ups and downs of his journey to fame in this funny and frank memoir of particular interest to aspiring actors and other creative types, as well as the many fans of the long-running NBC comedy. Booklist "Certainly for fans ofThe Office, but the amiable actor also offers thoughtful glimpses into the realities of the TV and film industry and an impassioned rationale for living an openly spiritual life."Kirkus Reviews""Quirky, witty, literate."--Washington Post

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  • By emma wright on 2 August 2017

    I'm familiar with Rainn's work so wanted to love this...but just didn't. The writing style was overly self-indulgent and I didn't want to read on past chapter 1 so I returned it :(

  • By Stephen Neill on 6 January 2017

    Bought as a gift for my partner. She loves Rainn Wilson and advises his book lives up to his humorous and quirky standards!

  • By Woody on 15 March 2017

    Arrived quickly and well packaged! A great read - Rainn really is very funny. Interesting too. Would recommend.

  • By Craig Mellor on 8 January 2016

    I'm not sure what I was exactly expecting when I started reading this but it is an amazing insight into the mind of Rainn Wilson - funny and sad all in one. Fantastic.

  • By Guest on 13 March 2016

    I absolutely loved Rainn Wilson portraying Dwight Shrute in The Office so I had to buy this book. Rainn has lived an eccentric and chaotic life. Fantastic read and a must buy for all Office fans!!

  • By Danny Ha on 6 January 2016

    Came to find out what Kevin eats for lunch, stayed for the great insight in to the life of an actor, idiots.

  • By Mohammed Al Meshaweh on 1 August 2016

    Interesting at times and boring at times. Found it hard to finish the book.


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