The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy by Rainn WilsonRainn 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, everyones 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: “Im not on Facebook” is the new “I dont even own a TV”) that now has more than four million followers.
Now, hes 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, Wilsons 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.
Rainn Wilson's The Bassoon King: Memoir of growing up geeky
Thank you! Beginning with a foreword written in the voice of Schrute, Wilson co-author: SoulPancake: Chew on Life's Big Questions , is quick to set an irreverent though somewhat self-conscious tone that dominates the early chapters. The author also provides vivid descriptions of working on the set of The Office and deeper revelations about his spiritual path.
The Bassoon King: Art, Idiocy, and Other Sordid Tales from the Band Room
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