The Bassoon King

Author: Rainn Wilson

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 0451469437

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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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.

The Bassoon King

Author: Rainn Wilson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698161432

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 5024


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.

Summary of Rainn Wilson's The Bassoon King

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I had the biggest head of any baby that was ever born. My name is Rainn, and my parents were odd. They changed their names to Shay in 1965. My mom was raised on a farm in Weyauwega, Wisconsin, and spent a year living with chickens. #2 My father, Robert George Wilson, had a miserable childhood. His father, Chester Wilson, was an alcoholic who stole his lightning rod company, Wilcor Grounding Systems, from his brother and made millions off of it while his brother moved back to Minnesota and had to run Wilson Brothers Auto Parts in Thief River Falls. #3 My father wanted to call me Rainer, but there was a mountain that hovered over the skyline of Seattle called Mount Rainier. I imagine weird chicken-coop Mommy and slot-machine Daddy having a conversation about my name on the deck of their rainy houseboat on Lake Union in Seattle. #4 The city of Seattle was a mossy, shambly town in the 1970s, famous only for the film It Happened at the World’s Fair with Elvis Presley as a crop-dusting pilot dancing under the Space Needle with a little Chinese girl.

Orchestrating Public Opinion

Author: Paul Christiansen

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9048531675

Category: Art

Page: 216

View: 9280


Analysis of political advertising tends to give music short shrift - which flies in the face of what we know about the power of music to set a mood, affect feelings, and influence our perceptions. This book is the first to offer a detailed exploration of the role of music in US presidential campaign advertising, from Eisenhower to the present, showing that in many cases music isn't simply one element in the presentation of an ad's message - it's the dominant factor, more important than images, words, or narration.

The Bassoon

Author: Will Jansen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bassoon

Page: 278

View: 7552


Bibliographic Guide to Dance

Author: New York Public Library. Dance Collection

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Dance

Page: 744

View: 5861


The Musical Herald

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: N.A

View: 399


Punch

Author: Mark Lemon,Henry Mayhew,Tom Taylor,Shirley Brooks,Francis Cowley Burnand,Owen Seaman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English wit and humor

Page: 834

View: 4638