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The Bassoon King

My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy

by Rainn Wilson
Rainn Wilson

Audiobook
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. Rain founded a website and media company, SoulPancake, that eventually became a best-selling 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 4 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, re-connecting with the artistic and creative values of the Baha'i faith he grew up in.
From the Hardcover edition.

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Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780553544701
  • File size: 254304 KB
  • Release date: November 10, 2015
  • Duration: 08:49:15

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780553544701
  • File size: 254304 KB
  • Release date: November 10, 2015
  • Duration: 08:49:13
  • Number of parts: 7


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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. Rain founded a website and media company, SoulPancake, that eventually became a best-selling 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 4 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, re-connecting with the artistic and creative values of the Baha'i faith he grew up in.
From the Hardcover edition.

Expand title description text
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