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The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy

The Bassoon King My Life in Art Faith and Idiocy 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 far

  • Title: The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy
  • Author: Rainn Wilson
  • ISBN: 9780525954538
  • Page: 444
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 Rainn founded a website and media company, SoulPancake, thaRainn 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 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 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 Bah faith he grew up in.

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      Rainn Wilson is an American actor He won an Emmy for his role in the television comedy The Office.

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    1. If for nothing else, this should be heralded for being an almost perfectly constructed autobiography.But wait, there's more! Rainn Wilson, aka Dwight from The Office, has done a bang-up job at creating a very enjoyable read in The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy. His pacing, timing and storytelling are rock solid. Tangents and digressions are kept at reasonable lengths, are labeled as such and even apologized for, which is unnecessary because they're honestly not that long and ge [...]



    2. Edit November 28, 2015:Honestly, I have to say that I completely love Rainn Wilson in both the roles I've seen him as. Dwight, of course. And that random guy off Juno.(To be fair, I didn't recognize they were the same guy until a couple years ago.)The most I know about him is that he has a quirky sense of humor and a very interesting religion. What hooked me about this book was that the forward was written by Dwight Schrute, one of the funniest TV characters I've ever seen in my short life.And, [...]


    3. I received a copy of the audiobook from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This is a book I probably would have bought regardless, since I love The Office and comedic memoir.The last three audiobooks I have listened to have had strange connections to each other. The first was The First Bad Man by Miranda July, and in Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl, Carrie Brownstein mentions Miranda a few times in passing because they are good friends. Carrie grew up in Olympia, which is also where R [...]


    4. In "The Bassoon King," Rainn Wilson points out how much easier and more fun it is to write scathing reviews than it is to write thoughtful well-balanced ones, and this is absolutely correct. So I will try to be well-balanced here. I liked parts of this book. I did not like other parts. I changed my mind about my rating every other chapter. So, here are some things I liked:-That he read his own audiobook. That was cool. -The stories about Rainn growing up, especially the parts in Costa Rica and h [...]


    5. Rainn Wilson is best known for his role as eccentric but likable Dwight Schrute on the American-version of, “The Office”. Wilson is, surprisingly, a lot like Dwight so perhaps his entire life was preparation for the role. Wilson reveals his climb to fame in, “The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy”.Although “The Bassoon King” is, in its simplest form, a Hollywood memoir attempting to either show how a celebrity is “one of us” or has been through hell and back; Rainn [...]


    6. I love Rainn Wilson. He is a hilarious, spiritual, and down to earth individual. I have been quoting The Office and Dwight Shrute since I first starting watching the show in high school. I have, to date, watched every episode over 20 times. Needless to say, I'm a fan. Rainn uses much of his book to cover the turmoils and delights he experienced trying to find his voice in acting. From high school to college to auditioning for his famous and not so famous roles. While I didn't find these historie [...]


    7. Ugh, it took me FOREVER to get through this book. I was listening to it as an audiobook, which always takes longer than reading the regular book, but still. I also considered blaming the fact that I've been super busy, but that doesn't really account for it either. The fact of the matter is, I just wasn't that into this book. For starters, my only knowledge of Rainn Wilson is from the Office, and this seems to appeal to people who are more into his Soul Pancake stuff. I'm not so much with the sp [...]


    8. Won in the First Reads giveaway.It was a funny and interesting memoir. I feel like certain racial terms could have been tweaked and there were moments of "get off my lawn"-ness. All in all, it was a very readable book.


    9. I am a huge fan of The Office and so I would've read this book even without the fact that the introduction is written by one Dwight K. Schrute. (If you love that show as much as I do, I absolutely dare you not to read it and not laugh out loud at least three times on every page. AT LEAST.)So yeah, come for the parts by Dwight and the Office anecdotes, but you'll stay for the rest of it. It's clever and sweet and just good. I always forget just how many things Rainn Wilson has done that I've love [...]


    10. (4.5 stars) Maybe because I identify with Rainn Wilson's geek status, but I enjoyed his memoir much more than the other recent Hollywood memoirs out there. His deep, resonant voice soothes you through this recording, and at once you know he is intelligent and deep and has much more substance than you expect from the guy who played Dwight. And I did love the character Dwight. Poor Rainn, having to endure that haircut for 9 seasons. READ THIS BOOK! You won't regret it.


    11. 3.5 stars. Rainn toed a weird line between pretentious and self-deprecating. I almost think this book would have been better had it been written later in his life with a longer career under his belt. But I also realize the need to capitalize on what's popular.


    12. This book was quite disappointing, considering that I think highly of Rainn Wilson's acting work, and that this is a genre of book that I often enjoy. Rainn Wilson is a paradox:--He seems quite intelligent, yet the writing does not always reflect that. He often relies on "shouting" in all caps to get his point across (and I have seen other authors use this well for comedic effect--this was different). He uses the word "literally" far too often, and in cases where what he is saying is clearly not [...]


    13. Rainn is insightful, funny, witty, and interesting. Also an insecure, elitist, snob. So there's the dilemma. His story has definitely been interesting, but sometimes he a little prone to the name drop. I don't need to hear about every single acting teacher you've ever had and how their brilliance transformed you. I don't care who they are, or what they did (starting to sound a little boy band-ish there oops). Their inclusion turns whole chapters into a really long awards show speech. But then, h [...]


    14. Rainn Wilson is a hardcore offbeat nerd.Not the mainstream kind that has shows like Big Bang Theory and At Midnight going for it. Rainn Wilson grew up as a perfect figurehead of the latchkey kid with parents who are totally off their rocker and far into far-out movements.He just kind of glosses over the fun bits, to be honest. He doesn't delve too deeply into the weirdness of his childhood too much, which I was looking forward to. Hippie parents who ran down to central America with a toddler--wh [...]



    15. I would give this a 3.5. I am a fan of the show The Office" Rainn Wilson is fantastic as Dwight Schrute.This is his memoir. Rainn was born to Hippies in 1966. His parents divorced when he was two his dad quickly remarried and moved the small family to Nicaragua survived the many bugs came back at five to Washington. Rainn grew up poor but survived. A self admitted science fiction nerd, who in jr high joined band and learned the Bassoon. Rainn has a pretty good sense of humor writing this memoir. [...]


    16. Not exactly what I was expecting, but still enjoyable. Since I am a fan of Wilson's work on TV and in film, I naturally found the portions devoted to his experiences trying to find a place within the acting world to be the most engaging, although it was neat to learn about his childhood and personal beliefs to understand him more as a person. There are two chapters that cover his time on The Office, yet the included material feels like it merely skims the surface; I thought there would be much m [...]


    17. This book was at times strange, insightful, boring, heartwarming, offputting, and random. Much like the character, Dwight Schrute, that Rainn portrayed for so many years. I enjoyed reading about his exotic upbringing, his time working on The Office, and the organizations he's started (Soul Pancake and Lide). I also found his views on faith, religion and service especially interesting and enlightening. However, I could have done without the random lists of his favorite albums, books, teachers, et [...]


    18. I'm a big Rainn Wilson fan and find him weird but funny. I wasn't crazy about this book - frankly it was kind of a slog to get through it. Though it's occasionally interesting to understand what life events shape a famous person, his life was just kind of weird.My favorite part was his behind-the-scenes stories from the set of The Office.At the end of the day, perhaps what disappointed me the most was that an autobiography written by the man who played one of the greatest comedic characters of a [...]


    19. I liked this. I enjoy getting to know actors I love beyond their movies and tv shows. This was especially interesting because I, of course, love Rainn Wilson for his portrayal of Dwight Schrute from The Office. As Rainn tells his stories of growing up and getting his start in acting, he explains the parts that impacted his performance in this role. It was phenomenal to hear behind the scenes facts of Hollywood and The Office. I especially enjoyed the tangents he would go on about common courtesy [...]


    20. I really enjoyed this memoir by Rainn Wilson for lots of reasons including: the bassoon! The Office! an explanation of his strange name. What I enjoyed most was his personal journey out of and back into the faith of his youth. He speaks of the power of having a relationship with God in a clear, honest voice, and boldly shows how one can be faithful, but not pious. He embraces his faith and tries to live by its precepts without diminishing the wackiness of his personality. I listened to this on A [...]


    21. Really funny, not surprising.Really philosophical, very surprising. Rainn also has a unique writing style which sort of mixes creative writing in with the basic reporting of events in his life making for a pretty hilarious combo. I particularly enjoyed hearing about the teen years, but the whole thing was entertaining and enlightening. Great to listen to!


    22. Rainn Wilson has lived an interesting life so far. The chapters about his early life and his faith were dry but entertaining. I will be honest and say I was mainly here for the bits about Super and The Office. I would have enjoyed just a bit more about Super but loved reading his bits about The Office. Also the chapter about SoulPancake made me tear up (mostly bc Kid President).


    23. This book was expectantly funny and surprisingly thoughtful. Highly recommend, especially to anyone who connects with art of any kind, whether through creation or appreciation, and of course Office fans.


    24. Loved this book. I felt I could relate to so much of it. Rainn shares so much of his struggles and joys. Made it impossible to put down.


    25. Two years. It took me two years to finish this book. I literally bought the book the week it came out and it sat in the bottom of my bag for quite some time before I attempted to start reading. I bought it in Flag actually what a memory. So early November 2015? Yeesh.The time it took to read had nothing to do with the content and was simply reflective of a busy life and the book being 1500 miles away for at least 6 months. I was literally halfway through when I opened it up yesterday. See, once [...]


    26. Прослушал эту аудиокнигу так как она была доступна, иначе бы наверное не слушал. Офис и прочие сериалы с участием автора не смотрел, поэтому имел наверное другую исходную точку к книге по отношению с большинством читателей. По началу мне казалось что это очередная трешевая [...]


    27. I'm not usually a celebrity biography kind of person, but I love the US Office, and I love Rainn Wilson. I also really enjoyed this. I listened to the audiobook, which I would recommend. Narrated by Wilson himself, he puts a lot of expression into his words.As all the other reviews of this book are doing - I do have to say, there is a chapter about Office antics, but that's it. This is mostly about Wilson's formative years, which, while I'd love to have behind-the-scenes info, was something I wa [...]


    28. i didnt know anything about Rainn Wilson other than he was Dwight on the office. So it was very interesting getting to hear about his upbringing and his theatrical history.


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