The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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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 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 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.
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|Listening Length||8 hours and 49 minutes|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||10 November 2015|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 19,061 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
13 in Religious Humour
39 in Comedy (Audible Books & Originals)
79 in Comedy (Books)
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I wasn’t a fan of Wilson until the lockdown, when I decided to finally get round to watching “The Office US” and I fell in love with both the programme and the core cast. Unlike Ellie Kemper’s memoir, this held my attention from the start and made me laugh, think and feel sorry for him. Told with candour and a lot of wit, it details his difficult childhood, his struggles to get accepted as an actor and then how he dealt with success. Always amusing, pleasantly sarcastic and with definite opinions, this reveals Wilson as a principled man who enjoys his creativity and adores his wife and child, valuing friendships he’s made along the way and thankful for everything that he’s achieved. Definitely worth a read, I’d very much recommend this.