The Bassoon King My Life in Art Faith and Idiocy

The Bassoon King My Life in Art Faith and Idiocy[Reading] ➻ The Bassoon King My Life in Art Faith and Idiocy By Rainn Wilson – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk 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 f Rainn King My Life in MOBI :¿ Wilson’s memoir about growing up geeky and King My PDF/EPUB Ã 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 The Bassoon MOBI :¿ name He also started a hilarious Twitter feed sample tweet “I'm not on Facebook” is the Bassoon King My Life in eBook ó 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 uniue sense of humor and perspective on life He explains how he grew up “bone numbingly nerdy before there was even a modicum Bassoon King My PDF ↠ 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 Bassoon King My Life in eBook ó values of the Bahá’í faith he grew up in. 3 12 stars needed beets If for nothing else this should be heralded for being an almost perfectly constructed autobiographyBut wait there's 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 generally have some bearing upon the topic at hand But here's the important thing Rainn Wilson is interesting af His Dwight character is not that far off from reality I kind of guessed that ahead of time but it is absolutely fascinating to see the hows whats and whys behind the making this delightfully strange individual Hell even the wheres are intriguing Here I'll give you a taste Young Rainn was raised for a time in a dirt poor secluded Central American former pirate town that still to this day must be approached via boat and it's not an island Trust me that little tidbit is nothing compared to the cuckoo crazy times that made up this man's formative years Now perhaps I'm gushing about Rainn's book because it struck a chord with me His tastes his brand of humor the fact that he played DD and was a bit of an outsider all these things I could relate to So of course I'm going to enjoy this than someone else who is his polar opposite Let's put it like this If you are repulsed by his Dwight personality then just steer clear of this book I don't know why you'd want to read it anyhow But really there's no point even if you're just looking to hear a bit about The Office Trust me there's not enough on that topic herein to satisfy that itch and make reading this whole book worthwhile You should be reading it for the love of RainnWarning He talks a lot about his personal religion the Baha'i Faith I don't know much about it but it seems like a fairly positive umbrella religion for all the other religions which means it will likely be attacked by all other religions out of fear that it might supplant them one day Meh what do I care I don't go in for organized religion so it's no skin off my scrotum Final thought Don't read this book listen to it Rainn is a comedic character actor His talents translate to vocal work Thankfully he's a good narrator and specifically he reads this book with all the inflections and dramatic flair it reuires Unless you know him and his humor intimately if you read it on your own you're going to miss many of the jokes Whoosh right over your head I was familiar with Rainn Wilson as an actor that absolutely rocked completely uirky characters in Six Feet Under and The Office so I couldn't pass up the opportunity to see Mr Wilson as an author Again he excels I loved this book When I read celebrity memoirs I go into it only expecting some light entertainment and a fun audiobook but I was pleasantly surprised by how talented Rainn is at writing and fleshing out his backstory It felt like we were let into his life in a very authentic style without the arms' length i'm famous and here's my success story tone that other celebrity memoirs tend to have His voice and humor was very genuine and his rags to riches story was charming without being self congratulatory I enjoyed learning new things about Rainn from his spiritual upbringing his background in Broadway and behind the scenes of The Office If you enjoy The Office or Rainn's other works this is a hilarious and worthwhile read and the audiobook is very enjoyable Edit November 28 2015Honestly 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 JunoTo be fair I didn't recognize they were the same guy until a couple years agoThe most I know about him is that he has a uirky 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 lifeAnd who could ever forget the best opener to a show ever? Sorry for low uality but it's the only one I could find that had the whole thingSo when I saw this book I knew I had to read it I just had to Get a bit of Dwight and learn a bit about the man who created him Fair enough I just didn't find it as funny or as interesting as I had hoped Sure Rainn has a fascinating life I learned a lot about him through reading it and I did learn a few good lessons about how to approach lifeBut I feel that's about it I liked it but it wasn't the best book I've read this year I would say that you should read it if you're a huge fan of the actor but if you're looking for something about The Office then you're not going to really find it hereEdit November 24 2015 It's in at the library Edit November 3 2015 I didn't know I needed a forward of a book written by Dwight K Schrute until this moment 35 StarsThis book has been on my To Read since I realized Rainn wrote a book I have only seen him in The Office but I loved that show and I loved his acting His writing skills and story telling is very entertaining It is similar to a lot of famous people's writing Ones that are famous for something besides writing He jumps around a lot and at times I couldn't tell what happened when But like I said I really enjoyed his book It is light and entertaining A good uick book to pick up when you don't want anything deepFor 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 followersNow he's ready to tell his own story and explain how he came up with his incredibly uniue 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 35 starsRainn Wilson is a very charming and interesting guy and an excellent narrator I enjoyed The Bassoon King My Life in Art Faith and Idiocy a great deal until I didn't I found his life story and move into acting to be very interesting but and yes I know it's in the blurb I wasn't a fan of his hard sell of his Bahá'í Faith I have a friend who converted to the Bahá'í Faith for a time and though it's a lovely religion as far as religions go I didn't know that the last few chapters were going to be all about being Bahá'í and why you should consider it as a solid move The energy was gone for me from the last part of the book Also I could have used WAY details about Rainn's time on The Office goodreads|instagram|twitter|blog 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 memoirThe 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 Rainn spent a good portion of his childhood Bizarre One thing I did not expect about Rainn Wilson is how much of a SERIOUS ACTOR he is You will know it too by the end of this book because he will remind you often enough NYU Shakespeare and years of serious intentional study On the other hand the fact that I've never considered it may speak to his ability as a SERIOUS ACTOR because I'm not thinking about Rainn at all I'm thinking about the characters he plays It's worth thinking about This book covers the acting years but also an interesting childhood partially in Nicaragua and growing up as a nerd before being a nerd was cool It goes off on tangents sometimes or lists which keeps the listener going There are satisfying tidbits in there about behind the scenes which I'm sure is the reason many will pick this up but there is eual coverage of his new project Soul Pancake and the Baha'i faith because surprise Rainn is Baha'i and actually grew up that way I definitely had never heard a pasty white guy talk about his Baha'i faith so even when it got a bit preachy I learned some thingsThe audio is definitely the way to go easy to listen to and will make you laugh from time to time The forward is written and read by Dwight K Schrute and Rainn has a dry possibly flippant reading tone that works well for his own life story Also he's much older than I thought The Bassoon King is a fun and at times uite thoughtful book that fans of The Office will surely enjoy There were parts I found really engaging his reflections on the way he grew up anecdotes on The Office and his notes on spirituality while others didn't really grab my attention so much All in all though I enjoyed reading this book and seeing the elements of Dwight Schrute that are present in Wilson's personality as well Find reviews and bookish fun at Rainn Wilson Dwight from The Office talks about his unconventional childhood and his journey to acting in this non linear memoir While humorous he also talks about serious topics like his religionBaha'i and how he arrived back at it morality happiness and the nature of entertainment He also writes a little bit about his and his wife's work with at risk girls in Haiti and notes that almost all girls in rural Haiti are 'at risk' p 281 and how education of girls is one of the most effective ways of fighting poverty in the developing world We had the opportunity to hear Wilson speak at the Dallas Baha'i Center in 2009 when he was in Louisiana shooting the movie Super That was the first time I had ever heard of the Baha'i faith I am not religious but the ideas of this denomination make sense to me Especially the idea of the individual's investigation of the truth From the very little I know it feels really similar to Unitarian Universalists I feel a little bit called out when he talks about agnostics people often use being an agnostic as a convenient unevolved fallback position For instance they simply say 'I'm an agnostic' and then don't do any soul searching or spiritual uesting OR they say that because you simply 'can't ever really know' that this excuses one from a committed examination p 192 I can't say that doesn't apply to me While Wilson was raised in the Baha'i faith he kind of fell away from it as a young adult but then went back to itA funny and engaging memoir with some serious thoughts threaded through it I thoroughly enjoyed this book

The Bassoon King My Life in Art Faith and Idiocy Kindle
  • Hardcover
  • 301 pages
  • The Bassoon King My Life in Art Faith and Idiocy
  • Rainn Wilson
  • English
  • 26 December 2016
  • 9780525954538