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

Rainn Wilson

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. From the Hardcover edition.

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. From the Hardcover edition.
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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. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

8h 51m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:40

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:13


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:36


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:50


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:11


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:11


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:22


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:23


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:47


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:57


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:30


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:41


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:05


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:04


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:14


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:04


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:54


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:09


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:59


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:06


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:02


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:40


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:35


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:41


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:20


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:16


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:35


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:44


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:40


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:13


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:19


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:45


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:28


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:00


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:28


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:50


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:36


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:49


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:06


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:37


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:04


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:34


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:02


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:32


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:17


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:16


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:44


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:09


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:45


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:45


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:50


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:58


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:56


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:15


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:06


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:28


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:02


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:30


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:00


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:57


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:03


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:22


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:04


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:29


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:25


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:24


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:00


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:11


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:50


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:51


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:19


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:53


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:30


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:09


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:38


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:12


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:53


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:00


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:57


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:08


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:03


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:09


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:12


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:03


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:36


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:22


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:53


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:54


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:38


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:11


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:52


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:11


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:10


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:07


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

00:25