|By (author):||Greene, Andy|
|Subject:||PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / General|
|PERFORMING ARTS / General|
|PERFORMING ARTS / Television / General|
|PERFORMING ARTS / Television / Guides & Reviews|
|PERFORMING ARTS / Television / History & Criticism|
|Size:||9.00in x 6.00in x 0.84in|
|From The Publisher*||The untold stories behind The Office, one of the most iconic television shows of the twenty-first century, told by its creators, writers, and actors|
When did you last hang out with Jim, Pam, Dwight, Michael, and the rest of Dunder Mifflin? It might have been back in 2013, when the series finale aired . . . or it might have been last night, when you watched three episodes in a row. But either way, fifteen years after the show first aired, it's more popular than ever, and fans have only one problem--what to watch, or read, next.
Fortunately, Rolling Stone writer Andy Greene has that answer. In his brand-new oral history, The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s, Greene will take readers behind the scenes of their favorite moments and characters. Greene gives us the true inside story behind the entire show, from its origins on the BBC through its impressive nine-season run in America, with in-depth research and exclusive interviews. Fans will get the inside scoop on key episodes from "The Dundies" to "Threat Level Midnight" and "Goodbye, Michael," including behind-the-scenes details like the battle to keep it on the air when NBC wanted to pull the plug after just six episodes and the failed attempt to bring in James Gandolfini as the new boss after Steve Carell left, spotlighting the incredible, genre-redefining show created by the family-like team, who together took a quirky British import with dicey prospects and turned it into a primetime giant with true historical and cultural significance.
Hilarious, heartwarming, and revelatory, The Office gives fans and pop culture buffs a front-row seat to the phenomenal sequence of events that launched The Office into wild popularity, changing the face of television and how we all see our office lives for decades to come.
|Review Quote*||"Andy Greene's epic history of The Office is as brilliant, riotous, addictive and essential as the show itself. Greene tells the whole strangely heroic tale of how one weird show accidentally reshaped TV comedy-and makes it feel like a time capsule of our entire culture."|
-Rob Sheffield, New York Times bestselling author of Dreaming the Beatles and Love is a Mixtape
"When Andy Greene interviewed me for this book, he was actually the first person to mention that I had acted in a TV show … I thought up to that point that I was actually working at a paper company. But in any case, I loved the book. It's spot on, with great background stories, and I learned so much."
-Creed Bratton, actor, The Office
"A tremendously fun must-read for anyone who loves the show! Andy Greene gets you inside the entire process, including the show's creation, casting, what happened inside the writer's room, and what actors were thinking during specific scenes. Reveals so many inside details about the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, many that even I didn't know-and I played the owner!"
-Andy Buckley (aka David Wallace), actor, The Office
"At times poignant, at times hilarious, and always fascinating, Andy Greene's The Office is a treasure chest of new details and photos. Along with your DVDs and bobbleheads, you must add this to your own superfan collection."
-Jennie Tan, founder of the top fan site OfficeTally.com
"In this behind-the-scenes trove for the countless fans of The Office, Rolling Stone senior writer Greene pulls together comments, context, and insights in a round-table style that tracks the sitcom's origins and success… With cogent chapters about key episodes, lead characters… craft talk, and nuts-and-bolts details, Greene smartly lets the contributors elaborate how a workplace mockumentary became a cultural phenomenon… A fond, funny, informative trip down Memory Lane for series buffs and newcomers alike."
|Biographical Note||Andy Greene is from Cleveland, Ohio, graduated from Kenyon College, and is now a senior writer for Rolling Stone, where he's worked for the past fifteen years. He's written cover stories about Radiohead and Howard Stern and feature articles about Bill Withers, Nathan Fielder, Steve Perry, Pete Townshend, Stephen King, and many others. He lives in Brooklyn.|