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The Disaster Artist

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18th June 2015

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780751561876

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In 2003, an independent film called The Room – starring and written, produced, and directed by a mysteriously wealthy social misfit named Tommy Wiseau – made its disastrous debut in Los Angeles. Described by one reviewer as ‘like getting stabbed in the head’, the $6 million film earned a grand total of $1,800 at the box office and closed after two weeks. Over a decade later, The Room is an international cult phenomenon, whose legions of fans attend screenings featuring costumes, audience rituals, merchandising and thousands of plastic spoons.

In The Disaster Artist, Greg Sestero, Tommy’s costar, recounts the film’s bizarre journey to infamy, explaining how the movie’s many nonsensical scenes and bits of dialogue came to be and unraveling the mystery of Tommy Wiseau himself. But more than just a riotously funny story about cinematic hubris, The Disaster Artist is an honest and warm testament to friendship.

Reviews

Rolling Stone
I laughed so hard reading The Disaster Artist that I cried
Los Angeles Times
The Disaster Artist is not only the terrifically engaging tale of a bad Hollywood movie, it's one of the most honest books about friendship I've read in years
The Huffington Post
Possibly the most important piece of literature ever printed
Rob Lowe
Finally, a hilarious, delusional, and weirdly inspirational explanation for the most deliciously awful movie ever made
Finally, a hilarious, delusional, and weirdly inspirational explanation for the most deliciously awful movie ever made
A great portrayal of hopefuls coming to Los Angeles to pursue their ambitions, and an even greater examination of what it means to be a creative person with a dream and trying to make it come true....In so many ways. Tommy c'est moi
New York Times
A book about a cinematic comedy of errors . . . sharply detailed . . . funny
James Franco
A great portrayal of hopefuls coming to Los Angeles to pursue their ambitions, and an even greater examination of what it means to be a creative person with a dream and trying to make it come true....In so many ways. Tommy c'est moi
Los Angeles Times
The Disaster Artist is not only the terrifically engaging tale of a bad Hollywood movie, it's one of the most honest books about friendship I've read in years
The Huffington Post
Possibly the most important piece of literature ever printed
New York Times
A book about a cinematic comedy of errors . . . sharply detailed . . . funny
Rolling Stone
I laughed so hard reading The Disaster Artist that I cried