- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (Oct. 7 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1476730407
- ISBN-13: 978-1476730400
- Product Dimensions: 14.3 x 1.8 x 21.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 286 g
- Average Customer Review: 43 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,706 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made Paperback – Deckle Edge, Oct 7 2014
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"The Disaster Artist has to be one of the funniest, most deliciously twisted tales I have ever read. This extraordinary book is many things: a guide on how to succeed, sort of, in Hollywood; a life lesson in the virtues of deaf, dumb, and blind persistence; a very surreal variation on the archetypal American story of the immigrant dream. But at its heart lies the story of a deep and abiding friendship that survives against all odds, and the insanely bizarre film that stands as proof." (Ben Fountain, National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk)
"Finally, a hilarious, delusional, and weirdly inspirational explanation for the most deliciously awful movie ever made." (Rob Lowe, actor and author of Stories I Only Tell My Friends)
“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.” (James Franco, VICE.com)
"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." (Los Angeles Times)
“A book about a cinematic comedy of errors . . . sharply detailed . . . funny.” (The New York Times)
"Even if you haven’t seen Tommy Wiseau’s cult film phenomenon, The Room, it would be a mistake to not pick up The Disaster Artist. " (The New York Observer)
"Hilarious . . . the stories behind the making of The Room are even more bizarre than one might expect; truly, like the film itself, they must be seen to be believed.” (The Paris Review)
“A story of obsession and friendship that only Hollywood can birth . . . Readers aren't propelled through this book simply wondering what will happen, they're more concerned with how in the world it all happened—whether they've never heard of The Room or they've watched it dozens of times.” (The Oregonian)
"I laughed so hard reading The Disaster Artist that I cried." (RollingStone.com)
“The Disaster Artist delivers an evenhanded portrayal of Wiseau and elucidates more than Room superfans had ever dreamt of learning about their craggy, pale-faced idol.” (Esquire.com)
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Greg Sestero is a French-American actor, producer, and writer. He costarred in the cult phenomenon The Room.See all Product description
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But in the end the author shows Tommy's determination and journey of making a 'great' movie that turned out so bad that it ended up being loved and eventually became a cult classic. As wierd as Tommy is, his vision and likeable aspect as well as his support from Greg made The Room what it is today.
Furthermore, I also watched the movie and James Franco totally nailed the role.
Highly recommend this book and also the movie - The Disaster Artist.
Greg Sestero (oh hai, Mark) is a relatable and likeable lens through which the reader gets to observe "Tommy's Planet". He pulls no punches in describing how frustrating, delusional, and sometimes even downright nasty Wiseau can be. However, he is also eager to show Wiseau's kind, dedicated, and loveable side, which results in a fair character study that warms the heart as readily as it induces belly laughs. By the end, I was cheering for Tommy and his misguided quest for cinematic greatness, even if I have no qualms about laughing at the final product. But, hey, even if The Room is no Citizen Kane (hell, it isn't even Dude, Where's My Car?), it brings me and many others a great deal of joy. If that's failure, I'll take it.
The Disaster Artist is a beyond fun peek at the behind-the-scenes of what might just be the creme de la creme of so-bad-it's-good movies, and succeeds in humanizing an outwardly alien man. The writing is solid and evocative, and Sestero's voice is delightfully down-to-earth. It's a must-read for any fan of The Room, or anyone who's ever wondered how exactly such a hypnotic piece of cinematic "What?" came to be.
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