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    The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made (Hardback) By (author) Greg Sestero, By (author) Tom Bissell

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    DescriptionThe hilarious and inspiring story of how a mysterious misfit got past every roadblock in the Hollywood system to achieve success on his own terms: a $6 million cinematic catastrophe called "The Room." Nineteen-year-old Greg Sestero met Tommy Wiseau at an acting school in San Francisco. Wiseau's scenes were rivetingly wrong, yet Sestero, hypnotized by such uninhibited acting, thought, "I have to do a scene with this guy." That impulse changed both of their lives. Wiseau seemed never to have read the rule book on interpersonal relationships (or the instruc-tions on a bottle of black hair dye), yet he generously offered to put the aspiring actor up in his LA apart-ment. Sestero's nascent acting career first sizzled, then fizzled, resulting in Wiseau's last-second offer to Sestero of costarring with him in "The Room," a movie Wiseau wrote and planned to finance, produce, and direct--in the parking lot of a Hollywood equipment-rental shop. Wiseau spent $6 million of his own money on his film, but despite the efforts of the disbelieving (and frequently fired) crew and embarrassed (and fre-quently fired) actors, the movie made no sense. Nevertheless Wiseau rented a Hollywood billboard featuring his alarming headshot and staged a red carpet premiere. "The Room" made $1800 at the box office and closed after two weeks. One reviewer said that watching "The Room" was like "getting stabbed in the head." "The Disaster Artist" is Greg Sestero's laugh-out-loud funny account of how Tommy Wiseau defied every law of artistry, business, and friendship to make "the "Citizen Kane" of bad movies" ("Entertainment Weekly"), which is now an international phenomenon, with Wiseau himself beloved as an oddball celebrity. Written with award-winning journalist Tom Bissell, "The Disaster Artist" is an inspiring tour de force that reads like a page-turning novel, an open-hearted portrait of an enigmatic man who will improbably capture your heart.


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    Title
    The Disaster Artist
    Subtitle
    My Life Inside the Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Greg Sestero, By (author) Tom Bissell
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 268
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781451661194
    ISBN 10: 1451661193
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1
    BIC subject category V2: BGF, APB
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC21: 791.4372
    BIC subject category V2: JFCA
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: B5
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000
    Ingram Subject Code: PR
    Libri: I-PR
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005000
    DC22: 791.4372
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15880
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: PER004030
    BIC subject category V2: APFA
    B&T Approval Code: A31225000
    DC22: 791.43/72
    B&T Approval Code: C07602600
    LC classification: PN1997.R57565 S47 2013
    Illustrations note
    , black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    01 October 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "One of the worst movies of all time has spawned one of the most entertaining books I've read in years. It's a happy ending worthy of Hollywood."--A. J. Jacobs, author of Drop Dead Healthy