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The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made

The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made
Your Price: $19.25 CDN
Author: Greg Sestero & Tom Bissell
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 288
Pub. Date: 2014
ISBN-10: 1476730407
ISBN-13: 9781476730400
About the Book:

In 2003, an independent film called The Room - starring and written, produced, and directed by a mysteriously wealthy 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. Ten years later, it's an international cult phenomenon, whose legions of fans attend screenings featuring costumes, audience rituals, merchandising, and thousands of plastic spoons.

In The Disaster Artist, actor Greg Sestero, Tommy's costar and longtime best friend, recounts the film's long, strange journey to infamy, unraveling mysteries for fans - who on earth is "Steven", and what's with that hospital on Guerrero Street? As well as the question that plagues the uninitiated: how the hell did a movie this awful ever get made? But more than just a laugh-out-loud funny story about cinematic hubris, The Disaster Artist is also a great piece of narrative nonfiction, a portrait of a mysterious man who got past every roadblock in the Hollywood system to achieve success on his own terms. Written with a gimlet eye but an open heart, The Disaster Artist is the hilarious and inspiring story of a dream that just wouldn't die.

What people say:

"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 surprising, hilarious and compelling account of the making of the modern 'Plan 9 from Outer Space.'" - Patton Oswalt, comedian and author of Zombie Spaceship Wasteland

"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." -

About the Authors:

Greg Sestero is a French-American actor, producer, and writer. He costarred in the cult phenomenon The Room.

Tom Bissell is the author of several books and a winner of the Rome Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He writes frequently for Harper's and The New Yorker.