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The Disaster Artist

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

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Soon to be a major motion picture, The Masterpiece, by Warner Bros starring James Franco

From the actor who somehow lived through it all, a “sharply detailed…funny book about a cinematic comedy of errors” (The New York Times): the making of the cult film phenomenon The Room.

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. 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.

Hailed by The Huffington Post as “possibly the most important piece of literature ever printed,” The Disaster Artist is the hilarious, behind-the-scenes story of a deliciously awful cinematic phenomenon as well as the story of an odd and inspiring Hollywood friendship. 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 one of the most honest books about friendship I’ve read in years” (Los Angeles Times).

Customer Reviews

What a story, Mark!

An entertaining and fascinating read! Tommy is every bit of the enigma I was hoping he would be. Bravo to both of the authors and to Greg's ability to remember these detailed encounters with "the bird man".

Truly wonderful

This is a great book in many levels.

It's honesty is captivating and the parallel stories that eventually come to a head is thoroughly entertaining.

This is also a great book for anyone dreaming of a Hollywood carrier and the hurdles and shortcuts that can either make or break you.

For fans of The Room, every detail us as fans enjoy are now shown the genesis of the genius.

If You Don't Like It, Keep Your Stupid Comments In Your Pocket!

My niece and I found "The Room" on Vimeo quite by accident...our reactions ran the teeny gamut of baffled and confused to baffled and (highly) amused. The "dialogue" and quotes are just freakin' GOLD.

You can't even call it a movie...I'm not sure what to call it, but after watching it we HAD to find out how this thing was ever made and who in the hell was behind it! So I found this book, written by the "line producer" Mark who also "acts" in

What a great story! (as Tommy would say). The book is well-written and I give major kudos to Mark for seeing it through. Do what I did and
watch "The Room" first, read the book, then go back and watch it again.


The Disaster Artist
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  • $11.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Social Science
  • Published: Oct 01, 2013
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
  • Print Length: 288 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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