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The Disaster Artist

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

This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.


New York Times bestseller—now a major motion picture directed by and 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. 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. Actor Greg Sestero, Tommy’s costar and longtime best friend, recounts the film’s bizarre journey to infamy, unraveling mysteries for fans (like, who is Steven? And what’s with that hospital on Guerrero Street?)—as well as the most important question: how the hell did a movie this awful ever get made? 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

One of the must reads of 2013

If you love movies then you need to read this book. If you hate movies then you need to read this book. This behind-the-scenes story of one of the greatest "worst" movies ever made in cinematic history is as fun to read as it is to watch the movie that inspired this book. Told through the perspective of the film's co-star and line producer, "The Disaster Artist" offers a tale of two aspiring actors seeking their big break into Hollywood followed by unintentional shenanigans.

From their comical beginnings of working together in acting class to their harsh and heated time as roommates, this book delivers the laughs and struggles of working competitively against the filmmaking industry. And it brings into question whether or not one's failures can turn into their greatest success. Highly recommended.

A must read!!

This book kept me intrigued the whole time. I started it in the morning and finished it the same day. Usually it takes me a few weeks to finish a book. Highly entertaining!!

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.

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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