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Comedians Who Published Books that Aren’t Memoirs

Every successful comedian is approached to write a book at some point in their career. These are the ones that didn't write the standard memoir.

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New ‘The Office’ Book Gives Exclusive Behind The Scenes Look

Despite the show ending its nine season run in 2013, there has been a recent surge of The Office affiliate projects that have satiated the needs of longtime Dunder Mifflin fans and clients. 2020 has certainly been no exception to this, with the recent children’s book, and the upcoming publication of Andy Greene’s The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s: An Oral History. 

The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s: An Oral History by [Greene, Andy]

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The book, released on March 24, will feature the voices of actors, creators, and writers, going behind-the-scenes of the hit sitcom. It depicts the origins of the show at the BBC, the drama of Steve Carell’s departure, including insights into how the office of The Office operated.

 

Hilarious, heartwarming, and revelatory, The Office gives fans and pop culture buffs a front-row seat to the phenomenal sequence of events that launched The Office into wild popularity, changing the face of television and how we all see our office lives for decades to come.

 

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The book is formatted like an interview, which gives it an exclusive, straight-from-the-horse’s-mouth feel, and you’ll feel like an NBC insider by the time you reach the end. Through the eyes of the cast and crew, you can see what went on in the writing process, plus some interesting information about the show’s final two seasons. It gives a fuller picture of the culture of the show and reminds the reader how and why it has such a rich longevity of cultural value.

You can get your hands on the book at the end of the month, and until then enjoy your re-watch of the hit series on Netflix.

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Check Out The Outrageous New ‘The Office’ Kids Book

How would you feel about reading a book meant for kids?  What if I told you that the children’s book is themed around the old show The Office?  Would you want to read it then?

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Robb Pearlman recently wrote a new book titled The Office: A Day at Dunder Mifflin Elementary, with illustrations by Melanie Demmer.  The book is about Michael Scott on a journey to become the “World’s Best Line Leader.”  He and his fellow students in Ms. Levinson’s class spend the day working together to make the perfect line.  The problem for Michael is that he doesn’t know how to lead the line.  He learns that he must ask for help, and this is the lesson in the book: don’t be afraid to ask for help when it’s needed.

 

The book is filled with wonderful, colorful illustrations and is filled to the brim with Easter eggs that fans of the now-canceled show will understand.  The book appeals to all different types of readers despite being marketed as a children’s book.

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With the show’s 15th anniversary coming up, Pearlman’s book serves as an homage to the show and proves how it has thrived.  If you’d like to pick up this book, you can check out the link above!

 

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Six Iconic Shakespeare Memes

Shakespeare’s plays are whackier and whackier the more you read. Confusion, dirty jokes, and some pretty unbelievable things happening at sea. So many things are just begging to be memed. It’s a shame memes weren’t even invented until four hundred years after his death. At least we can give his works the meming they deserve retroactively.

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What an icon. Shakespeare invented countless words, including the word countless. But let’s get to plot nonsense.

I confess, my love of hamlet shows a little here, but who can blame me? There’s a reason it’s so widely read. Plus, Hamlet himself is such an incredibly quotable character, who wouldn’t make a meme? Like his most famous line.

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But it’s not just the things he says when he’s alone and feeling emo. Hamlet comes face to face with almost everyone in the play, in a way that changes it around him, even when he’s not staging mini murder plays.

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I think we can all agree Ophelia deserved better. Who does he think he is, a prince? He-hem. Usually tossing a girl around a room (in some adaptations) is not the way to her heart. But you know what’s actually a worse seduction tactic?

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Yikes. That’s one way to get her alone. Not one I can condone, though. Alright, enough about Denmark. We could go on like this forever.

Let’s talk about history. No, it’s not the picture of an impaled bottle of Caesar salad dressing, as iconic as that is. It’s not the only Julius Caesar meme.

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What happens when you kill the one fun friend? Then again, I guess all getting together to stab someone could be considered a party of sorts. It’s certainly one way to bond with your coworkers. Work outing? Tried it and I CANNOT recommend.

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I had to include a Much Ado About Nothing meme, because it’s my all time fave, and this is my favorite adaptation. Plus, just about every character is an absolute meme, start to finish.

 

 

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