Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Bassoon King

The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy by Rainn Wilson  301 pp.

This book begins with an introduction by Dwight Schrute, the character Rainn Wilson plays on the television show "The Office". Wilson details his life with hippie parents, growing up into the nerdiest of nerds -- yes, he played bassoon -- his entry into the world of acting, the creation of SoulPancake.com, and his career so far. Included in his autobiographical tale is the way his faith/spirituality (Baha'i) has shaped his life and his approach to his art. This was a bit of a slow starter that eventually picked up the pace into an enjoyable read. I actually found much of the spirituality part to be quite interesting because it wasn't an attempt to convert anyone to his belief system.

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