The Bassoon King

The Bassoon King

My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy

Audiobook CD - 2015
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Rainn Wilson's memoir about growing up geeky and finally finding his place in comedy, faith, and life.
Publisher: [Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape : Penguin Audio, [2015]
ISBN: 9781611763379
1611763371
9780553544695
0553544691
Branch Call Number: CDT 791.4092 WILSON
Characteristics: 7 audio discs (8 hr., 49 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
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jandt_mcmurray
Mar 18, 2017

I chose to read this book because of my immense love for his best known character Dwight K. Schrute from "The Office". It was interesting to find that so much of what made Dwight such a fun character is actually a reflection of the real man Rainn Wilson. What a fascinating life story. From extreme hippie parents, to living in Nicaragua as a child, growing up poor, & finding fame in a TV show that wasn't slated to last more than the pilot show, Rainn has experienced it ALL!

He does talk about his faith journey from hippie parents to his own religion of choice, Baha'i. I am not discouraging people from learning about & researching the background of various faiths, but as a parent, I like for my husband & I to be the ones that oversees the timing & way in which these ideas are introduced to our children. As Christians, I believe it is imperative that we learn as much as we can about the faiths of those around us so that we can be the most effective missionary possible. Since Rainn is very clear about his thoughts on his religion as well as many others, including Christianity, I believe it is best for a parent/guardian to determine when/if this book is suitable to introduce to their children. My age recommendation is based on these thoughts & my own beliefs.

Age recommendation: 14 & older

On a scale of 1-10 stars, I give it a 7.

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2monkeyreaders
Nov 02, 2016

I picked this book because I was intrigued by the title. I really didn't read it because of his role in The Office. However, I found it to be an overall enjoyable read. I learned about his religious perspectives, and I enjoyed learning about his life.

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thepudman
Aug 23, 2016

Ok, I didn't rate this because it wouldn't be fair - BUT - I barley made it past the inane forward. I listed to about 2 mins of Chapter One and then returned it as fast as I could!

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Mar 18, 2017

jandt_mcmurray thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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