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Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made (Media Tie-In)
Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made (Media Tie-In) | Greg Sestero, Tom Bissell
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).
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WeeWeegieBookworm
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So I went to my local independent theater to see The Room last night, armed with 100 plastic spoons which were quickly confiscated on arrival 😭😭 they replaced them with 5 wooden spoons. Judging my the state of the place at the end, some plastic ones did make it through staff but still YOU'RE TEARING US APART!!! 🥄

AshleyHoss820 Oh, hai Mark! 😂😂😂 I love this post! 5d
mcipher That movie... @AshleyHoss820 I love that they had so many takes to get that truly terrible scene... 😆😆😆 (edited) 5d
AshleyHoss820 @mcipher 😂😂💀 Oh my gosh! It‘s so bad, it‘s glorious! 5d
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WeeWeegieBookworm
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Got tickets for me and my brother to see The Room in two weeks time. Spoons at the ready!! 🥄🥄🥄🥄🥄🥄🥄

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Coueriamb
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1. Especially the Audiobook- Sestero NAILS Tommy‘s voice

2. Yep!

3. Yes!

4. 8 in shoes, 9 in boots

5. Uhh not much for tagging but have at it!

#friyayintro

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LibLib
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On a roll this week with books. Finished this audio book and it was 💯 times better than I thought it would be. If you're familiar with the crazily terrible movie if all time, The Room, then this is a must listen. I highly recommend the audio book over reading it because Greg Sestero does a brilliant job mimicking Tommy's weird accent. Such a funny and terrifying book. #mustlisten #audiobook #bookbetterthanthemovie

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Mookie7979
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As a fan of the room, it is a must.

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CharleaFinley
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Has anyone read/listened to this one? I‘m getting ready to bail on it. Should I stick around? #thedisasterartist

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JackOBotts
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The Room. It‘s amazing how bad this movie is. Incongruous...plot holes galore...and yet...amazing. Sestero takes the reader through the wild ride that is his friendship with The Room‘s mastermind: Tommy Wiseau. As crazy-bizarre as he appears to be, I have to give Wiseau major credit for bringing his dream to reality (🤔 how did he find this thing?!). Of course, I need to rewatch both movies. 🤷🏻‍♀️💣🎥

emilyhaldi This movie really blows my mind 🤯🤯🤯 8mo
JackOBotts @emilyhaldi same here...and reading about the calamity that was filmbig...🤦🏻‍♀️ It‘s kind of impressive that it was actually finished. 8mo
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JackOBotts
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Ummm...anyone else tempted to give this # a call?! 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️😂 #TheRoom #TheDisasterArtist

ShyBookOwl 😂 8mo
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JackOBotts
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Need to break up my doorstop bio reading with something a bit more lighthearted (and yet overly dramatic). Having seen The Room, as well as The Disaster Artist (inspired by this memoir), I must say that I‘m really looking forward to this. 🎥💣💥

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QueenAnne
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This book is so funny 😆 i‘m stil sore from laughing at the clips, need to watch the full movie sometime..

The way Greg discribes the filming process is hilarious!

InLibrisVeritas The movie is a mess 😂😂 14mo
QueenAnne @InLibrisVeritas dying to see it the more I read about it 😆 14mo
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Jen2
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That was a trip!

Beckys_Books I watched the movie with my son last weekend. Insane story! 1y
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SkeletonKey
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If you can, I really recommend listening to this on audiobook. Greg does Tommy‘s voice perfectly.

This was kind of a heartbreaking portrait to me. Sad, funny, weird but definitely entertaining. Would love to know how Tommy feels about his success now.

Time to go rewatch The Room now that I have all the behind the scenes info 😅

#theroom #memoir

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Ingerella The Room was a terrible movie, but the Disaster Artist was a great movie. I was surprised how much both my husband and I enjoyed it. 1y
somebooksaround Such a fantastic movie & book! What a wild story lol 1y
SkeletonKey @Ingerella @josteele - I love it all 😂 1y
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What can you say about this book? First, you have got to see The Room. Then read this book. It explains a lot. Not everything, but a lot. It's also jist a good memoir about LA and the acting biz and trying to break into it. #booksaboutbadmovies #memoirs #CatsofLitsy

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 2y
RaimeyGallant Good to know. :) 2y
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jamie_in_the_library
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I am a huge lover of bad movies and grew up watching MST3K every weekend

The first time I saw The Room was 7+ years ago in Hollywood during one of the midnight showings and Tommy Wiseau came by to throw a football around and shake hands. So of course I read Disaster Artist as soon as it came out and laughed out loud the entire time. If you haven‘t seen The Room, it‘ll make you want to and if you have, it just gives more wacky depth to it.

wanderinglynn Love MST3K! 2y
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Thanks to my brother I love watching bad movies and The Room is considered the citizen Kane of bad movies. The Disaster Artist gives insight into how it came to be produced and also who Tommy Wiseau is. After reading this I kinda have mixed emotions towards Tommy - on the one hand he's a bit of a bully but then on the other there is a naivety and innocence that you can't help be sympathetic towards. A must read for The Room fans!

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The Hubs and I watched The Room recently, it was insanely bad in a most entertaining way. "Why?!" was the most asked question. Well, Sestero offers a behind the scenes look at the making of the most terrible movie ever made and I am already hooked! We're reading this for @FountainBookstore book club and can't wait to talk about it tomorrow night!

#bookclub #audiobooks #librofm #CurrentlyReading

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Jbakesmcgee3
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If you love The Room, you absolutely must read this!

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Jbakesmcgee3
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Another edition of “I knew I should have read the book before watching the movie!” 🤦🏼‍♀️

MidnightBookGirl I feel like everyone who watches the movie should get a copy of this book to reference some of the bananas scenes while viewing. 2y
Jbakesmcgee3 @MidnightBookGirl lolololololol so true 2y
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Jbakesmcgee3
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The Room is one of my favorite movies of all time, so I can‘t wait to read this book!!!

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benchley1
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1. None.
2. Robert Crais. Elvis Cole is my main man
3. Sept
4. The Room
#FRIYAINTRO @jesshowbooks

Pamwurtzler Yay September! 2y
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TheAnitaAlvarez I watched the movie a couple of weeks ago and Wiseau is really fascinating from a psychological perspective 2y
tournevis Haven't seen the film, though a couple excerpts. I did see a long interview with Wiseau entirely done from behind the wheel of his car to a journalist standing beside. He is an odd puppy. 2y
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Sue OMG I need to read this! 2y
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MinDea
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#BookMail Has anyone seen the movie and/or read this book? We just watched the movie the other night and it made me want to read the book.

I got another Peppa Pig bookmark😠😠😠😠

#BookToScreen

Tadams4 Hope Alice will be in your next order! It‘s time! 2y
MinDea Thanks @Tadams4 ! I sure hope so. I only have 1 more book from them coming! 🤞🤞🤞🤞 2y
BookishTrish I want Alice so bad! 2y
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MinDea @BookishTrish i hope you get one!!! 2y
TricksyTails Again no Alice???? 2y
vkois88 Peppa!!! That would be exciting here 😂 2y
PirateJenny I'm watching The Room tbis weekend. A coworker lent it to me. I can't wait. However, I'm not into anything with James Franco. 2y
MinDea @vkoise would you like me to send you some? I have quite a few! 2y
MinDea @PirateJenny the disaster artist is worth watching once you watch the room! 2y
MinDea @TricksyTails nope. No alice. 😞 2y
MinDea @PirateJenny I am not a huge James Franco fan either. But he did a great job in Disaster Artist 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Too funny! You keep getting Peppa & I keep getting George‘s Marvelous Medicine. Peppas the one I want! Lol! I also got 1 Gruffalo which I was excited for! 2y
MinDea @ForeverNerdy I wish I had known. I would have put them in your package! 2y
MidnightBookGirl I've seen The Room and we're reading this book for book club, and I'm so glad to have some answers 2y
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keithmalek

Tommy said he would recite to me the security code he'd written down earlier. While he recited the numbers, I was supposed to type them in. The security code was this: 1-2-3-4. I asked Tommy why he bothered writing that down. Tommy responded that he wrote it down because he could never remember it.

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farre
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I would suggest listening to it. The Tommy impression is spot on!

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Expandingbookshelf
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Well I really wanted to see “The Disaster Artist” in theaters BEFORE James Franco got accused of something shady but it‘s too late now. At least I still have the book detailing the making of cinema‘s greatest turd “The Room.” I am obsessed with this book, especially the audio version that features author Greg Sestero‘s A+ impression of “The Room‘s” writer/director/producer/star Tommy Wisseau. “You are TEARING me apart Lisa!”

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Mehso-so

A hilarious read if you‘re into the movie The Room and want to learn about the enigma that is Tommy Wiseau, but don‘t expect literary greatness.

Read January 10-16
Book 3/50

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Oldschool_millenial

"I kept my distance, as I always did at times like this, and waited for the inevitable moment in which Tommy spoke and the person to whom he was speaking tried to make geographical sense of his pronunciation, which sounded like an Eastern European accent that had been hit by a Parisian bus."
........
? They say you can't make this stuff up...
I have yet to experience the absurdity of "The Room"

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Samary
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I picked this up on audio from the library, Greg is the narrator and he did a great job. I loved learning all the behind the scenes of the movie The Room. I do not like Tommy. I know people like him, and it took a long time to get them out of my life!
Greg must be a saint!

#theroom #thedisasterartist

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Listener15
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The story behind the making of The Room is entertaining as hell. Towards the end I got annoyed with Greg and there is one part where he came off as REALLY BITTER and blaming Tommy for his lack of acting career. Again, you took the job dude, you were the only one who read the whole script beforehand so it‘s not like you didn‘t know how bad it was going to be. But other than that, really fun book. A must read for anyone who has seen The Room.

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swopnil
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...this might be Tommy‘s most candid moment in the entire film—and the clearest evidence of the lovable and endearing side of his personality. Hi, doggie. It was warped, accidental genius.

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Oh, hi Mark! So I'm not a crazy fan of The Room but I have seen it a few times and think it is hilarious and fantastic, when I saw this book it piqued my interest enough to come home with me but it wasn't until I saw ads for the new film that I finally picked it up (I keep ARCs for an unconscionable amount of time). This was a fun read. Funny and surprisingly sad. Sestero went out of his way to champion those involved in the film, which I admired.

Sharpeipup My husband is a fan of The Room so we saw The Diaster Artist then he‘s getting the book for Christmas. Glad to hear it‘s good... 2y
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WeeWeegieBookworm
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You're tearing us apart James Franco

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nikirtehsuxlol
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I got tickets to an advanced screening! Waiting for the movie to start 🎥

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WeeWeegieBookworm
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October Reads 🎃👻 can't believe I've almost finished my 2017 challenge!!

britt_brooke Awesome! 2y
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WeeWeegieBookworm
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So I've stated sort of seeing this guy who loves bad movies as much as me, and wants to steal my copy of the disaster artist once I'm done. So I got him his own copy, plus tickets for us to see the sold out midnight showing of The Room at our local theatre at the end of the month! This looks to be a good start to a relationship! 🖤

Kalalalatja Awww 💜 2y
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WeeWeegieBookworm
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Loving this book!!

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WeeWeegieBookworm
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Only at the half way point, but look at all the brilliant Tommy Wiseau quotes!! I'm running out of green tabs 😂

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WeeWeegieBookworm
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As much as I love how bad Tommy's acting is, the more I read this book, the more I actually respect Mr. Wiseau and his view of the world. Be yourself and just go for it! You can do it!

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WeeWeegieBookworm
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"You're tearing me apart, Lisa!"
Reading this before the movie comes out, while probably watching "The Room" in the background ??

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JackOBotts

Anyone else see the trailer for this and find themselves anticipating a (possibly wonderful) film about (possibly) the worst film ever made?! 🤣 https://youtu.be/cMKX2tE5Luk

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ruthemmielang
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Today's prompt of the #BeastsGiveawayChallenge is Outsider's Perspective! This book tells the story of an eccentric filmmaker from the perspective of his lead actor/friend ? Tag your Outsider book with #BeastsGiveawayChallenge and be entered to win one of 10 ARCs of my book, "Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance." Tomorrow's prompt is Mother Nature ?For a complete list of prompts, go to www.campfirereads.com

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