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The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made by Greg Sestero / Tom Bissell

The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made is the story of Tommy Wiseau, the enigmatic star, producer, director and writer of the 2003 film The Room. For the unaware, The Room is Wiseauís nonsensical and maddening film debut that has been universally panned by critics yet has gone on to amass a dedicated cult following. The filmís uncomfortably long sex scenes, baffling plot tangents and Wiseauís own passionate-yet-emotionally-stagnant performance has garnered countless fans for the cinematic train wreck.
The book is written by Greg Sestero, Wiseauís friend and co star and charts the production of the film as well as Sesteroís own friendship with its creator. Readers are given fascinating insight into the creative force that is Tommy Wiseau, the self-described ďauthentic CajunĒ that most likely hails from a former Soviet state (Wiseau is discreet about his past to the point of maniacally making out like it doesnít exist). Sestero tells two tales throughout the book that run parallel to each other; the first being the his initial introduction to Wiseau and the budding of their close yet volatile friendship made possible by their shared ambition for stardom, the second being the story of The Room from its glorious conception to its doomed premier and the nightmarish production that takes place in between. The weaving of these two narratives enables The Disaster Artist to be both an uplifting story of unlikely friendship and a wonderfully illustrative portrait of the madness of Tommy Wiseau.
The Disaster Artist may well prove to be some of the best publicity that Wiseauís brainchild has received since its release, if Sesteroís candid yet loving tribute to his friend does not encourage readers to sit through 100 minutes of Wiseauís self indulgence then there is little that will.

Chris Payne

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We are the official supplier of textbooks for the University of Auckland, Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Unitec and Waiariki. University Bookshop stores are fully serviced academic campus stores, complete with an extensive range of general, academic and text books, student course supplies, stationery and more. Our philosophy has always been to be a competitive provider of textbooks, literature, educational and professional material to the tertiary, professional sectors, academic, municipal and professional libraries. We have achieved a reputation for excellence in New Zealand's book supply industry through our commitment to quality customer service.



University Bookshop stocks all texts for University of Auckland, AUT and Unitec courses. We can also procure any textbook for any University, contact us if you have any queries. We offer a number of services for students and give a discount off the RRP / List Price on most titles. For further information on our services for students please click here.

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We have a comprehensive range of general books, including fiction, science fiction, foreign fiction, biographies, NZ non-fiction, science & humanities and many more. For further information on our services for students please click here.

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University Bookshop pays cash for most current University of Auckland and AUT textbooks in good condition. We sell second-hand books instore only and not on the website because we cannot guarantee the quality of the stock. You will have to visit our stores on campus to see what is available. All second-hand books are labeled USED and are shelved alongside new texts. For further information on our services for students please click here.


To ensure the University Bookshop stocks the texts required for your course please contact our textbuyers. Their details can be found by clicking the link below. If you are new to The University of Auckland please come and see us in store to familiarise yourself with the University Bookshop and the peculiarities of the publishing industry in this part of the world. For further information on our services for lecturers please click here

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University Bookshop is a well established supplier of books to a large number of academic, municipal and professional libraries. Based at No 2 Alfred Street our experienced team offer a unique range services that include:

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Our research and book recommendation service is tailored to the information that we get from you the customer. Whether it's textbook requirements, professional, or specialised material, our Institutional sales team have the experience and resource materials to recommend the most up-to-date titles.
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