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Book Review: “The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000’s: An Oral History” by Andy Greene

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The untold stories behind The Office, one of the most iconic television shows of the twenty-first century, told by its creators, writers, and actors.

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When did you last hang out with Jim, Pam, Dwight, Michael, and the rest of Dunder Mifflin? It might have been back in 2013, when the series finale aired . . . or it might have been last night, when you watched three episodes in a row. But either way, fifteen years after the show first aired, it’s more popular than ever, and fans have only one problem–what to watch, or read, next.

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Fortunately, Rolling Stone writer Andy Greene has that answer. In his brand-new oral history, “The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s“, Greene will take readers behind the scenes of their favorite moments and characters. Greene gives us the true inside story behind the entire show, from its origins on the BBC through its impressive nine-season run in America, with in-depth research and exclusive interviews. Fans will get the inside scoop on key episodes from “The Dundies” to “Threat Level Midnight” and “Goodbye, Michael,” including behind-the-scenes details like the battle to keep it on the air when NBC wanted to pull the plug after just six episodes and the failed attempt to bring in James Gandolfini as the new boss after Steve Carell left, spotlighting the incredible, genre-redefining show created by the family-like team, who together took a quirky British import with dicey prospects and turned it into a primetime giant with true historical and cultural significance.

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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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We LOVE “The Office” at my house, & are constantly quoting the show! It’s so freaking awesome! (That’s what she said!) I loved going behind the scenes with the actors & writers & reading about some of my fave episodes (Hello, “Dinner Party”!) The book is written in interview form, it’s insightful, fun, & fans will LOVE it!

Even though I was gifted an ARC of the book, I plan to buy the hardback when it comes out (which is TODAY!) This will make an AWESOME gift for fans as well! And if you are a fan of podcasts, be sure to check out Jenna Fischer & Angela Kinsey’s podcast “Office Ladies” where they discuss each episode starting with the pilot. It’s as amazing as the show itself!

Jenna Fischer & Angela Kinsey (BFF’s!) & new
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Be sure to check with your local indie bookstores first & see if they have the book or can get it for you. We need to support the indie stores now more than ever! Use BookstoreLink.com to find this and other books at indie bookstores near you (click HERE.) And as always…Stay safe, stay home, stay sane!