The Disaster Artist

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By marcus on 06-15-14

It Starts coming Together

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Unfortunately, I wouldn't because most of my friends haven't seen "The Room," but for the few who have, definitely. I think this book is strongest for fans of "The Room".

What other book might you compare The Disaster Artist to and why?

I have no earthly clue, it's a memoir describing the creation of a cult classic that jumps between its production and the events leading up to it. I literally can't think of a single book I've read or listened to like this one.

Which character – as performed by Greg Sestero – was your favorite?

His imitation of Tommy Wisseau is phenomenal. He could start a TPW animated show playing Tommy and I'd watch it.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

"Can you really trust anyone?"

Any additional comments?

I reiterate that this book is definitely for those who've seen "The Room" and love its wonderful absurdity. I think that may be a prerequisite to reading this.

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22 of 23 people found this review helpful


By Henry Strickler on 08-28-14

You Have to Listen to This Book!

What did you love best about The Disaster Artist?

This story is hilarious and extremely insightful. The narrator gives firsthand accounts of the insane magic of The Room and Tommy Wiseau himself. His impersonation of Tommy is spot on and so much fun to hear. The writing in general is clear and funny, especially in the various eccentric elements of Tommy Wiseau's life. This also provides a little insight into the life of a young struggling actor which was a nice offshoot I didn't expect.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Disaster Artist?

That is hard to choose. Probably Tommy's acting scenes.

What about Greg Sestero’s performance did you like?

Extremely well done. A few words are blurred but it hardly matters. He nails the most important aspect which is Tommy's voice.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, absolutely. It's great and terrible that it's only 11 hours, because I loved every minute and couldn't stop listening.

Any additional comments?

Definitely, definitely worth your money. It doesn't matter if you've seen The Room or heard of Tommy Wiseau before. If you haven't you'll want to, and if you have, it will be that much better knowing what went on behind the scenes of the best bad movie ever made.

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14 of 15 people found this review helpful


By Graham on 09-17-14

A funny, moving, and even dark true story.

Where does The Disaster Artist rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It ranks amongst the top. It is incredibly engaging, entertaining, and fascinating.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Disaster Artist?

Learning about the dark aspects of Tommy Wiseau and his absolutely bizarre and creepy personality.

What about Greg Sestero’s performance did you like?

He reads it very well and since it's a big part of his life, it sounds like he speaks from his heart.
And his impression of Tommy Wiseau is brilliant.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It's something that I could definitely sit all eleven hours through listening.

Any additional comments?

If you have seen The Room - that horrid thing that has the audacity to be called a movie - and want to know what Tommy Wiseau is and how this horrible thing was made, this is a must read.
And you get so much more than that. It's genuine, hilarious, and intriguing.

It's the polar opposite of The Room. And it also lends credence to the phrase "truth is stranger than fiction."

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11 of 12 people found this review helpful


By Grace on 07-17-14

Entertaining. Haunting. Oddly Inspiring.

What did you like best about this story?

This book, like the movie, is a dark comedy. Its content is kinda sad but still makes you laugh. I also was surprised how inspired I was by Tommy's confidence and how Greg seemed to describe someone like Tommy without sugar coating it... but also not bashing him? It's interesting. I have been recommending this book to my friends since the first chapter and don't plan on stopping. What I'm hoping will stop is my sudden bursts into the Tommy accents but it is "Verrrrryy haard to staaahp! Mygod!!"

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21 of 24 people found this review helpful


By Jim In Texas! on 07-04-15

Interesting Look at Hollywood

I was not familiar with 'The Room', but when this title went on sale I took a flyer on it. It's the story of the making of 'The Room', a movie so bad it's great, and it's eccentric writer/producer/director.

I'm glad I did. The book is fascinating on several levels. The story is funny and poignant. This book is actually being made into a movie about making this movie.

I could only give the narration four stars, not because of the narrator himself, but because of several production glitches. Several times there are noticeable changes in audio level and what they call 'room tone'. It sounds like they recorded segments in different studios.

Again the author/narrator was fine, it's just the audio production that has minor issues.

Anyone with the slightest interest in how our entertainment is created will enjoy this book.

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8 of 9 people found this review helpful


By K. M. Gillette on 08-16-14

A great book that suffers from a poor reading

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The story is very interesting and is written with a lot of humor and a surprising amount of sweetness. As a bonus, Greg Sestero does a dead-on impression of Tommy Wiseau. I got this audiobook at a reduced price because I purchased the e-book, and I have to say I liked reading the book more.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Greg has known Tommy for more than 15 years and it shows. If you're purchasing this book it's probably because you're already a fan of "The Room." Hearing Tommy's interaction with Greg in his distinctive accent is a lot of fun.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Greg Sestero is supposed to be an actor, but his reading is very flat. He mispronounces a few things in the book like the name of Cecil B. De Mille and the word "gusto." This book was co-written with someone and I have a feeling that he didn't write much of it. You get the feeling that he's reading it for the first time in front of a classroom. I never got absorbed in the story like I have with other audiobooks.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Greg speculates on Tommy's mysterious past, it's very touching.

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