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*Every ticket comes with a copy of “The Bassoon King”*
**JUST ANNOUNCED: The evening's moderator is WILLIAM NOVAK**
William Novak is probably best known for his work as a ghostwriter, and was described by The New York Times as “the biggest name in the business.” He is the co-author of several best-sellers, including the memoirs of Lee Iacocca, Tip O’Neill, Nancy Reagan, Oliver North, The Mayflower Madam, Magic Johnson, and Tim Russert.
He is the co-editor of The Big Book of Jewish Humor and the author of High Culture: Marijuana in the Lives of Americans, and The Great American Man Shortage and Other Roadblocks to Romance. He and his wife, Linda, are the parents of three boys, one of whom, B.J., was a writer, actor, and producer on NBC’s The Office.
For nine seasons Rainn Wilson played Dwight Schrute, everyone’s favorite work nemesis and beet farmer. Viewers of The Office fell in love with the character and grew to love the actor who played him even more. Rainn founded a website and media company, SoulPancake, that eventually became a bestselling book of the same name. Now, he’s ready to tell his own story and explain how he came up with his incredibly unique sense of humor and perspective on life. He explains how he grew up “bone-numbingly nerdy before there was even a modicum of cool attached to the word.” The Bassoon King chronicles his journey from nerd to drama geek (“the highest rung on the vast, pimply ladder of high school losers”), his years of mild debauchery and struggles as a young actor in New York, his many adventures and insights about The Office, and finally, Wilson’s achievement of success and satisfaction, both in his career and spiritually, reconnecting with the artistic and creative values of the Bahá’í faith he grew up in.
RAINN WILSON is best known for his Emmy-nominated role as Dwight Schrute on NBC’s The Office, though today he’s equally well-known for his millions of Twitter followers and the philosophy website he founded, SoulPancake, which launched a New York Times bestselling book of the same name.