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The Bassoon King – Rainn Wilson


The greatest thing ever in the history of the world and of all of human endeavor from time immemorial is stories.

Rainn Wilson is most famous for his off-the-wall portrayal of Dwight Schrute (The Office) and creation of Soul Pancake (social media company designed to make folks feel good).

In his memoirs, we tackle his personal take on education (his, others and the reasoning behind (overall)):

Teachers can make such a profound impact on our lives and should be honored as heroes, I believe.

This book definitely didn’t feel like a typical celebrity memoir.

Sure, we hit the usual topics (unusual childhood, crazy teen years, the hunger-years before he strikes it big, etc) but the way Rainn goes about those topics was utterly unique.

He has a way of interweaving philosophy into his recollections and reflections that really gave the book an extra lift.

A bit surprising to those who don’t know the man behind the Schrute, Rainn Wilson has had a strong (and profound) journey through faith throughout his years.

Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.

And while it got a bit preachy at times:

We get inundated with so many messages about belief, about what is true and what is not, from both our families and our culture, and it’s crucial that every single one of us come to our own well-excavated understanding.

It was, ultimately, quite an interesting look into his life.

He has such a fun personality and quirky outlook on life that even the mundane events from his memoir were surprisingly entertaining.

I loved learning about his early years (what a WILD childhood) and (of course) the Schrute years (who doesn’t love that show?!).

All in all, this was quite an entertaining read!

Interested in this one from Rainn Wilson? Buy it here:  Amazon

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