Rainn Wilson

The Bassoon King

Rainn Wilson

Talk: The Bassoon King

Rainn Wilson stopped by Google Headquarters to talk about his new memoir "The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy." Rainn tells 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, 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

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 & 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. He also started a hilarious Twitter feed that now has more than 4 million followers.

The Book

Rainn Wilson’s memoir about growing up geeky and finally finding his place in comedy, faith, and life.

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