2013 ***** 270 pages
Tommy Wiseau is, quite possibly, the most enigmatic person in Hollywood. No...the world. His feature film debut, The Room is one of the most gloriously bad films ever made. Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell's The Disaster Artist is an amazing book that sheds some light on the man who is Tommy Wiseau. It offers a wonderful, insider's look at the making of The Room, as well as paints an intimate portrait of the complicated relationship between Sestero and Wiseau. The writing is superb, and you really feel like you know Sestero and Wiseau by the time the book is over. You feel like they're your best friends, and you can't wait to spend more time with them. As soon as I finished this book, I popped in my blu-ray of The Room, watching it again with my newfound knowledge. The Disaster Artist is an incredible book that breathes new life into a film that needs all the help it can get. This book was also turned into an amazing film directed by and starring James Franco as Tommy Wiseau.