The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s: An Oral History


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Dutton Books
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6.2 X 9.1 X 1.7 inches | 1.55 pounds

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About the Author

Andy Greene is from Cleveland, Ohio, graduated from Kenyon College, and is now a senior writer for Rolling Stone, where he's worked for the past fifteen years. He's written cover stories about Radiohead and Howard Stern and feature articles about Bill Withers, Nathan Fielder, Steve Perry, Pete Townshend, Stephen King, and many others. He lives in Brooklyn.


"When Andy Greene interviewed me for this book, he was actually the first person to mention that I had acted in a TV show ... I thought up to that point that I was actually working at a paper company. But in any case, I loved the book. It's spot on, with great background stories, and I learned so much."
--Creed Bratton, actor, The Office

"Writer Andy Greene puts one of the most resonant sitcoms in American comedy under a microscope in his in-depth oral history, The Office: The Untold Story Of The Greatest Sitcom Of The 2000s. Even for the most insatiable fan, this rendering provides some of the most surprising revelations via an award-winning (and still quite passionate) cast and crew."
--The A.V. Club

"It just might be the perfect time to re-binge-watch the iconic TV series, and Greene's 'untold story, ' complete with cast interviews, is the ideal companion volume."

"Fans of The Office who are looking for a meaningful way to celebrate the show's 15th anniversary are in luck... [Author Andy] Greene conducted a whopping 86 interviews for this book, which he combined with archival material, past show-related interviews, and quotes from DVD commentaries. The end result is a masterful, captivating story of The Office's nine-season run on NBC that will give fans a deeper understanding of what it was like working on the show, and offer a heavy dose of nostalgia."

"[A] love letter to the show... a dream guide and oral history into the full creative process ... The behind-the-scenes detailing of classic episodes along with the thoughts from the people on the front lines of the show make this a perfect book for fans along with students studying how television series are made."
--Jeff Ayers, Associated Press

"Perhaps the best review I can give for The Office: An Oral History is that as a huge fan of the show, this book made me laugh out loud and cry on many occasions while managing to surprise me at every turn. I both learned and felt a lot, which is pretty much the best you can hope for in a book."

"At times poignant, at times hilarious, and always fascinating, Andy Greene's The Office is a treasure chest of new details and photos. Along with your DVDs and bobbleheads, you must add this to your own superfan collection."
--Jennie Tan, founder of the top fan site

"A tremendously fun must-read for anyone who loves the show! Andy Greene gets you inside the entire process, including the show's creation, casting, what happened inside the writer's room, and what actors were thinking during specific scenes. Reveals so many inside details about the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, many that even I didn't know--and I played the owner!"
--Andy Buckley (aka David Wallace), actor, The Office

"A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at The Office. Even though the show was my home for many years, I still learned a lot by reading this book. I couldn't put it down!"
--Jennifer Celotta, executive producer and writer on The Office

"Andy Greene's epic history of The Office is as brilliant, riotous, addictive and essential as the show itself. Greene tells the whole strangely heroic tale of how one weird show accidentally reshaped TV comedy--and makes it feel like a time capsule of our entire culture."
--Rob Sheffield, New York Times bestselling author of Dreaming the Beatles and Love is a Mixtape

"In this behind-the-scenes trove for the countless fans of The Office, Rolling Stone senior writer Greene pulls together comments, context, and insights in a round-table style that tracks the sitcom's origins and success... With cogent chapters about key episodes, lead characters... craft talk, and nuts-and-bolts details, Greene smartly lets the contributors elaborate how a workplace mockumentary became a cultural phenomenon... A fond, funny, informative trip down Memory Lane for series buffs and newcomers alike."

"First-time author Greene delivers a fascinating oral history of The Office... Greene, a pop culture writer for Rolling Stone, illuminates the show thanks to nearly 100 interviews with cast members, writers, directors, producers, and crew along with various TV executives and critics... With its wealth of anecdotes, this entertaining history will delight the series's many fans."
--Publishers Weekly

"Greene's affectionate tribute will satisfy Office devotees eager for a behind-the-scenes look at this beloved sitcom."
--Library Journal