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Really, The Simpson's history is far from a secret, so don't look at this book to reveal anything.
None of the important cast members or producers would talk to him, so he had to rely on magazine and Internet quotes.
The author is obviously one of the people that just likes to try and say that the show isn't good anymore.
I have not had a chance to read the book itself, but I wanted to mention that the book I received had slight damage to the outside of the book on the top back of the back near the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Natrium1970
I enjoyed reading this because it revealed more about the show than I had already known about it and I learned a little bitPublished 6 months ago by TechGeek
Looking at all the other reviews, the biggest complaint is the tone of the author's comments, and it's true that Ortved's demeanor is often petty and amateurish, sometimes pausing... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Johnny Walker
The book only gets interesting towards the end. While beginning of the book goes into Matt Groening's history there is seems to be something lacking. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Halos in DE
That's what Homer would say.
I was hoping for a literal behind the scenes of how an episode is made, how do the voice actors actually put the show together, etc. Read more
I had mixed feelings about this book. While I found it informative and thorough, it definitely needed a competent editor. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Old Time Hockey
John Ortved's "The Simpsons..." is a very basic introduction to the long-running TV show. It is written as an oral history. Read morePublished 21 months ago by jeberkin
Great book if you are interested in the coming of one of the greatest television shows ever. Highly recommend this organized book which takes you through the process of creating... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Mlaatz
I must say there were some gems in there but on the whole I thought it was rather sloppily put together. I found several spelling mistakes and typos - this is really unacceptable. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Tania_Tingel