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I am a huge fan of The Simpsons, and I was very impressed with the book.
It seems Ortved is a self-ordained expert on which writers, showrunners, etc. are/were the best, which isn't fair or right.
There were also factual errors in some quotes, so I don't know if they were mistakes by the author or the interviewee.
I like the Simpsons and these type books, but it was a struggle to finish this one. A lot of filler material and side tracks that didn't hold my interest. Read morePublished 3 months ago by reviews
An interesting oral history of one the greatest TV shows of all time. It's told from interview soundbites of some of the primary players. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Phillip Urlevich
I know it could have been more complete, but when you're a fanatic you take what you get. The writing isn't the best, but it's really a good read. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Gilbert Klein
This book is an in-depth and unrelenting look at the creation and long existence of the Simpsons, with information and quotes culled from sources varying from personal interviews... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Troy Blackford
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 19 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 21 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 21 months ago by Johnny Walker