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#SOBLESSED: the Annoying Actor Friend's Guide to Werking in Show Business Paperback – November 18, 2013
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I'm obsessed with finding out the real identity of @Actor_Friend. I can't seem to find anything online, and believe me I've looked.
If you understand Sondheim in-jokes and care about what people think of you on Twitter -- this is the book for you!
But to try and be positive I'll start with good things about the book: The author gives some useful information about the theatre industry and living in New York. His opinions on musical theatre in college/auditioning are really interesting and for me, that was my favorite section of the book (which makes sense since I'm a young adult who's looking to audition for schools soon). The author definitely has a unique voice when writing and makes the book interesting to read.
Bad things about the book: All the humor and the hashtag stuff is not my cup of tea. I think it's just my personal taste. I think most people would really like this book for it's humor, but I felt the author's funny tone and comments (in my opinion) take away from the useful info he's giving. This book was a lot of style/voice over content. I didn't learn a lot of new things from this book :( I wish I liked this book, I really wish but unfortunately, I would not recommend this book to anyone.
#SOBLESSED, its audiobook, and the NYC concerts produced let you know loud and clear that if you want to werq (do we still spell it with a q or is that so 2012?), you need to put in so much analysis and actual work.
If you live in New York City, you'll know what Annoying Actor Friend is talking about when they joke about getting to auditions on time from Astoria. If you're applying for BFA programs, the education section is way more helpful than all the Orange County musical theatre gossip I was subject to as a teen (which was, like, five minutes ago, duh).
No matter what your walk of life is, the crowning achievements of this book are the labor of love that is explaining how to get on unemployment as an actor and the publicly released excerpt explaining the fall of the touring production contract.
If you're a dad who misses a lot of your kid's recitals, buy this book for your kid and maybe snag a copy for yourself so you can catch a glimpse into your kick-ball-changing child's future. Also, if you're a fan of laughing out loud in public, this book is a fantastic subway/waiting to hear if they're seeing non-eq read.
Beneath the snark are lessons that go beyond the life of working actors. The points about social media douchery are lessons anyone in any profession should take to heart--especially since employers often look at their employee's and potential employee's social media accounts to find out the kind of person they are. Tips about networking and researching others in the same profession can be helpful in getting ahead.
As a frequent theater-goer, the behind-the-scenes peek at the hard lives of working actors, and how they have been misrepresented by their union over the last decade or so is eye-opening.
I'd suggest this is a must-read for any theater student. Definitely for actors. if only to see how closely AF represents their struggle (unless they went to Michigan). Theater fans should also read this for the humor, but they can also take away a deeper appreciation for the lives of the people they see onstage.
The final chapter of his previous twitter posts about annoying actors are hysterical, and you will laugh at his writing.If you are looking for a way to scare the pants off your starstruck kids, this is your book!Before you pay for headshots and book your kid on a grand tour for college auditions, you may want to read this first and save yourself a lot of money!
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Easily the funniest book I read all year. I loved it and wish there was more of it. I went and bought #Grateful immediately after finishing this.Published 1 month ago by newyorkcity
A hilarious book that anyone who wants to be #blessed in show business should read.Published 20 months ago by Connor
This is a hilariously funny 'guidebook' that shows you the highs and lows of #werking in show business. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Alexander
This book made me want to be an actor just so I could already be jaded about it.Published on September 26, 2014 by jayme
So blessed to have read this book ! Everyone werking in show business should read yesterday !!!!!!!! Amazing and fabulousPublished on March 20, 2014 by anonymous
Trying to be funny with out accomplishing the mission.
Areas covered in the book were amusing but went over the top on trying to be too smug.
This book has confirmed and validated the cynical inner monologue I have every time I read an annoying actor status on Facebook. Read morePublished on January 2, 2014 by A ghel from BoCo
Annoying Actor friend continues to #nailit! From twitter, to blog, to the greatest self-help parody ever, this person is #werking! Now all I want to know is... Read more