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CAUTION: To all the world's thinkers, artists, poets, and misfits: SoulPancake is a movement to chew on Life's Big Questions. Side effects may include change in the way you think about what it means to be human. Don't say we didn't warn you.
Somewhere over the course of history, chewing on Life's Big Questions lost its cool factor. Fortunately for mankind, Rainn Wilson (best known for playing Dwight Schrute on NBC's The Office
) and a bunch of his friends are on a mission to change that.
CAN MEN AND WOMEN REALLY BE "JUST FRIENDS?
IF YOU ONLY HAD ONE HOUR LEFT TO LIVE, HOW WOULD YOU SPEND IT?
WHAT PARALYZES YOUR CREATIVITY? WHAT FUELS IT?
Based on the wildly successful website SoulPancake.com, this book urges you to explore philosophy, creativity, spirituality, love, truth, science, and so much more. With bold questions, intriguing challenges, and mind-bending art, SoulPancake
creates a space for you to stimulate your brain stem, spark your soul, and figure out what it means to be human.
- A revealing Introduction by Rainn Wilson
- 180 Life's Big Questions (the ones that gnaw at your innards)
- Visual masterpieces from 90+ artists
- Unusual activities that launch you into the world
- Exclusive commentary from the fascinating minds of: Amy Sedaris, David Lynch, Heather Armstrong (Dooce.com), Dr. Drew, Jesse Dylan, Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Harold Ramis, Josh Ritter, and Saul Williams.
Wilson, known as Dwight on NBC's The Office, and friends founded the SoulPancake Web site that ponders life's big questions. This book covers such topics as life and death, love and sex, and science and religion, with artwork from 100 up-and-coming artists.
In this digital, turbocharged era, few of us stop to consider life’s big questions. Rainn Wilson, known for his deft portrayal of Dwight on NBC's The Office, would like to change that. Together with some friends, he launched a Web site called SoulPancake. As Wilson describes it, "We want to make discussions about spirituality, creativity, and philosophy cool again. Were they ever cool? I have no idea. But it seems like a good idea."
SoulPancake is a big think book that attempts to "de-lamify" talking about what it means to be human. The book will provide readers with an artistic, interactive venue to independently explore and chew on Life's Big Questions, such as:
-What do you hope happens when you die?
-What do you do to find calm in a chaotic world?
-For what would you be willing to chop off your little toe?
SoulPancake will pose a series of Life’s Big Questions -- each paired with art from up-and-coming artists—that cover topics such as life and death, love and sex, science and religion, and more. Ultimately, the book offers a striking experience for the reader that is irreverent and serious, timeless and timely, not to mention hip, exciting, and just plain fun.
Rainn Wilsonand#8217;s memoir about growing up geeky and finally finding his place in comedy, faith, and life.
For nine seasons Rainn Wilson played Dwight Schrute, The Officeand#8217;s resident nemesis/ beet farmer. Viewers grew to love the scheming, socially awkward character, and to love the actor who played him even more. While the show was running, Rainn founded a website and media company, SoulPancake, that challenged users to and#147;chew on lifeand#8217;s big questionsand#8221; and eventually inspired a bestselling book of the same name. He also started a hilarious Twitter feed (sample Tweet: and#147;@Amazon I would like to order my own drone but have it delivered by UPS. Possible?and#8221;) that today has nearly four million followers.
With this book, Rainn is ready to tell his own story, to explain how he developed his unique, off-kilter sense of humor and perspective on life. He chronicles his journey from childhood nerd to bassoon-playing band geek (and#147;the highest rung on the vast, pimply ladder of high school losersand#8221;), his years of mild debauchery as a young actor in New York, his audition for The Office, and the inside scoop on the hit that followed. Finally Rainn discusses his achievement of success and satisfaction, both in his career and spiritually, after re-connecting with the artistic and creative values of the faith he grew up in.
About the Author
Rainn Wilson is best known for his Emmy-nominated portrayal of Dwight on NBC's The Office. He is the co-creator of SoulPancake.com.