Like brothers

by Duplass, Mark,

Format: Book on CD 2018
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The multitalented writers, directors, producers, and actors (as seen on The League, Transparent, and The Mindy Project ) share the secrets of their lifelong partnership in this unique memoir.

"A book that anyone will love . . . You can enjoy it even if you have no idea who the Duplass brothers are."--Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Whether producing, writing, directing, or acting, the Duplass Brothers have made their mark in the world of independent film and television on the strength of their quirky and empathetic approach to storytelling. Now, for the first time, Mark and Jay take readers on a tour of their lifelong partnership in this unique memoir told in essays that share the secrets of their success, the joys and frustrations of intimate collaboration, and the lessons they've learned the hard way.

From a childhood spent wielding an oversized home video camera in the suburbs of New Orleans to their shared years at the University of Texas in early-nineties Austin, and from the breakthrough short they made on a three-dollar budget to the night their feature film Baghead became the center of a Sundance bidding war, Mark and Jay tell the story of a bond that's resilient, affectionate, mutually empowering, and only mildly dysfunctional. They are brutally honest about how their closeness sabotaged their youthful romantic relationships, about the jealousy each felt when the other stole the spotlight as an actor (Mark in The League, Jay in Transparent ), and about the challenges they faced on the set of their HBO series Togetherness --namely, too much togetherness.

But Like Brothers is also a surprisingly practical road map to a rewarding creative partnership. Rather than split all their responsibilities fifty-fifty, the brothers learned to capitalize on each other's strengths. They're not afraid to call each other out, because they're also not afraid to compromise. Most relationships aren't--and frankly shouldn't be--as intense as Mark and Jay's, but their brand of trust, validation, and healthy disagreement has taken them far.

Part coming-of-age memoir, part underdog story, and part insider account of succeeding in Hollywood on their own terms, Like Brothers is as openhearted and lovably offbeat as Mark and Jay themselves.

"Wright. Ringling. Jonas. I'm sure you could name a bunch of famous brother teams. They're all garbage compared to Mark and Jay. I can't wait for you to read this book."--from the foreword by Mindy Kaling
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Indie darlings Mark and Jay Duplass offer a peek inside their decades-long collaboration as the writer-directors of the films The Puffy Chair and Jeff, Who Lives at Home, as well as their acclaimed HBO series, Togetherness. Four years apart in age, the brothers have always been especially close, even sharing a twin bed while growing up in a suburb of New Orleans. Jay and Mark started their filmmaking endeavors in 1985 at the ages of 12 and 8, respectively, using their family's video camera and launching a partnership that would lead to their first independent film in 2000. Though they regard that film as a failure, their next outing won them a coveted spot in the Sundance Film Festival. The brothers alternate the tale of their climb with all sorts of asides, from the stories they crafted about people they observed in airports to sharing unvarnished email exchanges in which they work through their differences. A thoroughly enjoyable peek into the brothers' creative process, filled with tips and guidance for those who want to follow in their footsteps.--Huntley, Kristine Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The Duplass brothers, who run Duplass Brothers Productions and frequently write, direct, and star in their own productions, bring a free-flowing conversational style to the highly enjoyable audio edition of their joint memoir. The book alternates between chapters chronicling the brothers' upbringing in Metairie, La., and those detailing their professional relationship, including their regular brainstorming sessions at airports, in which the brothers create intricate backstories for the people they observe waiting in terminals. The most memorable part of the book involves an annotated version of Mark's edgy short story "The Blowjob," along with Jay's feedback, in which the brothers effectively use tone, pitch, and comedic timing to convey the often-tortured nature of the creative process. The brothers both draw on their acting chops to recreate their points of view in anecdotes from their childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood. Though primarily of interest to inspiring filmmakers, the brothers' fun-loving dynamic should appeal to all types of listeners. A Ballantine hardcover. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Duplass, Mark.
Duplass, Jay.
Actors -- United States -- Biography.
Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biography.
Screenwriters -- United States -- Biography.
Publisher New York :Random House Audio/Books on Tape,2018
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Duplass, Jay, author, narrator.
Kaling, Mindy, writer of foreword.
Random House Audio Publishing, publisher.
Books on Tape, Inc., publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by the authors.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Title from disc label.
Description 5 audio discs (6 1/2 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780525526179
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