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Joss Whedon

Joss Whedon
Chicago Review Press; 9781613741047
   Price: $29.95 

From the cult favorite "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," to the summer blockbuster The Avengers, Joss Whedon has made a name for himself in Hollywood by telling meaningful, personal tales about love, death, and redemption even against the most dramatic and larger-than-life backdrops. In a new biography by Amy Pascale, we learn everything there is to know about superstar filmmaker Joss Whedon, including his "origin story," behind-the-scenes details on highly successful films and TV shows, insights into his process and influences, and more. Geek news site io9.com writes, "Joss Whedon: The Biography, written by MTV's Amy Pascale, is chock full of new details about Whedon's life and career, from his veteran screenwriter family to his work on The Avengers and other Marvel films. Plus a lot of new insights into his creative process on things like Toy Story."

Extensive, original interviews with Whedon's family, friends, collaborators, and stars—and with the man himself—offer candid, behind-the-scenes accounts of the making of groundbreaking series and movies. Most importantly, however, these conversations present an intimate and revealing portrait of a man whose creativity and storytelling ability have manifested themselves in comics, online media, television, and film. Patton Oswalt says of the book, "Like a series of great tales told during a boozy night of friends reminiscing, Pascal's biography of Joss Whedon does what the great artistic biographies do — it makes you want to go back and re-experience his work." Re-discover the wonder of the Whedonverse with Joss Whedon: The Biography.

Chicago Review Press is distributed by IPG.

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Read an excerpt from the foreword by Nathan Fillion, on USA TODAY's PopCandy blog >

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