The multitalented writers, administrators, manufacturers, and actors (as observed on The League, Clear, and The Mindy Project) share the secrets and techniques in their lifelong partnership on this distinctive memoir.
“A e book that any one will love . . . You’ll revel in it even supposing you haven’t any concept who the Duplass brothers are.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Occasions (17 Fresh Books to Learn This Summer season)
Whether generating, writing, directing, or performing, the Duplass Brothers have made their mark on this planet of impartial movie and tv at the potential in their quirky and empathetic solution to storytelling. Now, for the primary time, Mark and Jay take readers on a excursion in their lifelong partnership on this distinctive memoir informed in essays that proportion the secrets and techniques in their good fortune, the fun and frustrations of intimate collaboration, and the teachings they’ve discovered the onerous means.
From a youth spent wielding a large house video digital camera within the suburbs of New Orleans to their shared years at the School of Texas in early-nineties Austin, and from the leap forward brief they made on a 3-greenback finances to the night time their function movie Baghead was the middle of a Sundance bidding struggle, Mark and Jay inform the tale of a bond that’s resilient, affectionate, together empowering, and most effective mildly dysfunctional. They’re brutally fair approximately how their closeness sabotaged their younger romantic relationships, concerning the jealousy every felt while the opposite stole the highlight as an actor (Mark in The League, Jay in Transparent), and concerning the demanding situations they confronted at the set in their HBO collection Togetherness—specifically, an excessive amount of togetherness.
However Like Brothers is additionally a shockingly sensible highway map to a profitable inventive partnership. Slightly than break up all their duties fifty-fifty, the brothers discovered to capitalize on every different’s strengths. They’re now not afraid to name every different out, as a result of they’re additionally now not afraid to compromise. Such a lot relationships aren’t—and albeit shouldn’t be—as severe as Mark and Jay’s, However their logo of consider, validation, and wholesome confrontation has taken them a ways.
Phase coming-of-age memoir, Phase underdog tale, and Phase insider account of succeeding in Hollywood on their very own phrases, Like Brothers is as openhearted and lovably offbeat as Mark and Jay themselves.
“Wright. Ringling. Jonas. I’m certain you’ll want to title a host of well-known brother groups. They’re all rubbish in comparison to Mark and Jay. I will be able to’t wait so that you can Learn this e book.”—from the foreword by way of Mindy Kaling