Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 6:00 PM
A Cappella Books
208 Haralson Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
The longest-serving "The Simpsons" writer and all-around funnyman Mike Reiss delivers the ultimate fan guide to the most popular animated show in American history.
About the Book
Mike Reiss has spent his lifetime—well, 30 years—at "The Simpsons," since the show’s debut in 1989, as a writer, producer, and showrunner, and he knows a lot about these four-fingered freaks and their crazy antics. In "Springfield Confidential," he shares his behind-the-scenes stories about his work on the most iconic American cartoon family ever. Reiss pulls back the curtain for those curious about how "The Simpsons" works, answers burning questions from Simpsons die-hards (such as “Why are the Simpsons yellow?”) and shares never-before-told stories about creating favorite episodes and characters. In his freewheeling, irreverent comic style, Reiss reflects on his lifetime inside "The Simpsons"—a personal highlight reel of his achievements, observations, and favorite anecdotes—and gives fans lots of inside dish on the show’s animators, actors, and celebrity guests.
About the Author
Mike Reiss is a former head writer for "The Simpsons," a show for which he has won four Emmy Awards. He is a graduate of Harvard University, where he served as president of the Harvard Lampoon, and currently lives in New York, New York. His books for children include "How Murray Saved Christmas," "Santa Claustrophobia," and "The Boy Who Looked Like Lincoln," all illustrated by David Catrow.