Like Brothers

Like Brothers by Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass 1101967730 9781101967737
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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 theyve 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 thats 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 others strengths. Theyre not afraid to call each other out, because theyre also not afraid to compromise. Most relationships arent--and frankly shouldnt be--as intense as Mark and Jays, 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. Im sure you could name a bunch of famous brother teams. Theyre all garbage compared to Mark and Jay. I cant wait for you to read this book."--from the foreword by Mindy Kaling

Author: Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 320

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Publication Date: 2021-02-09


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