The multitalented writers, administrators, manufacturers, and actors (as visible on The League, obvious, and The Mindy Project) share the secrets and techniques in their lifelong partnership during this targeted memoir.
no matter if generating, writing, directing, or performing, the Duplass Brothers have made their mark on this planet of self sufficient movie and tv at the energy in their quirky and empathetic approach to storytelling. Now, for the 1st time, Mark and Jay take readers on a journey in their lifelong partnership during this particular memoir informed in essays that proportion the secrets and techniques in their luck, the thrill and frustrations of intimate collaboration, and the teachings they’ve discovered the tough way.
From a formative years spent wielding a large domestic video digicam within the suburbs of recent Orleans to their shared years on the collage of Texas in early nineties Austin, and from the step forward brief they made on a three-dollar finances to the evening their characteristic film Baghead
became the heart of a Sundance bidding battle, Mark and Jay inform the tale of a bond that’s resilient, affectionate, at the same time empowering, and in simple terms mildly dysfunctional. they're brutally sincere approximately how their closeness sabotaged their younger romantic relationships, in regards to the jealousy each one 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 series, Togetherness
—namely, an excessive amount of togetherness.
But Like Brothers
is additionally a shockingly useful highway map to a worthwhile inventive partnership. instead of break up all their duties fifty-fifty, the brothers discovered to capitalize on each one other’s strengths. They’re no longer afraid to name one another out, simply because they’re additionally now not afraid to compromise. so much relationships aren’t—and frankly shouldn’t
—be as extreme as Mark and Jay’s, yet their model of belief, validation, and fit confrontation has taken them far.
half coming-of-age memoir, half underdog tale, and half insider account of succeeding in Hollywood on their lonesome terms, Like Brothers
is as openhearted and lovably offbeat as Mark and Jay themselves.
Advance compliment for Like Brothers
“Wright. Ringling. Jonas. I’m convinced you may identify a host of well-known brother groups. They’re all rubbish in comparison to Mark and Jay. I can’t look ahead to you to learn this book.”—From the Foreword via Mindy Kaling
“As artistic companions, we yes realized something or from Mark and Jay Duplass’ trip in the course of the Hollywood laptop. Like Brothers is an important consultant for making area for your self in a global that doesn’t continuously motivate individuality and innovation. As valuable to an aspiring filmmaker because it is to a couple of siblings puzzling over ‘How will we flip our connection into whatever great?,’ this ebook can be crucial in your shelf.”—Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner
“The Duplass Brothers have a genius for conveying deep feeling with no ever straying into sentimentality. right here they trap the customarily outstanding and sometimes poor enterprise of taking part professionally with an individual you love.”—John eco-friendly and Hank eco-friendly
“As a writing staff and directing workforce, we like seeing people who find themselves extra clever and articulate than us discover the dynamic that we don’t have the intensity or self-reflectiveness to discover ourselves!”—Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg
“In my subsequent existence I’d prefer to come again as a Duplass Brother. yet until eventually then I’ll simply take pleasure in their hilarious, insightful book.”—Judd Apatow