- Harper Collins
Raised in a Jewish family in Connecticut, four-time Emmy-winning Harvard grad Mike Reiss is in certain ways an exception to this rule. Having worked as a writer and producer on The Simpsons continuously since the first episode in 1989, Reiss had a “lifetime” of experiences to draw from when penning his critically acclaimed memoir Springfield Confidential. Beyond amusing “stories, scandals, and gossip” and interviews with the likes of Judd Apatow, Conan O’Brien, Al Jean, Nancy Cartwright and Dan Castellaneta, the book sheds light on such intriguing tidbits as “why Matt Groening decided to make all of the characters yellow … what it’s like to be crammed in a room full of funny writers 60 hours a week … and what Reiss learned after traveling to 71 countries where The Simpsons is watched.”
$10, Sat Oct. 13, 7:30pm, Barshop Jewish Community Center, 12500 NW Military Hwy., (210) (210) 302-6820, jccsanantonio.org.
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