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Booth Library To Host 'Springfield Confidential’Author, January 20



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UPDATE (Sunday, January 20, 2019): Due to a winter storm, the library is closed today. All programs have been canceled. 

UPDATE (Wednesday, January 23, 2019): Mike Reiss's author program at C.H. Booth Library has been rescheduled to Saturday, January 26, at 4 pm.

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On Sunday, January 20, at 2 pm, in the meeting room, C.H. Booth Library will host a talk and book signing by Mike Reiss, author of Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons.

The library is at 25 Main Street. 

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of The Simpsons, the show’s longest-serving writer and producer offers a humorous look at the writing and making of the legendary Fox series that has become one of the most revered artistic achievements in television history.

Four-time Emmy winner Mike Reiss — who has worked on The Simpsons continuously since episode one in 1989 — shares stories, scandals, and gossip about working with America’s most iconic cartoon family ever in his book, released in June 2018. Mr Reiss explains how the episodes are created, and provides an inside look at the show’s writers, animators, actors and celebrity guests.

He also answers a range of questions from Simpsons fans and die-hards and reminisces about the making of perennially favorite episodes.

In his freewheeling, irreverent comic style, the author also reflects on his lifetime inside The Simpsons — a personal highlights reel of his achievements, observations, and favorite stories. Springfield Confidential exposes why Matt Groening decided to make all of the characters yellow; dishes on what it’s like to be crammed in a room full of funny writers sixty hours a week; tells what Reiss learned after traveling to 71 countries where The Simpsons is watched (including many where there is no electricity); and even reveals where Springfield is located.

Springfield Confidential also features unique interviews with Judd Apatow, who also provided the foreword, and Conan O’Brien, as well as with Simpsons legends Al Jean, Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellaneta, and more.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Registration is requested and can be done at chboothlibrary.org.

Springfield Confidential author Mike Reiss — illustrated here, Simpsons style — is scheduled to visit C.H. Booth Library on Sunday, January 18.

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