A conversation with multitalented writers, producers, directors, and actors Jay and Mark Duplass (The Puffy Chair, Transparent, The League, Togetherness), who share the secrets of their lifelong partnership in this unique memoir about the joys and frustrations of intimate collaboration.
Part coming-of-age memoir, part underdog story, and part insider account of succeeding in Hollywood, Like Brothers is also a surprisingly practical road map to a rewarding creative partnership. 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 '90s Austin, and from the breakthrough short they made on a $3 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 that's resilient, affectionate, mutually empowering, and only mildly dysfunctional.
All tickets (prices subject to change) include a copy of Like Brothers.
"Wright. Ringling. Jonas. I'm sure you could name a bunch of famous brother teams. They're all garbage compared to Mark and Jay. I can't wait for you to read this book." --Mindy Kaling
"As creative partners, we sure learned a thing or two from Mark and Jay Duplass's journey through the Hollywood machine. Like Brothers is an essential guide for making space for yourself in a world that doesn't always encourage individuality and innovation. As useful to an aspiring filmmaker as it is to a pair of siblings wondering 'How do we turn our connection into something great?,' this book will be essential on your shelf." -- Lena Dunham & Jenni Konner
"In my next life, I'd like to come back as a Duplass Brother. But until then, I'll just enjoy their hilarious, insightful book." --Judd Apatow
"Hilarious...The Duplass Brothers' entertaining and energetic memoir gives their fans a clear look at the creative genius that drives them." --Publishers Weekly
"A thoroughly enjoyable peek into the brothers' creative process, filled with tips and guidance for those who want to follow in their footsteps." --Booklist
At the Thalia Book Club, readers and writers meet for intimate conversations about compelling new books and favorite classics in fiction, essay, biography and more. Evenings include an actor performing an excerpt, an interview, and a conversation with the audience.