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An intimate, behind-the-scenes, richly illustrated celebration of beloved The Office co-stars Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey’s friendship, and an insiders' view of Pam Beesly, Angela Martin, and the iconic TV show. Featuring many of their never-before-seen photos.
Receptionist Pam Beesly and accountant Angela Martin had very little in common when they toiled together at Scranton’s Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. But, in reality, the two bonded in their very first days on set and, over the nine seasons of the series’ run, built a friendship that transcended the show and continues to this day. Sharing everything from what it was like in the early days as the show struggled to gain traction, to walking their first red carpet—plus exclusive stories on the making of milestone episodes and how their lives changed when they became moms—The Office BFFs is full of the same warm and friendly tone Jenna and Angela have brought to their Office Ladies podcast.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Pam and Angela might not have been besties on The Office, but actresses Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey sure are. The sitcom stars—hosts of the Office Ladies podcast—pour their memories of on-set fun and camaraderie into their delightful joint memoir. The stories are fascinating for Office fans for sure, but the depth of their friendship is so endearing that even newcomers will be charmed. Seriously, how many people would organize an after-Halloween trick or treat for their pal who had to work on the holiday? The fun that Fischer and Kinsey are having together makes The Office BFFs pure joy.
Fischer and Kinsey, costars of The Office and cohosts of the Office Ladies podcast, celebrate the show's nine seasons and their 18-year friendship in this highly entertaining work, a "scrapbook, a BFF journal, and a love letter to fans." Alongside a bounty of behind-the-scenes photos, Fischer and Kinsey opine about the cast's unique bond ("When you watch The Office, you are watching a group of people who are having fun and becoming good friends"); credit producer Greg Daniels for allowing the cast the freedom to create their characters' histories including Fischer's backstory for Pam's prolonged engagement to her first fianc Roy, who "spent their wedding money on a pair of Jet Skis with his brother"; and offer the delicious scoop on "Jam" ("Jim + Pam = JAM"): "From the moment we met," Fischer recalls of her first read with costar John Krasinksi, "we shared the JAM brain." From fleshing out the story of Angela's cat, Sprinkles, to sharing humorous stories of their real and fake pregnancies and mutual admiration for Steve Carell, "the nicest man in show business," Fischer and Kinsey leave no crumb of Dunder Mifflin lore uncovered in typical Office fashion: "We worked hard on it," they write. "That's what she said." This is a must-read for fans.
Good read, but retelling stories from the podcast
This is a really enjoyable read with a ton of behind the scenes info that any Office fan will enjoy. The only reason I didn’t give this 5 stars is because most of the stories have been shared on the Office Ladies podcast. I felt like I already knew the stories so I wasn’t sure why I paid to read them.
Consumed in 2 days
I loved The Office. Had no idea Jenna and Angela were best friends. Loved reading behind the scenes and discovering how down to earth they both are. Well done!