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'The Office' actor Rainn Wilson will release a book in 2014

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(Read caption) Rainn Wilson starred as paper salesman Dwight Schrute in 'The Office.'

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“The Office” actor Rainn Wilson will write a memoir – kind of.

Wilson is writing a book for Penguin Random House imprint Dutton. He says it will chronicle his time growing up, a period in which he lived in New York, and his time acting on “The Office,” but says he wouldn’t attach the word “memoir” to the project.

“If I were in my 80s, had cured a disease and survived a war, I would be entitled to write a memoir,” he said in a statement. “No. The guy who is best known for playing a paper salesman with a bad haircut, tweeting fart jokes and starting a quirky spirituality website does not merit a 'memoir'. For the time being, let's call it a 'Serio-Comic Examination of my Life in Art, Faith and Comedy. And beets.”

The book is scheduled to be published in fall 2014.

Wilson is best-known for starring as salesman Dwight Schrute on the NBC comedy “The Office,” which ended last year, and also appeared in the 2008 movie “The Rocker” and 2010’s “Super.”


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