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Lunch with Rainn Wilson: The Bassoon King

The Standard Club

Friday, November 13, 2015 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (CST)

Lunch with Rainn Wilson: The Bassoon King

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Lunch with Rainn Wilson: The Bassoon King

Friday, November 13, 2015

Rainn Wilson’s memoir about growing up geeky and finally finding his place in comedy, faith, and life. 
For nine seasons Rainn Wilson played Dwight Schrute, everyone's favorite work nemesis and beet farmer. Viewers of The Office fell in love with the character and grew to love the actor who played him even more. Rainn founded a website and media company, SoulPancake, which eventually became a bestselling book of the same name. He also started a hilarious Twitter feed (sample tweet: “I'm not on Facebook” is the new “I don't even own a TV”) that now has more than four million followers.

Now, he's ready to tell his own story and explain how he came up with his incredibly unique sense of humor and perspective on life. He explains how he grew up “bone-numbingly nerdy before there was even a modicum of cool attached to the word.” The Bassoon King chronicles his journey from nerd to drama geek (“the highest rung on the vast, pimply ladder of high school losers”), his years of mild debauchery and struggles as a young actor in New York, his many adventures and insights about The Office, and finally, Wilson's achievement of success and satisfaction, both in his career and spiritually, reconnecting with the artistic and creative values of the Bahá’í faith he grew up in.

Time:   11:30 AM Reception / 12:00 PM Luncheon Program & Book Signing

Cost: $36 per Person (Inclusive of tax & gratuity)

Two Business Day Cancellation Policy


Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Outside books will not be allowed in for signing.


Seats will be assigned based on date of reservation.


Business Casual Dress Code:

Men: Slacks or denim with collared shirt.

No athletic clothing or footwear.

Women: Slacks, Denim or skirt with coordinating separates.

No athletic clothing or footwear.


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Friday, November 13, 2015 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (CST)

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The Standard Club

The Standard Club is located at 320 S. Plymouth Ct, in the heart of Chicago's financial district. Just minutes from the Chicago Board of Trade, Willis Tower and Michigan Avenue.

The Standard Club is Chicago's oldest and most revered city club. The Club serves Chicago's most prominent business leaders and their spouses, offering fine dining, catering, meeting space, athletic facilities, programming and networking events.

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