THE BIG BANG THEORY: BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE HIT TV SHOW
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This book is part of Hyperink's best little books series. It's close to 3,000 words of fast, entertaining information on a highly demanded topic. Based on reader feedback (including yours!), we may expand this book in the future. If we do so, we'll send a free copy to all previous buyers. ABOUT THE BOOK Who knew that a show about nerds would be so unspeakably cool? That a UCLA particle physics professor would be hired to ensure scientific accuracy throughout a 30 minute CBS sitcom? Apparently, the producers and creators of the smash hit The Big Bang Theory did, and the show now boasts some 12 million viewers a week. And it seems that the show is also inspiring would-be and current physicists (and other scientists, too); according to the show's science consultant, Dr. David Saltzberg of UCLA, emails are received from both high school and graduate students asking him about certain scientific aspects of the show. He also notes that there was a lot of background work that the writers did prior to shooting, such as following graduate students around and exploring what a physicist's apartment might actually look like. According to Saltzberg, a real physicist's apartment was a bit too boring, so the producers had to dress up Leonard and Sheldon's apartment a little. But, the science itself was spot on. MEET THE AUTHOR Chris St-Jean is a Canadian teacher who has enjoyed American literature for as long as she can remember. Her daughters, ages three and seven, seem to have inherited her appreciation for books as well. She spends her free time writing short stories, hanging out with her husband and children, and working toward a black belt in karate. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz: One of Helberg's biggest passions was music until he hit the 11th grade. That's when he played a delivery part in an all-female production. Since then, he's appeared in shows like Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and Joey, often being typecast as the geek.