Me, Myself, & Bob

It's been too long since my last post. I'm easing myself back into it by writing a good old fashioned book review. Paisley Jade bought me this book for Father's Day, and I'm really glad she did.

The full title is 'Me, Myself, and Bob: A True Story About God, Dreams, and Talking Vegetables' by Phil Vischer. The following is the blurb from the website...

Ever wondered how Bob and Larry came to be? How a young computer animator and a few friends with no money and no clue managed to launch the most successful direct-to-video series EVER? Even more interesting… how did such a huge success flame-out and fall to pieces – and what role did faith and God play in what happened to Big Idea Productions and in what has happened since then to that computer animator with the big idea? Shortly after the bankruptcy of Big Idea Productions, Phil wrote an account on this website to briefly explain what had happened to everyone’s favorite vegetables. A lot of people really enjoyed that account – some even made it required reading for their own employees at their own ‘big ideas’. And then some asked, “But how did it all start? What was it like when it was a big hit? And what did Phil learn from the entire experience?” And Phil realized he had more to say than one website article could contain. Two years later, here it is. The whole story. A tale so big, it could only be called Me, Myself & Bob. If you thought VeggieTales and Big Idea were interesting to watch from the outside – whoo boy! Strap yourselves in for the real adventure!

I've always loved Veggietales (PJ and I used to hire them even before we had kids ;-). I just counted the number of Veggietales DVD's/videos we own... 14. A few years ago I heard the rumour that Veggietales had gone into liquidation, that everything had hit the fan, and had wondered why God allowed it to happen. This book explains why.

It is excellent, and I believe it is a 'must read' for anyone who has had big dreams for God... started to see them come to pass, only to see them fall apart. Phil Vischer is very transparent retelling his story, his dreams, his ambition, his shortcomings, his failure and his disillusionment... and I really, really appreciate him for it.

This book will appeal to anyone who is...

... a veggietales fans
... into computer animation
... into entertainment industry
... a christian businessman or woman
... a christian leader

The average customer rating on Amazon for this book is 5 starts out of 5 stars.

3 comments:

Michael John said...

that looks like a great book, when i was abit younger i had a big poster of larryboy and the rumor weed on my wall, haha good times. And that video..., JCTV and MTV watch out!!

PaisleyJade said...

We need to book another date night with a veggietales vid...

Katie said...

check out the guy far left on the couch... winner of movember