The World According to the Simpsons 2017-04-07T16:34:08+00:00

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The World According to the Simpsons

When The Simpsons premiered, many hailed it as a sign of society’s decline. And to them we say: D’oh! Instead, The Simpsons has become the smartest and most pointed look at the world we live in-all while becoming everyone’s favorite TV family.

The World According to The Simpsons is a hilarious and insightful study of what The Simpsons has to say about society, and how society is affected by The Simpsons.

What does Marge say about the state of modern feminism? Are we too obsessed with “Hollywood Jerk” celebrities? Are Americans as great as they think? Is Homer the new industrialized employee? Will no Simpson child be left behind?

No issue is settled until the Simpsons have had their say. So sit back, relax, and explore the wisdom of Springfield and what it means for our society. Or as Homer might say, “Mmm…bookalicious.”

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FROM THE AUTHOR

My Simpsons Journey

With Simpsons creator Matt Groening

When The Simpsons first premiered as a series of shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show in 1987, Ronald Reagan was president, the Internet had not been born, iPhones did not exist, and the Gulf War had not yet started.  My book The World According to The Simpsons examines the myriad of ways that The Simpsons influences our society, and serves as a springboard from which to learn more about the world.  I decided to write this book because the show has so much depth, and is a very important part of my generation’s popular culture.  Millions of people across the globe have been inspired by the show, and it has produced a great deal of laughter and happiness.  The Simpsons has also had a major impact on my own life.

Personally, The Simpsons served as an inspiration for the high school club that my friends and I created (Backrow, Inc.).  It has provided for endless hours of laughter and thought-provoking analysis.  In fact, the manner in which issues are presented on the show — almost always in an evenhanded manner that leaves copious room for debate — influenced my decision to become a lawyer.  Writing about The Simpsons also spawned my future writings on a wide variety of topics relating to popular culture, law, and history.

And I have been fortunate to have had some very positive experiences that are directly attributed to The Simpsons.  I had the opportunity to meet with creator Matt Groening three times.  Mr. Groening told me that he had read my book and thought that it was “great”.  I visited The Simpsons writers’ room at FOX studios three times and toured the animation studio twice.  It was an honor to see a copy of my book on the writers’ room at table when I visited (and for the writers to inform me that the team passes my book around the table as they write the show)!  It has been an honor to write about the show that we all love so much, and to become friends with many of the people who write, animate, and do voice-over acting for the series.

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The World According to the Simpsons

Rave Reviews

“An accomplished work with many insights to share.”

DUNCAN DOBBELMANN, PHD

“Steven Keslowitz knows more about The Simpsons than I do, and I’ve been working there for twenty-six years.”

MIKE REISS, EMMY-WINNING WRITER/PRODUCER, THE SIMPSONS

“…His book of d’oh is a big hit.”

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

“Keslowitz fixes a serious eye on America’s favorite dysfunctional cartoon crew.”

LARRY MCSHANE, ASSOCIATED PRESS

“As a 20 year veteran designer at The Simpsons, it never ceases to amaze me how much our little yellow family has crept into the cultural lexicon in impactful ways. Steven Keslowitz’s book masterfully studies and describes the parallels drawn between the cartoon world of Springfield and the often challenging reality we face every day as their generally more human-looking counterparts.”

CHARLES RAGINS, TWO-TIME EMMY-WINNING DESIGNER ON THE SIMPSONS

 

“I love this book. In order to write for The Simpsons, you have to think like the Simpsons. And each character has his own distinct voice. Over the years, The Simpsons’ wit, irreverence and wisdom have been the most honest fun-house mirror ever held up for us to gaze into. It’s always amazing to hear echoes from the animated cast speaking through real people walking the streets, sleeping at work and sitting in restaurants all around us. These characters transcend traditional kiddie fare yet remain accessible to adults who should know better. Nearly three decades of being our most beloved extended family members is no accident. Springfield is real; and, for the most part, we all live there. Steven Keslowitz’s The World According to the Simpsons is the proof. Get ready to nod your head in agreement and be happier than Comic Book Guy on Free Taco Tuesday. Thoughtful, poignant, philosophical … in all the right places. I hereby endorse this event or product.”

CHRIS YAMBAR, WRITER FOR “BART SIMPSON COMICS,” “TREE HOUSE OF HORROR,” “RADIOACTIVE MAN” AND MORE!