Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons

Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons

?A truly great comic is rare. Mike Reiss, by definition, is a rarity.??Conan O'Brien In celebration of The Simpsons thirtieth anniversary, the show?s longest-serving writer and producer offers a humorous look at the writing and making of the legendary Fox series that has become one of the most revered artistic achievements in television history. Four-time Emmy winner Mike Re ?A truly great comic is rare. Mike Reiss, by definition, is a rarity.??Conan O'Brien In celebrat...

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Title:Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons
Author:Mike Reiss
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0062748033
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons Reviews

  • Sean Kottke
    Jun 23, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    It was so funny that I damn near pissed my pants! Touching, insightful, easy to read, and hard to put down. My only complaint is that I wanted the book to be longer: I was having so much fun with Mike Reiss and his adventures as a writer and world traveler that I didn't want the...

    I've been a fan of The Simpsons since it was on The Tracey Ullman Show. Yeah, I'm dating myself but that's how long I've been a fan. I think I watched the show because I was a fan of Ms. Ullman but when I saw the first Simpsons short, I was hooked, and never missed an episode so I n...

    This was a fun, quick read, but you can tell the author writes for television because the jokes come at such a fast pace it?s almost overwhelming. A lot of slapstick thrown in that isn?t quite to my taste, but I?m sure other readers wouldn?t mind. It is GREAT fun learning all t...

    Fact about me that you may not know: I?m a Simpsons fan. Growing up my mom used to not let me watch it because of the language. So I had to sneak and watch it when she wasn?t around. I can?t pinpoint exactly what it is about the Simpsons that speaks to me, it just does. Overa...

    Even though I absolutely love The Simpsons, it took me awhile to get into this book. I didn't "get" Mike Reiss's humor at first, and so I kept putting this back down and reading something else instead. I wasn't even sure if I was going to actually read this or not, but the lure of behi...

    Simply a fun read with a few deeper (but not too deep) moments thrown in for heft. In other words it read like the very best episodes of The Simpsons. Reiss had has a wild ride and he invites the reader to join him on that ride. Learning some of the inside scoop, the personalities o...

    I didn't read all the way to the last page. The early sections on the author's personal history and the development of the Simpsons TV show were engaging. After page 200 or so, the content is less interesting (I never even known there was a show called "The Critic"). And by then Reiss'...

    As an all-time The Simpsons fan I found this book very interesting as it is authored by one of the pioneer writers of the show. Full of inside memories, comments and some good trivia it keeps with its promises in the title. Although I dont know if the part were the author states that F...

    Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons by Mike Reiss is an interesting look into how the Simpsons are created and his life within the time of his association with the show and the people involved. He reminisces about his f...

    A fun read - the jokes came at such a rapid pace it was hard to catch them all. It was also hard to note what stories were 100% true and which ones may have just been mostly true - I didn't mind but some people may not love it. Overall though, it was a fun way to hear about the his...

    A behind the scenes look/memoir from a longtime writer and showrunner of The Simpsons, at least when it was a groundbreaking and unimpeachably great TV show. The most illuminating Simpsons book since The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family. 4.5 stars, rounded up. Some ...

    #readingchallenge2018 (my audio book series) A casual Simpsons fan, I learned a lot, making me want to binge watch episode. So overall effective book! He crams so much information in, it's worth every little bit. Even the parts about his life outside of the Simpsons were something i...

    This book would be amazing if you knew nothing about the behind the scenes of The Simpsons or never listened to a DVD commentary. Sadly I have done both, so it was not filled with any particular insight. A fun read, and they did save the best for last with the comedy glossary, but noth...

    More of a biography on Mike Reiss This book is more of a biography on writer Mike Reiss than history of The Simpsons. Still, a lot of great anecdotes about The Simpsons and his history as a comedy writer. Recommend. ...

    A laff riot that provides lots of insights into The Simpsons and American comedy in general. The audiobook, read by Reiss, is priceless. Of the many Simpsons books in my library, this one is far and away the most rewarding in the same manner that the show is rewarding: in laughter. ...

  • Matt Glaviano
    Jul 07, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

  • Ashleyguercio
    Jul 06, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    It was so funny that I damn near pissed my pants! Touching, insightful, easy to read, and hard to put down. My only complaint is that I wanted the book to be longer: I was having so much fun with Mike Reiss and his adventures as a writer and world traveler that I didn't want the...

    I've been a fan of The Simpsons since it was on The Tracey Ullman Show. Yeah, I'm dating myself but that's how long I've been a fan. I think I watched the show because I was a fan of Ms. Ullman but when I saw the first Simpsons short, I was hooked, and never missed an episode so I n...

    This was a fun, quick read, but you can tell the author writes for television because the jokes come at such a fast pace it?s almost overwhelming. A lot of slapstick thrown in that isn?t quite to my taste, but I?m sure other readers wouldn?t mind. It is GREAT fun learning all t...

    Fact about me that you may not know: I?m a Simpsons fan. Growing up my mom used to not let me watch it because of the language. So I had to sneak and watch it when she wasn?t around. I can?t pinpoint exactly what it is about the Simpsons that speaks to me, it just does. Overa...

    Even though I absolutely love The Simpsons, it took me awhile to get into this book. I didn't "get" Mike Reiss's humor at first, and so I kept putting this back down and reading something else instead. I wasn't even sure if I was going to actually read this or not, but the lure of behi...

    Simply a fun read with a few deeper (but not too deep) moments thrown in for heft. In other words it read like the very best episodes of The Simpsons. Reiss had has a wild ride and he invites the reader to join him on that ride. Learning some of the inside scoop, the personalities o...

    I didn't read all the way to the last page. The early sections on the author's personal history and the development of the Simpsons TV show were engaging. After page 200 or so, the content is less interesting (I never even known there was a show called "The Critic"). And by then Reiss'...

    As an all-time The Simpsons fan I found this book very interesting as it is authored by one of the pioneer writers of the show. Full of inside memories, comments and some good trivia it keeps with its promises in the title. Although I dont know if the part were the author states that F...

    Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons by Mike Reiss is an interesting look into how the Simpsons are created and his life within the time of his association with the show and the people involved. He reminisces about his f...

    A fun read - the jokes came at such a rapid pace it was hard to catch them all. It was also hard to note what stories were 100% true and which ones may have just been mostly true - I didn't mind but some people may not love it. Overall though, it was a fun way to hear about the his...

    A behind the scenes look/memoir from a longtime writer and showrunner of The Simpsons, at least when it was a groundbreaking and unimpeachably great TV show. The most illuminating Simpsons book since The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family. 4.5 stars, rounded up. Some ...

    #readingchallenge2018 (my audio book series) A casual Simpsons fan, I learned a lot, making me want to binge watch episode. So overall effective book! He crams so much information in, it's worth every little bit. Even the parts about his life outside of the Simpsons were something i...

    This book would be amazing if you knew nothing about the behind the scenes of The Simpsons or never listened to a DVD commentary. Sadly I have done both, so it was not filled with any particular insight. A fun read, and they did save the best for last with the comedy glossary, but noth...

    More of a biography on Mike Reiss This book is more of a biography on writer Mike Reiss than history of The Simpsons. Still, a lot of great anecdotes about The Simpsons and his history as a comedy writer. Recommend. ...

    A laff riot that provides lots of insights into The Simpsons and American comedy in general. The audiobook, read by Reiss, is priceless. Of the many Simpsons books in my library, this one is far and away the most rewarding in the same manner that the show is rewarding: in laughter. ...

    An irreverent memoir about show business and most of all a peek behind the curtain of The Simpsons. I enjoyed it front to back hence me finishing it within a day. Fans of the show, animation, or comedy writing would find this to be a delightful read. Worth buying. ...

    "Springfield Confidential" is a humorous presentation of Author Mike Reiss in his time writing for the TV show "The Simpsons" and other writings. It's a humorous, laugh-a-minute read. If you like to chuckle, laugh, or smile, this book is for you. ...

    Best. Book. Ever. (Okay, not really, but still...) An entertaining behind-the-scenes look at the longest-running series in TV history: the madcap/zany/insert-cliche-here way it came to be, and how it has survived. ...

    An awesome trip down my early childhood. ...

    Not as good as Four Finger Discount's book, but still a good read. ...

    Not Seinfeldia, as Reiss goes off on tangents about his own career and comedy in general. But there are humorous parts. Worth the read and you get some good Simpsons knowledge for any fan out there. ...

    Only made it through the first hour of the audiobook and gave up. Totally lame ...

  • Richard
    Jun 24, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    It was so funny that I damn near pissed my pants! Touching, insightful, easy to read, and hard to put down. My only complaint is that I wanted the book to be longer: I was having so much fun with Mike Reiss and his adventures as a writer and world traveler that I didn't want the...

    I've been a fan of The Simpsons since it was on The Tracey Ullman Show. Yeah, I'm dating myself but that's how long I've been a fan. I think I watched the show because I was a fan of Ms. Ullman but when I saw the first Simpsons short, I was hooked, and never missed an episode so I n...

    This was a fun, quick read, but you can tell the author writes for television because the jokes come at such a fast pace it?s almost overwhelming. A lot of slapstick thrown in that isn?t quite to my taste, but I?m sure other readers wouldn?t mind. It is GREAT fun learning all t...

    Fact about me that you may not know: I?m a Simpsons fan. Growing up my mom used to not let me watch it because of the language. So I had to sneak and watch it when she wasn?t around. I can?t pinpoint exactly what it is about the Simpsons that speaks to me, it just does. Overa...

    Even though I absolutely love The Simpsons, it took me awhile to get into this book. I didn't "get" Mike Reiss's humor at first, and so I kept putting this back down and reading something else instead. I wasn't even sure if I was going to actually read this or not, but the lure of behi...

    Simply a fun read with a few deeper (but not too deep) moments thrown in for heft. In other words it read like the very best episodes of The Simpsons. Reiss had has a wild ride and he invites the reader to join him on that ride. Learning some of the inside scoop, the personalities o...

    I didn't read all the way to the last page. The early sections on the author's personal history and the development of the Simpsons TV show were engaging. After page 200 or so, the content is less interesting (I never even known there was a show called "The Critic"). And by then Reiss'...

    As an all-time The Simpsons fan I found this book very interesting as it is authored by one of the pioneer writers of the show. Full of inside memories, comments and some good trivia it keeps with its promises in the title. Although I dont know if the part were the author states that F...

    Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons by Mike Reiss is an interesting look into how the Simpsons are created and his life within the time of his association with the show and the people involved. He reminisces about his f...

    A fun read - the jokes came at such a rapid pace it was hard to catch them all. It was also hard to note what stories were 100% true and which ones may have just been mostly true - I didn't mind but some people may not love it. Overall though, it was a fun way to hear about the his...

    A behind the scenes look/memoir from a longtime writer and showrunner of The Simpsons, at least when it was a groundbreaking and unimpeachably great TV show. The most illuminating Simpsons book since The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family. 4.5 stars, rounded up. Some ...

    #readingchallenge2018 (my audio book series) A casual Simpsons fan, I learned a lot, making me want to binge watch episode. So overall effective book! He crams so much information in, it's worth every little bit. Even the parts about his life outside of the Simpsons were something i...

    This book would be amazing if you knew nothing about the behind the scenes of The Simpsons or never listened to a DVD commentary. Sadly I have done both, so it was not filled with any particular insight. A fun read, and they did save the best for last with the comedy glossary, but noth...

    More of a biography on Mike Reiss This book is more of a biography on writer Mike Reiss than history of The Simpsons. Still, a lot of great anecdotes about The Simpsons and his history as a comedy writer. Recommend. ...

    A laff riot that provides lots of insights into The Simpsons and American comedy in general. The audiobook, read by Reiss, is priceless. Of the many Simpsons books in my library, this one is far and away the most rewarding in the same manner that the show is rewarding: in laughter. ...

    An irreverent memoir about show business and most of all a peek behind the curtain of The Simpsons. I enjoyed it front to back hence me finishing it within a day. Fans of the show, animation, or comedy writing would find this to be a delightful read. Worth buying. ...

    "Springfield Confidential" is a humorous presentation of Author Mike Reiss in his time writing for the TV show "The Simpsons" and other writings. It's a humorous, laugh-a-minute read. If you like to chuckle, laugh, or smile, this book is for you. ...

    Best. Book. Ever. (Okay, not really, but still...) An entertaining behind-the-scenes look at the longest-running series in TV history: the madcap/zany/insert-cliche-here way it came to be, and how it has survived. ...

    An awesome trip down my early childhood. ...

    Not as good as Four Finger Discount's book, but still a good read. ...

    Not Seinfeldia, as Reiss goes off on tangents about his own career and comedy in general. But there are humorous parts. Worth the read and you get some good Simpsons knowledge for any fan out there. ...

    Only made it through the first hour of the audiobook and gave up. Totally lame ...

    Just when I thought I knew everything about the Simpsons.... Loved the book! ...

    The only thing about this book I'm grateful for is it made me realize that, since they still let this clown write for the show, I understand why it's so miserably unfunny now. ...

    A must for any Simpsons fan. Very funny but also informative about the formation of the characters, writing process, and much more. ...

  • Alex
    Jul 12, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    It was so funny that I damn near pissed my pants! Touching, insightful, easy to read, and hard to put down. My only complaint is that I wanted the book to be longer: I was having so much fun with Mike Reiss and his adventures as a writer and world traveler that I didn't want the...

    I've been a fan of The Simpsons since it was on The Tracey Ullman Show. Yeah, I'm dating myself but that's how long I've been a fan. I think I watched the show because I was a fan of Ms. Ullman but when I saw the first Simpsons short, I was hooked, and never missed an episode so I n...

    This was a fun, quick read, but you can tell the author writes for television because the jokes come at such a fast pace it?s almost overwhelming. A lot of slapstick thrown in that isn?t quite to my taste, but I?m sure other readers wouldn?t mind. It is GREAT fun learning all t...

    Fact about me that you may not know: I?m a Simpsons fan. Growing up my mom used to not let me watch it because of the language. So I had to sneak and watch it when she wasn?t around. I can?t pinpoint exactly what it is about the Simpsons that speaks to me, it just does. Overa...

    Even though I absolutely love The Simpsons, it took me awhile to get into this book. I didn't "get" Mike Reiss's humor at first, and so I kept putting this back down and reading something else instead. I wasn't even sure if I was going to actually read this or not, but the lure of behi...

  • Janine Urban
    Jun 25, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    It was so funny that I damn near pissed my pants! Touching, insightful, easy to read, and hard to put down. My only complaint is that I wanted the book to be longer: I was having so much fun with Mike Reiss and his adventures as a writer and world traveler that I didn't want the...

    I've been a fan of The Simpsons since it was on The Tracey Ullman Show. Yeah, I'm dating myself but that's how long I've been a fan. I think I watched the show because I was a fan of Ms. Ullman but when I saw the first Simpsons short, I was hooked, and never missed an episode so I n...

    This was a fun, quick read, but you can tell the author writes for television because the jokes come at such a fast pace it?s almost overwhelming. A lot of slapstick thrown in that isn?t quite to my taste, but I?m sure other readers wouldn?t mind. It is GREAT fun learning all t...

    Fact about me that you may not know: I?m a Simpsons fan. Growing up my mom used to not let me watch it because of the language. So I had to sneak and watch it when she wasn?t around. I can?t pinpoint exactly what it is about the Simpsons that speaks to me, it just does. Overa...

  • Rachel
    Mar 18, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

  • Yaroslav
    Jul 06, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    2,5 ...

  • Daniel Plotkin
    Jul 06, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    It was so funny that I damn near pissed my pants! Touching, insightful, easy to read, and hard to put down. My only complaint is that I wanted the book to be longer: I was having so much fun with Mike Reiss and his adventures as a writer and world traveler that I didn't want the...

    I've been a fan of The Simpsons since it was on The Tracey Ullman Show. Yeah, I'm dating myself but that's how long I've been a fan. I think I watched the show because I was a fan of Ms. Ullman but when I saw the first Simpsons short, I was hooked, and never missed an episode so I n...

    This was a fun, quick read, but you can tell the author writes for television because the jokes come at such a fast pace it?s almost overwhelming. A lot of slapstick thrown in that isn?t quite to my taste, but I?m sure other readers wouldn?t mind. It is GREAT fun learning all t...

    Fact about me that you may not know: I?m a Simpsons fan. Growing up my mom used to not let me watch it because of the language. So I had to sneak and watch it when she wasn?t around. I can?t pinpoint exactly what it is about the Simpsons that speaks to me, it just does. Overa...

    Even though I absolutely love The Simpsons, it took me awhile to get into this book. I didn't "get" Mike Reiss's humor at first, and so I kept putting this back down and reading something else instead. I wasn't even sure if I was going to actually read this or not, but the lure of behi...

    Simply a fun read with a few deeper (but not too deep) moments thrown in for heft. In other words it read like the very best episodes of The Simpsons. Reiss had has a wild ride and he invites the reader to join him on that ride. Learning some of the inside scoop, the personalities o...

  • Amanda Mae
    Apr 25, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    It was so funny that I damn near pissed my pants! Touching, insightful, easy to read, and hard to put down. My only complaint is that I wanted the book to be longer: I was having so much fun with Mike Reiss and his adventures as a writer and world traveler that I didn't want the...

    I've been a fan of The Simpsons since it was on The Tracey Ullman Show. Yeah, I'm dating myself but that's how long I've been a fan. I think I watched the show because I was a fan of Ms. Ullman but when I saw the first Simpsons short, I was hooked, and never missed an episode so I n...

    This was a fun, quick read, but you can tell the author writes for television because the jokes come at such a fast pace it?s almost overwhelming. A lot of slapstick thrown in that isn?t quite to my taste, but I?m sure other readers wouldn?t mind. It is GREAT fun learning all t...

  • Char
    Jun 24, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

  • Rick Homuth
    Jul 02, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    It was so funny that I damn near pissed my pants! Touching, insightful, easy to read, and hard to put down. My only complaint is that I wanted the book to be longer: I was having so much fun with Mike Reiss and his adventures as a writer and world traveler that I didn't want the...

    I've been a fan of The Simpsons since it was on The Tracey Ullman Show. Yeah, I'm dating myself but that's how long I've been a fan. I think I watched the show because I was a fan of Ms. Ullman but when I saw the first Simpsons short, I was hooked, and never missed an episode so I n...

    This was a fun, quick read, but you can tell the author writes for television because the jokes come at such a fast pace it?s almost overwhelming. A lot of slapstick thrown in that isn?t quite to my taste, but I?m sure other readers wouldn?t mind. It is GREAT fun learning all t...

    Fact about me that you may not know: I?m a Simpsons fan. Growing up my mom used to not let me watch it because of the language. So I had to sneak and watch it when she wasn?t around. I can?t pinpoint exactly what it is about the Simpsons that speaks to me, it just does. Overa...

    Even though I absolutely love The Simpsons, it took me awhile to get into this book. I didn't "get" Mike Reiss's humor at first, and so I kept putting this back down and reading something else instead. I wasn't even sure if I was going to actually read this or not, but the lure of behi...

    Simply a fun read with a few deeper (but not too deep) moments thrown in for heft. In other words it read like the very best episodes of The Simpsons. Reiss had has a wild ride and he invites the reader to join him on that ride. Learning some of the inside scoop, the personalities o...

    I didn't read all the way to the last page. The early sections on the author's personal history and the development of the Simpsons TV show were engaging. After page 200 or so, the content is less interesting (I never even known there was a show called "The Critic"). And by then Reiss'...

    As an all-time The Simpsons fan I found this book very interesting as it is authored by one of the pioneer writers of the show. Full of inside memories, comments and some good trivia it keeps with its promises in the title. Although I dont know if the part were the author states that F...

    Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons by Mike Reiss is an interesting look into how the Simpsons are created and his life within the time of his association with the show and the people involved. He reminisces about his f...

    A fun read - the jokes came at such a rapid pace it was hard to catch them all. It was also hard to note what stories were 100% true and which ones may have just been mostly true - I didn't mind but some people may not love it. Overall though, it was a fun way to hear about the his...

    A behind the scenes look/memoir from a longtime writer and showrunner of The Simpsons, at least when it was a groundbreaking and unimpeachably great TV show. The most illuminating Simpsons book since The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family. 4.5 stars, rounded up. Some ...

    #readingchallenge2018 (my audio book series) A casual Simpsons fan, I learned a lot, making me want to binge watch episode. So overall effective book! He crams so much information in, it's worth every little bit. Even the parts about his life outside of the Simpsons were something i...

    This book would be amazing if you knew nothing about the behind the scenes of The Simpsons or never listened to a DVD commentary. Sadly I have done both, so it was not filled with any particular insight. A fun read, and they did save the best for last with the comedy glossary, but noth...

    More of a biography on Mike Reiss This book is more of a biography on writer Mike Reiss than history of The Simpsons. Still, a lot of great anecdotes about The Simpsons and his history as a comedy writer. Recommend. ...

    A laff riot that provides lots of insights into The Simpsons and American comedy in general. The audiobook, read by Reiss, is priceless. Of the many Simpsons books in my library, this one is far and away the most rewarding in the same manner that the show is rewarding: in laughter. ...

    An irreverent memoir about show business and most of all a peek behind the curtain of The Simpsons. I enjoyed it front to back hence me finishing it within a day. Fans of the show, animation, or comedy writing would find this to be a delightful read. Worth buying. ...

    "Springfield Confidential" is a humorous presentation of Author Mike Reiss in his time writing for the TV show "The Simpsons" and other writings. It's a humorous, laugh-a-minute read. If you like to chuckle, laugh, or smile, this book is for you. ...

    Best. Book. Ever. (Okay, not really, but still...) An entertaining behind-the-scenes look at the longest-running series in TV history: the madcap/zany/insert-cliche-here way it came to be, and how it has survived. ...

    An awesome trip down my early childhood. ...

    Not as good as Four Finger Discount's book, but still a good read. ...

    Not Seinfeldia, as Reiss goes off on tangents about his own career and comedy in general. But there are humorous parts. Worth the read and you get some good Simpsons knowledge for any fan out there. ...

    Only made it through the first hour of the audiobook and gave up. Totally lame ...

    Just when I thought I knew everything about the Simpsons.... Loved the book! ...

    The only thing about this book I'm grateful for is it made me realize that, since they still let this clown write for the show, I understand why it's so miserably unfunny now. ...

  • Elaine
    Jul 07, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    It was so funny that I damn near pissed my pants! Touching, insightful, easy to read, and hard to put down. My only complaint is that I wanted the book to be longer: I was having so much fun with Mike Reiss and his adventures as a writer and world traveler that I didn't want the...

    I've been a fan of The Simpsons since it was on The Tracey Ullman Show. Yeah, I'm dating myself but that's how long I've been a fan. I think I watched the show because I was a fan of Ms. Ullman but when I saw the first Simpsons short, I was hooked, and never missed an episode so I n...

  • Susan Grodsky
    May 26, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    It was so funny that I damn near pissed my pants! Touching, insightful, easy to read, and hard to put down. My only complaint is that I wanted the book to be longer: I was having so much fun with Mike Reiss and his adventures as a writer and world traveler that I didn't want the...

    I've been a fan of The Simpsons since it was on The Tracey Ullman Show. Yeah, I'm dating myself but that's how long I've been a fan. I think I watched the show because I was a fan of Ms. Ullman but when I saw the first Simpsons short, I was hooked, and never missed an episode so I n...

    This was a fun, quick read, but you can tell the author writes for television because the jokes come at such a fast pace it?s almost overwhelming. A lot of slapstick thrown in that isn?t quite to my taste, but I?m sure other readers wouldn?t mind. It is GREAT fun learning all t...

    Fact about me that you may not know: I?m a Simpsons fan. Growing up my mom used to not let me watch it because of the language. So I had to sneak and watch it when she wasn?t around. I can?t pinpoint exactly what it is about the Simpsons that speaks to me, it just does. Overa...

    Even though I absolutely love The Simpsons, it took me awhile to get into this book. I didn't "get" Mike Reiss's humor at first, and so I kept putting this back down and reading something else instead. I wasn't even sure if I was going to actually read this or not, but the lure of behi...

    Simply a fun read with a few deeper (but not too deep) moments thrown in for heft. In other words it read like the very best episodes of The Simpsons. Reiss had has a wild ride and he invites the reader to join him on that ride. Learning some of the inside scoop, the personalities o...

    I didn't read all the way to the last page. The early sections on the author's personal history and the development of the Simpsons TV show were engaging. After page 200 or so, the content is less interesting (I never even known there was a show called "The Critic"). And by then Reiss'...

  • Michael
    Jul 06, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    It was so funny that I damn near pissed my pants! Touching, insightful, easy to read, and hard to put down. My only complaint is that I wanted the book to be longer: I was having so much fun with Mike Reiss and his adventures as a writer and world traveler that I didn't want the...

    I've been a fan of The Simpsons since it was on The Tracey Ullman Show. Yeah, I'm dating myself but that's how long I've been a fan. I think I watched the show because I was a fan of Ms. Ullman but when I saw the first Simpsons short, I was hooked, and never missed an episode so I n...

    This was a fun, quick read, but you can tell the author writes for television because the jokes come at such a fast pace it?s almost overwhelming. A lot of slapstick thrown in that isn?t quite to my taste, but I?m sure other readers wouldn?t mind. It is GREAT fun learning all t...

    Fact about me that you may not know: I?m a Simpsons fan. Growing up my mom used to not let me watch it because of the language. So I had to sneak and watch it when she wasn?t around. I can?t pinpoint exactly what it is about the Simpsons that speaks to me, it just does. Overa...

    Even though I absolutely love The Simpsons, it took me awhile to get into this book. I didn't "get" Mike Reiss's humor at first, and so I kept putting this back down and reading something else instead. I wasn't even sure if I was going to actually read this or not, but the lure of behi...

    Simply a fun read with a few deeper (but not too deep) moments thrown in for heft. In other words it read like the very best episodes of The Simpsons. Reiss had has a wild ride and he invites the reader to join him on that ride. Learning some of the inside scoop, the personalities o...

    I didn't read all the way to the last page. The early sections on the author's personal history and the development of the Simpsons TV show were engaging. After page 200 or so, the content is less interesting (I never even known there was a show called "The Critic"). And by then Reiss'...

    As an all-time The Simpsons fan I found this book very interesting as it is authored by one of the pioneer writers of the show. Full of inside memories, comments and some good trivia it keeps with its promises in the title. Although I dont know if the part were the author states that F...

    Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons by Mike Reiss is an interesting look into how the Simpsons are created and his life within the time of his association with the show and the people involved. He reminisces about his f...

    A fun read - the jokes came at such a rapid pace it was hard to catch them all. It was also hard to note what stories were 100% true and which ones may have just been mostly true - I didn't mind but some people may not love it. Overall though, it was a fun way to hear about the his...

    A behind the scenes look/memoir from a longtime writer and showrunner of The Simpsons, at least when it was a groundbreaking and unimpeachably great TV show. The most illuminating Simpsons book since The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family. 4.5 stars, rounded up. Some ...

    #readingchallenge2018 (my audio book series) A casual Simpsons fan, I learned a lot, making me want to binge watch episode. So overall effective book! He crams so much information in, it's worth every little bit. Even the parts about his life outside of the Simpsons were something i...

    This book would be amazing if you knew nothing about the behind the scenes of The Simpsons or never listened to a DVD commentary. Sadly I have done both, so it was not filled with any particular insight. A fun read, and they did save the best for last with the comedy glossary, but noth...

    More of a biography on Mike Reiss This book is more of a biography on writer Mike Reiss than history of The Simpsons. Still, a lot of great anecdotes about The Simpsons and his history as a comedy writer. Recommend. ...

    A laff riot that provides lots of insights into The Simpsons and American comedy in general. The audiobook, read by Reiss, is priceless. Of the many Simpsons books in my library, this one is far and away the most rewarding in the same manner that the show is rewarding: in laughter. ...

    An irreverent memoir about show business and most of all a peek behind the curtain of The Simpsons. I enjoyed it front to back hence me finishing it within a day. Fans of the show, animation, or comedy writing would find this to be a delightful read. Worth buying. ...

    "Springfield Confidential" is a humorous presentation of Author Mike Reiss in his time writing for the TV show "The Simpsons" and other writings. It's a humorous, laugh-a-minute read. If you like to chuckle, laugh, or smile, this book is for you. ...

    Best. Book. Ever. (Okay, not really, but still...) An entertaining behind-the-scenes look at the longest-running series in TV history: the madcap/zany/insert-cliche-here way it came to be, and how it has survived. ...

    An awesome trip down my early childhood. ...

    Not as good as Four Finger Discount's book, but still a good read. ...

  • Alejandro Soifer
    Jun 26, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    It was so funny that I damn near pissed my pants! Touching, insightful, easy to read, and hard to put down. My only complaint is that I wanted the book to be longer: I was having so much fun with Mike Reiss and his adventures as a writer and world traveler that I didn't want the...

    I've been a fan of The Simpsons since it was on The Tracey Ullman Show. Yeah, I'm dating myself but that's how long I've been a fan. I think I watched the show because I was a fan of Ms. Ullman but when I saw the first Simpsons short, I was hooked, and never missed an episode so I n...

    This was a fun, quick read, but you can tell the author writes for television because the jokes come at such a fast pace it?s almost overwhelming. A lot of slapstick thrown in that isn?t quite to my taste, but I?m sure other readers wouldn?t mind. It is GREAT fun learning all t...

    Fact about me that you may not know: I?m a Simpsons fan. Growing up my mom used to not let me watch it because of the language. So I had to sneak and watch it when she wasn?t around. I can?t pinpoint exactly what it is about the Simpsons that speaks to me, it just does. Overa...

    Even though I absolutely love The Simpsons, it took me awhile to get into this book. I didn't "get" Mike Reiss's humor at first, and so I kept putting this back down and reading something else instead. I wasn't even sure if I was going to actually read this or not, but the lure of behi...

    Simply a fun read with a few deeper (but not too deep) moments thrown in for heft. In other words it read like the very best episodes of The Simpsons. Reiss had has a wild ride and he invites the reader to join him on that ride. Learning some of the inside scoop, the personalities o...

    I didn't read all the way to the last page. The early sections on the author's personal history and the development of the Simpsons TV show were engaging. After page 200 or so, the content is less interesting (I never even known there was a show called "The Critic"). And by then Reiss'...

    As an all-time The Simpsons fan I found this book very interesting as it is authored by one of the pioneer writers of the show. Full of inside memories, comments and some good trivia it keeps with its promises in the title. Although I dont know if the part were the author states that F...

  • Bill
    Jun 25, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    It was so funny that I damn near pissed my pants! Touching, insightful, easy to read, and hard to put down. My only complaint is that I wanted the book to be longer: I was having so much fun with Mike Reiss and his adventures as a writer and world traveler that I didn't want the...

    I've been a fan of The Simpsons since it was on The Tracey Ullman Show. Yeah, I'm dating myself but that's how long I've been a fan. I think I watched the show because I was a fan of Ms. Ullman but when I saw the first Simpsons short, I was hooked, and never missed an episode so I n...

    This was a fun, quick read, but you can tell the author writes for television because the jokes come at such a fast pace it?s almost overwhelming. A lot of slapstick thrown in that isn?t quite to my taste, but I?m sure other readers wouldn?t mind. It is GREAT fun learning all t...

    Fact about me that you may not know: I?m a Simpsons fan. Growing up my mom used to not let me watch it because of the language. So I had to sneak and watch it when she wasn?t around. I can?t pinpoint exactly what it is about the Simpsons that speaks to me, it just does. Overa...

    Even though I absolutely love The Simpsons, it took me awhile to get into this book. I didn't "get" Mike Reiss's humor at first, and so I kept putting this back down and reading something else instead. I wasn't even sure if I was going to actually read this or not, but the lure of behi...

    Simply a fun read with a few deeper (but not too deep) moments thrown in for heft. In other words it read like the very best episodes of The Simpsons. Reiss had has a wild ride and he invites the reader to join him on that ride. Learning some of the inside scoop, the personalities o...

    I didn't read all the way to the last page. The early sections on the author's personal history and the development of the Simpsons TV show were engaging. After page 200 or so, the content is less interesting (I never even known there was a show called "The Critic"). And by then Reiss'...

    As an all-time The Simpsons fan I found this book very interesting as it is authored by one of the pioneer writers of the show. Full of inside memories, comments and some good trivia it keeps with its promises in the title. Although I dont know if the part were the author states that F...

    Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons by Mike Reiss is an interesting look into how the Simpsons are created and his life within the time of his association with the show and the people involved. He reminisces about his f...

    A fun read - the jokes came at such a rapid pace it was hard to catch them all. It was also hard to note what stories were 100% true and which ones may have just been mostly true - I didn't mind but some people may not love it. Overall though, it was a fun way to hear about the his...

    A behind the scenes look/memoir from a longtime writer and showrunner of The Simpsons, at least when it was a groundbreaking and unimpeachably great TV show. The most illuminating Simpsons book since The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family. 4.5 stars, rounded up. Some ...

    #readingchallenge2018 (my audio book series) A casual Simpsons fan, I learned a lot, making me want to binge watch episode. So overall effective book! He crams so much information in, it's worth every little bit. Even the parts about his life outside of the Simpsons were something i...

    This book would be amazing if you knew nothing about the behind the scenes of The Simpsons or never listened to a DVD commentary. Sadly I have done both, so it was not filled with any particular insight. A fun read, and they did save the best for last with the comedy glossary, but noth...

    More of a biography on Mike Reiss This book is more of a biography on writer Mike Reiss than history of The Simpsons. Still, a lot of great anecdotes about The Simpsons and his history as a comedy writer. Recommend. ...

    A laff riot that provides lots of insights into The Simpsons and American comedy in general. The audiobook, read by Reiss, is priceless. Of the many Simpsons books in my library, this one is far and away the most rewarding in the same manner that the show is rewarding: in laughter. ...

    An irreverent memoir about show business and most of all a peek behind the curtain of The Simpsons. I enjoyed it front to back hence me finishing it within a day. Fans of the show, animation, or comedy writing would find this to be a delightful read. Worth buying. ...

    "Springfield Confidential" is a humorous presentation of Author Mike Reiss in his time writing for the TV show "The Simpsons" and other writings. It's a humorous, laugh-a-minute read. If you like to chuckle, laugh, or smile, this book is for you. ...

    Best. Book. Ever. (Okay, not really, but still...) An entertaining behind-the-scenes look at the longest-running series in TV history: the madcap/zany/insert-cliche-here way it came to be, and how it has survived. ...

    An awesome trip down my early childhood. ...

    Not as good as Four Finger Discount's book, but still a good read. ...

    Not Seinfeldia, as Reiss goes off on tangents about his own career and comedy in general. But there are humorous parts. Worth the read and you get some good Simpsons knowledge for any fan out there. ...

  • Camina
    Jul 02, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    It was so funny that I damn near pissed my pants! Touching, insightful, easy to read, and hard to put down. My only complaint is that I wanted the book to be longer: I was having so much fun with Mike Reiss and his adventures as a writer and world traveler that I didn't want the...

    I've been a fan of The Simpsons since it was on The Tracey Ullman Show. Yeah, I'm dating myself but that's how long I've been a fan. I think I watched the show because I was a fan of Ms. Ullman but when I saw the first Simpsons short, I was hooked, and never missed an episode so I n...

    This was a fun, quick read, but you can tell the author writes for television because the jokes come at such a fast pace it?s almost overwhelming. A lot of slapstick thrown in that isn?t quite to my taste, but I?m sure other readers wouldn?t mind. It is GREAT fun learning all t...

    Fact about me that you may not know: I?m a Simpsons fan. Growing up my mom used to not let me watch it because of the language. So I had to sneak and watch it when she wasn?t around. I can?t pinpoint exactly what it is about the Simpsons that speaks to me, it just does. Overa...

    Even though I absolutely love The Simpsons, it took me awhile to get into this book. I didn't "get" Mike Reiss's humor at first, and so I kept putting this back down and reading something else instead. I wasn't even sure if I was going to actually read this or not, but the lure of behi...

    Simply a fun read with a few deeper (but not too deep) moments thrown in for heft. In other words it read like the very best episodes of The Simpsons. Reiss had has a wild ride and he invites the reader to join him on that ride. Learning some of the inside scoop, the personalities o...

    I didn't read all the way to the last page. The early sections on the author's personal history and the development of the Simpsons TV show were engaging. After page 200 or so, the content is less interesting (I never even known there was a show called "The Critic"). And by then Reiss'...

    As an all-time The Simpsons fan I found this book very interesting as it is authored by one of the pioneer writers of the show. Full of inside memories, comments and some good trivia it keeps with its promises in the title. Although I dont know if the part were the author states that F...

    Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons by Mike Reiss is an interesting look into how the Simpsons are created and his life within the time of his association with the show and the people involved. He reminisces about his f...

    A fun read - the jokes came at such a rapid pace it was hard to catch them all. It was also hard to note what stories were 100% true and which ones may have just been mostly true - I didn't mind but some people may not love it. Overall though, it was a fun way to hear about the his...

    A behind the scenes look/memoir from a longtime writer and showrunner of The Simpsons, at least when it was a groundbreaking and unimpeachably great TV show. The most illuminating Simpsons book since The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family. 4.5 stars, rounded up. Some ...

    #readingchallenge2018 (my audio book series) A casual Simpsons fan, I learned a lot, making me want to binge watch episode. So overall effective book! He crams so much information in, it's worth every little bit. Even the parts about his life outside of the Simpsons were something i...

    This book would be amazing if you knew nothing about the behind the scenes of The Simpsons or never listened to a DVD commentary. Sadly I have done both, so it was not filled with any particular insight. A fun read, and they did save the best for last with the comedy glossary, but noth...

    More of a biography on Mike Reiss This book is more of a biography on writer Mike Reiss than history of The Simpsons. Still, a lot of great anecdotes about The Simpsons and his history as a comedy writer. Recommend. ...

    A laff riot that provides lots of insights into The Simpsons and American comedy in general. The audiobook, read by Reiss, is priceless. Of the many Simpsons books in my library, this one is far and away the most rewarding in the same manner that the show is rewarding: in laughter. ...

    An irreverent memoir about show business and most of all a peek behind the curtain of The Simpsons. I enjoyed it front to back hence me finishing it within a day. Fans of the show, animation, or comedy writing would find this to be a delightful read. Worth buying. ...

    "Springfield Confidential" is a humorous presentation of Author Mike Reiss in his time writing for the TV show "The Simpsons" and other writings. It's a humorous, laugh-a-minute read. If you like to chuckle, laugh, or smile, this book is for you. ...

    Best. Book. Ever. (Okay, not really, but still...) An entertaining behind-the-scenes look at the longest-running series in TV history: the madcap/zany/insert-cliche-here way it came to be, and how it has survived. ...

    An awesome trip down my early childhood. ...

  • Jake
    Jul 11, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    It was so funny that I damn near pissed my pants! Touching, insightful, easy to read, and hard to put down. My only complaint is that I wanted the book to be longer: I was having so much fun with Mike Reiss and his adventures as a writer and world traveler that I didn't want the...

    I've been a fan of The Simpsons since it was on The Tracey Ullman Show. Yeah, I'm dating myself but that's how long I've been a fan. I think I watched the show because I was a fan of Ms. Ullman but when I saw the first Simpsons short, I was hooked, and never missed an episode so I n...

    This was a fun, quick read, but you can tell the author writes for television because the jokes come at such a fast pace it?s almost overwhelming. A lot of slapstick thrown in that isn?t quite to my taste, but I?m sure other readers wouldn?t mind. It is GREAT fun learning all t...

    Fact about me that you may not know: I?m a Simpsons fan. Growing up my mom used to not let me watch it because of the language. So I had to sneak and watch it when she wasn?t around. I can?t pinpoint exactly what it is about the Simpsons that speaks to me, it just does. Overa...

    Even though I absolutely love The Simpsons, it took me awhile to get into this book. I didn't "get" Mike Reiss's humor at first, and so I kept putting this back down and reading something else instead. I wasn't even sure if I was going to actually read this or not, but the lure of behi...

    Simply a fun read with a few deeper (but not too deep) moments thrown in for heft. In other words it read like the very best episodes of The Simpsons. Reiss had has a wild ride and he invites the reader to join him on that ride. Learning some of the inside scoop, the personalities o...

    I didn't read all the way to the last page. The early sections on the author's personal history and the development of the Simpsons TV show were engaging. After page 200 or so, the content is less interesting (I never even known there was a show called "The Critic"). And by then Reiss'...

    As an all-time The Simpsons fan I found this book very interesting as it is authored by one of the pioneer writers of the show. Full of inside memories, comments and some good trivia it keeps with its promises in the title. Although I dont know if the part were the author states that F...

    Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons by Mike Reiss is an interesting look into how the Simpsons are created and his life within the time of his association with the show and the people involved. He reminisces about his f...

    A fun read - the jokes came at such a rapid pace it was hard to catch them all. It was also hard to note what stories were 100% true and which ones may have just been mostly true - I didn't mind but some people may not love it. Overall though, it was a fun way to hear about the his...

    A behind the scenes look/memoir from a longtime writer and showrunner of The Simpsons, at least when it was a groundbreaking and unimpeachably great TV show. The most illuminating Simpsons book since The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family. 4.5 stars, rounded up. Some ...

  • Mark Wilson
    Jul 10, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    It was so funny that I damn near pissed my pants! Touching, insightful, easy to read, and hard to put down. My only complaint is that I wanted the book to be longer: I was having so much fun with Mike Reiss and his adventures as a writer and world traveler that I didn't want the...

    I've been a fan of The Simpsons since it was on The Tracey Ullman Show. Yeah, I'm dating myself but that's how long I've been a fan. I think I watched the show because I was a fan of Ms. Ullman but when I saw the first Simpsons short, I was hooked, and never missed an episode so I n...

    This was a fun, quick read, but you can tell the author writes for television because the jokes come at such a fast pace it?s almost overwhelming. A lot of slapstick thrown in that isn?t quite to my taste, but I?m sure other readers wouldn?t mind. It is GREAT fun learning all t...

    Fact about me that you may not know: I?m a Simpsons fan. Growing up my mom used to not let me watch it because of the language. So I had to sneak and watch it when she wasn?t around. I can?t pinpoint exactly what it is about the Simpsons that speaks to me, it just does. Overa...

    Even though I absolutely love The Simpsons, it took me awhile to get into this book. I didn't "get" Mike Reiss's humor at first, and so I kept putting this back down and reading something else instead. I wasn't even sure if I was going to actually read this or not, but the lure of behi...

    Simply a fun read with a few deeper (but not too deep) moments thrown in for heft. In other words it read like the very best episodes of The Simpsons. Reiss had has a wild ride and he invites the reader to join him on that ride. Learning some of the inside scoop, the personalities o...

    I didn't read all the way to the last page. The early sections on the author's personal history and the development of the Simpsons TV show were engaging. After page 200 or so, the content is less interesting (I never even known there was a show called "The Critic"). And by then Reiss'...

    As an all-time The Simpsons fan I found this book very interesting as it is authored by one of the pioneer writers of the show. Full of inside memories, comments and some good trivia it keeps with its promises in the title. Although I dont know if the part were the author states that F...

    Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons by Mike Reiss is an interesting look into how the Simpsons are created and his life within the time of his association with the show and the people involved. He reminisces about his f...

    A fun read - the jokes came at such a rapid pace it was hard to catch them all. It was also hard to note what stories were 100% true and which ones may have just been mostly true - I didn't mind but some people may not love it. Overall though, it was a fun way to hear about the his...

    A behind the scenes look/memoir from a longtime writer and showrunner of The Simpsons, at least when it was a groundbreaking and unimpeachably great TV show. The most illuminating Simpsons book since The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family. 4.5 stars, rounded up. Some ...

    #readingchallenge2018 (my audio book series) A casual Simpsons fan, I learned a lot, making me want to binge watch episode. So overall effective book! He crams so much information in, it's worth every little bit. Even the parts about his life outside of the Simpsons were something i...

    This book would be amazing if you knew nothing about the behind the scenes of The Simpsons or never listened to a DVD commentary. Sadly I have done both, so it was not filled with any particular insight. A fun read, and they did save the best for last with the comedy glossary, but noth...

    More of a biography on Mike Reiss This book is more of a biography on writer Mike Reiss than history of The Simpsons. Still, a lot of great anecdotes about The Simpsons and his history as a comedy writer. Recommend. ...

    A laff riot that provides lots of insights into The Simpsons and American comedy in general. The audiobook, read by Reiss, is priceless. Of the many Simpsons books in my library, this one is far and away the most rewarding in the same manner that the show is rewarding: in laughter. ...

    An irreverent memoir about show business and most of all a peek behind the curtain of The Simpsons. I enjoyed it front to back hence me finishing it within a day. Fans of the show, animation, or comedy writing would find this to be a delightful read. Worth buying. ...

    "Springfield Confidential" is a humorous presentation of Author Mike Reiss in his time writing for the TV show "The Simpsons" and other writings. It's a humorous, laugh-a-minute read. If you like to chuckle, laugh, or smile, this book is for you. ...

    Best. Book. Ever. (Okay, not really, but still...) An entertaining behind-the-scenes look at the longest-running series in TV history: the madcap/zany/insert-cliche-here way it came to be, and how it has survived. ...

  • Mark Evans
    Jun 25, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    It was so funny that I damn near pissed my pants! Touching, insightful, easy to read, and hard to put down. My only complaint is that I wanted the book to be longer: I was having so much fun with Mike Reiss and his adventures as a writer and world traveler that I didn't want the...

    I've been a fan of The Simpsons since it was on The Tracey Ullman Show. Yeah, I'm dating myself but that's how long I've been a fan. I think I watched the show because I was a fan of Ms. Ullman but when I saw the first Simpsons short, I was hooked, and never missed an episode so I n...

    This was a fun, quick read, but you can tell the author writes for television because the jokes come at such a fast pace it?s almost overwhelming. A lot of slapstick thrown in that isn?t quite to my taste, but I?m sure other readers wouldn?t mind. It is GREAT fun learning all t...

    Fact about me that you may not know: I?m a Simpsons fan. Growing up my mom used to not let me watch it because of the language. So I had to sneak and watch it when she wasn?t around. I can?t pinpoint exactly what it is about the Simpsons that speaks to me, it just does. Overa...

    Even though I absolutely love The Simpsons, it took me awhile to get into this book. I didn't "get" Mike Reiss's humor at first, and so I kept putting this back down and reading something else instead. I wasn't even sure if I was going to actually read this or not, but the lure of behi...

    Simply a fun read with a few deeper (but not too deep) moments thrown in for heft. In other words it read like the very best episodes of The Simpsons. Reiss had has a wild ride and he invites the reader to join him on that ride. Learning some of the inside scoop, the personalities o...

    I didn't read all the way to the last page. The early sections on the author's personal history and the development of the Simpsons TV show were engaging. After page 200 or so, the content is less interesting (I never even known there was a show called "The Critic"). And by then Reiss'...

    As an all-time The Simpsons fan I found this book very interesting as it is authored by one of the pioneer writers of the show. Full of inside memories, comments and some good trivia it keeps with its promises in the title. Although I dont know if the part were the author states that F...

    Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons by Mike Reiss is an interesting look into how the Simpsons are created and his life within the time of his association with the show and the people involved. He reminisces about his f...

    A fun read - the jokes came at such a rapid pace it was hard to catch them all. It was also hard to note what stories were 100% true and which ones may have just been mostly true - I didn't mind but some people may not love it. Overall though, it was a fun way to hear about the his...

    A behind the scenes look/memoir from a longtime writer and showrunner of The Simpsons, at least when it was a groundbreaking and unimpeachably great TV show. The most illuminating Simpsons book since The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family. 4.5 stars, rounded up. Some ...

    #readingchallenge2018 (my audio book series) A casual Simpsons fan, I learned a lot, making me want to binge watch episode. So overall effective book! He crams so much information in, it's worth every little bit. Even the parts about his life outside of the Simpsons were something i...

    This book would be amazing if you knew nothing about the behind the scenes of The Simpsons or never listened to a DVD commentary. Sadly I have done both, so it was not filled with any particular insight. A fun read, and they did save the best for last with the comedy glossary, but noth...

  • Gerry Velasquez
    Jun 27, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    It was so funny that I damn near pissed my pants! Touching, insightful, easy to read, and hard to put down. My only complaint is that I wanted the book to be longer: I was having so much fun with Mike Reiss and his adventures as a writer and world traveler that I didn't want the...

    I've been a fan of The Simpsons since it was on The Tracey Ullman Show. Yeah, I'm dating myself but that's how long I've been a fan. I think I watched the show because I was a fan of Ms. Ullman but when I saw the first Simpsons short, I was hooked, and never missed an episode so I n...

    This was a fun, quick read, but you can tell the author writes for television because the jokes come at such a fast pace it?s almost overwhelming. A lot of slapstick thrown in that isn?t quite to my taste, but I?m sure other readers wouldn?t mind. It is GREAT fun learning all t...

    Fact about me that you may not know: I?m a Simpsons fan. Growing up my mom used to not let me watch it because of the language. So I had to sneak and watch it when she wasn?t around. I can?t pinpoint exactly what it is about the Simpsons that speaks to me, it just does. Overa...

    Even though I absolutely love The Simpsons, it took me awhile to get into this book. I didn't "get" Mike Reiss's humor at first, and so I kept putting this back down and reading something else instead. I wasn't even sure if I was going to actually read this or not, but the lure of behi...

    Simply a fun read with a few deeper (but not too deep) moments thrown in for heft. In other words it read like the very best episodes of The Simpsons. Reiss had has a wild ride and he invites the reader to join him on that ride. Learning some of the inside scoop, the personalities o...

    I didn't read all the way to the last page. The early sections on the author's personal history and the development of the Simpsons TV show were engaging. After page 200 or so, the content is less interesting (I never even known there was a show called "The Critic"). And by then Reiss'...

    As an all-time The Simpsons fan I found this book very interesting as it is authored by one of the pioneer writers of the show. Full of inside memories, comments and some good trivia it keeps with its promises in the title. Although I dont know if the part were the author states that F...

    Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons by Mike Reiss is an interesting look into how the Simpsons are created and his life within the time of his association with the show and the people involved. He reminisces about his f...

    A fun read - the jokes came at such a rapid pace it was hard to catch them all. It was also hard to note what stories were 100% true and which ones may have just been mostly true - I didn't mind but some people may not love it. Overall though, it was a fun way to hear about the his...

    A behind the scenes look/memoir from a longtime writer and showrunner of The Simpsons, at least when it was a groundbreaking and unimpeachably great TV show. The most illuminating Simpsons book since The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family. 4.5 stars, rounded up. Some ...

    #readingchallenge2018 (my audio book series) A casual Simpsons fan, I learned a lot, making me want to binge watch episode. So overall effective book! He crams so much information in, it's worth every little bit. Even the parts about his life outside of the Simpsons were something i...

    This book would be amazing if you knew nothing about the behind the scenes of The Simpsons or never listened to a DVD commentary. Sadly I have done both, so it was not filled with any particular insight. A fun read, and they did save the best for last with the comedy glossary, but noth...

    More of a biography on Mike Reiss This book is more of a biography on writer Mike Reiss than history of The Simpsons. Still, a lot of great anecdotes about The Simpsons and his history as a comedy writer. Recommend. ...

  • Melinda M
    Mar 19, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    It was so funny that I damn near pissed my pants! Touching, insightful, easy to read, and hard to put down. My only complaint is that I wanted the book to be longer: I was having so much fun with Mike Reiss and his adventures as a writer and world traveler that I didn't want the...

    I've been a fan of The Simpsons since it was on The Tracey Ullman Show. Yeah, I'm dating myself but that's how long I've been a fan. I think I watched the show because I was a fan of Ms. Ullman but when I saw the first Simpsons short, I was hooked, and never missed an episode so I n...

    This was a fun, quick read, but you can tell the author writes for television because the jokes come at such a fast pace it?s almost overwhelming. A lot of slapstick thrown in that isn?t quite to my taste, but I?m sure other readers wouldn?t mind. It is GREAT fun learning all t...

    Fact about me that you may not know: I?m a Simpsons fan. Growing up my mom used to not let me watch it because of the language. So I had to sneak and watch it when she wasn?t around. I can?t pinpoint exactly what it is about the Simpsons that speaks to me, it just does. Overa...

    Even though I absolutely love The Simpsons, it took me awhile to get into this book. I didn't "get" Mike Reiss's humor at first, and so I kept putting this back down and reading something else instead. I wasn't even sure if I was going to actually read this or not, but the lure of behi...

    Simply a fun read with a few deeper (but not too deep) moments thrown in for heft. In other words it read like the very best episodes of The Simpsons. Reiss had has a wild ride and he invites the reader to join him on that ride. Learning some of the inside scoop, the personalities o...

    I didn't read all the way to the last page. The early sections on the author's personal history and the development of the Simpsons TV show were engaging. After page 200 or so, the content is less interesting (I never even known there was a show called "The Critic"). And by then Reiss'...

    As an all-time The Simpsons fan I found this book very interesting as it is authored by one of the pioneer writers of the show. Full of inside memories, comments and some good trivia it keeps with its promises in the title. Although I dont know if the part were the author states that F...

    Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons by Mike Reiss is an interesting look into how the Simpsons are created and his life within the time of his association with the show and the people involved. He reminisces about his f...

  • Kendall Concini
    Jul 06, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    It was so funny that I damn near pissed my pants! Touching, insightful, easy to read, and hard to put down. My only complaint is that I wanted the book to be longer: I was having so much fun with Mike Reiss and his adventures as a writer and world traveler that I didn't want the...

    I've been a fan of The Simpsons since it was on The Tracey Ullman Show. Yeah, I'm dating myself but that's how long I've been a fan. I think I watched the show because I was a fan of Ms. Ullman but when I saw the first Simpsons short, I was hooked, and never missed an episode so I n...

    This was a fun, quick read, but you can tell the author writes for television because the jokes come at such a fast pace it?s almost overwhelming. A lot of slapstick thrown in that isn?t quite to my taste, but I?m sure other readers wouldn?t mind. It is GREAT fun learning all t...

    Fact about me that you may not know: I?m a Simpsons fan. Growing up my mom used to not let me watch it because of the language. So I had to sneak and watch it when she wasn?t around. I can?t pinpoint exactly what it is about the Simpsons that speaks to me, it just does. Overa...

    Even though I absolutely love The Simpsons, it took me awhile to get into this book. I didn't "get" Mike Reiss's humor at first, and so I kept putting this back down and reading something else instead. I wasn't even sure if I was going to actually read this or not, but the lure of behi...

    Simply a fun read with a few deeper (but not too deep) moments thrown in for heft. In other words it read like the very best episodes of The Simpsons. Reiss had has a wild ride and he invites the reader to join him on that ride. Learning some of the inside scoop, the personalities o...

    I didn't read all the way to the last page. The early sections on the author's personal history and the development of the Simpsons TV show were engaging. After page 200 or so, the content is less interesting (I never even known there was a show called "The Critic"). And by then Reiss'...

    As an all-time The Simpsons fan I found this book very interesting as it is authored by one of the pioneer writers of the show. Full of inside memories, comments and some good trivia it keeps with its promises in the title. Although I dont know if the part were the author states that F...

    Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons by Mike Reiss is an interesting look into how the Simpsons are created and his life within the time of his association with the show and the people involved. He reminisces about his f...

    A fun read - the jokes came at such a rapid pace it was hard to catch them all. It was also hard to note what stories were 100% true and which ones may have just been mostly true - I didn't mind but some people may not love it. Overall though, it was a fun way to hear about the his...

    A behind the scenes look/memoir from a longtime writer and showrunner of The Simpsons, at least when it was a groundbreaking and unimpeachably great TV show. The most illuminating Simpsons book since The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family. 4.5 stars, rounded up. Some ...

    #readingchallenge2018 (my audio book series) A casual Simpsons fan, I learned a lot, making me want to binge watch episode. So overall effective book! He crams so much information in, it's worth every little bit. Even the parts about his life outside of the Simpsons were something i...

  • Russell Howen
    Jun 12, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    It was so funny that I damn near pissed my pants! Touching, insightful, easy to read, and hard to put down. My only complaint is that I wanted the book to be longer: I was having so much fun with Mike Reiss and his adventures as a writer and world traveler that I didn't want the...

    I've been a fan of The Simpsons since it was on The Tracey Ullman Show. Yeah, I'm dating myself but that's how long I've been a fan. I think I watched the show because I was a fan of Ms. Ullman but when I saw the first Simpsons short, I was hooked, and never missed an episode so I n...

    This was a fun, quick read, but you can tell the author writes for television because the jokes come at such a fast pace it?s almost overwhelming. A lot of slapstick thrown in that isn?t quite to my taste, but I?m sure other readers wouldn?t mind. It is GREAT fun learning all t...

    Fact about me that you may not know: I?m a Simpsons fan. Growing up my mom used to not let me watch it because of the language. So I had to sneak and watch it when she wasn?t around. I can?t pinpoint exactly what it is about the Simpsons that speaks to me, it just does. Overa...

    Even though I absolutely love The Simpsons, it took me awhile to get into this book. I didn't "get" Mike Reiss's humor at first, and so I kept putting this back down and reading something else instead. I wasn't even sure if I was going to actually read this or not, but the lure of behi...

    Simply a fun read with a few deeper (but not too deep) moments thrown in for heft. In other words it read like the very best episodes of The Simpsons. Reiss had has a wild ride and he invites the reader to join him on that ride. Learning some of the inside scoop, the personalities o...

    I didn't read all the way to the last page. The early sections on the author's personal history and the development of the Simpsons TV show were engaging. After page 200 or so, the content is less interesting (I never even known there was a show called "The Critic"). And by then Reiss'...

    As an all-time The Simpsons fan I found this book very interesting as it is authored by one of the pioneer writers of the show. Full of inside memories, comments and some good trivia it keeps with its promises in the title. Although I dont know if the part were the author states that F...

    Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons by Mike Reiss is an interesting look into how the Simpsons are created and his life within the time of his association with the show and the people involved. He reminisces about his f...

    A fun read - the jokes came at such a rapid pace it was hard to catch them all. It was also hard to note what stories were 100% true and which ones may have just been mostly true - I didn't mind but some people may not love it. Overall though, it was a fun way to hear about the his...

    A behind the scenes look/memoir from a longtime writer and showrunner of The Simpsons, at least when it was a groundbreaking and unimpeachably great TV show. The most illuminating Simpsons book since The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family. 4.5 stars, rounded up. Some ...

    #readingchallenge2018 (my audio book series) A casual Simpsons fan, I learned a lot, making me want to binge watch episode. So overall effective book! He crams so much information in, it's worth every little bit. Even the parts about his life outside of the Simpsons were something i...

    This book would be amazing if you knew nothing about the behind the scenes of The Simpsons or never listened to a DVD commentary. Sadly I have done both, so it was not filled with any particular insight. A fun read, and they did save the best for last with the comedy glossary, but noth...

    More of a biography on Mike Reiss This book is more of a biography on writer Mike Reiss than history of The Simpsons. Still, a lot of great anecdotes about The Simpsons and his history as a comedy writer. Recommend. ...

    A laff riot that provides lots of insights into The Simpsons and American comedy in general. The audiobook, read by Reiss, is priceless. Of the many Simpsons books in my library, this one is far and away the most rewarding in the same manner that the show is rewarding: in laughter. ...

    An irreverent memoir about show business and most of all a peek behind the curtain of The Simpsons. I enjoyed it front to back hence me finishing it within a day. Fans of the show, animation, or comedy writing would find this to be a delightful read. Worth buying. ...

    "Springfield Confidential" is a humorous presentation of Author Mike Reiss in his time writing for the TV show "The Simpsons" and other writings. It's a humorous, laugh-a-minute read. If you like to chuckle, laugh, or smile, this book is for you. ...

  • Shane Hawk
    Jul 13, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    It was so funny that I damn near pissed my pants! Touching, insightful, easy to read, and hard to put down. My only complaint is that I wanted the book to be longer: I was having so much fun with Mike Reiss and his adventures as a writer and world traveler that I didn't want the...

    I've been a fan of The Simpsons since it was on The Tracey Ullman Show. Yeah, I'm dating myself but that's how long I've been a fan. I think I watched the show because I was a fan of Ms. Ullman but when I saw the first Simpsons short, I was hooked, and never missed an episode so I n...

    This was a fun, quick read, but you can tell the author writes for television because the jokes come at such a fast pace it?s almost overwhelming. A lot of slapstick thrown in that isn?t quite to my taste, but I?m sure other readers wouldn?t mind. It is GREAT fun learning all t...

    Fact about me that you may not know: I?m a Simpsons fan. Growing up my mom used to not let me watch it because of the language. So I had to sneak and watch it when she wasn?t around. I can?t pinpoint exactly what it is about the Simpsons that speaks to me, it just does. Overa...

    Even though I absolutely love The Simpsons, it took me awhile to get into this book. I didn't "get" Mike Reiss's humor at first, and so I kept putting this back down and reading something else instead. I wasn't even sure if I was going to actually read this or not, but the lure of behi...

    Simply a fun read with a few deeper (but not too deep) moments thrown in for heft. In other words it read like the very best episodes of The Simpsons. Reiss had has a wild ride and he invites the reader to join him on that ride. Learning some of the inside scoop, the personalities o...

    I didn't read all the way to the last page. The early sections on the author's personal history and the development of the Simpsons TV show were engaging. After page 200 or so, the content is less interesting (I never even known there was a show called "The Critic"). And by then Reiss'...

    As an all-time The Simpsons fan I found this book very interesting as it is authored by one of the pioneer writers of the show. Full of inside memories, comments and some good trivia it keeps with its promises in the title. Although I dont know if the part were the author states that F...

    Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons by Mike Reiss is an interesting look into how the Simpsons are created and his life within the time of his association with the show and the people involved. He reminisces about his f...

    A fun read - the jokes came at such a rapid pace it was hard to catch them all. It was also hard to note what stories were 100% true and which ones may have just been mostly true - I didn't mind but some people may not love it. Overall though, it was a fun way to hear about the his...

    A behind the scenes look/memoir from a longtime writer and showrunner of The Simpsons, at least when it was a groundbreaking and unimpeachably great TV show. The most illuminating Simpsons book since The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family. 4.5 stars, rounded up. Some ...

    #readingchallenge2018 (my audio book series) A casual Simpsons fan, I learned a lot, making me want to binge watch episode. So overall effective book! He crams so much information in, it's worth every little bit. Even the parts about his life outside of the Simpsons were something i...

    This book would be amazing if you knew nothing about the behind the scenes of The Simpsons or never listened to a DVD commentary. Sadly I have done both, so it was not filled with any particular insight. A fun read, and they did save the best for last with the comedy glossary, but noth...

    More of a biography on Mike Reiss This book is more of a biography on writer Mike Reiss than history of The Simpsons. Still, a lot of great anecdotes about The Simpsons and his history as a comedy writer. Recommend. ...

    A laff riot that provides lots of insights into The Simpsons and American comedy in general. The audiobook, read by Reiss, is priceless. Of the many Simpsons books in my library, this one is far and away the most rewarding in the same manner that the show is rewarding: in laughter. ...

    An irreverent memoir about show business and most of all a peek behind the curtain of The Simpsons. I enjoyed it front to back hence me finishing it within a day. Fans of the show, animation, or comedy writing would find this to be a delightful read. Worth buying. ...

  • Joe Kearney
    Jul 07, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    It was so funny that I damn near pissed my pants! Touching, insightful, easy to read, and hard to put down. My only complaint is that I wanted the book to be longer: I was having so much fun with Mike Reiss and his adventures as a writer and world traveler that I didn't want the...

    I've been a fan of The Simpsons since it was on The Tracey Ullman Show. Yeah, I'm dating myself but that's how long I've been a fan. I think I watched the show because I was a fan of Ms. Ullman but when I saw the first Simpsons short, I was hooked, and never missed an episode so I n...

    This was a fun, quick read, but you can tell the author writes for television because the jokes come at such a fast pace it?s almost overwhelming. A lot of slapstick thrown in that isn?t quite to my taste, but I?m sure other readers wouldn?t mind. It is GREAT fun learning all t...

    Fact about me that you may not know: I?m a Simpsons fan. Growing up my mom used to not let me watch it because of the language. So I had to sneak and watch it when she wasn?t around. I can?t pinpoint exactly what it is about the Simpsons that speaks to me, it just does. Overa...

    Even though I absolutely love The Simpsons, it took me awhile to get into this book. I didn't "get" Mike Reiss's humor at first, and so I kept putting this back down and reading something else instead. I wasn't even sure if I was going to actually read this or not, but the lure of behi...

    Simply a fun read with a few deeper (but not too deep) moments thrown in for heft. In other words it read like the very best episodes of The Simpsons. Reiss had has a wild ride and he invites the reader to join him on that ride. Learning some of the inside scoop, the personalities o...

    I didn't read all the way to the last page. The early sections on the author's personal history and the development of the Simpsons TV show were engaging. After page 200 or so, the content is less interesting (I never even known there was a show called "The Critic"). And by then Reiss'...

    As an all-time The Simpsons fan I found this book very interesting as it is authored by one of the pioneer writers of the show. Full of inside memories, comments and some good trivia it keeps with its promises in the title. Although I dont know if the part were the author states that F...

    Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons by Mike Reiss is an interesting look into how the Simpsons are created and his life within the time of his association with the show and the people involved. He reminisces about his f...

    A fun read - the jokes came at such a rapid pace it was hard to catch them all. It was also hard to note what stories were 100% true and which ones may have just been mostly true - I didn't mind but some people may not love it. Overall though, it was a fun way to hear about the his...

    A behind the scenes look/memoir from a longtime writer and showrunner of The Simpsons, at least when it was a groundbreaking and unimpeachably great TV show. The most illuminating Simpsons book since The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family. 4.5 stars, rounded up. Some ...

    #readingchallenge2018 (my audio book series) A casual Simpsons fan, I learned a lot, making me want to binge watch episode. So overall effective book! He crams so much information in, it's worth every little bit. Even the parts about his life outside of the Simpsons were something i...

    This book would be amazing if you knew nothing about the behind the scenes of The Simpsons or never listened to a DVD commentary. Sadly I have done both, so it was not filled with any particular insight. A fun read, and they did save the best for last with the comedy glossary, but noth...

    More of a biography on Mike Reiss This book is more of a biography on writer Mike Reiss than history of The Simpsons. Still, a lot of great anecdotes about The Simpsons and his history as a comedy writer. Recommend. ...

    A laff riot that provides lots of insights into The Simpsons and American comedy in general. The audiobook, read by Reiss, is priceless. Of the many Simpsons books in my library, this one is far and away the most rewarding in the same manner that the show is rewarding: in laughter. ...

    An irreverent memoir about show business and most of all a peek behind the curtain of The Simpsons. I enjoyed it front to back hence me finishing it within a day. Fans of the show, animation, or comedy writing would find this to be a delightful read. Worth buying. ...

    "Springfield Confidential" is a humorous presentation of Author Mike Reiss in his time writing for the TV show "The Simpsons" and other writings. It's a humorous, laugh-a-minute read. If you like to chuckle, laugh, or smile, this book is for you. ...

    Best. Book. Ever. (Okay, not really, but still...) An entertaining behind-the-scenes look at the longest-running series in TV history: the madcap/zany/insert-cliche-here way it came to be, and how it has survived. ...

    An awesome trip down my early childhood. ...

    Not as good as Four Finger Discount's book, but still a good read. ...

    Not Seinfeldia, as Reiss goes off on tangents about his own career and comedy in general. But there are humorous parts. Worth the read and you get some good Simpsons knowledge for any fan out there. ...

    Only made it through the first hour of the audiobook and gave up. Totally lame ...

    Just when I thought I knew everything about the Simpsons.... Loved the book! ...

  • M.
    Jul 09, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

  • Alex Buschmann
    Jun 27, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    It was so funny that I damn near pissed my pants! Touching, insightful, easy to read, and hard to put down. My only complaint is that I wanted the book to be longer: I was having so much fun with Mike Reiss and his adventures as a writer and world traveler that I didn't want the...

    I've been a fan of The Simpsons since it was on The Tracey Ullman Show. Yeah, I'm dating myself but that's how long I've been a fan. I think I watched the show because I was a fan of Ms. Ullman but when I saw the first Simpsons short, I was hooked, and never missed an episode so I n...

    This was a fun, quick read, but you can tell the author writes for television because the jokes come at such a fast pace it?s almost overwhelming. A lot of slapstick thrown in that isn?t quite to my taste, but I?m sure other readers wouldn?t mind. It is GREAT fun learning all t...

    Fact about me that you may not know: I?m a Simpsons fan. Growing up my mom used to not let me watch it because of the language. So I had to sneak and watch it when she wasn?t around. I can?t pinpoint exactly what it is about the Simpsons that speaks to me, it just does. Overa...

    Even though I absolutely love The Simpsons, it took me awhile to get into this book. I didn't "get" Mike Reiss's humor at first, and so I kept putting this back down and reading something else instead. I wasn't even sure if I was going to actually read this or not, but the lure of behi...

    Simply a fun read with a few deeper (but not too deep) moments thrown in for heft. In other words it read like the very best episodes of The Simpsons. Reiss had has a wild ride and he invites the reader to join him on that ride. Learning some of the inside scoop, the personalities o...

    I didn't read all the way to the last page. The early sections on the author's personal history and the development of the Simpsons TV show were engaging. After page 200 or so, the content is less interesting (I never even known there was a show called "The Critic"). And by then Reiss'...

    As an all-time The Simpsons fan I found this book very interesting as it is authored by one of the pioneer writers of the show. Full of inside memories, comments and some good trivia it keeps with its promises in the title. Although I dont know if the part were the author states that F...

    Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons by Mike Reiss is an interesting look into how the Simpsons are created and his life within the time of his association with the show and the people involved. He reminisces about his f...

    A fun read - the jokes came at such a rapid pace it was hard to catch them all. It was also hard to note what stories were 100% true and which ones may have just been mostly true - I didn't mind but some people may not love it. Overall though, it was a fun way to hear about the his...

  • Rebecky Clark
    Apr 26, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    It was so funny that I damn near pissed my pants! Touching, insightful, easy to read, and hard to put down. My only complaint is that I wanted the book to be longer: I was having so much fun with Mike Reiss and his adventures as a writer and world traveler that I didn't want the...