That's a good intro. She'd set a $3700 goal for her Go Fund Me page; Serrano and his Twitter followers raised nearly $4,500 in less than an hour. Then if those weird things do well then you can try even weirder things. where do you think we are? [7] After briefly writing for the Near Northwest Banner, Serrano freelanced for the Houston Press. On 21 December 2016, Serrano and his Twitter followers, colloquially termed the FOH ARMY, joined up to give a parking lot attendant who'd helped Serrano find his car at an airport a $3000 tip. *(5)That’s why every doctor that I’m picking for the table will be someone who had to go through some truly remarkable and outstanding shit during their fictional doctor career. The Alamo City native’s new book, ‘Movies (and Other Things),’ releases Oct. 8. When Shea Serrano taught middle-school science in the Houston area, the notion of becoming an acclaimed author was not on his radar. In July 2016, Serrano moved with much of the Grantland team to Bill Simmons' new entertainment platform, The Ringer. 14w. He predominately wrote about hip-hop after noticing that the majority of the writers only wrote about rock music despite the fact Houston is a cornerstone of southern rap music.[3]. If you’ve been living under a rock for the couple years or so and don’t know who he is—shame on you. on an iPad, showing a glimpse of the collection that he describes as "a celebration of the show." It soon appeared on The New York Times Best Seller List for the advice, how-to and miscellaneous category[13] as well as the culture category. AD Serrano’s new book follows the same Q&A format as the previous one. The newsletter features musings from Serrano and illustrations from Torres. “This article quotes someone purporting to be Shea Serrano saying, ‘I’m 5’7,” when we all know the real Shea Serrano is 6’3.’” The few extra imaginary inches bestowed upon Serrano by his legion of fans might’ve come in handy back when Serrano was a kid dreaming about playing point guard for his hometown team, the San Antonio Spurs. [15] In September 2016, the book was listed by Billboard as one of the 100 best music books of all-time. Serrano was born in San Antonio, Texas and grew up in the neighborhood of Valley Hi. Serrano is a no. 9w Reply. He holds court daily on matters ranging from basketball to Taco Bell to Young Thug to parenting to the injustices of unpaid content creation...Periodically, Serrano will tweet out his email address so that anyone can ask him for advice on making it as a writer. "[23], In 2020, Serrano founded a publishing house called Halfway Books, operated from his Gumroad website. Four hours later, the group had contributed more than $90,000;[35] by the end of the night, they had raised more than $130,000. His previous book, The Rap Year Book, was also a New York Times bestseller, and is being turned into a documentary that will air on AMC in 2019. . The inaugural issue featured NBA players in scenes from popular movies, starting with Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green in a scene from the 1987 movie Over the Top. Illustrator Arturo Torres, Serrano's collaborator on The Rap Year Book, also illustrated Basketball (and Other Things). New episode of the podcast is up with special guest @shea.serrano: author of a book of essays about Scrubs entitled “Where Do You Think We Are?” Come laugh. Shea Serrano's new book 'Movies (and Other Things)' features illustrations by Dallas artist Arturo Torres. [17] On 31 December 2017, former U.S. President Barack Obama mentioned Basketball (And Other Things) in a Facebook post describing his favorite books of the year. And we can use Robin Williams here to set that line. Shea Serrano: I don't understand it either. [5], After graduating from college, Serrano moved to Houston, where he worked in construction before becoming a middle-school science teacher. I have read most (if not all of) Serrano's books and collections of essays. Do you like art? In an excerpted chapter from ‘Where Do You Think We Are?,’ Shea Serrano’s digital collection of essays about ‘Scrubs,’ he picks the TV and movie MDs who deserve a seat at the table A prolific Chicano writer (BAOT, Rap Yearbook, Rap coloring book, a wedding thing) with a penchant for looking at media the way a stoner would but without the clutter. Shea Serrano @SheaSerrano Now, Serrano is back with the second book in the series, “Movies (And Other Things),” which hit shelves this week. He wanted to win. "[27] The Verge called the community he created this way a "utopia on Twitter";[27] GOOD Magazine called him "Our New Favorite Internet Hero."[28]. Best picture ever! You won't be disappointed. 1 of 9 Best-selling author Shea Serrano at his downtown office in San Antonio. SAN ANTONIO – In mid-February, I interviewed Shea Serrano, a best-selling author and sportswriter who grew up and still lives in San Antonio.. We spoke about a … If you liked Scrubs and Serrano's other words, you won't be disappointed. Serrano’s publisher, Abrams Books, had recently released Why I March, a book of photos from the post-inauguration women’s marches, edited by Serrano’s friend and book editor, Samantha Weiner. We caught up with Shea Serrano about his new book 'Movies (And Other Things)' to speak about The Rock, the John Wick series, action movies, and more. (I loved it, and you will too.) The group rewatches John Carpenter’s 1981 sci-fi adventure classic starring Kurt Russell and Lee Van Cleef, Netflix’s latest action movie starring Chris Hemsworth is the best movie of 2020, The gang heads to Mars to break down the Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone classic. SHEA SERRANO: Once the basketball book came out and it did as well as it did, I knew that we were going to have the chance to do another book. Tag your peeps. Shea Serrano's most recent book, Basketball (And Other Things), was, among other things, a #1 New York Times bestseller and selected by President Barack Obama as one of his favorite reads of the year. [8][3] This piece allowed him to earn a place at the Houston Press’ sister publication, the LA Weekly. (Supplied / Twice Books) Speaking of style. Shea Serrano spent a lot of time working on his new book, and he really wants you – yes, you – to buy a copy. Graphic by John DiLillo.. Shea Serrano — a writer for The Ringer and author of one of President Barack Obama’s favorite books of 2017 — is famous for his Twitter presence and affinity for the Fast and the Furious series. SERRANO: That is the single most representative line in the book. Shea Serrano, welcome. [10] While there, he wrote a humor piece describing having sex with his wife while listening to Drake. If you are looking for a book of essays about a beloved sitcom which features what I think many would argue is misplaced (though, it is actually misunderstood) passion for the minute details of one of the funniest, big-hearted shows to ever air on TV, this is the book for you. Shea Serrano’s new book, 'Basketball (And Other Things),' is a hilarious, informative group of passages that answers questions you never realized needed to be asked. ghoticzys. In 2015, Shea's book, "The Rap Year Book," was released and made it to the New York Times' Best Seller list. Shea Serrano is so easy and fun to read. SHAPIRO: (Laughter). [26] Intended to support aspiring writers, Serrano offered $3000 stipends and a month-long mentorship, saying, “Too often, talented writers are elbowed out of the game because they can’t afford to work an unpaid internship somewhere or they can’t afford to write for free for a few months somewhere to build up a portfolio.”[24] The series authors will retain the rights to their work as well as receiving a full designed digital version of their essay and placement on Serrano’s website. SERRANO: That is the single most representative line in the book. Within weeks, the newsletter had reached over 30,000 subscribers. Tag your peeps. Movies (And Other Things) is a book about, quite frankly, movies (and other things). SERRANO: You know what movies do for - or what they did for me, anyway - is they introduced me to a lot of the stuff that I would soon learn to identify as cool. In October 2017, ABC Studios ordered a pilot for the show, written by Serrano and produced by Serrano and Michael Schur. [11] Grantland writer Molly Lambert saw the piece and passed it to her editors, who then invited Serrano to freelance for them. SHEA SERRANO: Once the basketball book came out and it did as well as it did, I knew that we were going to have the chance to do another book. Then, you know, the further along in your career that you get, the more leeway your editors will start to give you and they’ll let you try some weirder things. New York Times Best Selling Author Shea Serrano (6'3") delivers the goods with this epic tome. Education big Grantland fan, shed a tear when it disappeared. 3,887 Likes, 92 Comments - Shea Serrano (@shea.serrano) on Instagram: “‪arturo and i made a new thing ‬// ‪it’s called WHERE DO YOU THINK WE ARE? When Shea Serrano taught middle-school science in the Houston area, the notion of becoming an acclaimed author was not on his radar. [36] On 8 December 2017, Serrano and the FOH ARMY donated $19,000 to The Children's Shelter in San Antonio. The worst part is reminding them that they can’t play like they used to. The Hollywood Reporter described the project as "a single-camera comedy...based on Serrano's life growing up in a family with five uncles who all have different perspectives on manhood. Serrano joined the full-time Grantland staff in July 2015. Two years later, in 2017, his book "Basketball (And Other Things)" reached No. Shea Serrano arturo and i made a new thing it’s called WHERE DO YOU THINK WE ARE? Shea Serrano on Zion, Spike Lee and the Knicks and his upcoming book . Currently, he is a staff writer for T Shea Serrano is what GRR Martin wishes he could be. Bestselling author Shea Serrano joins Zach Braff and Donald Faison to talk about what makes Scrubs so iconic. [28] Shea and Larami met in college in 2000 and were married in a hospital after Larami was hospitalized the day before their wedding. [30] On 9 March 2017, Serrano and company donated $12,539.87 to Planned Parenthood in recognition of International Women's Day. That’s really all that’s going on. Shea Serrano is an American author, journalist, and former teacher. Bestselling author Shea Serrano joins Zach Braff and Donald Faison to talk about what makes Scrubs so iconic. Shea Serrano, The New York Times-bestselling author, is set for another hit with Movies (And Other Things). This is going to sound very dorky, but: What I’m most interested in for our table at The Doctor Dinner is having a conversation that I otherwise could not get somewhere else. where do you think we are? Shea Serrano loves the Houston Texans, and loves DeAndre Hopkins even more. [13] In November 2017, it climbed to number one on The New York Times best-seller list for the sports and fitness category. 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Shea Serrano is a New York Times Best Selling Author of the infamous book, “The Rap Year Book”. Volume 60%. Do you like movies? hshepardp17. [37], Serrano lives in Houston, Texas with his wife, Larami Serrano, their three sons (nicknamed Boy A, Boy B, and the Baby), and their French bulldog Younger Jeezy. [24] The sales from “Post” helped seed the $20,000 Serrano put into the program and he said it motivated him to write more short fiction: “If all I have to do is write a short story and sell it, and then I can use the money I make from that to do this other cool thing, that’s reason enough to do it again.”[24], Serrano has an ardent following on his active Twitter feed, where "office hours are almost always open. Book was good till it started requiring forethought and an analysis of where we are today in rap, which I think shea struggles with when seeing how grand narratives within the genre are playing out rather than have. [24][25] These collections, which continued his collaboration with Torres, were published as PDFs. — Ten Illustrated Essays About Scrubs is available as a PDF download and can be pre-ordered prior to its release on Monday, March … Shea Serrano’s Book “Movies (And Other Things)” Answers More Than Two Dozen Very Important Film Questions. I read one of the free essays on The Ringer to preview which prompted me to purchase the entire PDF. [16] It debuted at number two on The New York Times Best Seller list for the advice, how-to and miscellaneous category. We discussed the Spurs, working for the Ringer, podcasts and his new project, which he had just announced that morning titled, “Where do you think we are? Even in the middle of a pandemic, kids will need to play to release all of that specifically childlike energy. Shea Serrano talks writing bestsellers—including The Rap Year Book, Basketball (and Other Things), and Movies (and Other Things)—crowdfunding on Twitter, and shooting your shot. 9w Reply. We Wanted to Know More. [29] They playfully referred to it as the Radelle Christmas Miracle. Author and NBA writer for The Ringer Shea Serrano joined the boys on OverDrive earlier today. Would disagree hard in 09 & 10, when even your mother had Luger beats and since we're still trying to shake the ghosts of Bricksquad past, plus also in 11 & 13. Serrano's first book, Bun B's Rap Coloring and Activity Book, was published 17 September 2013. In his book, Shea takes his readers all the way back to when rap music/culture started and offers a timeline of the most iconic songs of each year to date since 1979. 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