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Unraveling the Mysteries of The Big Bang Theory

An Unabashedly Unauthorized TV Show Companion
By George Beahm
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You don’t have to be a theoretical physicist to understand why The Big Bang Theory is one of the most popular shows on television. Brains meet beauty in a calculus of comedy that always adds up to smart and hilarious results.

Unraveling the Mysteries of The Big Bang Theory: An Unabashedly Unauthorized TV Show Companion is a quantum leap beyond the typical TV show guidebook. Exploring every nook and cranny of the Big Bang Theory universe, it provides a wealth of information about our favorite television show:

  • A profile of “intelligent designers” Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady
  • A detailed look at what went wrong with the unaired original pilot–and what went right in the reboot
  • In-depth background on the principle actors and the characters they play
  • A photo-illustrated breakdown of the Sheldonian universe, from couch to cosmos (including the show locations you can visit in real life)
  • How to get your geek on, Big Bang–style
  • A primer on the show’s key scientific concepts, plus its galaxy of guest star scientists
  • A concise guide to every episode and the meaning behind each title, organized by season
  • An A-Z guide to the pop culture miscellanea mentioned in the show
  • And more!

Pull up a seat–just not Sheldon’s, which is in a state of eternal dibs–and get ready to unravel the mysteries of The Big Bang Theory.

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What People Are Saying

[Unraveling the Mysteries of the Big Bang Theory] is an enjoyable, funny and fast read that will pull any The Big Bang Theory fan right back in after you’ve read it to refer to sections while watching the show...A fun guide for the fan of The Big Bang Theory, as well as a great way to get your jump start if you are just getting into the show.

— DeskApe.com

For fanatics, this intense guidebook to the scientific world of Leonard, Sheldon, Howard, Penny, Raj, Amy, and Bernadette will keep you entertained for hours. Oh, if only universities offered classes on this show — [Unraveling the Mysteries of the Big Bang Theory] would indeed be the textbook they’d use.

— Jessica at Small Screen Scoop

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