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“With his inspired, lunatic Pee-wee’s Playhouse, Paul Reubens showed a generation of television viewers that it’s okay to be different. Caseen Gaines has crafted a meticulously researched look at the origin, production, and legacy of this landmark series that is every bit as educational and entertaining as the show it chronicles.” — Jeremy Kinser, Senior Editor, The Advocate

“Caseen not only reveals the genius behind Paul Reubens’ pop culture creation, but also takes a look Inside Pee-wee’s Playhouse to meet the fascinating team that brought it to life.” — Noah Levy, Senior News Editor, In Touch Weekly

“…Utilizing interviews with key cast and crew members, Gaines follows the development and run of Pee-wee’s Playhouse and liberally adds anecdotal material and behind-the-scenes gossip from numerous insiders. …[A]ll Pee-wee fans will enjoy this fun and informative text.” — Barry X. Miller, Library Journal

“Inside Pee-wee’s Playhouse is a must for any Pee-wee fan. Gaines unearths a significant moment in pop culture with the care of an archeologist, and the vibrant humor of Pee-wee himself.” — John Ortved, author of The Simpsons: An Uncensored, Unauthorized History

“Caseen Gaines thoroughly explores the inner workings of the most grownup kiddie show in TV history. Pull up a Chairry and enjoy!” — Michael Musto, The Village Voice

“Much like Pee-wee’s Playhouse itself, this book was a happy delivery I received on a Saturday morning. Needless to say, I couldn’t wait to devour its contents. You’ll find yourself relaxing in your own personal playhouse, unable to put it down until Pee-wee rides away at the end.” — Scott Aukerman, host of Comedy Bang Bang: The Podcast and co-creator of Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis

“Though brutally honest in recounting crew conflicts and the fickle world of show business, Gaines demonstrates the enchantment and broad appeal of the Playhouse, as well as the spontaneity of a show where ‘anything could happen.’” — Publishers Weekly

PRAISE FOR INSIDE PEE-WEE'S PLAYHOUSE
"Caseen Gaines' book paints a portrait of a time of the stresses and conflicts, the struggle between the personalities and faceless entities that gave it life, and the adulation which vindicated the faith that we filmmakers kept. The photos are really wonderful as illustrations of the people, the aura, and the period, and are deeply reminiscent for me personally." — Reuben Freed, production designer on A Christmas Story

"Fans of the film — and film fans in general — will love this book. Extremely detailed and immensely fun to read, Caseen Gaines' book only adds to the magic that is A Christmas Story. Expertly told in a style and tone that would make Jean Shepherd and Bob Clark proud." — Michael Ambers, producer of the TV Guide Network's The Cast of A Christmas Story: Where Are They Now

"It entertainingly and exhaustively sheds new light on a movie that everyone loves and thinks they know inside and out. Engaging and packed with enlightening anecdotes, it's a perfect companion to the movie." — Richard Crouse, film critic and author of The 100 Best Movies You've Never Seen

"A Christmas Story, everyone's favorite modern holiday classic, finally gets the extraordinary book it deserves. Caseen Gaines' comprehensive, insightful, and beautifully illustrated look at Ralphie Parker and his family will make perennial viewings of this beloved comedy an even richer and more entertaining tradition." — Jeremy Kinser, Queerty
"The ultimate companion book to the ultimate holiday movie!" — Mike Gencarelli, MediaMikes.com

"An iconic and brilliant part of Americana is brought back to life through Caseen Gaines' book. I couldn't stop smiling while reading it!" — Noah Levy, cohost of VHI's The Gossip Table
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PRAISE FOR WE DON"T NEED ROADS

"Caseen Gaines has written a very compelling and enjoyable history of our trilogy. For me, reading it was like going back in time. And - Great Scott - there were even a few anecdotes that I'd never heard!" - Bob Gale, cocreator of the Back to the Future trilogy

"The most enlightening and informative book I've read since Grays Sports Almanac. Every true fan of the Holy Trilogy should own a copy... It's your density."
-Ernest Cline, DeLorean owner and New York Times bestselling author of Ready Player One

"We Don't Need Roads is the truly fascinating story of how one of America's greatest movie franchises came to be. Caseen Gaines' in-depth research and unprecedented look at Robert Zemeckis' series proves that the journey to make a perfect movie is anything but perfect. It's a must read for any true Back to the Future lover and anyone who wants to peek behind the curtain to see how films get made." - Adam F. Goldberg, creator of ABC's The Goldbergs

"Read this book, then watch the movie for the umpteenth time. You'll appreciate Back to the Future all the more thanks to Caseen Gaines' muscular reporting and conversational writing style." - Michael Davis, New York Times bestselling author of Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street

"What fun! Deeply researched and engagingly written, Caseen Gaines' We Don't Need Roads is the book Back to the Future fans have been craving for decades. Geekily enthusiastic and chock full of never-before-heard tales of what went on both on and off the screen, We Don't Need Roads is a book worthy of the beloved trilogy itself." - Brian Jay Jones, New York Times bestselling author of Jim Henson: The Biography

"Even the most knowledgeable Future fans will find much to learn from this intricately detailed and exhaustively researched book. But it's not just the depth of Gaines's knowledge and the scope of his interviews that impresses; he clearly adores these films and understands their importance to popular cinema, and that love and understanding shines through the text." - Jason Bailey, author of Pulp Fiction: The Complete Story of Quentin Tarantino's Masterpiece

“The 30th anniversary of the Back to the Future trilogy is the perfect time for a book celebrating and examining the greatest comedy science fiction time travel trilogy ever made. With over five hundred hours of interviews with key cast and crew members, Caseen Gaines’ book is a delightful way to travel back to the future and relive those wonderful times with Marty McFly, his family, friends, and enemies – not to mention the inimitable Doc Brown. Strap into your DeLorean and get ready for the ride of your life!” - Marc Scott Zicree, author of The Twilight Zone Companion

"We Don’t Need Roads is essential for any Back To the Future fan. Not only does Caseen Gaines offer up a meticulously crafted and entertaining account of one of the most beloved time-traveling franchises in movie history, but he uses his access to take an incisive look behind-the-scenes of Hollywood filmmaking. A must read for all pop culture aficionados." - Larry Landsman, author of Planet of the Apes Revisited

“A must-read for Future fans, media studies students, aspiring filmmakers, and time-travel buffs.” — Library Journal