The many frank quotes from Whedon, his friends, family, and coworkers make Pascale’s absorbing bio a must-read — Booklist

Now that I’ve read this and feel like I know Joss as a person rather than merely a hit-making, critically adored peer, my schadenfreude has been reduced to completely manageable levels. —Rob Thomas, creator of Veronica Mars

Like a series of great tales told during a boozy night of friends reminiscing, Pascale’s biography of Joss Whedon does what the great artistic biographies do — it makes you want to go back and re-experience his work. —Patton Oswalt

Through Pascale’s book, we now have a better idea of just who is Joss Whedon–not only as the creative storyteller but also as a person, too. If you are a fan of any of Joss’ work, you’ll want to add this book to your collection. — Daniel Solzman, Flicksided

If you think you know everything about Joss, you haven’t read this thoroughly entertaining and well researched treasure trove — Josh Horowitz MTV News

Amy Pascale delves deep behind the scenes of Joss Whedon’s myriad film and television projects, covering Avengers, vampire slayers, and everything in between. This thorough and engaging biography is a must-read for everyone who loves Whedon’s work, from the casual fan to the most hardcore Browncoat — Tim Hanley, author of Wonder Woman Unbound

When art hits us, it’s fun and possibly necessary to look behind the scenes and see what drove it. Amy Pascale gives great insight into Whedon’s work that will interest and surprise even seasoned fans — Alan Kistler, author of The Unofficial Game of Thrones Cookbook and Doctor Who: A History

Joss Whedon: The Biography is an insightful, entertaining, engaging, and intimate account of the life and work of one the most talented and successful artists of our time. Writer Amy Pascale paints her portrait of Whedon adeptly, often serving not as an author, but rather a facilitator, compiling insights from a variety of sources to construct a compelling narrative spanning from Whedon’s grandparents through the modern era to his successes within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Pascale draws upon many individuals, including Whedon himself, to give the readers a true understanding of writer and director’s motivations, creative process, struggles, humor, and personal convictions, which evolve and mature over the course of many decades and experiences. — Geek Scholars

Pascale has certainly done her homework, and has produced a great book, and it’s rare that film/TV autobiographies are this enjoyable. But just like much of Whedon’s work, it’s smart, funny and cool, and should definitely grace any geeks bedside table. — Flickering Myth

This is a lengthy and entertaining exploration and celebration of a brilliant, prolific man with just the right balance of humor, insight, humility and arrogance to create art that will go on affecting people for generations. — The Dayona Beach News-Journal

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Writer Amy Pascale has engaged in exhaustive research… The book shines brightest when she speaks to those who have worked closest with Whedon. Whedonverse dilettantes are likely to find some fascinating revelations… Its main reward is the behind-the-scenes glimpse it offers. — The Maine Edge