When it was first released in 1998, The Big Lebowski flopped at the box office. Twenty years later, the movie has developed a massive, passionate, and cross-generational cult following of Lebowski fans (a.k.a. Achievers), who yearly coalesce around Lebowski Fest, the film-screening/party where bowling pins tumble, costumes abound, and White Russians are the official drink of choice—"kind of a 'Star Trek' convention, but without all the geeks"(Associated Press).
Written by the Founding Dudes of Lebowski Fest—and with a foreword by El Duderino himself, Jeff Bridges—this new edition of I'm a Lebowski, You're a Lebowski also features contemporary reflections on the movie by acclaimed writer and former New Yorker film critic Daphne Merkin. This is the fan book to tie every Achiever's room together, a treasure trove of trivia and commentary, illustrations, photos, interviews with every major cast member (plus the real-life inspirations for the Coen-created characters), highlights from the Fest, a handy Achiever translation guide, and tips on how to Dude-ify your life. I'm a Lebowski, You're a Lebowski is a raucous and hilarious celebration of the greatest film ever made (condolences, Citizen Kane) and of the glorious revelry that continues in its two-decade wake.
"This companion book to The Big Lebowski, Joel and Ethan Coen's 1998 cult hit, is a punch-drunk tribute worthy of 'the Dude.'"—The New York Times
"The authors managed to score interviews with every major actor (and many of the minor ones), and they all have interesting stories to tell."—Library Journal