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Andrew Jenks shows the inside view of a filmmaker's life.

What does a young filmmaker capture?  Andrew Jenks shows you inside his world as a young filmmaker.
What does a young filmmaker capture? Andrew Jenks shows you inside his world as a young filmmaker.www.scholastic.com

Andrew Jenks: My Adventures as a Young Filmmaker” is a collection of personal stories and anecdotes, accompanied by Jenks’ own photographs and images of sentimental memorabilia, and inspiring life lessons.

This young filmmaker rose to fame with innovative MTV documentary series, “World of Jenks,” where he lived the life of a different person in each episode. Whether playing a homeless teen, a rapper, or an NFL cheerleader, he showed their world.

So, why this book, his first for young adults? In Jenks’ own words:

“I want to tell the stories of my generation. I want to be a filmmaker that is able to capture what my generation thinks, how they act, and what they ultimately stand for. This book is a personal look at the wild, outlandish, and dangerous journey my life has been documenting people of all walks of life. I am very grateful to have the opportunity…to share my cherished experiences with the rest of the world.”

The stories and images contained in this book showcases one young filmmaker’s journey from freshman year at NYU through nine chapters where first things blow up, then he wants to live with old people, Valentine’s, Japan, and faking it all become a part of his life.

In the end, this journey is as much about the reader as it is about the one telling the story.

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