Documentary Tuesday: “J.K. Rowling – A Year in the Life”


How do you begin to write the most anticipated novel of all time?

In late 2006, J.K. Rowling was about to start penning the seventh and final installment of her record-setting Harry Potter series.

This film follows Rowling for a year from the start of the book to the finish, with instances of talking about her work and her life, and how the two intertwine. Of course, the book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, became the fastest-selling book in history, with 8.3 million copies flying off the shelves in the first 24 hours (an average of 345,833 books per hour).

Previously in Documentary Tuesday:

Room 237 | Exit Through the Gift Shop | The Death of Superman Lives | 30 for 30: The Price of Gold | Paradise Lost | 30 for 30 Short: The Deal – Alex Rodriguez to the Boston Red Sox | The World’s Most Expensive Stolen Paintings | Imagine…From Pencils to Pixels | Behind the Music: Nirvana | Planet B-Boy | Soul Survivor | The Cheshire Murders | Sound and Vision | Welcome to Death Row | Einstein | 30 for 30: Broke | The Thin Blue Line | Surviving Alone in Alaska | American Meth | Born Rich | 30 for 30: No Crossover – The Trial of Allen Iverson | The Story of ‘The Day the Clown Cried | The True Story of Che Guevara | Stephen Hawking – A Brief History of Time | Style Wars | The Secret World of Lewis Carroll | The Imposter | The Show | Eating with Cannibals | The Day After Trinity | John Wooden: Values, Victory, and Peace of Mind | Andy Warhol: A Master of the Modern Era | Copyright Criminals | Steve Jobs – One Last Thing | I.O.U.S.A.

Christopher Pierznik’s eight books are available in paperback and Kindle. His work has appeared on XXL, Cuepoint, Business Insider, The Cauldron, Medium, and many more.Subscribe to his monthly reading review newsletter or follow him on Facebook or Twitter.


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