Created by Matt Zoller Seitz
Directed by Judith Carter
“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”
2016 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award Nominee for Favorite Book!
Star Wars®: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know is crammed with weird and wonderful Star Wars trivia, strange-but-true facts and fascinating "Did you know?" Q&As via a highly engaging infographic design. Find out who cleans the floors of the Death Stars and what takes 1,000 years to digest its victims! From movie-making trivia to quirky facts you never knew, this guide will excite new and old fans alike of Star Wars Rebels™, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the Star Wars movies I-VI.
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"DK does what DK does best here…[f]ans will want to pore over this" — School Library Journal
"Find out the answers in this new book—and tons more—including answers to some questions in Star Wars: The Force Awakens!" — Comicbook.com
"If you have a youngling who's just getting into the franchise, this gorgeous full-color book is full of high quality pictures and tidbits/strange facts about Star Wars." — Panels.net
"This new hardcover book is captivating enough that it could be projected by R2-D2." — The Washington Post
Cole Horton is a historian, pop culture enthusiast, and longtime Star Wars aficionado. He is a frequent contributor for Lucasfilm and Marvel, writing for StarWars.com, Marvel.com, and the Marvel Augmented Reality app. He is the writer of DK's bestselling Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know.
Michael Kogge is an author, comic book writer, and screenwriter. He is a frequent collaborator with Lucasfilm, Lucas Arts, Activision, and Blizzard. Kogge was the recipient of the National Hispanic Media Coalition's Television Writer's Fellowship and was also a distinguished Fulbright Scholar. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, Incredibuilds: Star Wars: Millenium Falcon Deluxe Book and Model Set, and Star Wars The Force Awakens Junior Novel.
Kerrie Dougherty is the curator of space technology at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Australia. She also lectures in space-and-society studies for the International Space University in France. A Star Wars fan since 1977, she curated the Australian tour of the Star Wars: The Magic of Myth exhibition and developed the Revenge of the Sith section for DK's Star Wars: Complete Locations.
MZS.Press is the online arts bookstore founded by author, critic, and filmmaker Matt Zoller Seitz and directed by Judith Carter. It offers new, used, signed, collectible, and rare books on film, TV, music, photography, and the visual arts. The store was launched in 2019 on a different platform and has expanded to incorporate arts books published by MZSPress's private imprint: titles currently include Seitz's The Deadwood Bible: A Lie Agreed Upon and Dreams of Deadwood, about the HBO Western, and Walter Chaw's A Walter Hill Film.
Our deepest wish is to promote, encourage, and distribute work by small presses, academic presses, and individuals. Extraordinary work tends to get swallowed up on giant platforms like Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The store's inventory of nearly 1000 volumes is currently in the process of being reconstructed after its relocation from Cincinnati, Ohio, to Dallas, Texas. The titles featured here are personally selected by a group of curators and advisors, including Seitz, Carter, and an array of critics, artists, journalists, educators, publishers, and arts mavens who are known for their ability to suss out what Seitz's jazz musician dad liked to call "the good sh*t."
“Please. Have mercy. I’ve been wearing the same underwear since Tuesday.”
Matt Zoller Seitz
Critic, Author, Filmmaker, MZS Press Creator
Matt Zoller Seitz is the Editor at Large and film critic of RogerEbert.com; a staff writer for New York Magazine and Vulture.com, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism. His writing on film and TV has appeared in Sight and Sound, The New York Times, Salon.com, The New Republic and Rolling Stone. Seitz is the founder and original editor of the influential film blog The House Next Door, now a part of Slant Magazine.
Seitz has written, narrated, edited or produced over a hundred hours’ worth of video essays about cinema history and style for The Museum of the Moving Image, Salon.com and Vulture, among other outlets. His five-part 2009 video essay Wes Anderson: The Substance of Style was spun off into the hardcover book The Wes Anderson Collection. This book and its follow-up, The Wes Anderson Collection: Grand Budapest Hotel were New York Times bestsellers.
Other Seitz books include the New York Times bestellers The Sopranos Sessions and Mad Men Carousel; TV (The Book), The Deadwood Bible: A Lie Agreed Upon, and the forthcoming The Wes Anderson Collection: The French Dispatch. He is also an interviewer, moderator, and film programmer who has curated and hosted film and TV presentations for the Museum of the Moving Image, IFC Center, San Francisco's Roxie Cinema, and other venues. He is currently working on a memoir about his marriages and a feature-length documentary about his father, jazz musician and composer Dave Zoller.
His hobbies include exotic dancing, moonwalking, and affixing masking tape labels to every food item in the refrigerator, including eggs. He has the attention span of a gnat.