Oklahoma Martin and Pam Beesly were not exactly best friends in “The Office”. But in reality, the women playing those roles are the best of friends! Angela Kinsey spoke with us by phone and shared details about the book she and her “Office” co-star Jenna Fischer wrote together.
Both Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey host the “Office Ladies” podcast.
In the 2019, Fischer and Kinsey launched ‘Office Ladies,’ a podcast in which the two stars re-listen to the series. Each week, the iconic duo takes a closer look at a different episode of “The Office.”
Last nights 2021 #iHeartPodcastAwards, Office Ladies won the Podcast of the Year Award & the Best Ad Read Award! Thank you to everyone who voted! We love doing this podcast and are thrilled! Thank you @iHeartRadio and a big thank you to our awesome team @earwolf ! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/j1xYzeWD6Q
– Angela Kinsey (@AngelaKinsey) January 22, 2021
Occasionally, Fischer and Kinsey welcome guests on the show. From writer, director and actor Paul Lieberstein to cinematographer and director Randall Einhorn, “The Office” ladies have teamed up with various cast and crew members to tell fans behind-the-scenes stories from the people who were there.
‘The Office’ cast members kept diaries on set
A self-described “lady in the ’90s,” journaling became Kinsey’s favorite pastime in college. It was a hobby she pursued until her acting career.
While on the phone with Kinsey, we talked about her and Fischer’s upcoming book on The Office. Ironically, the diary entries Kinsey and Fischer made on set helped them write their new book.
In fact, Kinsey says a lot of people kept diaries on the set of “The Office.” “Jenna is still journaling,” Kinsey said on our call. “It’s a little harder for me to create that space for myself now.” Still, the journals she kept on the set of the series have served her well.
Throughout our conversation, Kinsey counted her diary collection. “I sit next to a bookshelf in my shed and I sit next to one, two, three, four, five…” Kinsey counted a total of 16 journals.
If she journaled on the set of “The Office,” it wasn’t because she thought the series would have as lasting an impact as it did. “I certainly thought the show was special,” the actress, writer and baker explains. “[But journalism is] just a part of my life.”
“At the time, [I] just kind of wrote about my day and my experiences,” Kinsey added. “In my thirties, I was already a grandma.”
Pam from ‘The Office’ and Angela have a new book coming out in 2022
Now, Kinsey’s passions for journaling and scrapbooking have inspired the book she and Fischer will publish in 2022. Together, Kinsey and Fischer wrote the book, “The Office BFFs: Tales of The Office from Two Best Friends Who Were There. The book won’t be released until Feb. 8, 2022, but Office fans can pre-order it now.
Yes! @AngelaKinsey and I are writing a book! It’s called “The Office BFFs.” It’s about our friendship and our time on the show. It has a bunch of pictures and great stories. You can pre-order it here: https://t.co/6Ymg6BGIWy https://t.co/lTyPldvlDP
– Jenna Fischer (@jennafischer) February 16, 2021
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“Angela and I have been through so much together,” Fischer shared on Instagram. “We met on ‘The Office’ and it kicked off one of the most important relationships in my life. And now we get to share all about it in our new book, The Office BFFs!”
Fischer says they worked on the manuscript for more than a year, using their “journals and lots of bins of photos.” The book will detail their time on the show, what it was like to become a mother, and the impact those changes had on their work and their friendship. Fischer says the book will also be about how she and Kinsey went into business together as “Boss Ladies of Office Ladies.”
Pre-order your copy of The Office BFFs: Tales of The Office from Two Best Friends Who Were There today! And stay tuned for updates on Kinsey and Fischer’s next venture together.