Homer and Bart put together a team to author the next successful tween novel franchise and make a million dollars, but discover that they need Lisa's help to pull it off.

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Homer Simpson (voice)
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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Bart Simpson / Additional Voices (voice)
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Neil Gaiman (voice)
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T.R. Francis / Agnes Skinner / Various (voice)
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Lisa becomes disheartened when she learns the shocking truth behind the "tween lit" industry and her beloved fantasy novel characters. But Homer decides to cash in on the craze and forms a team to group-write the next "tween lit" hit, with the king of fantasy, Neil Gaiman, lending his expertise to the effort. After catching the eye of a slick industry publisher at the Springfield Book Fair, the team gets an advanced copy of their work and discovers that the corporate lit business is a bigger operation than they imagined. Written by Fox Publicity

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One of the books featured at the Springfield Book Fair is Steve Hely's "How I Became A Famous Novelist," which also revolves around the deliberate creation of a bestselling novel solely for personal gain via going to the bookstore, determining what's already selling well, and slapping together a pastiche of it. See more »

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The publisher at Tween Lit reads the manuscript from back to front, not from front to back. See more »

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Homer Simpson: The king of fantasy novels in our fantasy novel writing team?
Bart Simpson: Okay, Gaiman, you're in. Your job is to get us lunch, and lose the British accent.
Neil Gaiman: Cheeseburgers! French fries! I'm all over that, pal!
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References Friday Night Lights (2006) See more »

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One of Season 23's best,
9 July 2012 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

The Book Job is a brilliant Simpsons episode with at storyline thats funny and smart,with a great guest appearance from Neil Gaiman.I enjoyed the shows reference to books like Harry Potter and Twilight and the references to heist movies.

When Lisa discovers the truth about book publishing,she struggles to write her own book and prove the publishers wrong.Meanwhile,Homer and Bart are doing a much better job than Lisa ad decide to pull a heist on the publishers by making a very successful book,with the help of Principal Skinner,Patty,Professor Frink,Moe and guest star Neil Gaiman.

5/5 Stars


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