After five years as hobbit Samwise Gamgee, Sean Astin has written a revealing book about life on the Lord of the Rings set. The trilogy gave him a new-found confidence, but not enough to look forward to Peter Jackson’s reaction, he tells Sarah Stuart. Sean Astin clears his throat, giggles anxiously and puts what he hopes is his best hobbit foot forward to tell me about his new book on the making of The Lord of the Rings. [More]

Be sure to check out’s exclusive sneak peak at Sean’s upcoming book. You can read the entire first chapter of the book as well as an exclusive MP3 of Sean Astin’s reading of an exclusive excerpt. [More]