To celebrate the completion of the Autobiography of Mark Twain (Volume 3 officially publishes today), we will be revisiting and exploring for the first time many of the incredible stories around this landmark event. From what led him to set a 100 year embargo on its publication (and addressing one portion “To the Unborn Reader.”), to what it meant for a university press to sell half a million copies, get ready for tales ranging from the scandalous to the heart-warming.

To kick it off, this video presents a lively series of interviews introducing viewers to the work that went on behind the scenes in the production of the Autobiography of Mark Twain.

In case you want more on the making of the Autobiography, we’ve got it here: