Life, Love, and Faith in Stages
On Sale: April 14, 2009
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"Life's too short. I'm not."
know her as a Tony Award-winning Broadway star, who
originated the role of Galinda the Good Witch in the smash
musical Wicked and won a Tony for 1999's You're a
Good Man, Charlie Brown. Or you may recognize her from
her starring roles on TV -- The West Wing, Pushing
Daisies, Sesame Street...oh, and her Huge Hit
Sitcom Kristin on NBC. (Huge hit. L.A. breast-implant
huge. Ask either of the people who watched it.) Or maybe you
saw her sexy spread in FHM magazine? Or her
appearance on Pat Robertson's The 700 Club? Kristin
is a wonderful collection of contradictions -- but everyone
who's ever met her remembers her as the little girl with the
big voice. At four foot eleven, Kristin Chenoweth is an
immense talent in a petite but powerful package.
this lively, laugh-out-loud book, Kristin shares her journey
from Oklahoma beauty queen to Broadway leading lady,
reflecting on how faith and family have kept her grounded in
the dysfunctional rodeo of show biz. The daughter of an
engineer and a nurse, Kristin was singing in front of
thousands at Baptist conventions by age twelve and winning
beauty pageants by age twenty-two. (Well, actually she was
second runner-up almost every freaking time. But, hey, she's
not bitter.) On her way to a career as a professional opera
singer, she stopped in New York to visit a friend and went
on a whim to an audition. Through a combination of talent,
hard work, and (she's quick to add) the grace of God,
Kristin took Broadway by storm. But of course, into every
storm, the occasional drizzle of disaster must
Filled with wit, wisdom, and backstage insight,
A Little Bit Wicked is long on love and short on
sleep; it's essential reading for Kristin's legions of fans
and an uplifting story for anyone seeking motivation to
follow his or her dreams -- over the rainbow and beyond.
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