12 October

Kristin Chenoweth to release gift book I’m No Philosopher, But I Got Thoughts with Harper Celebrate on January 17

(Nashville, Tenn.) October 12 — Emmy® and Tony® Award-winning actress, singer, and New York Times bestselling author Kristin Chenoweth’s I’m No Philosopher, But I Got Thoughts: Mini-Meditations for Saints, Sinners, and the Rest of Us will be published by Harper Celebrate, a gift book imprint of HarperCollins Focus, on January 17, 2023.

Photo of Kristin Chenoweth by John Russo

I’m No Philosopher, But I Got Thoughts is a high-design, colorful gift book packed with Kristin’s hilarious and insightful philosophical-ish musings on connection, creativity, loss, love, and closure, which appear alongside intimate stories from Kristin’s personal and professional life. 

“I think we can all agree that what this tired world needs right now is one big celebration,” said Kristin.  “You bring the champagne, and I’ll bring this book, which is my gift to you: a celebration of whatever makes this day joyful, a mini-vacation from whatever makes it a challenge.”

“When I first met Kristin, it was her warmth, humor, and friendliness that immediately made me feel like we’d been friends for years,” said Michael Aulisio, vice president and publisher, Harper Celebrate.  “That’s what is most exciting about I’m No Philosopher, But I Got Thoughts.  Through this creative and immersive book format, the reader comes alongside Kristin like a good friend to glean her thoughts on love, purpose, career, and more – all with the goal of adding a little more joy to life.”

Singer, songwriter, actress, and friend Ariana Grande provides an introduction. I’m No Philosopher, But I Got Thoughts will be available for purchase in hardcover, ebook, and audiobook with Kristin narrating on January 17, 2023.  

Kristin will celebrate the upcoming publication of I’m No Philosopher, But I Got Thoughts at a TalkShopLive pre-sale event LIVE at 6:00pm EST on Sunday, October 23, with guest host actress Kathy Najimy. Attendees who purchase a copy of the book during the TalkShopLive event will receive a signed book and commemorative holiday card.  For more information, visit talkshop.live/channels/kristinchenoweth.

I’m No Philosopher, But I Got Thoughts was acquired for Harper Celebrate by Danielle Peterson from Richard Abate at 3 Arts Entertainment.    

About Kristin Chenoweth: 

Emmy® and Tony® Award-winning actress, singer, and New York Times bestselling author Kristin Chenoweth’s career spans film, television, voiceover, and stage. She received an Emmy® Award for her role in Pushing Daisies, won a Tony® Award for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and received a Tony® Award nomination for her original role of Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked. Kristin has released multiple albums, including The Art of Elegance and For the Girls, and has performed to sold-out audiences across the world. Notable TV and film credits include Schmigadoon!, West Wing, Descendants, and her Emmy®-award nominated role on Glee; and Holidate, Deck the Halls, RV, and Four Christmases. She is the author of the bestselling books What Will I Do with My Love Today and A Little Bit Wicked. In partnership with the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center (BAPAC) Foundation, she launched her annual Broadway Bootcamp for young Broadway hopefuls. Kristin is a graduate of Oklahoma City University with a Master’s degree in Opera Performance. She is an inductee into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, and in 2015 she received a coveted star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

About Harper Celebrate:

Harper Celebrate publishes projects such as daily readers; lifestyle books on topics like hospitality, home decorating, organization, and crafting; journals; photography-driven books and anthologies; poetry; mindfulness; and occasion-focused books such as holiday celebrations, graduation, and gifts for special persons. For more information, visit www.harpercollinsfocus.com/harper-celebrate.

About HarperCollins Focus:

HarperCollins Focus, LLC owns and operates a collection of publishing imprints, that enlighten and empower readers to transform their hearts and minds, connecting through story, advice, mentorship and community. The company’s mission is to inspire the world with content that equips people to lead lives of significance, integrity and purpose. The company is based in Nashville, TN. For more information go to www.harpercollinsfocus.com.

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03 November

Harper Celebrate signs inaugural authors to its roster

Authors include actress and singer, Kristin Chenoweth

(Nashville, Tenn.) November 3, 2021—Harper Celebrate, the newest imprint of HarperCollins Focus, today announced the acquisition of three standout authors: Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer, Kristin Chenoweth; Daytime Emmy Award-winning television host and acclaimed pop-vocalist, Adrienne Bailon-Houghton, and team therapist for the NBA’s Detroit Pistons, Dr. Corey Yeager who was also featured on Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry’s The Me You Can’t See docuseries.

Kristin Chenoweth: Photo taken by John Russo

“When acquiring the imprint’s debut authors, we sought out people from diverse experiences and backgrounds who could help readers celebrate all aspects of life. Kristin Chenoweth, Adrienne Bailon-Houghton, and Dr. Corey Yeager are all we could have hoped for and more.” said Michael Aulisio, vice president and publisher for Harper Celebrate.

Kristin Chenoweth, widely known for originating the role of Glinda the Good Witch in the Broadway smash-hit, Wicked, is an Emmy and Tony Award winner, with an expansive career in film, television, voiceover, and stage. She has performed to sold-out audiences across the world and currently stars in the Apple TV+ musical comedy series Schmigadoon!  Her hilarious and insightful gift book, I’m No Philosopher, But I Have Thoughts:  For Saints, Sinners, and the Rest of Us, with Harper Celebrate is set to release in winter 2023.

Chenoweth commented on the Harper Celebrate partnership, “I think we can all agree that what this tired world needs right now is one big celebration, and I’m so thrilled to partner with Harper Celebrate to do my part to bring a little hope, humor, and vulnerability to a world that’s in need of it. You bring the champagne, and I’ll bring my thoughts.”  

Adrienne Bailon-Houghton

Adrienne Bailon-Houghton is a Daytime Emmy Award and NAACP Image Award-winning television host, acclaimed pop-vocalist, lifestyle personality, producer, and founder of the jewelry brand XIXI, and luxury vegan handbag label La Voûte. She co-hosts The Real, a daily talk show on FOX Television stations. Bailon-Houghton launched her YouTube channel, All Things Adrienne, in 2018. Since its launch, the channel has grown to more than 1 million subscribers and has generated more than 62 million total views. Her lifestyle book, Happily Ever Adrienne: Celebrate Style, Beauty, Health and Hospitality All Year Long, is set to release in spring 2023.

“I’m so excited to be publishing with Harper Celebrate,” remarked Bailon-Houghton. “We are creating a book that will truly celebrate the essence of life – from the tips and tricks of fashion to the relationships that make life happy and rewarding.”

Dr. Corey Yeager

Dr. Corey Yeager, is a widely known and respected licensed therapist. He not only serves as the team therapist and life coach for the NBA’s Detroit Pistons but was also recently showcased on the Oprah and Prince Harry The Me You Can’t See docuseries on Apple TV+. Dr. Yeager is passionate about leading meaningful dialogue on the subjects of race and racism, which has led to collaborations with USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Saint Cloud State University, The Smithsonian Institute, and more. His book, How Am I Doing?:  40 Conversations to Have with Yourself  will help jumpstart a conversation on mental wellness and will release in fall 2022.

“I am very excited about the blossoming collaboration with Harper Celebrate,” said Yaeger. “The book we are creating will facilitate a meaningful conversation about mental wellness, with people working to better understand the most important person they know…themselves!

“Harper Celebrate was created to uplift and celebrate the people, occasions, interests, and gifts in our reader’s lives,” continued Aulisio.  “Kristin, Adrienne, and Dr. Corey perfectly exemplify the heart of this imprint, and I cannot wait to get their books in the hands of readers.”

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