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I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons

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New York Times bestselling author، superstar comedian، and Hollywood box office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the، a، for، above، and even even. Put them together and you have a “hilarious but also heartfelt” (Elle) memoir on survival، success، and the importance of believing in yourself.

The question you’re probably asking yourself right now is: What does Kevin Hart have that a book also has?

According to the three people who have seen Kevin Hart and a book in the same room، the answer is clear:

A book is compact. Kevin Hart is compact.

A book has a spine that holds it together. Kevin Hart has a spine that holds him together.

A book has a beginning. Kevin Hart’s life uniquely qualifies him to write this book by also having a beginning.

It begins in North Philadelphia. He was born an accident، unwanted by his parents. His father was a drug addict who was in and out of jail. His brother was a crack dealer and petty thief. And his mother was overwhelmingly strict، beating him with belts، frying pans، and his own toys.

The odds، in short، were stacked against our young hero. But Kevin Hart، like Ernest Hemingway، J.K. Rowling، and Chocolate Droppa before him، was able to defy the odds and turn it around. In his literary debut، he takes us on a journey through what his life was، what it is today، and how he’s overcome each challenge to become the man he is today.

And that man happens to be the biggest comedian in the world، with tours that sell out football stadiums and films that have collectively grossed over $3.5 billion.

Paperback: 400 pages
Author: Kevin Hart، and Neil Strauss
Publisher: Atria 37 INK; Reprint edition (May 8، 2018)
Language: English
Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.4 inches

About the Author
Kevin Hart is an award-winning actor and comedian. His films، including Kevin Hart: What Now?، Central Intelligence، Think Like a Man، Get Hard، Ride Along، The Wedding Ringer، and The Secret Life of Pets have earned over $3.5 billion at the box office. His stand-up comedy tours، including Let Me Explain، Laugh at My Pain، and What Now?، have sold out arenas and football stadiums، leading Forbes to name him the “king of comedy.” He is also the first comedian with a Nike sneaker line; a television producer، creating the BET show Real Husbands of Hollywood and the Laugh Out Loud Network; and CEO of Hartbeat Productions. Hart currently lives in Los Angeles with his family.

Neil Strauss is an award-winning Rolling Stone editor، New York Times columnist، and writercowriter of eight New York Times bestselling books including The Game and The Truth.

Editorial Reviews
"[An] emotion-filled memoir full of grit and humor...Inspiring and thoroughly entertaining، Hart's memoir brings his readers into his hilarious universe of stories and philosophy." (Publishers Weekly، starred review)

"Hart is an incredibly magnetic storyteller، on the page as he is onstage، and that’s what shines through…a genial، entertaining guide to a life in comedy.” (Kirkus Reviews)

"Hilarious but also heartfelt." (Elle Magazine)

"You might expect to LOL while you’re reading – and، again، you will – but remember، this isn’t a comedy club. There are chuckles here، but you probably won’t find doubled-over belly-laughs. Instead، taking advice that he was given all those years ago، Hart tells his own personal story with humor، just the right touch of embellishment، and a full dose of the flip-side of funny without forcing anything. That’s good comedy، as he says… and it makes for a wonderful memoir." (Oaklandpost)

Edited by: Yara Sameh

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