Book Soup and the City of West Hollywood’s WeHo Reads present Andrew Rannells discussing and signing Too Much is Not Enough: A Memoir of Fumbling Toward Adulthood, in conversation with Jessi Klein
In conversation with Jessi Klein!
From the star of Broadway's The Book of Mormon and HBO's Girls, the heartfelt and hilarious coming-of-age memoir of a Midwestern boy surviving bad auditions, bad relationships, and some really bad highlights as he chases his dreams in New York City.
When Andrew Rannells left Nebraska for New York City in 1997, he, like many young hopefuls, saw the city as a chance to break free. To start over. To transform the fiercely ambitious but sexually confused teenager he saw in the mirror into the Broadway leading man of his dreams.
In Too Much Is Not Enough, Rannells takes us on the journey of a twentysomething hungry to experience everything New York has to offer: new friends, wild nights, great art, standing ovations. At the heart of his hunger lies a powerful drive to reconcile the boy he was when he left Omaha with the man he desperately wants to be. As Rannells fumbles his way towards the Great White Way, he also shares the drama of failed auditions and behind-the-curtain romances, the heartbreak of losing his father at the height of his struggle, and the exhilaration of making his Broadway debut in Hairspray at the age of twenty-six. Along the way, he learns that you never really leave your past--or your family--behind; that the most painful, and perversely motivating, jobs are the ones you almost get; and that sometimes the most memorable nights with friends are marked not by the trendy club you danced at but by the recap over diner food afterward. Honest and hilarious, Too Much Is Not Enough is an unforgettable look at love, loss, and the powerful forces that determine who we become.
This event will take place at the City Council Chambers at the West Hollywood Library, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. West Hollywood, 90069.
All tickets (available on Eventbrite) include one entry and one copy of Too Much Is Not Enough to be received at check in. A book signing with our guest will follow the talk.
Questions about the event? Please call Book Soup at 310-659-3110 or visit us at www.booksoup.com
For more information on the City of West Hollywood’s WeHo Reads program please visit www.weho.org/wehoreads.