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, just like the odds that are stacked against the release of a new book in this era of social media (where Hart has a following of over 100 million, by the way). But Kevin Hart, like Ernest Hemingway, JK Rowling, and Chocolate Droppa before him, was able to defy the odds and turn it around. In his literary debut, he takes the reader 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.
I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons is officially out next Tuesday, June 6th, but it’s currently available for pre-order over at Amazon and Audible. Hart also kicks off a multi-city book tour next week; check out all the stops below:
June 4 - New York, NY (BookCon, 4:00pm) June 5 - New York, NY (Barnes & Noble Union Square, 7:00pm) June 7 - Philadelphia, PA (Philadelphia Free Library, 7:30pm) June 8 - Washington, DC (Politics & Prose, 7:00pm) June 9 - Miami, FL (Books & Books, 7:00pm) June 10 - Houston, TX (Books-A-Million, TBD) June 11 - Minneapolis, MN (Mall of America, 1:00pm) June 12 - Los Angeles, CA (Barnes & Noble The Grove, 7:00pm)