By Andrew Rannells
Crown, March 12, 2019

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

Filled with candor and humor, Too Much Is Not Enough is an entertaining look at love, loss, and the powerful forces that determine who we become.


Selected Praise

“I am one of the lucky few who has actually kissed Andrew Rannells square on the lips on television, but even that didn’t get me as close to him as this remarkable book, which straddles the line between brutal honesty and wild humor and sticks the landing every time. Perfectly capturing the years of self-doubt as we transition from the teenagers we were to the adults we want to be, Andrew transcends entertainment memoir and tells a story of becoming—painful, pure, and true. He’s a singer and an actor and a dancer, and guess what? It turns out he’s a writer.” — Lena Dunham, author of Not That Kind of Girl
“To see Andrew Rannells on anything—Broadway, TV, film—is to inevitably end up with a painfully huge crush on Andrew Rannells. I thought my feelings for him were finally under control, but then he had to go and write this memoir and I fell for him all over again. Too Much Is Not Enough is raw and sweet and real and laugh-out-loud funny, just like him—and is destined to be required reading for anyone trying to make it through the highs and lows of chasing a dream. Damn you, Andrew Rannells. I love you.”  — Jessi Klein, author of You’ll Grow Out of It

“Andrew’s coming-of-age, coming-of-fame story is hilarious, touching, and relatable. I devoured it in a day and I already can’t wait to read his next book!” — Andy Cohen, author of Most Talkative 

“From Omaha to Broadway, this funny, big-hearted book follows a boy just crazy enough with ambition and love to bend the world to his dreams. Andrew Rannells has written a wise and moving story about struggle and success, the intoxication of the stage and the home that, if we’re very lucky, we can make for ourselves in art.” — Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You

"Some of us need to chart our own path from a place where we feel completely alone to the place where we make sense to ourselves. If you’re at the start of that trip right now, you're lucky to have Too Much Is Not Enough as a joyous, generous roadmap. If you’ve made it there, you’ll see yourself reflected in some hilarious and heartbreaking stories. Either way, you will laugh and think and look for other people who’ve read it so you can talk about it all night long. Andrew Rannells nails the triumph, the turmoil, and the absolute necessity of following your gut, even—especially—when it scares you." — Dave Holmes, author of Party of One


About the Author

Andrew Rannells is an actor, singer, and performer best known for originating the role of Elder Price in The Book of Mormon and playing Elijah Krantz in HBO's Girls. A Tony and Drama Desk nominee and Grammy winner, he has also played Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, King George III in Hamilton, and Whizzer in Falsettos, and is currently starring in the 2018 Broadway revival of The Boys in The Band. On the small screen, he has appeared in Girls, The New Normal, and The Knick, the upcoming series The Romanoffs for Amazon, and Black Monday for Showtime. Rannells's film credits include Why Him?, The Intern, Bachelorette, and A Simple Favor. His writing has been published in the New York Times "Modern Love" column.


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