*Kevin Hart is taking steps to enter the literary arena with penning a memoir.
USA Today cites an announcement from the Atria Publishing Group that reveals the funnyman will publish his memoir, titled “From the Hart” on Father’s Day in 2017.
In a press release, the company’s vice president and publisher, Dawn Davis, described the book as “an anecdote-filled, inspirational memoir” that will be published under the 37 Ink imprint. “From the Hart” will examine how Hart has used obstacles and setbacks he’s experienced in life to fuel his drive to succeed. Among those obstacles and setbacks are Hart growing up with an addicted father as well as failing miserably at his first gigs.
“He not only has a comedic sensibility that is perfectly-pitched for our time, he has a bounty of stories from his life that are wise, funny, and entertaining,” Davis told USA Today while sharing that she’s been watching the comedian’s celebrity status rise since his show-stealing performance in “Think Like a Man.”
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Hart’s venture into being an author comes as he remains active on the scene with recent movies such as “Ride Along 2, with Ice Cube;” “The Wedding Ringer,” with Josh Gad; and “Get Hard,” with Will Ferrell. Hart’s next big-screen outing will be “Central Intelligence” with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The action comedy is set to arrive in theaters on June 17.
In addition to big screen success, which includes presenting at the Oscars in February, Hart is making power moves on the small screen as an executive-producer of BET’s “Real Husbands of Hollywood.” On the stand-up front, Hart’s current comedy tour, “What Now” has been a proven success with grossing more than $100 million worldwide.
Weighing in on his popularity, Hart described it in a way that only he can.
“My kids know I’m a big deal. They’re very aware,” he said. “I let them know every day, I say, ‘Look, daddy’s a big deal.’ Now I’ll have a book out to prove it.”