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Lea Michele Inks Book Deal for Spring 2014 Publication by Harmony Books

Contact: Tammy Blake

Lea Michele, star of Fox Television’s popular series Glee, has signed a deal with Harmony Books, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group at Random House, Inc., to write her first book.  Titled BRUNETTE AMBITION, the book is scheduled for publication in spring 2014 and will be released simultaneously in the U.S. and Canada in print and digital formats. Tina Constable, Senior Vice President, Publisher, Harmony Books, acquired world, audio, electronic book, and first-serial rights from Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, Co-head of the Worldwide Literary Department and Board Member of William Morris Endeavor.  Suzanne O’Neill, Executive Editor for Harmony Books, will edit the book.  Michele is represented by William Morris Endeavor and Untitled.

 Part memoir, part how-to, and part style-guide,  BRUNETTE AMBITION will take readers through  Michele’s journey from normal Bronx-born schoolgirl to Broadway child star to lead actress in one of the most popular shows on television.  With a personal and intimate, behind-the-scenes perspective, including never-before-seen photos, she will tell how she got to where she is, how she has taken care of herself along the way, and how girls growing up can do it too, revealing the practical advice and lessons she’s learned, from beauty and fashion secrets to fitness tips and career insights.

 “There wasn’t a guidebook when I was growing up, that detailed everything I would need to do, and know, to get where I am today,” said Michele. “But I believe I can write one of sorts: not a how-to-make-it-in-show-business book, but a guide to harnessing tenacity, passion, enthusiasm, and hard work to make your dreams come true.”

 Said Tina Constable, “The millions of fans who have watched Lea Michele–whether as Rachel Berry on the hit show Glee, looking gorgeous on red carpets, in movies like New Year’s Eve, or in Broadway shows like Spring Awakening–know that she is an exceptionally talented, hard-working, and successful performer. We’re thrilled to publish her practical, illustrated lifestyle book that not only will show what it took for her to achieve her success but that will also inspire any girl who is striving to be her best self.”   

 Lea Michele is best known for her performance as Rachel Berry on the critically acclaimed, Golden Globe, Grammy, and SAG award-winning Fox Television series Glee. She has been nominated for an Emmy, a SAG Award, and multiple Golden Globes.  The face of L’Oreal, she has been featured on the covers of Elle, Glamour, InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Allure, and Nylon. Currently she is voicing the lead role on Summertime Entertainment’s animated 3D musical “Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return,” set for release in early 2014.

 Harmony Books is an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group at Random House, Inc., whose parent company is Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA.

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