I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons
Superstar comedian and Hollywood box office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have got the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.
The question you’re probably asking yourself at the moment is: What does Kevin Hart have that a book also has?
According to the three people who have seen Kevin Hart and a book in the same room, the answer is clear:
A book is compact. Kevin Hart is compact.
A book has a spine that holds it together. Kevin Hart has a spine that holds him together.
A book has a beginning. Kevin Hart’s life uniquely qualifies him to write this book by also having a beginning.
It begins in North Philadelphia. He used to be born an accident, unwanted by his parents. His father used to be a drug addict who used to be out and in of jail. His brother used to be a crack dealer and petty thief. And his mother used to be 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, used to be able to defy the odds and turn it around. In his literary debut, he takes the reader on a journey through what his life used to be, what it is today, and how he’s overcome each challenge to turn into the man he is today.
And that man happens to be the biggest comedian on this planet, with tours that sell out football stadiums and films that have collectively grossed over $3.5 billion.
He achieved this not just through hard work, determination, and talent: It used to be through his unique way of taking a look at the world. Because just like a book has chapters, Hart sees life as a collection of chapters that each person gets to write for himself or herself.
“Not only do you get to select how you interpret each chapter, but your interpretation writes the next chapter,” he says. “So why not make a selection the interpretation that serves your life the most efficient?”
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