37 INK, an imprint of Simon & Schuster’s Atria Publishing Group, will publish From the Hart, which promises to be “an anecdote-filled, inspirational memoir” by Kevin Hart, according to Dawn Davis, Vice President and Publisher. Scheduled for a Father’s Day 2017 publication, From the Hart will look at how the actor, comedian and writer has used the pitfalls and setbacks he’s experienced in his life, which range from growing up with an addicted father to failing miserably at his first gigs, to fuel his drive to succeed.
“My kids know I’m a big deal,” Hart says in the announcement. “They’re very aware. I let them know every day, I say, ‘Look, daddy’s a big deal.’ Now I’ll have a book out to prove it.”
Davis acquired World rights (excluding UK) from Marc Gerald of UTA on behalf of Dave Becky at 3 Arts. “I’ve been watching Kevin’s star rise ever since he stole the show in Think Like a Man,” she said. “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.”
Hart will narrate the audiobook for Audible Studios, the production arm of Audible, Inc.
Hart’s recent movie projects include Universal’s Ride Along 2, which grossed over $100 million worldwide, Screen Gems’ The Wedding Ringer, opposite Josh Gad and Warner Brothers’ Get Hard, opposite Will Ferrell. The consummate worker, Hart is also a force in television, executive producing Real Husbands of Hollywood which premiered its third season last September.