Tuesday

A Little Bit Wicked by Kristin Chenoweth with Joni Rodgers

I am a big fan of Kristin Chenoweth so this was definitely a treat for me to read. I listen to the soundtrack for Wicked on my iPod all the time. I only wish I would have seen her perform as "Glinda" in Wicked live with Idina Menzel. But nonetheless, she was my favorite character on Pushing Daisies as Olive Snook. Oh, and did I mention her fabulous cameo on Glee (to die for). So I couldn't help but picking up this book in order to get more insider information on this tiny (with a very big voice) gal.

The moment you open the book you quickly hear Kristin's voice - you can hear her southern drawl, and her personality really shines through with each paragraph. Reading about her trials and tribulations made me love her even more.

At first the time line is a bit confusing because she runs back and forth from past to present, but her tone of writing is so fun that you can definitely overlook that. After awhile you get used to the skipping around and it just becomes part of the charm.

I loved getting insight into the workings of Broadway, how she felt about being adopted her faith, her schooling, Wicked, her love life, that huge mega-hit "Kristin", and it all wrapped up into this "tiny" package that you can definitely envision as being KRISTIN.

I thought it was interesting, light and more than once found myself laughing out loud. If you're a fan of Kristin Chenoweth, then you definitely have to read this (although I will forewarn this not a tell-all book; she doesn't dish on any co-stars or friends and I really appreciated that).

16 comments:

Emidy said...

To be honest, I haven't heard much about Kristin Chenoweth but I do recognize her face! I love books where you can, as you said, hear the person's voice in your head and truly understand where they're coming from. Nice review!

Emidy
Une Parole

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

I LOVE her too! I have this book and thought it was awesome!

Nina said...

When I looked at the title of the post, I thought it was a YA book. I mean I didn't know who she was!
But then I read that she's Olive Snook, I was hey yeah, I do know her. LOL. It sounds like a fun, wicked book, but just not for me. (Not a big fan)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

She is the CUTEST! I just love her! Man I miss Pushing Daisies :(
Fun review!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I think I am going to go watch her sing Hopelessly Devoted from Pushing Daisies :)

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sxyC1WLlyg)

Cindy said...

I will have to check this book out sounds good. She is so sweet loved her on Glee.

Nely said...

Juju - Isn't she just amazing. I love that song.

I'm not sure if you're a fan of Glee but she rocked it.

Check her out here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEV7-kkrWU0

♥Nely

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I'm not a Glee fan (I love the music just not the show) but this clip was awesome. You are SO right she ROCKED it!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

PS
I downloaded Alone from Amazon :)

Nely said...

Juju - mwahahahaha - I knew you'd love it. I have the CD and all the other goodies uploaded to my iPod too. I love anything GLEE.

♥Nely

...MY NAME IS ELENI AND I AM A BOOKAHOLIC... said...

Cute review...I also love Kristin Chenoweth..

brizmus said...

Oh, she's just so cute! I didn't even know she had a book out, but now that I do, I'm thining I need to read it! :-)

Bianca said...

I adore Kristin Chenoweth and Wicked. I'm a huge Broadway/Theatre fan!

Will have to check out this book!

Megan said...

I love Kristin Chenoweth! I've loved her since Wicked. I didn't realize she wrote a book. I'm definitely going to pick this book up. Thanks for the great review!

Alison (Alison's Book Marks) said...

Great review! I love Kristin Chenoweth (she was on The West Wing too!).

justicejenniferreads said...

Definitely adore her. I too listen to the Wicked soundtrack all the time! She is amazing and I loved her on Pushing Daisies - I'm still heartbroken that that show went off the air! Adding this to my list as I'd definitely love learning more about Kristin and it sounds like a super fun read.

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