Too Much Is Not Enough

Too Much Is Not Enough

From the star of Broadway's The Book of Mormon and HBO's Girls, the heartfelt and hilarious coming-of-age memoir of a Midwestern boy surviving bad auditions, bad relationships, and some really bad highlights as he chases his dreams in New York City

When Andrew Rannells arrived in New York City from Omaha in 1997, he, like many, saw the city as a chance to break free. To start over. To transform the fiercely ambitious but sexually confused teenager he saw in the mirror into the Broadway leading man of his dreams.

In Too Much Is Not Enough, Rannells takes us on the journey of a twentysomething hungry to experience everything: new friends, wild nights, great art, standing ovations. And at the heart of his hunger lies a powerful drive to reconcile the boy he was and the man he might have been with the man he wants to be. As Rannells reveals how he merged these Andrews into the one who made his Broadway debut at 26, he also shares stories from his path to the Great White Way, from horrible auditions and behind-the-curtain romances to the exhilaration of landing his first gig in Hairspray and the heartbreaking death of his father at the height of his ascent. Along the way, Rannells learns that you never really leave your past--or your family--behind; that the most painful, and perversely motivating, jobs are the ones you almost get; and that sometimes the most unforgettable nights are marked not by the hot clubs you danced at, but by the recap over diner food after.

Filled with candor and humor, Too Much Is Not Enough is an entertaining look at love, loss, and the powerful forces that determine who we become.

Title:Too Much Is Not Enough
Edition Language:English
ISBN:null

    Too Much Is Not Enough Reviews

  • Miranda Reads

    4.5 stars But here is something I discovered quickly about ambition and achieving your dreams: Once you taste it, you want more. Andrew Rannells - star of The Book of Morman and Girls - writes an atyp...

  • Meredith

    4.5 starsAndy Rannells, you stole my heart! Too much is Not Enough covers Andrew Rannells childhood in Omaha, Nebraska in the 1980s up to his first casting in a Broadway production in the early 2000s...

  • Susanne  Strong

    4 StarsEndearing, Honest and Laugh-out-Loud Funny. Mr. Rannells is the epitome of Hard work and Determination! Admittedly, I don’t really watch TV, so Andrew Rannells is someone I’ve heard of, but...

  • Larry H

    4.5 stars.I've always thought that Andrew Rannells was my spirit animal. Seriously, when I first saw him perform in his Tony Award-nominated role in The Book of Mormon, I thought to myself, if I were...

  • megs_bookrack

    All the stars for a star! This was absolutely EVERYTHING a memoir should be.Andrew Rannaells grew up in Omaha, far from the glittering lights of Broadway, but he always felt he was meant for the stag...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    A funny and endearing memoir of this Broadway star!Andrew Rannells leaves Omaha in 1997 to head to New York City because he has big dreams. His sights are set on Broadway. We already know he makes it ...

  • Katie B

    Good example of how a memoir can end up being a really enjoyable read even if if you don't know much about the person prior to reading. Loved the use of humor in this one and the stories of what led h...

  • Cheri

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !!4.5 StarsI haven’t seen Andrew Rannells performance in The Book of Mormon or anything else, for that matter, didn’t know who he was until I read this, or read about this, so ...

  • Megan (ChroniclesOfABookworm)

    Was it even remotely possible for me to fall more deeper in love with this man? Yes. Yes it was. Andy is BAE for life. 🥰...

  • Lorri Steinbacher

    Read this in prepub. Due out in March 2019. What started as an entertaining Modern Love column in the NYT has been expanded into a series of essays detailing Rannells' early years in New York. Rannell...