Glee star Jenna Ushkowitz, a.k.a. "Tina," inspires fans to invoke positive thinking into everything they do in this inspirational scrapbook.
Time to Gleek out!
Fans of the breakout musical series will flock to Ushkowitz’s heartfelt and practical guide on how to be your true self, gain self-esteem, and find your inner confidence. In Choosing Glee, Jenna shares her life in thrall to performance, navigating the pendulum swing of rejection and success, and the lessons she learned along the way. Included are her vivid anecdotes of everything before and after Glee: her being adopted from South Korea; her early appearances in commercials and on Sesame Street; her first Broadway role in The King and I; landing the part of Tina onGlee; her long-time friendships with Lea Michele (a.k.a. Rachel Berry) and her roommate Kevin McHale (a.k.a. Artie); and touring the world singing the show’s hits to stadium crowds. Peppered throughout are photos, keepsakes, lists, and charts that illustrate Jenna's life and the choices she has made that have shaped her positive outlook.
Choosing Glee will speak to the show's demographic who are often coping with the very stresses and anxieties the teenage characters on Glee face. Think The Happiness Project for a younger generation: With its uplifting message and intimate format, teens can learn how, exactly, to choose glee.
"I've known Jenna since we were eight years old on Broadway and through all these years Jenna has always been such an amazing positive and caring person in my life. She's always known who she is and always has a smile on her face and has made all her dreams come true." —Lea Michele
“Jenna's joy radiates through everything she does. This book embodies what Glee is about; being true yourself and following your dreams.” —Ryan Murphy, Glee co-creator
About the Author
JENNA USHKOWITZ plays Tina on the huge FOX hit, Glee. She started her acting career at the age of three and made her first appearance on Broadway’s The King and I at the age of nine. Jenna returned to Broadway for Spring Awakening and has been on Glee since the show's inception.
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (April 23, 2013)