cover image Life Is Like a Musical: How to Live, Love and Lead Like a Star

Life Is Like a Musical: How to Live, Love and Lead Like a Star

Tim Federle. Running Press, $18 trade paper (224p) ISBN 978-0-7624-6264-3

Federle (Tequila Mockingbird) draws on his experience as a Broadway dancer in this delightful handbook of “hard-won showbiz lessons” that can be applied to all aspects of life and contribute to helping readers build more successful futures. Presenting advice “borrowed from Broadway” in a series of 50 witty vignettes, Federle aims to inspire readers to make any changes they may be seeking, whether these changes are in service to getting a better job, a healthier relationship, or simply a greater sense of satisfaction. Each chapter references a situation Federle encountered in the theater—with titles such as “Value Courage Over Confidence,” “Be a Good Scene Partner,” and “Rehearse Under Emergency Conditions”—and relates these situations to everyday experiences. His advice includes “envision a destination for yourself” and “start doing things that feel significant and meaningful to you.” The result is an intuitive guide that puts life into perspective in humorous and entertaining fashion. Agent: Brenda Bowen, Greenburger Associates. (Oct.)