I'm No Philosopher, But I Got Thoughts

Mini-Meditations for Saints, Sinners, and the Rest of Us

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Pub Date 17 Jan 2023 | Archive Date 24 Jan 2023

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Aristotle. Socrates. Descartes. And now, Chenoweth. (How about some women, am I right?)

From television actress, Broadway star, and New York Times bestselling author Kristin Chenoweth comes I'm No Philosopher, But I Got Thoughts, an inspiring high-design, colorful book featuring philosophical-ish musings on connection, creativity, loss, love, faith, and closure. Just like Kristin’s grandmother inspired her to trust her heart and develop her own belief system, you'll be inspired to develop your own life philosophies, as you journey through some of Kristin's most vulnerable and humorous personal stories, in her constant pursuit to make the most out of life.

In each chapter, you'll find:

  • Behind-the-scenes stories from Kristin's personal life
  • High-design, colorful pages of inspirational quotes
  • Engaging prompts, prayers, and inspiring quotes


Oh, and a warning: There will be Bible verses. There will be f-bombs. Read responsibly.

I'm No Philosopher, But I Got Thoughts is the perfect book to pick up on days when you need an extra shot of encouragement, a little laughter, and a gentle reminder that kindness can take you a long way. This is a great gift to give for birthdays, holidays, graduations, Mother's Day, or for fans of Kristin Chenoweth, known for her Emmy Award–winning role in the ABC hit series Pushing Daisies and Broadway's Wicked.

Aristotle. Socrates. Descartes. And now, Chenoweth. (How about some women, am I right?)

From television actress, Broadway star, and New York Times bestselling author Kristin Chenoweth comes I'm No...


Advance Praise

“Sweet and salty, hilarious and vulnerable—I’m No Philosopher, But I Got Thoughts is signature Kristin Chenoweth.” 

—Kathy Najimy, activist, actor, producer, writer'

“When you feel that your life’s worries are too heavy to carry anymore . . . put them down—and pick up this book. A game changer!”  

—Hoda Kotb, co-anchor, TODAY, and co-host, TODAY with Hoda & Jenna

“This ‘KC’ (as we lovingly call each other) has a light that makes everyone feel seen, appreciated, and understood. Kristin Chenoweth can connect with ANYONE. Her heart and soul are just what we need in these troubled times.”

—Katie Couric, award-winning journalist, producer, and New York Times best-selling author

“Sweet and salty, hilarious and vulnerable—I’m No Philosopher, But I Got Thoughts is signature Kristin Chenoweth.” 

—Kathy Najimy, activist, actor, producer, writer'

“When you feel that your life’s...


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What’s not to love about this fab leading lady. The pages are filled with great stories, wit, interesting anecdotes and TONS of sass.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and thank the publisher and Netgalley for this advance copy in exchange for my honest reviews.

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Thank yo to Harper Celebrate and to NetGalley for an ARC of this book.

I am a big Kristin Cheoweth fan, and I was really excited when I saw that she had a new book out.

This book is fantastic. She shares life stories and little tips about self care. She is so positive, and I just love her attitude. Even when she is sick she finds a way to make a rainbow out of the rain. I would definitly reccomend this for any Kristin fan, Broadway fan, or someone that needs a good pick me up. This book would make a great gift. I can't wait to buy a copy.

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This book was a quick and easy read. It had lots of colorful graphics on the pages, and there were some prompts to encourage you to do further introspection after reading. Chenoweth writes as if speaking to a friend, without blustering or lots of unnecessary words. The story is divided into chapters. I would recommend this book for fans of her work.

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Haha I absolutely loved reading this! I usually don’t care much for memoirs but this one was hilarious and I loved it!

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I'm no Philosopher, but a I've got thoughts is part advice part pep talk part journal as Chenoweth shares her thoughts on everything from screwing up, to forgiveness, to friendship. The book is filled with stories from Chenoweth's own life alongside cute lists and quotes and pie charts that sun up her thoughts on each area of life.

While this type of book isn't generally for me and I would have preferred a little more personal narrative and real life examples, I think Chenoweth succeeded at what she set out to do by creating a fun uploading book with a lot of heart and something pretty much anyone can learn from, even a cynical skeptic like me.

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Are you a Kristin Chenoweth fan? Do you love America's sweetheart? Look no further! Chenoweth inspires and uplifts with prayers, quotes, and personal stories. This is excellent for any fans of Kristin. Highly recommended!

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This book is a perfect mix of faith, humor, honesty, and fun. It felt like spending time with a friend.

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I adore Kristin Chenoweth and while reading this book I found myself reading it in her voice! While yes it was heavy on the religious talk, the messages she was sharing were solid and worth sharing. I enjoyed this read and I’ll for sure be recommending it when it comes out!

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A sweet memoir/mini devotional, loaded with even parts sassy and sentimental stories, Ms. Chenoweth's "Thoughts" really make ya think, you know? Personally, I loved it and read it cover to cover in no time. If you've got serious issues with Christianity, you probably won't like the amount of God talk or Bible verses, but I think it struck the right balance for those of us who don't mind at all!

Thank you so much to NetGalley, Kristin Chenoweth and the publisher for the Advance Copy - all thoughts and opinions are my own and freely given!

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“From television actress, Broadway star, and New York Times bestselling author Kristin Chenoweth comes I’m No Philosopher, But I Got Thoughts, an inspiring high-design, colorful book featuring philosophical-ish musings on connection, creativity, loss, love, faith, and closure.”

Full Disclosure: I’m this book’s target audience. I’m a 44 year old, female, Christian, theatre devotee.

I’m a girl who can belt out Memories (tho’ I skew less Glinda and more Elphaba) and while I’m annoyed 90% of the time by 85% of His creation, I love me some Jesus.

Because of the above, (and because my brain helpfully provided her distinctive voice) this book was a fairly good time.

Did I find it hard to pigeonhole this work? Yes.

Did I find the collection of essays mildly disjointed? Yes.

Did I enjoy it, anyhow? Also, yes.

Part memoir, part self-help workbook, part Book of (un)Common Prayer, I really appreciated her philosophy of “Eating the fish, without choking on the bones.”

While I understand that many will find her prayers hard to relate to, I think, with a little tweaking, her meditations could work for most.

7/10

Thanks to NetGalley and Harper Celebrate for this diversion of an ARC.

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This was such a fun book! I enjoyed Kristin Chenoweth's previous book and was excited to read this one. The formatting was interesting, some pages were just short prayers, quotes, or meditations. I enjoyed learning more about her and her life. Overall, it was an enjoyable read!

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Brava! I love when a star of this magnitude writes with genuine humor and humility, and I get see them as human rather than celebrity. Kristin Chenoweth is relatable on many levels, and I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Thanks to NetGalley for the advance copy.

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This was a great read! It was fast, easy and hilarious. So Kristin, too. I could easily picture her saying everything, and I seemed to be able to read it in her voice most of the time! Her thoughts are wonderful and great to live by. Many of her thoughts and "philosophies" are good things to live by. I highly recommend this book. It is fun to read and it leaves you feeling great about yourself!

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A Little Bit Wicked is one of my favorite memoirs of the early 2000's. Kristin is so full of life and spunk...and so funny! Having that book really stuck with me all these years I was excited to check out I'm No Philosopher, But I Got Thoughts: Mini Meditations For Saints, Sinners, and the Rest of Us.

I just love the way Kristin tells a story. I love hearing about her Christian upbringing in Oklahoma and how her roots got her to where she is today. I love her wit, positivity, and just overall charm. This book is a mixture of stories from her life and advice for yours. Although it feels a bit all over the place I think that just means you could pick it up and read at any time, skip around a little, and it still make sense. The foreword from Ariana was a nice added bonus. Thank you to NetGalley and Harper Celebrate for an ARC. 4 stars.

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Great premise and engaging tale with relatable characters… a little slower-places but this is definitely worth the read, y’all. Pick it up!
Thanks to the publisher and netgalley for this ARC opportunity

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I snagged this because I love Kristin Chenoweth and based on the title I thought this might be a fun read. Other than that I had no expectations! I didn’t realize she already has written another book. This one was filled with anecdotes and bits of wisdom that I thoroughly enjoyed I really would like to read a physical copy, because the eGalley seemed to have messed with the formatting making it hard to follow at times.
I also would like to take notes in the margins of this one. I found myself nodding and hi lighting so many thoughts she shares. It was a good and quick read, and I will likely purchase the physical copy.

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Kristin as always is a fun voice to hear from and as a life long Wicked / Broadway fan, I'll be interested in hearing her thoughts for years to come

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