Simon & Schuster to Publish REBEL RISING by Rebel Wilson in April 2024

NEW YORK, October 4—Simon & Schuster announced today that it will publish Rebel Rising from the scene-stealing star of Pitch Perfect and Bridesmaids, Rebel Wilson. A refreshingly candid, hilarious, and inspiring book about Rebel’s unconventional journey to Hollywood success and loving herself, the book will publish globally on April 2, 2024. 

For decades, Rebel Wilson had single-mindedly focused on her career, making a name for herself through her iconic roles in Pitch Perfect, Bridesmaids, and Isn’t It Romantic. Now she’s ready to chronicle the emotional and physical lessons she learned, as well as her most embarrassing experiences. A malaria induced hallucination? An all-style-martial arts fighting tournament? Junior handling at dog shows? And this was all BEFORE she moved to Hollywood!  

“This book is like me sitting down telling my deepest, darkest secrets to a friend…with some laughs along the way of course…so when it’s released, ‘my friend’ will become YOU,” says Rebel.

Rebel Rising follows Rebel Wilson’s incredible journey of “making it,” constantly questioning, “Am I good enough?,” “Will I ever find love?” and “Will I ever change and become healthy?” Rebel writes for the first time about her most personal and important moments in her life—from fertility issues, weight gain and loss, sexuality, overcoming shyness, rejections and, well…okay there’s at least one story thrown in about Brad Pitt! It’s all here. This memoir shows us how to love ourselves, while making us laugh uncontrollably. 

Rebel Wilson is an Australian actress, director, comedian, writer, singer and producer. She’s known for her roles in the Pitch Perfect series, Bridesmaids, How to be Single, Senior Year, The Hustle, Jojo Rabbit, and more. Mindy Marques, Executive Editor at Simon & Schuster, bought North American, 1st serial, and audio rights in an exclusive submission from Erin Malone at WME Agency. The book will be simultaneously published by Simon & Schuster in hardcover, ebook, and audio. Rebel Wilson will narrate the audiobook herself.

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