"I had a ghost writer; I'm not going to pretend I wrote it by myself. I worked on it solid for three months," Chenoweth said. "It's about my adoption, but it is about my life. I didn't want to call it a memoir, because I don't think that fits yet," she said, laughing.
One thing it's not about is the search for her birth parents. "It's actually kind of the opposite, about what it's like not to do that, and what it's like not to have that family history, but to connect with the people who raised you," Chenoweth said.
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Because I wanted to kind of give other people inspiration." Not to mention permission not to look if they don't want to. "There's so much pressure," Chenoweth said. "Every time I meet somebody, and they say, 'You're adopted — have you found your birth parents yet?'
Happy Announcement Followed by Reflections.
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