27 November

Ty Pennington signs book contract with Zondervan

Life to the Extreme to Release May 14, 2019

Grand Rapids, Mich., November 27, 2018 – Star of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and the current Trading Spaces reboot, Ty Pennington, has inked a one-book contract with Zondervan. Life to the Extreme: How a Chaotic Kid Became America’s Favorite Carpenter, written with Travis Thrasher, will release in May 2019. Pennington is represented by Bill Stankey of Westport Entertainment. World rights were acquired by Senior Vice President of Author and Partner Development Matthew Baugher and Zondervan Acquisitions Editor Andy Rogers.

For the first time, Pennington shares parts of his personal story with fans. From his early life in Georgia where he built his first treehouse, to being diagnosed with ADHD in his college years, to achieving incredible television success—his life has been one adventure after another. In Life to the Extreme, Pennington will share the life lessons he’s learned through years. Serving others, random acts of kindness, and battling whatever life throws are the hallmarks of building a life that matters.

Pennington has been recognized as a leader in the field of volunteerism for his work on Extreme Makeover and Ty’s Great British Adventure. He served as ambassador for the Sears American Dream campaign. In line with his passion for creative and practical housing, he frequently volunteers time with Abōd Shelters Foundation, a charitable organization whose mission is to provide sustainable, quality housing to areas in need around the world.

“Ty Pennington has spent his career serving others and entertaining people with brilliant designs and an infectious sense of adventure,” says Andy Rogers, acquisitions editor. “He has a rare gift to draw communities together and create positive change. And he does so in a way that’s always … uniquely Ty. He’s also a recognized voice of encouragement for those living with ADHD and other challenges. This book will capture all of that and more.”

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