13 May

Ty Pennington launching new memoir with national TV appearances, sharing never-before-heard stories about his life

Life to the Extreme Releases May 14, 2019, with Media Appearances on TODAY and FOX & Friends

Grand Rapids, Mich., May 13, 2019 — Ty Pennington is sharing much of his personal story for the first time. In Life to the Extreme: How a Chaotic Kid Became America’s Favorite Carpenter (available May 14), Pennington describes his early life in Georgia where he organized neighborhood kids to build his first treehouse, to being diagnosed with ADHD in his college years, to accidentally becoming a model and a carpenter, to achieving incredible television success on the hit shows Trading Spaces and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Pennington’s life has been one incredible adventure after another.

Pennington will launch the book with major national media in New York City this week, including the TODAY Show on Wednesday, May 15, and FOX & Friends on Thursday, May 16. Additional appearances include PBS’ World News America, FOX News Radio, Guideposts, and Sirius XM’s The Highway and The Jenny McCarthy Show.

To celebrate the release of Life to the Extreme, Zondervan is sponsoring a $25,000 Ty Pennington Dream Kitchen Makeover Sweepstakes. One grand prize winner will receive a $25,000 check and an in-person interior kitchen design consultation with Ty Pennington. The sweepstakes begins at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time on May 16. Sign up now for a text reminder by texting “25k” to 31996 to receive a text as soon as it’s time to enter the sweepstakes on May 16. To learn more, visit LifetotheExtremeBook.com/25K.

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Ty 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 is back on the small screen in the new Trading Spaces, Small Business Revolution and While You Were Out. 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.

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Book Info:

Life to the Extreme: How a Chaotic Kid Became America’s Favorite Carpenter  

Ty Pennington with Travis Thrasher

Release date: May 14, 2019


$26.99; Hardcover

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