This fall will mark two years since Anna Faris launched her popular podcast, Anna Faris is Unqualified, and began doling out sage advice to listeners. It will also be a time when her opinions are forever memorialized when they appear in the pages of her forthcoming comedic memoir.
In Unqualified, the actress will share stories about her rise from awkward teen in the suburbs of Washington to that of a Hollywood darling landing lead roles in big screen hits like Scary Movie, Just Friends, and The House Bunny. The Mom star will also include advice inspired by her podcast, as well as highlights from her own relationship failures and successes, including her marriage to Chris Pratt, who is also writing the book’s foreword.
Unqualified isn’t available for purchase until Oct. 24, but fans can preorder it here. Until then, check out the exclusive cover reveal below, along with an excerpt from the book’s introduction chapter.
Excerpt from Unqualified by Anna Faris
I’ve been doling out romantic advice my whole life. Most recently, and most publicly, on the podcast I cohost with my friend Sim Sarna (Anna Faris Is Unqualified).
I know what you’re thinking: That all sounds great for a podcast, where that girl who looks like Mena Suvari can take callers and have a conversation, but what’s going on with this book?
Well, apparently, after two years of hearing other people’s stories, I’ve learned a few things. About myself, about dating, and about the commonality of lust and heartbreak and desire and rejection and giddiness. I’ve been reminded that whether you’re in LA or Atlanta or Dubuque, your pride will be wounded after a breakup, you’ll struggle to tell a friend when you can’t stand her boyfriend, and when you’re truly happy, you’ll know it. I’ve learned that no matter where you live, there are some universal truths: If your closest friends stop showing up to your barbecues, you’re probably in a bad relationship. And if you opt for kindness over teasing, you’re probably in a good one.