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Publisher's Summary

The eagerly awaited follow-up to the number one New York Times best seller Hamilton: The Revolution, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s new book gives listeners an extraordinary inside look at In the Heights, his breakout Broadway debut, written with Quiara Alegría Hudes, now a Hollywood blockbuster.

“[An] exuberant, unique, and invaluable record of dynamic, brilliant, and soulful creativity.” (Booklist, starred review)

In 2008, In the Heights, a new musical from up-and-coming young artists, electrified Broadway. The show’s vibrant mix of Latin music and hip-hop captured life in Washington Heights, the Latino neighborhood in upper Manhattan. It won four Tony Awards and became an international hit, delighting audiences around the world. For the film version, director Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians) brought the story home, filming its spectacular dance numbers on location in Washington Heights. That’s where Usnavi, Nina, and their neighbors chase their dreams and ask a universal question: Where do I belong?

In the Heights: Finding Home reunites Miranda with Jeremy McCarter, co-author of Hamilton: The Revolution, and Quiara Alegría Hudes, the Pulitzer Prize-winning librettist of the Broadway musical and screenwriter of the film. They do more than trace the making of an unlikely Broadway smash and a major motion picture: They give listeners an intimate look at the decades-long creative life of In the Heights.

Like Hamilton: The Revolution, the audiobook offers untold stories, perceptive essays, and the lyrics to Miranda’s songs - complete with his funny, heartfelt annotations. 

This is the story of characters who search for a home - and the artists who created one.

©2020 Random House (P)2020 Random House Audio

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  • Maura
  • 2021-06-16

As always, stunning!

I finished this book in a day. After watching the movie In the Heights twice, I wanted to learn about the stories behind it. If you are a musical fan, this is for you. I love it!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-06-17

1000/10

SO GREAT. LIn Manuel Miranda continues to impress. Everything he creates ends up so extraordinary — this book is no exception. If you loved Hamilton: The Revolution, you will LOVE this too.

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  • Liana
  • 2021-06-16

Delightful and Insightful

It’s behind the scenes straight from the authors, composers,… Brilliant and enjoyable to listen. I could have listened another 7 hours of stories.

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  • BS
  • 2021-07-21

Fantastic!!!

Will listen to this again!!! Made the book come alive. Trust me - you’ll want the audio version also!

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  • A Signing Mom
  • 2021-07-13

A welcome bow on the gift that is “In The Heights”

Having seen the Broadway version, the PBS Great Performances episode, and recently the movie, this book adds so much depth to my knowledge of ITH. Love hearing Lin-Manuel’s voice as well as Quiara’s. America Ferrera narrates beautifully. As Lin-Manuel suggests, do listen with the cast recording or soundtrack handy.

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  • Crystal
  • 2021-07-07

If you love Hamilton and/or Heights…

The chapters read, rapped, and sung by Lin made this one of my favorite audiobooks of all time! I loved hearing the stories behind the characters and songs. I’m reading this back to back with Hamilton: Revolution and I actually preferred this book to that. I highly recommend this!

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  • Chrisbunny
  • 2021-07-05

Good!

I really enjoy the backstory and the way the book handles the different versions of In the Heights, including the how and why of the stage vs movie storylines/ timeline. America Ferrera is good as the narrator and soo much better than the Hamilton book, with Mariska Hargitay. I also love how LMM sings and explains his notations on the libretto in this book, so much better than how it was handled in the Hamilton version.

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  • Mama C
  • 2021-06-26

Wow’

This is a fantastic telling of the development of In The Heights, giving insight to the stage and film versions. So much makes sense now!

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  • Jennifer Baratta
  • 2021-06-22

Narrators are outstanding here.

The authors are outstanding here also Fans of Washington Heights should get this book and listen to this.