Crown announced it will publish comedian, writer, actor, producer, and director Seth Rogen’s first book, YEARBOOK, on May 11, 2021, in hardcover and digital formats. An audio edition will be released simultaneously by Penguin Random House Audio, read by the author. UTA represented Rogen in the deal. Rogen first shared the news via his social media platforms. On Twitter, Rogen tweeted: “I wrote a book called Yearbook. It’s true stories and essays and stuff that I hope you think are funny. It comes out in May, but if you like you can order it now.” Rogen shared a similar message on Instagram, adding, “I’ve been working on this for years and am psyched to get it out in to the world. Yay! Thanks to the amazing @toddjamesreas for doing my cover art.”
When approached for comment, Sandy Rogen, Seth’s mother, had this to say: “At first I was worried that Seth was writing a book, because I was like, ‘Oh no! What’s he gonna say?!’ I was actually scared to even read it. But I’m very happy I did. It’s not really a memoir, like I thought it might be. I guess it’s more of a bunch of funny stories? Does that make sense? He talks about doing stand-up when he was a kid (I drove him to all his shows!), his grandparents, high school, moving to L.A., meeting some famous people, things like that. If I’m being honest, I really wish there wasn’t so much drug talk. Why does he need all that? It’s like ‘We get it!’ And some of the stories? I mean, they’re entertaining, but I was just shocked they happened and he never told me! Overall, I think it’s more sweet and funny than anything, so I like it, and I’m glad he wrote it, but I’d be even more glad if he called me more.”
Seth Rogen is an actor, writer, producer, director, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who, alongside longtime collaborators Evan Goldberg and James Weaver, produces film and television projects through their production company, Point Grey Pictures. Rogen can next be seen in Hulu’s series Pam & Tommy, which has been spearheaded by Point Grey. Currently, Rogen stars in Brandon Trost’s film An American Pickle, in which he plays both lead characters. Rogen and Goldberg also launched Houseplant, a Canada-based cannabis company. In 2012, Rogen and his wife, Lauren Miller-Rogen, founded HFC, a national nonprofit organization that funds research and provides care for families coping with Alzheimer’s.