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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

Critic Reviews

“Ebullient.... What is most compelling is testimony about how this musical about a community ended up forging new communities and awakening a new appreciation for home in cast and audiences alike.” (Booklist, starred review) 

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  • 06-16-21

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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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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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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Take me to the Heights!

Absolutely brilliant book covering every aspect of every production. It serves as a wonderful reminder of the strength and struggles of the creative spirit. Highly recommended for everyone!!

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The hydrants are open!

A delightful listen for any ITH fan! Full of love for Lin and Quiara for all of the insights and explanations.

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Gracias por acompañarlos en su recorrido de vida…

El libro es un recorrido de vida… un acompañamiento en el proceso creativo, pero también en el crecimiento de todos quienes estuvieron involucrados… gracias x compartilo!
Gracias x las multiples voces en la narración… en algunos momento escuchaba en mi mente las voces originales en las capsulas de “recuerdos”. Gracias,

Me volvi fanatica de la obra en el 2015, lo presentaron en Perú y conoci la historia x primera vez (siendo que tenia años de existencia y ya Hamilton un hit en broadway y yo no lo sabia). Su música me acompañó cada mañana al despertar durante un año. Tenia a mi familia harta x lo monotematica (paso lo mismo años después con Hamilton). Esperé la película con ansias y no pude verla en latinoamerica hasta que la colocaron en venta.

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  • Jo
  • 07-29-21

I love it so much ❤️❤️❤️


Lots of hard work went into ‘In The Heights’ to produce such a legendary musical-‘In The Heights’ is the one musical that will remain on my mind forever- for what it represents and the sheer awesomeness of the songs and the story👍🏻

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Breathtaking

Being able to be brought in on the stories behind the show and the voices who created it, was amazing. Usually something has personal touches to it, but this book allowed me to understand the entire show was personal. There wasn’t a random thing thrown in. Couldn’t recommend it enough.

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  • 07-21-21

Fantastic!!!

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