Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Releases Exclusive Excerpt from Scott Brothers’ Memoir It Takes Two: Our Story

NEW YORK – Aug. 29, 2017 – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has released an exclusive excerpt from Jonathan and Drew Scott’s highly anticipated memoir, It Takes Two: Our Story. In their new book, out on Sept. 5, 2017, the stars of HGTV’s Property Brothers share never-before-heard tales of their childhood and rise to fame. The excerpt reveals their early entrepreneurial endeavors and unconventional career paths—from childhood gigs as clowns to stints as mall cops and actors. Readers can find the excerpt on the Scott Brothers’ website.

Since 2011, Jonathan and Drew Scott have brought big laughs and jaw-dropping house renovations to their wildly popular HGTV home-improvement shows. Fans who have been welcoming the Scotts into their homes on TV screens for years may think they know everything about the brothers, but they have so much more to share. Their memoir, It Takes Two: Our Story, reveals new stories about their childhood antics, career ambitions, relationships, and the ups and downs of living in the spotlight. Written by Jonathan and Drew in alternating chapters, the book reads like a conversation with your two friends—who just happen to be entrepreneurs, TV personalities, and best-selling authors.

“As a long-time follower of HGTV's Property Brothers, I can say with confidence that It Takes Two is the book fans have been truly waiting for. It's jam-packed with stories you've never heard before, and all at once it's funny, inspiring, and even heart-breaking, with both old and new photos on nearly every page, too," says Justin Schwartz, HMH Executive Editor.

Between the revealing stories, never-before-seen photographs, and hilarious annotations, the pages of It Takes Two: Our Story are engrossing. Fans will come away with a new understanding of the Scott brothers, whose humble beginnings, admirable passion, and rise to success make for an irresistible read.

Jonathan and Drew will be embarking on a nationwide book tour: The Scott Brothers’ House Party, presented by HGTV. The tour offers fans an uncensored look into their lives. There will be plenty of audience participation as they breakdown their do’s and don’ts, share the wisdom they’ve gleaned as entrepreneurs, and reveal all the hilarious moments that don’t make it onto television. Door prizes, impromptu design consults, behind-the-scenes bloopers, and plenty of laughs will round out this fun evening with Jonathan and Drew.

About the Scott Brothers

Entrepreneurs, TV personalities and authors, twin brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott are co-founders of Scott Brothers Global, which includes Scott Brothers Entertainment, The Scott Brothers and Scott Living. With offices in both the U.S. and Canada, Scott Brothers Entertainment produces award-winning and engaging content in all genres for TV, film and digital platforms. Scott Living, a designer collection of indoor and outdoor furniture, décor and bedding is available at a variety of North American retailers including QVC, Costco.com and Lowe’s. As TV personalities, the Scott Brothers' series are enjoyed by millions of viewers in over 150 countries. Recent musical endeavors include the release of multiple singles and inclusion on the Billboard’s Top Country chart. Their inaugural book, Dream Home was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller.

About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade Publishing

For nearly two centuries, HMH Trade Publishing has published some of the world’s most renowned novels, nonfiction, children’s books, and reference works. As part of a leading global learning company, it is uniquely positioned to offer educational and entertaining content for all audiences. Its distinguished author list includes ten Nobel Prize winners, forty-eight Pulitzer Prize winners, fifteen National Book Award winners, and more than one hundred Caldecott, Newbery, Printz, and Sibert Medal and Honor recipients. HMH publishes such distinguished authors as Philip Roth, Temple Grandin, Tim O'Brien, and Amos Oz, and a celebrated roster of children’s authors and illustrators including Kwame Alexander, Lois Lowry, and Chris Van Allsburg. HMH is also home to The Best American series®; The Whole30®, Weber Grill, Betty Crocker®, Better Homes and Gardens®, How to Cook Everything®, and other leading lifestyle properties; the Peterson Field Guides®; CliffsNotes™; books by J.R.R. Tolkien; and many iconic children’s books and characters, including Curious George®, The Little Prince, and The Polar Express. For more information, visit www.hmhco.com/popular-reading.

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