August 01, 2012 10:05am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Chuck Lorre's Vanity Cards to Get the Book Treatment
Chuck Lorre's vanity cards are getting the book treatment.
The showrunner behind CBS' The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men and Mike & Molly has inked a deal with Simon & Schuster to publish What Doesn't Kill Us, Makes Us Bitter.
Proceeds from the coffee table book will benefit the Dharma-Grace Foundation -- which Lorre established in 1999 to support the Venice Family Clinic, the largest free medical facility in the country.
The book, which will retail for $100, marks the first time Lorre's vanity cards will be published in a collected edition with the often philosophical musings enhanced with illustrations.
"It's just amazing to me that that's gone on this long," Lorre told The Hollywood Reporter of the duration of his vanity cards, which have included an apology to his father, among other more poignant efforts. "It's probably way too intimate to have used as a vanity card. It was an apology for being an idiot teenager."
Simon & Schuster is a division of CBS Corp.