‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ Star Vanessa Lachey Announces Her First Book ‘Life From Scratch’ in New Emotional Video

by Samantha Whidden

NCIS: Hawai’i star Vanessa Lachey announced on Wednesday her first book, Life From Scratch. According to Lachey, the book is about family traditions as well as easy go-to recipes, silly stories, and tips on ways to stay connected. 

“This video was the moment I got to hold MY book for the very first time,” Lachey says in her Instagram post. The NCIS star is also seen emotionally opening the box that contains the book. “Life is flying by, the moments we make and share are the memories that will last forever.”

Vanessa Shares More Details About Her Upcoming Book

In an interview with People, NCIS star Vanessa Lachey shares more details about the book and what readers can expect. Lachey describes the book as a year-long guide. It has been a concept that’s been in development for more than 10 years. The book also celebrates families who color “outside” the lines.

“The [book’s] concept originally was just about how I’ve kind of stumbled along in life, making mistakes and learning the hard way about everything from cooking and dating to what not to wear to a wedding,” Lachey explains.

The NCIS castmate shares how not having a relationship with her mom impacts her approaches to certain things. Which includes how to apply makeup and how to be a good wife or mom. “Instead of constantly saying, ‘I don’t have a mom to show me how to do my makeup, what not to wear, how to be a good or a good mom.’ I said, ‘You know what? I can start that for my daughter and be that positive influence,” Vanessa states.

Lachey also says that the book is broken up into “the seasons” and in each season there’s a moment that readers can create and make their own. “It’s what we’ve done in the Lachey household,” Vanessa reveals. She then notes that she hopes it inspires readers to create their own memories and traditions with family or chosen family. 

The NCIS castmate’s book will be out in stores on November 16th.

Vanessa Prepares For Series Premiere of ‘NCIS: Hawai’i’

Meanwhile, Lachey is also preparing for the series premiere of her upcoming series NCIS: Hawai’i. The new show will center around Lachey’s character, NCIS Special Agent Jane Tennant. The character is the first female-lead in the NCIS franchise. 

In an April 2021 Instagram post, Vanessa states she is honored to join the NCIS franchise as the first female lead. “To do it on the Beautiful Islands of Hawai’i… I still can’t believe it! Thank You CBS for believing in me! Now let’s get to work!”

NCIS: Hawai’i will premiere on September 20th