Ricci, a Yale English graduate who played Elphaba over 40 times, details the audition process, rehearsals and performances to give readers "a firsthand account of the entire process—its challenges, quirks, and rewards." In a statement the actress said, "'Unnaturally Green' is procedural—since it answers the question, ‘what’s it actually like?’—and personal, since it’s very much about self-discovery. Plus, it’s funny (hopefully!), and revelatory; before I did Wicked, I had literally no concept of what it would be like, moment to moment, to become incorporated into a huge musical. I think fans of theater, Wicked, or aspiring actors will appreciate this up-close and personal glimpse.”
"Unnaturally Green," press notes state, is a "memoir about overcoming (or, in the end, embracing) one’s 'greenness' in order to accomplish something that at one point seemed impossible."
Published by BookBaby and Amazon CreateSpace, the book is now available for purchase on UnnaturallyGreen.com and Amazon.com, or as an e-book on Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader or any Apple iBookstore product.