Lose Well

Lose Well

A laugh-out-loud, kick-in-the-pants self-help narrative for anyone who ever felt like they didn?t fit in or couldn?t catch a break?comedian and cult hero Chris Gethard shows us how to get over our fear of failure and start living life on our own terms. Let?s face it: we all want a seat at the cool table, a great job, and loads of money. But most of us won?t be able to achie A laugh-out-loud, kick-in-the-pants self-help narrative for anyone who ever felt like they didn?t fit in ...

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Title:Lose Well
Author:Chris Gethard
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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:Lose Well
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

Lose Well Reviews

  • Amy
    Dec 05, 2018

    I got a copy of the audiobook, which surprisingly included a whole 2 hours and 32 minutes of bonus content! After the book there were a bunch of interviews with people who were mentioned in the book, who had some significant impact on Chris's life. I think the bonus interviews were a r...

    It?s honestly probably just a 3-star book, but I find Gethard just so damn charming that it earns the book another star. This books teeters between self-help and autobiographical humor. Unfortunately, the chapters seem to focus on just one or the other genres, making the book seem di...

    3.5 stars. I really wasn?t looking for an inspirational book (and didn?t realize that?s what the book was when I bought it), I just wanted to support Chris Gethard as a small payment for the hours of entertainment he?s provided me with. It?s a good book... I dig the senti...

    About 30% humblebrag, 70% useful. I think I would have gotten more out of it if I shared Gethard's rather liberal definition of "failure," but overall it was an encouraging, warm and funny book about pursuing your dreams, even if they don't make sense to anyone but you. ...

    Had Gethard on the podcast, and it was a ton of fun. As such, I read this book before doing so. It's the sort of thing I needed more at 19 than I do in my 30s, but I still got great insights into the way he sees the world! ...

    Chris Gethard is probably one of the coolest and most original human beings alive. This book, while being a ?self help? book is also part memoir, and made me laugh SO hard numerous times. I listened to the audiobook, but plan on purchasing a hardcover as well. No spoilers- but the ...

    I received a complimentary advance copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. While Gethard is known for The Chris Gethard Show and the Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People podcast, I?m only familiar with him as musical-guest-Jeff-Rosenstock-host and author of t...

    winning by losing what you don't want (or need) A sort of self-help love letter to weirdos with nascent creative ambitions, this book is a blend of advice, anecdote, and a philosophy of productive failure. For those of you who don?t know Gethard, a primer: he?s a comedian-impro...

    A 3 for me, but I think it would be higher for fans of Chris Gethard. I enjoy his stand-up but don't follow much of his other projects. A friend of mine is really into him and I know he will love the book, so if you're a big fan of Chris you'll love the book. It was a little cliche ...

    A blend of self-help and memoir for outsiders with lofty ambitions. Thesis: you will lose and you will suffer. It will not be fun, and it might not even necessarily lead to quote-unquote success. But beauty can come from it. By confronting the fear and taking risks, you can lead an enr...

    Listened to the audiobook of this one, which I'm glad I did. After the book there were some good interviews with some of the folks mentioned in the text. It gave some good context and addressed the fact that The Chris Gethard Show got canceled between the writing of the book and the re...

    I got this book at one of Chris Gethard?s stand-up shows and didn?t quite know what to expect. This is a mix of comedy writing and self-help motivation, which was interesting. I had quite a few laugh-out-loud moments, but more reflective and heartwarming moments. His heart really c...

    By far the best self-help book I've read, especially for creative types who are trying to figure themselves and their career out. I mostly bought this book because Beautiful/Anonymous is one of my favorite podcasts but this book was really well-done. The balance between advice and pers...

    I?m a huge Gethard fan and placed this book on hold before the library even had a copy. Overall I thought it was a good effort at a ?motivational/inspirational? book. It was obvious the publishers were trying to make it longer- lots of 2 page chapters. If he would have concentrat...

    This book helped me in so many ways. When your trying to get what you want in life keep chipping away until you get it. It?s never too late. ?I regret some of the things I?ve done, but I will never regret the things I haven?t done. Because anything I?ve wanted to try, I?ve ...

    The self help angle falls flat sometimes, but Gethard has made a career of going all out; missing the mark comes along with that risk. At its heart there are good stories. If you didn't read his first book do that first. ...

    This book is really meant for people just starting their careers but still has a positive message for others. I enjoyed hearing about Gethard?s hijinks. ...

    An entertaining look at failure and how to thrive with it. Not as deep as I'd like ...

    Wonderful mix of memoir and inspiration. Very funny and very poignant. ...

    "Crushing It" for emotional weirdos. ...

    If I were Oprah, this is the book I'd be recommending to everyone this year. And I should be. ...

    A lot of the content didn't really connect with me, but there are I think some worthy thoughts and lessons to carry through life. ...

    It?s more like four stars, but I just love him so much that I gave him five. ...

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  • Stephanie Griffin
    Nov 12, 2018

    I got a copy of the audiobook, which surprisingly included a whole 2 hours and 32 minutes of bonus content! After the book there were a bunch of interviews with people who were mentioned in the book, who had some significant impact on Chris's life. I think the bonus interviews were a r...

    It?s honestly probably just a 3-star book, but I find Gethard just so damn charming that it earns the book another star. This books teeters between self-help and autobiographical humor. Unfortunately, the chapters seem to focus on just one or the other genres, making the book seem di...

    3.5 stars. I really wasn?t looking for an inspirational book (and didn?t realize that?s what the book was when I bought it), I just wanted to support Chris Gethard as a small payment for the hours of entertainment he?s provided me with. It?s a good book... I dig the senti...

    About 30% humblebrag, 70% useful. I think I would have gotten more out of it if I shared Gethard's rather liberal definition of "failure," but overall it was an encouraging, warm and funny book about pursuing your dreams, even if they don't make sense to anyone but you. ...

    Had Gethard on the podcast, and it was a ton of fun. As such, I read this book before doing so. It's the sort of thing I needed more at 19 than I do in my 30s, but I still got great insights into the way he sees the world! ...

    Chris Gethard is probably one of the coolest and most original human beings alive. This book, while being a ?self help? book is also part memoir, and made me laugh SO hard numerous times. I listened to the audiobook, but plan on purchasing a hardcover as well. No spoilers- but the ...

    I received a complimentary advance copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. While Gethard is known for The Chris Gethard Show and the Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People podcast, I?m only familiar with him as musical-guest-Jeff-Rosenstock-host and author of t...

    winning by losing what you don't want (or need) A sort of self-help love letter to weirdos with nascent creative ambitions, this book is a blend of advice, anecdote, and a philosophy of productive failure. For those of you who don?t know Gethard, a primer: he?s a comedian-impro...

    A 3 for me, but I think it would be higher for fans of Chris Gethard. I enjoy his stand-up but don't follow much of his other projects. A friend of mine is really into him and I know he will love the book, so if you're a big fan of Chris you'll love the book. It was a little cliche ...

    A blend of self-help and memoir for outsiders with lofty ambitions. Thesis: you will lose and you will suffer. It will not be fun, and it might not even necessarily lead to quote-unquote success. But beauty can come from it. By confronting the fear and taking risks, you can lead an enr...

    Listened to the audiobook of this one, which I'm glad I did. After the book there were some good interviews with some of the folks mentioned in the text. It gave some good context and addressed the fact that The Chris Gethard Show got canceled between the writing of the book and the re...

    I got this book at one of Chris Gethard?s stand-up shows and didn?t quite know what to expect. This is a mix of comedy writing and self-help motivation, which was interesting. I had quite a few laugh-out-loud moments, but more reflective and heartwarming moments. His heart really c...

    By far the best self-help book I've read, especially for creative types who are trying to figure themselves and their career out. I mostly bought this book because Beautiful/Anonymous is one of my favorite podcasts but this book was really well-done. The balance between advice and pers...

    I?m a huge Gethard fan and placed this book on hold before the library even had a copy. Overall I thought it was a good effort at a ?motivational/inspirational? book. It was obvious the publishers were trying to make it longer- lots of 2 page chapters. If he would have concentrat...

    This book helped me in so many ways. When your trying to get what you want in life keep chipping away until you get it. It?s never too late. ?I regret some of the things I?ve done, but I will never regret the things I haven?t done. Because anything I?ve wanted to try, I?ve ...

    The self help angle falls flat sometimes, but Gethard has made a career of going all out; missing the mark comes along with that risk. At its heart there are good stories. If you didn't read his first book do that first. ...

    This book is really meant for people just starting their careers but still has a positive message for others. I enjoyed hearing about Gethard?s hijinks. ...

  • Dan
    Oct 28, 2018

    I got a copy of the audiobook, which surprisingly included a whole 2 hours and 32 minutes of bonus content! After the book there were a bunch of interviews with people who were mentioned in the book, who had some significant impact on Chris's life. I think the bonus interviews were a r...

    It?s honestly probably just a 3-star book, but I find Gethard just so damn charming that it earns the book another star. This books teeters between self-help and autobiographical humor. Unfortunately, the chapters seem to focus on just one or the other genres, making the book seem di...

    3.5 stars. I really wasn?t looking for an inspirational book (and didn?t realize that?s what the book was when I bought it), I just wanted to support Chris Gethard as a small payment for the hours of entertainment he?s provided me with. It?s a good book... I dig the senti...

    About 30% humblebrag, 70% useful. I think I would have gotten more out of it if I shared Gethard's rather liberal definition of "failure," but overall it was an encouraging, warm and funny book about pursuing your dreams, even if they don't make sense to anyone but you. ...

    Had Gethard on the podcast, and it was a ton of fun. As such, I read this book before doing so. It's the sort of thing I needed more at 19 than I do in my 30s, but I still got great insights into the way he sees the world! ...

    Chris Gethard is probably one of the coolest and most original human beings alive. This book, while being a ?self help? book is also part memoir, and made me laugh SO hard numerous times. I listened to the audiobook, but plan on purchasing a hardcover as well. No spoilers- but the ...

    I received a complimentary advance copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. While Gethard is known for The Chris Gethard Show and the Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People podcast, I?m only familiar with him as musical-guest-Jeff-Rosenstock-host and author of t...

    winning by losing what you don't want (or need) A sort of self-help love letter to weirdos with nascent creative ambitions, this book is a blend of advice, anecdote, and a philosophy of productive failure. For those of you who don?t know Gethard, a primer: he?s a comedian-impro...

    A 3 for me, but I think it would be higher for fans of Chris Gethard. I enjoy his stand-up but don't follow much of his other projects. A friend of mine is really into him and I know he will love the book, so if you're a big fan of Chris you'll love the book. It was a little cliche ...

    A blend of self-help and memoir for outsiders with lofty ambitions. Thesis: you will lose and you will suffer. It will not be fun, and it might not even necessarily lead to quote-unquote success. But beauty can come from it. By confronting the fear and taking risks, you can lead an enr...

    Listened to the audiobook of this one, which I'm glad I did. After the book there were some good interviews with some of the folks mentioned in the text. It gave some good context and addressed the fact that The Chris Gethard Show got canceled between the writing of the book and the re...

  • Karen
    Dec 04, 2018

    I got a copy of the audiobook, which surprisingly included a whole 2 hours and 32 minutes of bonus content! After the book there were a bunch of interviews with people who were mentioned in the book, who had some significant impact on Chris's life. I think the bonus interviews were a r...

    It?s honestly probably just a 3-star book, but I find Gethard just so damn charming that it earns the book another star. This books teeters between self-help and autobiographical humor. Unfortunately, the chapters seem to focus on just one or the other genres, making the book seem di...

    3.5 stars. I really wasn?t looking for an inspirational book (and didn?t realize that?s what the book was when I bought it), I just wanted to support Chris Gethard as a small payment for the hours of entertainment he?s provided me with. It?s a good book... I dig the senti...

    About 30% humblebrag, 70% useful. I think I would have gotten more out of it if I shared Gethard's rather liberal definition of "failure," but overall it was an encouraging, warm and funny book about pursuing your dreams, even if they don't make sense to anyone but you. ...

    Had Gethard on the podcast, and it was a ton of fun. As such, I read this book before doing so. It's the sort of thing I needed more at 19 than I do in my 30s, but I still got great insights into the way he sees the world! ...

    Chris Gethard is probably one of the coolest and most original human beings alive. This book, while being a ?self help? book is also part memoir, and made me laugh SO hard numerous times. I listened to the audiobook, but plan on purchasing a hardcover as well. No spoilers- but the ...

    I received a complimentary advance copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. While Gethard is known for The Chris Gethard Show and the Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People podcast, I?m only familiar with him as musical-guest-Jeff-Rosenstock-host and author of t...

    winning by losing what you don't want (or need) A sort of self-help love letter to weirdos with nascent creative ambitions, this book is a blend of advice, anecdote, and a philosophy of productive failure. For those of you who don?t know Gethard, a primer: he?s a comedian-impro...

    A 3 for me, but I think it would be higher for fans of Chris Gethard. I enjoy his stand-up but don't follow much of his other projects. A friend of mine is really into him and I know he will love the book, so if you're a big fan of Chris you'll love the book. It was a little cliche ...

    A blend of self-help and memoir for outsiders with lofty ambitions. Thesis: you will lose and you will suffer. It will not be fun, and it might not even necessarily lead to quote-unquote success. But beauty can come from it. By confronting the fear and taking risks, you can lead an enr...

    Listened to the audiobook of this one, which I'm glad I did. After the book there were some good interviews with some of the folks mentioned in the text. It gave some good context and addressed the fact that The Chris Gethard Show got canceled between the writing of the book and the re...

    I got this book at one of Chris Gethard?s stand-up shows and didn?t quite know what to expect. This is a mix of comedy writing and self-help motivation, which was interesting. I had quite a few laugh-out-loud moments, but more reflective and heartwarming moments. His heart really c...

    By far the best self-help book I've read, especially for creative types who are trying to figure themselves and their career out. I mostly bought this book because Beautiful/Anonymous is one of my favorite podcasts but this book was really well-done. The balance between advice and pers...

    I?m a huge Gethard fan and placed this book on hold before the library even had a copy. Overall I thought it was a good effort at a ?motivational/inspirational? book. It was obvious the publishers were trying to make it longer- lots of 2 page chapters. If he would have concentrat...

    This book helped me in so many ways. When your trying to get what you want in life keep chipping away until you get it. It?s never too late. ?I regret some of the things I?ve done, but I will never regret the things I haven?t done. Because anything I?ve wanted to try, I?ve ...

    The self help angle falls flat sometimes, but Gethard has made a career of going all out; missing the mark comes along with that risk. At its heart there are good stories. If you didn't read his first book do that first. ...

    This book is really meant for people just starting their careers but still has a positive message for others. I enjoyed hearing about Gethard?s hijinks. ...

    An entertaining look at failure and how to thrive with it. Not as deep as I'd like ...

    Wonderful mix of memoir and inspiration. Very funny and very poignant. ...

    "Crushing It" for emotional weirdos. ...

    If I were Oprah, this is the book I'd be recommending to everyone this year. And I should be. ...

    A lot of the content didn't really connect with me, but there are I think some worthy thoughts and lessons to carry through life. ...

    It?s more like four stars, but I just love him so much that I gave him five. ...

    ...

  • Dan
    Dec 10, 2018

    I got a copy of the audiobook, which surprisingly included a whole 2 hours and 32 minutes of bonus content! After the book there were a bunch of interviews with people who were mentioned in the book, who had some significant impact on Chris's life. I think the bonus interviews were a r...

    It?s honestly probably just a 3-star book, but I find Gethard just so damn charming that it earns the book another star. This books teeters between self-help and autobiographical humor. Unfortunately, the chapters seem to focus on just one or the other genres, making the book seem di...

    3.5 stars. I really wasn?t looking for an inspirational book (and didn?t realize that?s what the book was when I bought it), I just wanted to support Chris Gethard as a small payment for the hours of entertainment he?s provided me with. It?s a good book... I dig the senti...

    About 30% humblebrag, 70% useful. I think I would have gotten more out of it if I shared Gethard's rather liberal definition of "failure," but overall it was an encouraging, warm and funny book about pursuing your dreams, even if they don't make sense to anyone but you. ...

    Had Gethard on the podcast, and it was a ton of fun. As such, I read this book before doing so. It's the sort of thing I needed more at 19 than I do in my 30s, but I still got great insights into the way he sees the world! ...

    Chris Gethard is probably one of the coolest and most original human beings alive. This book, while being a ?self help? book is also part memoir, and made me laugh SO hard numerous times. I listened to the audiobook, but plan on purchasing a hardcover as well. No spoilers- but the ...

    I received a complimentary advance copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. While Gethard is known for The Chris Gethard Show and the Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People podcast, I?m only familiar with him as musical-guest-Jeff-Rosenstock-host and author of t...

    winning by losing what you don't want (or need) A sort of self-help love letter to weirdos with nascent creative ambitions, this book is a blend of advice, anecdote, and a philosophy of productive failure. For those of you who don?t know Gethard, a primer: he?s a comedian-impro...

    A 3 for me, but I think it would be higher for fans of Chris Gethard. I enjoy his stand-up but don't follow much of his other projects. A friend of mine is really into him and I know he will love the book, so if you're a big fan of Chris you'll love the book. It was a little cliche ...

    A blend of self-help and memoir for outsiders with lofty ambitions. Thesis: you will lose and you will suffer. It will not be fun, and it might not even necessarily lead to quote-unquote success. But beauty can come from it. By confronting the fear and taking risks, you can lead an enr...

    Listened to the audiobook of this one, which I'm glad I did. After the book there were some good interviews with some of the folks mentioned in the text. It gave some good context and addressed the fact that The Chris Gethard Show got canceled between the writing of the book and the re...

    I got this book at one of Chris Gethard?s stand-up shows and didn?t quite know what to expect. This is a mix of comedy writing and self-help motivation, which was interesting. I had quite a few laugh-out-loud moments, but more reflective and heartwarming moments. His heart really c...

    By far the best self-help book I've read, especially for creative types who are trying to figure themselves and their career out. I mostly bought this book because Beautiful/Anonymous is one of my favorite podcasts but this book was really well-done. The balance between advice and pers...

    I?m a huge Gethard fan and placed this book on hold before the library even had a copy. Overall I thought it was a good effort at a ?motivational/inspirational? book. It was obvious the publishers were trying to make it longer- lots of 2 page chapters. If he would have concentrat...

    This book helped me in so many ways. When your trying to get what you want in life keep chipping away until you get it. It?s never too late. ?I regret some of the things I?ve done, but I will never regret the things I haven?t done. Because anything I?ve wanted to try, I?ve ...

    The self help angle falls flat sometimes, but Gethard has made a career of going all out; missing the mark comes along with that risk. At its heart there are good stories. If you didn't read his first book do that first. ...

    This book is really meant for people just starting their careers but still has a positive message for others. I enjoyed hearing about Gethard?s hijinks. ...

    An entertaining look at failure and how to thrive with it. Not as deep as I'd like ...

    Wonderful mix of memoir and inspiration. Very funny and very poignant. ...

    "Crushing It" for emotional weirdos. ...

    If I were Oprah, this is the book I'd be recommending to everyone this year. And I should be. ...

    A lot of the content didn't really connect with me, but there are I think some worthy thoughts and lessons to carry through life. ...

    It?s more like four stars, but I just love him so much that I gave him five. ...

  • Gena Radcliffe
    Nov 08, 2018

    I got a copy of the audiobook, which surprisingly included a whole 2 hours and 32 minutes of bonus content! After the book there were a bunch of interviews with people who were mentioned in the book, who had some significant impact on Chris's life. I think the bonus interviews were a r...

    It?s honestly probably just a 3-star book, but I find Gethard just so damn charming that it earns the book another star. This books teeters between self-help and autobiographical humor. Unfortunately, the chapters seem to focus on just one or the other genres, making the book seem di...

    3.5 stars. I really wasn?t looking for an inspirational book (and didn?t realize that?s what the book was when I bought it), I just wanted to support Chris Gethard as a small payment for the hours of entertainment he?s provided me with. It?s a good book... I dig the senti...

    About 30% humblebrag, 70% useful. I think I would have gotten more out of it if I shared Gethard's rather liberal definition of "failure," but overall it was an encouraging, warm and funny book about pursuing your dreams, even if they don't make sense to anyone but you. ...

  • Jacqueline
    Nov 07, 2018

    I got a copy of the audiobook, which surprisingly included a whole 2 hours and 32 minutes of bonus content! After the book there were a bunch of interviews with people who were mentioned in the book, who had some significant impact on Chris's life. I think the bonus interviews were a r...

    It?s honestly probably just a 3-star book, but I find Gethard just so damn charming that it earns the book another star. This books teeters between self-help and autobiographical humor. Unfortunately, the chapters seem to focus on just one or the other genres, making the book seem di...

    3.5 stars. I really wasn?t looking for an inspirational book (and didn?t realize that?s what the book was when I bought it), I just wanted to support Chris Gethard as a small payment for the hours of entertainment he?s provided me with. It?s a good book... I dig the senti...

    About 30% humblebrag, 70% useful. I think I would have gotten more out of it if I shared Gethard's rather liberal definition of "failure," but overall it was an encouraging, warm and funny book about pursuing your dreams, even if they don't make sense to anyone but you. ...

    Had Gethard on the podcast, and it was a ton of fun. As such, I read this book before doing so. It's the sort of thing I needed more at 19 than I do in my 30s, but I still got great insights into the way he sees the world! ...

    Chris Gethard is probably one of the coolest and most original human beings alive. This book, while being a ?self help? book is also part memoir, and made me laugh SO hard numerous times. I listened to the audiobook, but plan on purchasing a hardcover as well. No spoilers- but the ...

    I received a complimentary advance copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. While Gethard is known for The Chris Gethard Show and the Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People podcast, I?m only familiar with him as musical-guest-Jeff-Rosenstock-host and author of t...

    winning by losing what you don't want (or need) A sort of self-help love letter to weirdos with nascent creative ambitions, this book is a blend of advice, anecdote, and a philosophy of productive failure. For those of you who don?t know Gethard, a primer: he?s a comedian-impro...

    A 3 for me, but I think it would be higher for fans of Chris Gethard. I enjoy his stand-up but don't follow much of his other projects. A friend of mine is really into him and I know he will love the book, so if you're a big fan of Chris you'll love the book. It was a little cliche ...

    A blend of self-help and memoir for outsiders with lofty ambitions. Thesis: you will lose and you will suffer. It will not be fun, and it might not even necessarily lead to quote-unquote success. But beauty can come from it. By confronting the fear and taking risks, you can lead an enr...

    Listened to the audiobook of this one, which I'm glad I did. After the book there were some good interviews with some of the folks mentioned in the text. It gave some good context and addressed the fact that The Chris Gethard Show got canceled between the writing of the book and the re...

    I got this book at one of Chris Gethard?s stand-up shows and didn?t quite know what to expect. This is a mix of comedy writing and self-help motivation, which was interesting. I had quite a few laugh-out-loud moments, but more reflective and heartwarming moments. His heart really c...

    By far the best self-help book I've read, especially for creative types who are trying to figure themselves and their career out. I mostly bought this book because Beautiful/Anonymous is one of my favorite podcasts but this book was really well-done. The balance between advice and pers...

    I?m a huge Gethard fan and placed this book on hold before the library even had a copy. Overall I thought it was a good effort at a ?motivational/inspirational? book. It was obvious the publishers were trying to make it longer- lots of 2 page chapters. If he would have concentrat...

    This book helped me in so many ways. When your trying to get what you want in life keep chipping away until you get it. It?s never too late. ?I regret some of the things I?ve done, but I will never regret the things I haven?t done. Because anything I?ve wanted to try, I?ve ...

    The self help angle falls flat sometimes, but Gethard has made a career of going all out; missing the mark comes along with that risk. At its heart there are good stories. If you didn't read his first book do that first. ...

    This book is really meant for people just starting their careers but still has a positive message for others. I enjoyed hearing about Gethard?s hijinks. ...

    An entertaining look at failure and how to thrive with it. Not as deep as I'd like ...

    Wonderful mix of memoir and inspiration. Very funny and very poignant. ...

    "Crushing It" for emotional weirdos. ...

    If I were Oprah, this is the book I'd be recommending to everyone this year. And I should be. ...

    A lot of the content didn't really connect with me, but there are I think some worthy thoughts and lessons to carry through life. ...

    It?s more like four stars, but I just love him so much that I gave him five. ...

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  • Todd Vanderwerff
    Nov 18, 2018

    I got a copy of the audiobook, which surprisingly included a whole 2 hours and 32 minutes of bonus content! After the book there were a bunch of interviews with people who were mentioned in the book, who had some significant impact on Chris's life. I think the bonus interviews were a r...

    It?s honestly probably just a 3-star book, but I find Gethard just so damn charming that it earns the book another star. This books teeters between self-help and autobiographical humor. Unfortunately, the chapters seem to focus on just one or the other genres, making the book seem di...

    3.5 stars. I really wasn?t looking for an inspirational book (and didn?t realize that?s what the book was when I bought it), I just wanted to support Chris Gethard as a small payment for the hours of entertainment he?s provided me with. It?s a good book... I dig the senti...

    About 30% humblebrag, 70% useful. I think I would have gotten more out of it if I shared Gethard's rather liberal definition of "failure," but overall it was an encouraging, warm and funny book about pursuing your dreams, even if they don't make sense to anyone but you. ...

    Had Gethard on the podcast, and it was a ton of fun. As such, I read this book before doing so. It's the sort of thing I needed more at 19 than I do in my 30s, but I still got great insights into the way he sees the world! ...

  • Roger Bailey
    Jul 07, 2018

    I got a copy of the audiobook, which surprisingly included a whole 2 hours and 32 minutes of bonus content! After the book there were a bunch of interviews with people who were mentioned in the book, who had some significant impact on Chris's life. I think the bonus interviews were a r...

    It?s honestly probably just a 3-star book, but I find Gethard just so damn charming that it earns the book another star. This books teeters between self-help and autobiographical humor. Unfortunately, the chapters seem to focus on just one or the other genres, making the book seem di...

    3.5 stars. I really wasn?t looking for an inspirational book (and didn?t realize that?s what the book was when I bought it), I just wanted to support Chris Gethard as a small payment for the hours of entertainment he?s provided me with. It?s a good book... I dig the senti...

    About 30% humblebrag, 70% useful. I think I would have gotten more out of it if I shared Gethard's rather liberal definition of "failure," but overall it was an encouraging, warm and funny book about pursuing your dreams, even if they don't make sense to anyone but you. ...

    Had Gethard on the podcast, and it was a ton of fun. As such, I read this book before doing so. It's the sort of thing I needed more at 19 than I do in my 30s, but I still got great insights into the way he sees the world! ...

    Chris Gethard is probably one of the coolest and most original human beings alive. This book, while being a ?self help? book is also part memoir, and made me laugh SO hard numerous times. I listened to the audiobook, but plan on purchasing a hardcover as well. No spoilers- but the ...

    I received a complimentary advance copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. While Gethard is known for The Chris Gethard Show and the Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People podcast, I?m only familiar with him as musical-guest-Jeff-Rosenstock-host and author of t...

    winning by losing what you don't want (or need) A sort of self-help love letter to weirdos with nascent creative ambitions, this book is a blend of advice, anecdote, and a philosophy of productive failure. For those of you who don?t know Gethard, a primer: he?s a comedian-impro...

    A 3 for me, but I think it would be higher for fans of Chris Gethard. I enjoy his stand-up but don't follow much of his other projects. A friend of mine is really into him and I know he will love the book, so if you're a big fan of Chris you'll love the book. It was a little cliche ...

    A blend of self-help and memoir for outsiders with lofty ambitions. Thesis: you will lose and you will suffer. It will not be fun, and it might not even necessarily lead to quote-unquote success. But beauty can come from it. By confronting the fear and taking risks, you can lead an enr...

    Listened to the audiobook of this one, which I'm glad I did. After the book there were some good interviews with some of the folks mentioned in the text. It gave some good context and addressed the fact that The Chris Gethard Show got canceled between the writing of the book and the re...

    I got this book at one of Chris Gethard?s stand-up shows and didn?t quite know what to expect. This is a mix of comedy writing and self-help motivation, which was interesting. I had quite a few laugh-out-loud moments, but more reflective and heartwarming moments. His heart really c...

    By far the best self-help book I've read, especially for creative types who are trying to figure themselves and their career out. I mostly bought this book because Beautiful/Anonymous is one of my favorite podcasts but this book was really well-done. The balance between advice and pers...

    I?m a huge Gethard fan and placed this book on hold before the library even had a copy. Overall I thought it was a good effort at a ?motivational/inspirational? book. It was obvious the publishers were trying to make it longer- lots of 2 page chapters. If he would have concentrat...

    This book helped me in so many ways. When your trying to get what you want in life keep chipping away until you get it. It?s never too late. ?I regret some of the things I?ve done, but I will never regret the things I haven?t done. Because anything I?ve wanted to try, I?ve ...

    The self help angle falls flat sometimes, but Gethard has made a career of going all out; missing the mark comes along with that risk. At its heart there are good stories. If you didn't read his first book do that first. ...

  • James Hunt
    Oct 26, 2018

    I got a copy of the audiobook, which surprisingly included a whole 2 hours and 32 minutes of bonus content! After the book there were a bunch of interviews with people who were mentioned in the book, who had some significant impact on Chris's life. I think the bonus interviews were a r...

    It?s honestly probably just a 3-star book, but I find Gethard just so damn charming that it earns the book another star. This books teeters between self-help and autobiographical humor. Unfortunately, the chapters seem to focus on just one or the other genres, making the book seem di...

    3.5 stars. I really wasn?t looking for an inspirational book (and didn?t realize that?s what the book was when I bought it), I just wanted to support Chris Gethard as a small payment for the hours of entertainment he?s provided me with. It?s a good book... I dig the senti...

    About 30% humblebrag, 70% useful. I think I would have gotten more out of it if I shared Gethard's rather liberal definition of "failure," but overall it was an encouraging, warm and funny book about pursuing your dreams, even if they don't make sense to anyone but you. ...

    Had Gethard on the podcast, and it was a ton of fun. As such, I read this book before doing so. It's the sort of thing I needed more at 19 than I do in my 30s, but I still got great insights into the way he sees the world! ...

    Chris Gethard is probably one of the coolest and most original human beings alive. This book, while being a ?self help? book is also part memoir, and made me laugh SO hard numerous times. I listened to the audiobook, but plan on purchasing a hardcover as well. No spoilers- but the ...

    I received a complimentary advance copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. While Gethard is known for The Chris Gethard Show and the Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People podcast, I?m only familiar with him as musical-guest-Jeff-Rosenstock-host and author of t...

    winning by losing what you don't want (or need) A sort of self-help love letter to weirdos with nascent creative ambitions, this book is a blend of advice, anecdote, and a philosophy of productive failure. For those of you who don?t know Gethard, a primer: he?s a comedian-impro...

    A 3 for me, but I think it would be higher for fans of Chris Gethard. I enjoy his stand-up but don't follow much of his other projects. A friend of mine is really into him and I know he will love the book, so if you're a big fan of Chris you'll love the book. It was a little cliche ...

    A blend of self-help and memoir for outsiders with lofty ambitions. Thesis: you will lose and you will suffer. It will not be fun, and it might not even necessarily lead to quote-unquote success. But beauty can come from it. By confronting the fear and taking risks, you can lead an enr...

    Listened to the audiobook of this one, which I'm glad I did. After the book there were some good interviews with some of the folks mentioned in the text. It gave some good context and addressed the fact that The Chris Gethard Show got canceled between the writing of the book and the re...

    I got this book at one of Chris Gethard?s stand-up shows and didn?t quite know what to expect. This is a mix of comedy writing and self-help motivation, which was interesting. I had quite a few laugh-out-loud moments, but more reflective and heartwarming moments. His heart really c...

    By far the best self-help book I've read, especially for creative types who are trying to figure themselves and their career out. I mostly bought this book because Beautiful/Anonymous is one of my favorite podcasts but this book was really well-done. The balance between advice and pers...

    I?m a huge Gethard fan and placed this book on hold before the library even had a copy. Overall I thought it was a good effort at a ?motivational/inspirational? book. It was obvious the publishers were trying to make it longer- lots of 2 page chapters. If he would have concentrat...

    This book helped me in so many ways. When your trying to get what you want in life keep chipping away until you get it. It?s never too late. ?I regret some of the things I?ve done, but I will never regret the things I haven?t done. Because anything I?ve wanted to try, I?ve ...

    The self help angle falls flat sometimes, but Gethard has made a career of going all out; missing the mark comes along with that risk. At its heart there are good stories. If you didn't read his first book do that first. ...

    This book is really meant for people just starting their careers but still has a positive message for others. I enjoyed hearing about Gethard?s hijinks. ...

    An entertaining look at failure and how to thrive with it. Not as deep as I'd like ...

    Wonderful mix of memoir and inspiration. Very funny and very poignant. ...

    "Crushing It" for emotional weirdos. ...

  • Bethany
    May 15, 2018

    I got a copy of the audiobook, which surprisingly included a whole 2 hours and 32 minutes of bonus content! After the book there were a bunch of interviews with people who were mentioned in the book, who had some significant impact on Chris's life. I think the bonus interviews were a r...

    It?s honestly probably just a 3-star book, but I find Gethard just so damn charming that it earns the book another star. This books teeters between self-help and autobiographical humor. Unfortunately, the chapters seem to focus on just one or the other genres, making the book seem di...

    3.5 stars. I really wasn?t looking for an inspirational book (and didn?t realize that?s what the book was when I bought it), I just wanted to support Chris Gethard as a small payment for the hours of entertainment he?s provided me with. It?s a good book... I dig the senti...

    About 30% humblebrag, 70% useful. I think I would have gotten more out of it if I shared Gethard's rather liberal definition of "failure," but overall it was an encouraging, warm and funny book about pursuing your dreams, even if they don't make sense to anyone but you. ...

    Had Gethard on the podcast, and it was a ton of fun. As such, I read this book before doing so. It's the sort of thing I needed more at 19 than I do in my 30s, but I still got great insights into the way he sees the world! ...

    Chris Gethard is probably one of the coolest and most original human beings alive. This book, while being a ?self help? book is also part memoir, and made me laugh SO hard numerous times. I listened to the audiobook, but plan on purchasing a hardcover as well. No spoilers- but the ...

    I received a complimentary advance copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. While Gethard is known for The Chris Gethard Show and the Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People podcast, I?m only familiar with him as musical-guest-Jeff-Rosenstock-host and author of t...

  • Kat
    Oct 20, 2018

    I got a copy of the audiobook, which surprisingly included a whole 2 hours and 32 minutes of bonus content! After the book there were a bunch of interviews with people who were mentioned in the book, who had some significant impact on Chris's life. I think the bonus interviews were a r...

    It?s honestly probably just a 3-star book, but I find Gethard just so damn charming that it earns the book another star. This books teeters between self-help and autobiographical humor. Unfortunately, the chapters seem to focus on just one or the other genres, making the book seem di...

    3.5 stars. I really wasn?t looking for an inspirational book (and didn?t realize that?s what the book was when I bought it), I just wanted to support Chris Gethard as a small payment for the hours of entertainment he?s provided me with. It?s a good book... I dig the senti...

    About 30% humblebrag, 70% useful. I think I would have gotten more out of it if I shared Gethard's rather liberal definition of "failure," but overall it was an encouraging, warm and funny book about pursuing your dreams, even if they don't make sense to anyone but you. ...

    Had Gethard on the podcast, and it was a ton of fun. As such, I read this book before doing so. It's the sort of thing I needed more at 19 than I do in my 30s, but I still got great insights into the way he sees the world! ...

    Chris Gethard is probably one of the coolest and most original human beings alive. This book, while being a ?self help? book is also part memoir, and made me laugh SO hard numerous times. I listened to the audiobook, but plan on purchasing a hardcover as well. No spoilers- but the ...

  • Rachel
    Nov 19, 2018

    I got a copy of the audiobook, which surprisingly included a whole 2 hours and 32 minutes of bonus content! After the book there were a bunch of interviews with people who were mentioned in the book, who had some significant impact on Chris's life. I think the bonus interviews were a r...

    It?s honestly probably just a 3-star book, but I find Gethard just so damn charming that it earns the book another star. This books teeters between self-help and autobiographical humor. Unfortunately, the chapters seem to focus on just one or the other genres, making the book seem di...

    3.5 stars. I really wasn?t looking for an inspirational book (and didn?t realize that?s what the book was when I bought it), I just wanted to support Chris Gethard as a small payment for the hours of entertainment he?s provided me with. It?s a good book... I dig the senti...

    About 30% humblebrag, 70% useful. I think I would have gotten more out of it if I shared Gethard's rather liberal definition of "failure," but overall it was an encouraging, warm and funny book about pursuing your dreams, even if they don't make sense to anyone but you. ...

    Had Gethard on the podcast, and it was a ton of fun. As such, I read this book before doing so. It's the sort of thing I needed more at 19 than I do in my 30s, but I still got great insights into the way he sees the world! ...

    Chris Gethard is probably one of the coolest and most original human beings alive. This book, while being a ?self help? book is also part memoir, and made me laugh SO hard numerous times. I listened to the audiobook, but plan on purchasing a hardcover as well. No spoilers- but the ...

    I received a complimentary advance copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. While Gethard is known for The Chris Gethard Show and the Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People podcast, I?m only familiar with him as musical-guest-Jeff-Rosenstock-host and author of t...

    winning by losing what you don't want (or need) A sort of self-help love letter to weirdos with nascent creative ambitions, this book is a blend of advice, anecdote, and a philosophy of productive failure. For those of you who don?t know Gethard, a primer: he?s a comedian-impro...

    A 3 for me, but I think it would be higher for fans of Chris Gethard. I enjoy his stand-up but don't follow much of his other projects. A friend of mine is really into him and I know he will love the book, so if you're a big fan of Chris you'll love the book. It was a little cliche ...

    A blend of self-help and memoir for outsiders with lofty ambitions. Thesis: you will lose and you will suffer. It will not be fun, and it might not even necessarily lead to quote-unquote success. But beauty can come from it. By confronting the fear and taking risks, you can lead an enr...

    Listened to the audiobook of this one, which I'm glad I did. After the book there were some good interviews with some of the folks mentioned in the text. It gave some good context and addressed the fact that The Chris Gethard Show got canceled between the writing of the book and the re...

    I got this book at one of Chris Gethard?s stand-up shows and didn?t quite know what to expect. This is a mix of comedy writing and self-help motivation, which was interesting. I had quite a few laugh-out-loud moments, but more reflective and heartwarming moments. His heart really c...

  • Jane
    Nov 27, 2018

    I got a copy of the audiobook, which surprisingly included a whole 2 hours and 32 minutes of bonus content! After the book there were a bunch of interviews with people who were mentioned in the book, who had some significant impact on Chris's life. I think the bonus interviews were a r...

    It?s honestly probably just a 3-star book, but I find Gethard just so damn charming that it earns the book another star. This books teeters between self-help and autobiographical humor. Unfortunately, the chapters seem to focus on just one or the other genres, making the book seem di...

    3.5 stars. I really wasn?t looking for an inspirational book (and didn?t realize that?s what the book was when I bought it), I just wanted to support Chris Gethard as a small payment for the hours of entertainment he?s provided me with. It?s a good book... I dig the senti...

    About 30% humblebrag, 70% useful. I think I would have gotten more out of it if I shared Gethard's rather liberal definition of "failure," but overall it was an encouraging, warm and funny book about pursuing your dreams, even if they don't make sense to anyone but you. ...

    Had Gethard on the podcast, and it was a ton of fun. As such, I read this book before doing so. It's the sort of thing I needed more at 19 than I do in my 30s, but I still got great insights into the way he sees the world! ...

    Chris Gethard is probably one of the coolest and most original human beings alive. This book, while being a ?self help? book is also part memoir, and made me laugh SO hard numerous times. I listened to the audiobook, but plan on purchasing a hardcover as well. No spoilers- but the ...

    I received a complimentary advance copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. While Gethard is known for The Chris Gethard Show and the Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People podcast, I?m only familiar with him as musical-guest-Jeff-Rosenstock-host and author of t...

    winning by losing what you don't want (or need) A sort of self-help love letter to weirdos with nascent creative ambitions, this book is a blend of advice, anecdote, and a philosophy of productive failure. For those of you who don?t know Gethard, a primer: he?s a comedian-impro...

    A 3 for me, but I think it would be higher for fans of Chris Gethard. I enjoy his stand-up but don't follow much of his other projects. A friend of mine is really into him and I know he will love the book, so if you're a big fan of Chris you'll love the book. It was a little cliche ...

    A blend of self-help and memoir for outsiders with lofty ambitions. Thesis: you will lose and you will suffer. It will not be fun, and it might not even necessarily lead to quote-unquote success. But beauty can come from it. By confronting the fear and taking risks, you can lead an enr...

    Listened to the audiobook of this one, which I'm glad I did. After the book there were some good interviews with some of the folks mentioned in the text. It gave some good context and addressed the fact that The Chris Gethard Show got canceled between the writing of the book and the re...

    I got this book at one of Chris Gethard?s stand-up shows and didn?t quite know what to expect. This is a mix of comedy writing and self-help motivation, which was interesting. I had quite a few laugh-out-loud moments, but more reflective and heartwarming moments. His heart really c...

    By far the best self-help book I've read, especially for creative types who are trying to figure themselves and their career out. I mostly bought this book because Beautiful/Anonymous is one of my favorite podcasts but this book was really well-done. The balance between advice and pers...

    I?m a huge Gethard fan and placed this book on hold before the library even had a copy. Overall I thought it was a good effort at a ?motivational/inspirational? book. It was obvious the publishers were trying to make it longer- lots of 2 page chapters. If he would have concentrat...

    This book helped me in so many ways. When your trying to get what you want in life keep chipping away until you get it. It?s never too late. ?I regret some of the things I?ve done, but I will never regret the things I haven?t done. Because anything I?ve wanted to try, I?ve ...

    The self help angle falls flat sometimes, but Gethard has made a career of going all out; missing the mark comes along with that risk. At its heart there are good stories. If you didn't read his first book do that first. ...

    This book is really meant for people just starting their careers but still has a positive message for others. I enjoyed hearing about Gethard?s hijinks. ...

    An entertaining look at failure and how to thrive with it. Not as deep as I'd like ...

    Wonderful mix of memoir and inspiration. Very funny and very poignant. ...

    "Crushing It" for emotional weirdos. ...

    If I were Oprah, this is the book I'd be recommending to everyone this year. And I should be. ...

  • Nick Riccardo
    Oct 31, 2018

    I got a copy of the audiobook, which surprisingly included a whole 2 hours and 32 minutes of bonus content! After the book there were a bunch of interviews with people who were mentioned in the book, who had some significant impact on Chris's life. I think the bonus interviews were a r...

    It?s honestly probably just a 3-star book, but I find Gethard just so damn charming that it earns the book another star. This books teeters between self-help and autobiographical humor. Unfortunately, the chapters seem to focus on just one or the other genres, making the book seem di...

    3.5 stars. I really wasn?t looking for an inspirational book (and didn?t realize that?s what the book was when I bought it), I just wanted to support Chris Gethard as a small payment for the hours of entertainment he?s provided me with. It?s a good book... I dig the senti...

    About 30% humblebrag, 70% useful. I think I would have gotten more out of it if I shared Gethard's rather liberal definition of "failure," but overall it was an encouraging, warm and funny book about pursuing your dreams, even if they don't make sense to anyone but you. ...

    Had Gethard on the podcast, and it was a ton of fun. As such, I read this book before doing so. It's the sort of thing I needed more at 19 than I do in my 30s, but I still got great insights into the way he sees the world! ...

    Chris Gethard is probably one of the coolest and most original human beings alive. This book, while being a ?self help? book is also part memoir, and made me laugh SO hard numerous times. I listened to the audiobook, but plan on purchasing a hardcover as well. No spoilers- but the ...

    I received a complimentary advance copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. While Gethard is known for The Chris Gethard Show and the Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People podcast, I?m only familiar with him as musical-guest-Jeff-Rosenstock-host and author of t...

    winning by losing what you don't want (or need) A sort of self-help love letter to weirdos with nascent creative ambitions, this book is a blend of advice, anecdote, and a philosophy of productive failure. For those of you who don?t know Gethard, a primer: he?s a comedian-impro...

    A 3 for me, but I think it would be higher for fans of Chris Gethard. I enjoy his stand-up but don't follow much of his other projects. A friend of mine is really into him and I know he will love the book, so if you're a big fan of Chris you'll love the book. It was a little cliche ...

    A blend of self-help and memoir for outsiders with lofty ambitions. Thesis: you will lose and you will suffer. It will not be fun, and it might not even necessarily lead to quote-unquote success. But beauty can come from it. By confronting the fear and taking risks, you can lead an enr...

    Listened to the audiobook of this one, which I'm glad I did. After the book there were some good interviews with some of the folks mentioned in the text. It gave some good context and addressed the fact that The Chris Gethard Show got canceled between the writing of the book and the re...

    I got this book at one of Chris Gethard?s stand-up shows and didn?t quite know what to expect. This is a mix of comedy writing and self-help motivation, which was interesting. I had quite a few laugh-out-loud moments, but more reflective and heartwarming moments. His heart really c...

    By far the best self-help book I've read, especially for creative types who are trying to figure themselves and their career out. I mostly bought this book because Beautiful/Anonymous is one of my favorite podcasts but this book was really well-done. The balance between advice and pers...

    I?m a huge Gethard fan and placed this book on hold before the library even had a copy. Overall I thought it was a good effort at a ?motivational/inspirational? book. It was obvious the publishers were trying to make it longer- lots of 2 page chapters. If he would have concentrat...

    This book helped me in so many ways. When your trying to get what you want in life keep chipping away until you get it. It?s never too late. ?I regret some of the things I?ve done, but I will never regret the things I haven?t done. Because anything I?ve wanted to try, I?ve ...

    The self help angle falls flat sometimes, but Gethard has made a career of going all out; missing the mark comes along with that risk. At its heart there are good stories. If you didn't read his first book do that first. ...

    This book is really meant for people just starting their careers but still has a positive message for others. I enjoyed hearing about Gethard?s hijinks. ...

    An entertaining look at failure and how to thrive with it. Not as deep as I'd like ...

    Wonderful mix of memoir and inspiration. Very funny and very poignant. ...

    "Crushing It" for emotional weirdos. ...

    If I were Oprah, this is the book I'd be recommending to everyone this year. And I should be. ...

    A lot of the content didn't really connect with me, but there are I think some worthy thoughts and lessons to carry through life. ...

    It?s more like four stars, but I just love him so much that I gave him five. ...

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  • Steve
    Oct 27, 2018

    I got a copy of the audiobook, which surprisingly included a whole 2 hours and 32 minutes of bonus content! After the book there were a bunch of interviews with people who were mentioned in the book, who had some significant impact on Chris's life. I think the bonus interviews were a r...

    It?s honestly probably just a 3-star book, but I find Gethard just so damn charming that it earns the book another star. This books teeters between self-help and autobiographical humor. Unfortunately, the chapters seem to focus on just one or the other genres, making the book seem di...

    3.5 stars. I really wasn?t looking for an inspirational book (and didn?t realize that?s what the book was when I bought it), I just wanted to support Chris Gethard as a small payment for the hours of entertainment he?s provided me with. It?s a good book... I dig the senti...

    About 30% humblebrag, 70% useful. I think I would have gotten more out of it if I shared Gethard's rather liberal definition of "failure," but overall it was an encouraging, warm and funny book about pursuing your dreams, even if they don't make sense to anyone but you. ...

    Had Gethard on the podcast, and it was a ton of fun. As such, I read this book before doing so. It's the sort of thing I needed more at 19 than I do in my 30s, but I still got great insights into the way he sees the world! ...

    Chris Gethard is probably one of the coolest and most original human beings alive. This book, while being a ?self help? book is also part memoir, and made me laugh SO hard numerous times. I listened to the audiobook, but plan on purchasing a hardcover as well. No spoilers- but the ...

    I received a complimentary advance copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. While Gethard is known for The Chris Gethard Show and the Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People podcast, I?m only familiar with him as musical-guest-Jeff-Rosenstock-host and author of t...

    winning by losing what you don't want (or need) A sort of self-help love letter to weirdos with nascent creative ambitions, this book is a blend of advice, anecdote, and a philosophy of productive failure. For those of you who don?t know Gethard, a primer: he?s a comedian-impro...

    A 3 for me, but I think it would be higher for fans of Chris Gethard. I enjoy his stand-up but don't follow much of his other projects. A friend of mine is really into him and I know he will love the book, so if you're a big fan of Chris you'll love the book. It was a little cliche ...

    A blend of self-help and memoir for outsiders with lofty ambitions. Thesis: you will lose and you will suffer. It will not be fun, and it might not even necessarily lead to quote-unquote success. But beauty can come from it. By confronting the fear and taking risks, you can lead an enr...

    Listened to the audiobook of this one, which I'm glad I did. After the book there were some good interviews with some of the folks mentioned in the text. It gave some good context and addressed the fact that The Chris Gethard Show got canceled between the writing of the book and the re...

    I got this book at one of Chris Gethard?s stand-up shows and didn?t quite know what to expect. This is a mix of comedy writing and self-help motivation, which was interesting. I had quite a few laugh-out-loud moments, but more reflective and heartwarming moments. His heart really c...

    By far the best self-help book I've read, especially for creative types who are trying to figure themselves and their career out. I mostly bought this book because Beautiful/Anonymous is one of my favorite podcasts but this book was really well-done. The balance between advice and pers...

    I?m a huge Gethard fan and placed this book on hold before the library even had a copy. Overall I thought it was a good effort at a ?motivational/inspirational? book. It was obvious the publishers were trying to make it longer- lots of 2 page chapters. If he would have concentrat...

    This book helped me in so many ways. When your trying to get what you want in life keep chipping away until you get it. It?s never too late. ?I regret some of the things I?ve done, but I will never regret the things I haven?t done. Because anything I?ve wanted to try, I?ve ...

    The self help angle falls flat sometimes, but Gethard has made a career of going all out; missing the mark comes along with that risk. At its heart there are good stories. If you didn't read his first book do that first. ...

    This book is really meant for people just starting their careers but still has a positive message for others. I enjoyed hearing about Gethard?s hijinks. ...

    An entertaining look at failure and how to thrive with it. Not as deep as I'd like ...

    Wonderful mix of memoir and inspiration. Very funny and very poignant. ...

    "Crushing It" for emotional weirdos. ...

    If I were Oprah, this is the book I'd be recommending to everyone this year. And I should be. ...

    A lot of the content didn't really connect with me, but there are I think some worthy thoughts and lessons to carry through life. ...

    It?s more like four stars, but I just love him so much that I gave him five. ...

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  • Alexis
    Dec 14, 2018

    I got a copy of the audiobook, which surprisingly included a whole 2 hours and 32 minutes of bonus content! After the book there were a bunch of interviews with people who were mentioned in the book, who had some significant impact on Chris's life. I think the bonus interviews were a r...

    It?s honestly probably just a 3-star book, but I find Gethard just so damn charming that it earns the book another star. This books teeters between self-help and autobiographical humor. Unfortunately, the chapters seem to focus on just one or the other genres, making the book seem di...

    3.5 stars. I really wasn?t looking for an inspirational book (and didn?t realize that?s what the book was when I bought it), I just wanted to support Chris Gethard as a small payment for the hours of entertainment he?s provided me with. It?s a good book... I dig the senti...

    About 30% humblebrag, 70% useful. I think I would have gotten more out of it if I shared Gethard's rather liberal definition of "failure," but overall it was an encouraging, warm and funny book about pursuing your dreams, even if they don't make sense to anyone but you. ...

    Had Gethard on the podcast, and it was a ton of fun. As such, I read this book before doing so. It's the sort of thing I needed more at 19 than I do in my 30s, but I still got great insights into the way he sees the world! ...

    Chris Gethard is probably one of the coolest and most original human beings alive. This book, while being a ?self help? book is also part memoir, and made me laugh SO hard numerous times. I listened to the audiobook, but plan on purchasing a hardcover as well. No spoilers- but the ...

    I received a complimentary advance copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. While Gethard is known for The Chris Gethard Show and the Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People podcast, I?m only familiar with him as musical-guest-Jeff-Rosenstock-host and author of t...

    winning by losing what you don't want (or need) A sort of self-help love letter to weirdos with nascent creative ambitions, this book is a blend of advice, anecdote, and a philosophy of productive failure. For those of you who don?t know Gethard, a primer: he?s a comedian-impro...

    A 3 for me, but I think it would be higher for fans of Chris Gethard. I enjoy his stand-up but don't follow much of his other projects. A friend of mine is really into him and I know he will love the book, so if you're a big fan of Chris you'll love the book. It was a little cliche ...

    A blend of self-help and memoir for outsiders with lofty ambitions. Thesis: you will lose and you will suffer. It will not be fun, and it might not even necessarily lead to quote-unquote success. But beauty can come from it. By confronting the fear and taking risks, you can lead an enr...

    Listened to the audiobook of this one, which I'm glad I did. After the book there were some good interviews with some of the folks mentioned in the text. It gave some good context and addressed the fact that The Chris Gethard Show got canceled between the writing of the book and the re...

    I got this book at one of Chris Gethard?s stand-up shows and didn?t quite know what to expect. This is a mix of comedy writing and self-help motivation, which was interesting. I had quite a few laugh-out-loud moments, but more reflective and heartwarming moments. His heart really c...

    By far the best self-help book I've read, especially for creative types who are trying to figure themselves and their career out. I mostly bought this book because Beautiful/Anonymous is one of my favorite podcasts but this book was really well-done. The balance between advice and pers...

    I?m a huge Gethard fan and placed this book on hold before the library even had a copy. Overall I thought it was a good effort at a ?motivational/inspirational? book. It was obvious the publishers were trying to make it longer- lots of 2 page chapters. If he would have concentrat...

    This book helped me in so many ways. When your trying to get what you want in life keep chipping away until you get it. It?s never too late. ?I regret some of the things I?ve done, but I will never regret the things I haven?t done. Because anything I?ve wanted to try, I?ve ...

    The self help angle falls flat sometimes, but Gethard has made a career of going all out; missing the mark comes along with that risk. At its heart there are good stories. If you didn't read his first book do that first. ...

    This book is really meant for people just starting their careers but still has a positive message for others. I enjoyed hearing about Gethard?s hijinks. ...

    An entertaining look at failure and how to thrive with it. Not as deep as I'd like ...

    Wonderful mix of memoir and inspiration. Very funny and very poignant. ...

    "Crushing It" for emotional weirdos. ...

    If I were Oprah, this is the book I'd be recommending to everyone this year. And I should be. ...

    A lot of the content didn't really connect with me, but there are I think some worthy thoughts and lessons to carry through life. ...

  • Brian Anderson
    Nov 05, 2018

    I got a copy of the audiobook, which surprisingly included a whole 2 hours and 32 minutes of bonus content! After the book there were a bunch of interviews with people who were mentioned in the book, who had some significant impact on Chris's life. I think the bonus interviews were a r...

    It?s honestly probably just a 3-star book, but I find Gethard just so damn charming that it earns the book another star. This books teeters between self-help and autobiographical humor. Unfortunately, the chapters seem to focus on just one or the other genres, making the book seem di...

    3.5 stars. I really wasn?t looking for an inspirational book (and didn?t realize that?s what the book was when I bought it), I just wanted to support Chris Gethard as a small payment for the hours of entertainment he?s provided me with. It?s a good book... I dig the senti...

    About 30% humblebrag, 70% useful. I think I would have gotten more out of it if I shared Gethard's rather liberal definition of "failure," but overall it was an encouraging, warm and funny book about pursuing your dreams, even if they don't make sense to anyone but you. ...

    Had Gethard on the podcast, and it was a ton of fun. As such, I read this book before doing so. It's the sort of thing I needed more at 19 than I do in my 30s, but I still got great insights into the way he sees the world! ...

    Chris Gethard is probably one of the coolest and most original human beings alive. This book, while being a ?self help? book is also part memoir, and made me laugh SO hard numerous times. I listened to the audiobook, but plan on purchasing a hardcover as well. No spoilers- but the ...

    I received a complimentary advance copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. While Gethard is known for The Chris Gethard Show and the Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People podcast, I?m only familiar with him as musical-guest-Jeff-Rosenstock-host and author of t...

    winning by losing what you don't want (or need) A sort of self-help love letter to weirdos with nascent creative ambitions, this book is a blend of advice, anecdote, and a philosophy of productive failure. For those of you who don?t know Gethard, a primer: he?s a comedian-impro...

    A 3 for me, but I think it would be higher for fans of Chris Gethard. I enjoy his stand-up but don't follow much of his other projects. A friend of mine is really into him and I know he will love the book, so if you're a big fan of Chris you'll love the book. It was a little cliche ...

    A blend of self-help and memoir for outsiders with lofty ambitions. Thesis: you will lose and you will suffer. It will not be fun, and it might not even necessarily lead to quote-unquote success. But beauty can come from it. By confronting the fear and taking risks, you can lead an enr...

    Listened to the audiobook of this one, which I'm glad I did. After the book there were some good interviews with some of the folks mentioned in the text. It gave some good context and addressed the fact that The Chris Gethard Show got canceled between the writing of the book and the re...

    I got this book at one of Chris Gethard?s stand-up shows and didn?t quite know what to expect. This is a mix of comedy writing and self-help motivation, which was interesting. I had quite a few laugh-out-loud moments, but more reflective and heartwarming moments. His heart really c...

    By far the best self-help book I've read, especially for creative types who are trying to figure themselves and their career out. I mostly bought this book because Beautiful/Anonymous is one of my favorite podcasts but this book was really well-done. The balance between advice and pers...

    I?m a huge Gethard fan and placed this book on hold before the library even had a copy. Overall I thought it was a good effort at a ?motivational/inspirational? book. It was obvious the publishers were trying to make it longer- lots of 2 page chapters. If he would have concentrat...

  • Odi Shonga
    Oct 25, 2018

    I got a copy of the audiobook, which surprisingly included a whole 2 hours and 32 minutes of bonus content! After the book there were a bunch of interviews with people who were mentioned in the book, who had some significant impact on Chris's life. I think the bonus interviews were a r...

    It?s honestly probably just a 3-star book, but I find Gethard just so damn charming that it earns the book another star. This books teeters between self-help and autobiographical humor. Unfortunately, the chapters seem to focus on just one or the other genres, making the book seem di...

    3.5 stars. I really wasn?t looking for an inspirational book (and didn?t realize that?s what the book was when I bought it), I just wanted to support Chris Gethard as a small payment for the hours of entertainment he?s provided me with. It?s a good book... I dig the senti...

    About 30% humblebrag, 70% useful. I think I would have gotten more out of it if I shared Gethard's rather liberal definition of "failure," but overall it was an encouraging, warm and funny book about pursuing your dreams, even if they don't make sense to anyone but you. ...

    Had Gethard on the podcast, and it was a ton of fun. As such, I read this book before doing so. It's the sort of thing I needed more at 19 than I do in my 30s, but I still got great insights into the way he sees the world! ...

    Chris Gethard is probably one of the coolest and most original human beings alive. This book, while being a ?self help? book is also part memoir, and made me laugh SO hard numerous times. I listened to the audiobook, but plan on purchasing a hardcover as well. No spoilers- but the ...

    I received a complimentary advance copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. While Gethard is known for The Chris Gethard Show and the Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People podcast, I?m only familiar with him as musical-guest-Jeff-Rosenstock-host and author of t...

    winning by losing what you don't want (or need) A sort of self-help love letter to weirdos with nascent creative ambitions, this book is a blend of advice, anecdote, and a philosophy of productive failure. For those of you who don?t know Gethard, a primer: he?s a comedian-impro...

    A 3 for me, but I think it would be higher for fans of Chris Gethard. I enjoy his stand-up but don't follow much of his other projects. A friend of mine is really into him and I know he will love the book, so if you're a big fan of Chris you'll love the book. It was a little cliche ...

    A blend of self-help and memoir for outsiders with lofty ambitions. Thesis: you will lose and you will suffer. It will not be fun, and it might not even necessarily lead to quote-unquote success. But beauty can come from it. By confronting the fear and taking risks, you can lead an enr...

  • Steve Clark
    Dec 08, 2018

    I got a copy of the audiobook, which surprisingly included a whole 2 hours and 32 minutes of bonus content! After the book there were a bunch of interviews with people who were mentioned in the book, who had some significant impact on Chris's life. I think the bonus interviews were a r...

    It?s honestly probably just a 3-star book, but I find Gethard just so damn charming that it earns the book another star. This books teeters between self-help and autobiographical humor. Unfortunately, the chapters seem to focus on just one or the other genres, making the book seem di...

    3.5 stars. I really wasn?t looking for an inspirational book (and didn?t realize that?s what the book was when I bought it), I just wanted to support Chris Gethard as a small payment for the hours of entertainment he?s provided me with. It?s a good book... I dig the senti...

    About 30% humblebrag, 70% useful. I think I would have gotten more out of it if I shared Gethard's rather liberal definition of "failure," but overall it was an encouraging, warm and funny book about pursuing your dreams, even if they don't make sense to anyone but you. ...

    Had Gethard on the podcast, and it was a ton of fun. As such, I read this book before doing so. It's the sort of thing I needed more at 19 than I do in my 30s, but I still got great insights into the way he sees the world! ...

    Chris Gethard is probably one of the coolest and most original human beings alive. This book, while being a ?self help? book is also part memoir, and made me laugh SO hard numerous times. I listened to the audiobook, but plan on purchasing a hardcover as well. No spoilers- but the ...

    I received a complimentary advance copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. While Gethard is known for The Chris Gethard Show and the Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People podcast, I?m only familiar with him as musical-guest-Jeff-Rosenstock-host and author of t...

    winning by losing what you don't want (or need) A sort of self-help love letter to weirdos with nascent creative ambitions, this book is a blend of advice, anecdote, and a philosophy of productive failure. For those of you who don?t know Gethard, a primer: he?s a comedian-impro...

    A 3 for me, but I think it would be higher for fans of Chris Gethard. I enjoy his stand-up but don't follow much of his other projects. A friend of mine is really into him and I know he will love the book, so if you're a big fan of Chris you'll love the book. It was a little cliche ...

    A blend of self-help and memoir for outsiders with lofty ambitions. Thesis: you will lose and you will suffer. It will not be fun, and it might not even necessarily lead to quote-unquote success. But beauty can come from it. By confronting the fear and taking risks, you can lead an enr...

    Listened to the audiobook of this one, which I'm glad I did. After the book there were some good interviews with some of the folks mentioned in the text. It gave some good context and addressed the fact that The Chris Gethard Show got canceled between the writing of the book and the re...

    I got this book at one of Chris Gethard?s stand-up shows and didn?t quite know what to expect. This is a mix of comedy writing and self-help motivation, which was interesting. I had quite a few laugh-out-loud moments, but more reflective and heartwarming moments. His heart really c...

    By far the best self-help book I've read, especially for creative types who are trying to figure themselves and their career out. I mostly bought this book because Beautiful/Anonymous is one of my favorite podcasts but this book was really well-done. The balance between advice and pers...

    I?m a huge Gethard fan and placed this book on hold before the library even had a copy. Overall I thought it was a good effort at a ?motivational/inspirational? book. It was obvious the publishers were trying to make it longer- lots of 2 page chapters. If he would have concentrat...

    This book helped me in so many ways. When your trying to get what you want in life keep chipping away until you get it. It?s never too late. ?I regret some of the things I?ve done, but I will never regret the things I haven?t done. Because anything I?ve wanted to try, I?ve ...

    The self help angle falls flat sometimes, but Gethard has made a career of going all out; missing the mark comes along with that risk. At its heart there are good stories. If you didn't read his first book do that first. ...

    This book is really meant for people just starting their careers but still has a positive message for others. I enjoyed hearing about Gethard?s hijinks. ...

    An entertaining look at failure and how to thrive with it. Not as deep as I'd like ...

    Wonderful mix of memoir and inspiration. Very funny and very poignant. ...

  • Ella
    Oct 25, 2018

    I got a copy of the audiobook, which surprisingly included a whole 2 hours and 32 minutes of bonus content! After the book there were a bunch of interviews with people who were mentioned in the book, who had some significant impact on Chris's life. I think the bonus interviews were a r...

  • Kye
    Oct 26, 2018

    I got a copy of the audiobook, which surprisingly included a whole 2 hours and 32 minutes of bonus content! After the book there were a bunch of interviews with people who were mentioned in the book, who had some significant impact on Chris's life. I think the bonus interviews were a r...

    It?s honestly probably just a 3-star book, but I find Gethard just so damn charming that it earns the book another star. This books teeters between self-help and autobiographical humor. Unfortunately, the chapters seem to focus on just one or the other genres, making the book seem di...

    3.5 stars. I really wasn?t looking for an inspirational book (and didn?t realize that?s what the book was when I bought it), I just wanted to support Chris Gethard as a small payment for the hours of entertainment he?s provided me with. It?s a good book... I dig the senti...

  • Justin
    Nov 15, 2018

    I got a copy of the audiobook, which surprisingly included a whole 2 hours and 32 minutes of bonus content! After the book there were a bunch of interviews with people who were mentioned in the book, who had some significant impact on Chris's life. I think the bonus interviews were a r...

    It?s honestly probably just a 3-star book, but I find Gethard just so damn charming that it earns the book another star. This books teeters between self-help and autobiographical humor. Unfortunately, the chapters seem to focus on just one or the other genres, making the book seem di...

    3.5 stars. I really wasn?t looking for an inspirational book (and didn?t realize that?s what the book was when I bought it), I just wanted to support Chris Gethard as a small payment for the hours of entertainment he?s provided me with. It?s a good book... I dig the senti...

    About 30% humblebrag, 70% useful. I think I would have gotten more out of it if I shared Gethard's rather liberal definition of "failure," but overall it was an encouraging, warm and funny book about pursuing your dreams, even if they don't make sense to anyone but you. ...

    Had Gethard on the podcast, and it was a ton of fun. As such, I read this book before doing so. It's the sort of thing I needed more at 19 than I do in my 30s, but I still got great insights into the way he sees the world! ...

    Chris Gethard is probably one of the coolest and most original human beings alive. This book, while being a ?self help? book is also part memoir, and made me laugh SO hard numerous times. I listened to the audiobook, but plan on purchasing a hardcover as well. No spoilers- but the ...

    I received a complimentary advance copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. While Gethard is known for The Chris Gethard Show and the Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People podcast, I?m only familiar with him as musical-guest-Jeff-Rosenstock-host and author of t...

    winning by losing what you don't want (or need) A sort of self-help love letter to weirdos with nascent creative ambitions, this book is a blend of advice, anecdote, and a philosophy of productive failure. For those of you who don?t know Gethard, a primer: he?s a comedian-impro...

    A 3 for me, but I think it would be higher for fans of Chris Gethard. I enjoy his stand-up but don't follow much of his other projects. A friend of mine is really into him and I know he will love the book, so if you're a big fan of Chris you'll love the book. It was a little cliche ...

    A blend of self-help and memoir for outsiders with lofty ambitions. Thesis: you will lose and you will suffer. It will not be fun, and it might not even necessarily lead to quote-unquote success. But beauty can come from it. By confronting the fear and taking risks, you can lead an enr...

    Listened to the audiobook of this one, which I'm glad I did. After the book there were some good interviews with some of the folks mentioned in the text. It gave some good context and addressed the fact that The Chris Gethard Show got canceled between the writing of the book and the re...

    I got this book at one of Chris Gethard?s stand-up shows and didn?t quite know what to expect. This is a mix of comedy writing and self-help motivation, which was interesting. I had quite a few laugh-out-loud moments, but more reflective and heartwarming moments. His heart really c...

    By far the best self-help book I've read, especially for creative types who are trying to figure themselves and their career out. I mostly bought this book because Beautiful/Anonymous is one of my favorite podcasts but this book was really well-done. The balance between advice and pers...

    I?m a huge Gethard fan and placed this book on hold before the library even had a copy. Overall I thought it was a good effort at a ?motivational/inspirational? book. It was obvious the publishers were trying to make it longer- lots of 2 page chapters. If he would have concentrat...

    This book helped me in so many ways. When your trying to get what you want in life keep chipping away until you get it. It?s never too late. ?I regret some of the things I?ve done, but I will never regret the things I haven?t done. Because anything I?ve wanted to try, I?ve ...

    The self help angle falls flat sometimes, but Gethard has made a career of going all out; missing the mark comes along with that risk. At its heart there are good stories. If you didn't read his first book do that first. ...

    This book is really meant for people just starting their careers but still has a positive message for others. I enjoyed hearing about Gethard?s hijinks. ...

    An entertaining look at failure and how to thrive with it. Not as deep as I'd like ...

  • Katie Palazzolo
    Aug 09, 2018

    I got a copy of the audiobook, which surprisingly included a whole 2 hours and 32 minutes of bonus content! After the book there were a bunch of interviews with people who were mentioned in the book, who had some significant impact on Chris's life. I think the bonus interviews were a r...

    It?s honestly probably just a 3-star book, but I find Gethard just so damn charming that it earns the book another star. This books teeters between self-help and autobiographical humor. Unfortunately, the chapters seem to focus on just one or the other genres, making the book seem di...

    3.5 stars. I really wasn?t looking for an inspirational book (and didn?t realize that?s what the book was when I bought it), I just wanted to support Chris Gethard as a small payment for the hours of entertainment he?s provided me with. It?s a good book... I dig the senti...

    About 30% humblebrag, 70% useful. I think I would have gotten more out of it if I shared Gethard's rather liberal definition of "failure," but overall it was an encouraging, warm and funny book about pursuing your dreams, even if they don't make sense to anyone but you. ...

    Had Gethard on the podcast, and it was a ton of fun. As such, I read this book before doing so. It's the sort of thing I needed more at 19 than I do in my 30s, but I still got great insights into the way he sees the world! ...

    Chris Gethard is probably one of the coolest and most original human beings alive. This book, while being a ?self help? book is also part memoir, and made me laugh SO hard numerous times. I listened to the audiobook, but plan on purchasing a hardcover as well. No spoilers- but the ...

    I received a complimentary advance copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. While Gethard is known for The Chris Gethard Show and the Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People podcast, I?m only familiar with him as musical-guest-Jeff-Rosenstock-host and author of t...

    winning by losing what you don't want (or need) A sort of self-help love letter to weirdos with nascent creative ambitions, this book is a blend of advice, anecdote, and a philosophy of productive failure. For those of you who don?t know Gethard, a primer: he?s a comedian-impro...

    A 3 for me, but I think it would be higher for fans of Chris Gethard. I enjoy his stand-up but don't follow much of his other projects. A friend of mine is really into him and I know he will love the book, so if you're a big fan of Chris you'll love the book. It was a little cliche ...

  • Hep
    Nov 22, 2018

    I got a copy of the audiobook, which surprisingly included a whole 2 hours and 32 minutes of bonus content! After the book there were a bunch of interviews with people who were mentioned in the book, who had some significant impact on Chris's life. I think the bonus interviews were a r...

    It?s honestly probably just a 3-star book, but I find Gethard just so damn charming that it earns the book another star. This books teeters between self-help and autobiographical humor. Unfortunately, the chapters seem to focus on just one or the other genres, making the book seem di...

    3.5 stars. I really wasn?t looking for an inspirational book (and didn?t realize that?s what the book was when I bought it), I just wanted to support Chris Gethard as a small payment for the hours of entertainment he?s provided me with. It?s a good book... I dig the senti...

    About 30% humblebrag, 70% useful. I think I would have gotten more out of it if I shared Gethard's rather liberal definition of "failure," but overall it was an encouraging, warm and funny book about pursuing your dreams, even if they don't make sense to anyone but you. ...

    Had Gethard on the podcast, and it was a ton of fun. As such, I read this book before doing so. It's the sort of thing I needed more at 19 than I do in my 30s, but I still got great insights into the way he sees the world! ...

    Chris Gethard is probably one of the coolest and most original human beings alive. This book, while being a ?self help? book is also part memoir, and made me laugh SO hard numerous times. I listened to the audiobook, but plan on purchasing a hardcover as well. No spoilers- but the ...

    I received a complimentary advance copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. While Gethard is known for The Chris Gethard Show and the Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People podcast, I?m only familiar with him as musical-guest-Jeff-Rosenstock-host and author of t...

    winning by losing what you don't want (or need) A sort of self-help love letter to weirdos with nascent creative ambitions, this book is a blend of advice, anecdote, and a philosophy of productive failure. For those of you who don?t know Gethard, a primer: he?s a comedian-impro...

    A 3 for me, but I think it would be higher for fans of Chris Gethard. I enjoy his stand-up but don't follow much of his other projects. A friend of mine is really into him and I know he will love the book, so if you're a big fan of Chris you'll love the book. It was a little cliche ...

    A blend of self-help and memoir for outsiders with lofty ambitions. Thesis: you will lose and you will suffer. It will not be fun, and it might not even necessarily lead to quote-unquote success. But beauty can come from it. By confronting the fear and taking risks, you can lead an enr...

    Listened to the audiobook of this one, which I'm glad I did. After the book there were some good interviews with some of the folks mentioned in the text. It gave some good context and addressed the fact that The Chris Gethard Show got canceled between the writing of the book and the re...

    I got this book at one of Chris Gethard?s stand-up shows and didn?t quite know what to expect. This is a mix of comedy writing and self-help motivation, which was interesting. I had quite a few laugh-out-loud moments, but more reflective and heartwarming moments. His heart really c...

    By far the best self-help book I've read, especially for creative types who are trying to figure themselves and their career out. I mostly bought this book because Beautiful/Anonymous is one of my favorite podcasts but this book was really well-done. The balance between advice and pers...

    I?m a huge Gethard fan and placed this book on hold before the library even had a copy. Overall I thought it was a good effort at a ?motivational/inspirational? book. It was obvious the publishers were trying to make it longer- lots of 2 page chapters. If he would have concentrat...

    This book helped me in so many ways. When your trying to get what you want in life keep chipping away until you get it. It?s never too late. ?I regret some of the things I?ve done, but I will never regret the things I haven?t done. Because anything I?ve wanted to try, I?ve ...

    The self help angle falls flat sometimes, but Gethard has made a career of going all out; missing the mark comes along with that risk. At its heart there are good stories. If you didn't read his first book do that first. ...

    This book is really meant for people just starting their careers but still has a positive message for others. I enjoyed hearing about Gethard?s hijinks. ...

    An entertaining look at failure and how to thrive with it. Not as deep as I'd like ...

    Wonderful mix of memoir and inspiration. Very funny and very poignant. ...

    "Crushing It" for emotional weirdos. ...

    If I were Oprah, this is the book I'd be recommending to everyone this year. And I should be. ...

    A lot of the content didn't really connect with me, but there are I think some worthy thoughts and lessons to carry through life. ...

    It?s more like four stars, but I just love him so much that I gave him five. ...

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  • Forrest
    Nov 13, 2018

    I got a copy of the audiobook, which surprisingly included a whole 2 hours and 32 minutes of bonus content! After the book there were a bunch of interviews with people who were mentioned in the book, who had some significant impact on Chris's life. I think the bonus interviews were a r...

    It?s honestly probably just a 3-star book, but I find Gethard just so damn charming that it earns the book another star. This books teeters between self-help and autobiographical humor. Unfortunately, the chapters seem to focus on just one or the other genres, making the book seem di...

    3.5 stars. I really wasn?t looking for an inspirational book (and didn?t realize that?s what the book was when I bought it), I just wanted to support Chris Gethard as a small payment for the hours of entertainment he?s provided me with. It?s a good book... I dig the senti...

    About 30% humblebrag, 70% useful. I think I would have gotten more out of it if I shared Gethard's rather liberal definition of "failure," but overall it was an encouraging, warm and funny book about pursuing your dreams, even if they don't make sense to anyone but you. ...

    Had Gethard on the podcast, and it was a ton of fun. As such, I read this book before doing so. It's the sort of thing I needed more at 19 than I do in my 30s, but I still got great insights into the way he sees the world! ...

    Chris Gethard is probably one of the coolest and most original human beings alive. This book, while being a ?self help? book is also part memoir, and made me laugh SO hard numerous times. I listened to the audiobook, but plan on purchasing a hardcover as well. No spoilers- but the ...

    I received a complimentary advance copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. While Gethard is known for The Chris Gethard Show and the Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People podcast, I?m only familiar with him as musical-guest-Jeff-Rosenstock-host and author of t...

    winning by losing what you don't want (or need) A sort of self-help love letter to weirdos with nascent creative ambitions, this book is a blend of advice, anecdote, and a philosophy of productive failure. For those of you who don?t know Gethard, a primer: he?s a comedian-impro...

    A 3 for me, but I think it would be higher for fans of Chris Gethard. I enjoy his stand-up but don't follow much of his other projects. A friend of mine is really into him and I know he will love the book, so if you're a big fan of Chris you'll love the book. It was a little cliche ...

    A blend of self-help and memoir for outsiders with lofty ambitions. Thesis: you will lose and you will suffer. It will not be fun, and it might not even necessarily lead to quote-unquote success. But beauty can come from it. By confronting the fear and taking risks, you can lead an enr...

    Listened to the audiobook of this one, which I'm glad I did. After the book there were some good interviews with some of the folks mentioned in the text. It gave some good context and addressed the fact that The Chris Gethard Show got canceled between the writing of the book and the re...

    I got this book at one of Chris Gethard?s stand-up shows and didn?t quite know what to expect. This is a mix of comedy writing and self-help motivation, which was interesting. I had quite a few laugh-out-loud moments, but more reflective and heartwarming moments. His heart really c...

    By far the best self-help book I've read, especially for creative types who are trying to figure themselves and their career out. I mostly bought this book because Beautiful/Anonymous is one of my favorite podcasts but this book was really well-done. The balance between advice and pers...

    I?m a huge Gethard fan and placed this book on hold before the library even had a copy. Overall I thought it was a good effort at a ?motivational/inspirational? book. It was obvious the publishers were trying to make it longer- lots of 2 page chapters. If he would have concentrat...

    This book helped me in so many ways. When your trying to get what you want in life keep chipping away until you get it. It?s never too late. ?I regret some of the things I?ve done, but I will never regret the things I haven?t done. Because anything I?ve wanted to try, I?ve ...

    The self help angle falls flat sometimes, but Gethard has made a career of going all out; missing the mark comes along with that risk. At its heart there are good stories. If you didn't read his first book do that first. ...

    This book is really meant for people just starting their careers but still has a positive message for others. I enjoyed hearing about Gethard?s hijinks. ...

    An entertaining look at failure and how to thrive with it. Not as deep as I'd like ...

    Wonderful mix of memoir and inspiration. Very funny and very poignant. ...

    "Crushing It" for emotional weirdos. ...

    If I were Oprah, this is the book I'd be recommending to everyone this year. And I should be. ...

    A lot of the content didn't really connect with me, but there are I think some worthy thoughts and lessons to carry through life. ...

    It?s more like four stars, but I just love him so much that I gave him five. ...

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  • Andy Winder
    Nov 10, 2018

    I got a copy of the audiobook, which surprisingly included a whole 2 hours and 32 minutes of bonus content! After the book there were a bunch of interviews with people who were mentioned in the book, who had some significant impact on Chris's life. I think the bonus interviews were a r...

    It?s honestly probably just a 3-star book, but I find Gethard just so damn charming that it earns the book another star. This books teeters between self-help and autobiographical humor. Unfortunately, the chapters seem to focus on just one or the other genres, making the book seem di...

    3.5 stars. I really wasn?t looking for an inspirational book (and didn?t realize that?s what the book was when I bought it), I just wanted to support Chris Gethard as a small payment for the hours of entertainment he?s provided me with. It?s a good book... I dig the senti...

    About 30% humblebrag, 70% useful. I think I would have gotten more out of it if I shared Gethard's rather liberal definition of "failure," but overall it was an encouraging, warm and funny book about pursuing your dreams, even if they don't make sense to anyone but you. ...

    Had Gethard on the podcast, and it was a ton of fun. As such, I read this book before doing so. It's the sort of thing I needed more at 19 than I do in my 30s, but I still got great insights into the way he sees the world! ...

    Chris Gethard is probably one of the coolest and most original human beings alive. This book, while being a ?self help? book is also part memoir, and made me laugh SO hard numerous times. I listened to the audiobook, but plan on purchasing a hardcover as well. No spoilers- but the ...

    I received a complimentary advance copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. While Gethard is known for The Chris Gethard Show and the Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People podcast, I?m only familiar with him as musical-guest-Jeff-Rosenstock-host and author of t...

    winning by losing what you don't want (or need) A sort of self-help love letter to weirdos with nascent creative ambitions, this book is a blend of advice, anecdote, and a philosophy of productive failure. For those of you who don?t know Gethard, a primer: he?s a comedian-impro...

    A 3 for me, but I think it would be higher for fans of Chris Gethard. I enjoy his stand-up but don't follow much of his other projects. A friend of mine is really into him and I know he will love the book, so if you're a big fan of Chris you'll love the book. It was a little cliche ...

    A blend of self-help and memoir for outsiders with lofty ambitions. Thesis: you will lose and you will suffer. It will not be fun, and it might not even necessarily lead to quote-unquote success. But beauty can come from it. By confronting the fear and taking risks, you can lead an enr...

    Listened to the audiobook of this one, which I'm glad I did. After the book there were some good interviews with some of the folks mentioned in the text. It gave some good context and addressed the fact that The Chris Gethard Show got canceled between the writing of the book and the re...

    I got this book at one of Chris Gethard?s stand-up shows and didn?t quite know what to expect. This is a mix of comedy writing and self-help motivation, which was interesting. I had quite a few laugh-out-loud moments, but more reflective and heartwarming moments. His heart really c...

    By far the best self-help book I've read, especially for creative types who are trying to figure themselves and their career out. I mostly bought this book because Beautiful/Anonymous is one of my favorite podcasts but this book was really well-done. The balance between advice and pers...

  • Ruby  Reviews Books
    Dec 03, 2018

    I got a copy of the audiobook, which surprisingly included a whole 2 hours and 32 minutes of bonus content! After the book there were a bunch of interviews with people who were mentioned in the book, who had some significant impact on Chris's life. I think the bonus interviews were a r...

    It?s honestly probably just a 3-star book, but I find Gethard just so damn charming that it earns the book another star. This books teeters between self-help and autobiographical humor. Unfortunately, the chapters seem to focus on just one or the other genres, making the book seem di...

    3.5 stars. I really wasn?t looking for an inspirational book (and didn?t realize that?s what the book was when I bought it), I just wanted to support Chris Gethard as a small payment for the hours of entertainment he?s provided me with. It?s a good book... I dig the senti...

    About 30% humblebrag, 70% useful. I think I would have gotten more out of it if I shared Gethard's rather liberal definition of "failure," but overall it was an encouraging, warm and funny book about pursuing your dreams, even if they don't make sense to anyone but you. ...

    Had Gethard on the podcast, and it was a ton of fun. As such, I read this book before doing so. It's the sort of thing I needed more at 19 than I do in my 30s, but I still got great insights into the way he sees the world! ...

    Chris Gethard is probably one of the coolest and most original human beings alive. This book, while being a ?self help? book is also part memoir, and made me laugh SO hard numerous times. I listened to the audiobook, but plan on purchasing a hardcover as well. No spoilers- but the ...

    I received a complimentary advance copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. While Gethard is known for The Chris Gethard Show and the Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People podcast, I?m only familiar with him as musical-guest-Jeff-Rosenstock-host and author of t...

    winning by losing what you don't want (or need) A sort of self-help love letter to weirdos with nascent creative ambitions, this book is a blend of advice, anecdote, and a philosophy of productive failure. For those of you who don?t know Gethard, a primer: he?s a comedian-impro...

  • Mike Kostka
    Nov 10, 2018

    I got a copy of the audiobook, which surprisingly included a whole 2 hours and 32 minutes of bonus content! After the book there were a bunch of interviews with people who were mentioned in the book, who had some significant impact on Chris's life. I think the bonus interviews were a r...

    It?s honestly probably just a 3-star book, but I find Gethard just so damn charming that it earns the book another star. This books teeters between self-help and autobiographical humor. Unfortunately, the chapters seem to focus on just one or the other genres, making the book seem di...

    3.5 stars. I really wasn?t looking for an inspirational book (and didn?t realize that?s what the book was when I bought it), I just wanted to support Chris Gethard as a small payment for the hours of entertainment he?s provided me with. It?s a good book... I dig the senti...

    About 30% humblebrag, 70% useful. I think I would have gotten more out of it if I shared Gethard's rather liberal definition of "failure," but overall it was an encouraging, warm and funny book about pursuing your dreams, even if they don't make sense to anyone but you. ...

    Had Gethard on the podcast, and it was a ton of fun. As such, I read this book before doing so. It's the sort of thing I needed more at 19 than I do in my 30s, but I still got great insights into the way he sees the world! ...

    Chris Gethard is probably one of the coolest and most original human beings alive. This book, while being a ?self help? book is also part memoir, and made me laugh SO hard numerous times. I listened to the audiobook, but plan on purchasing a hardcover as well. No spoilers- but the ...

    I received a complimentary advance copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. While Gethard is known for The Chris Gethard Show and the Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People podcast, I?m only familiar with him as musical-guest-Jeff-Rosenstock-host and author of t...

    winning by losing what you don't want (or need) A sort of self-help love letter to weirdos with nascent creative ambitions, this book is a blend of advice, anecdote, and a philosophy of productive failure. For those of you who don?t know Gethard, a primer: he?s a comedian-impro...

    A 3 for me, but I think it would be higher for fans of Chris Gethard. I enjoy his stand-up but don't follow much of his other projects. A friend of mine is really into him and I know he will love the book, so if you're a big fan of Chris you'll love the book. It was a little cliche ...

    A blend of self-help and memoir for outsiders with lofty ambitions. Thesis: you will lose and you will suffer. It will not be fun, and it might not even necessarily lead to quote-unquote success. But beauty can come from it. By confronting the fear and taking risks, you can lead an enr...

    Listened to the audiobook of this one, which I'm glad I did. After the book there were some good interviews with some of the folks mentioned in the text. It gave some good context and addressed the fact that The Chris Gethard Show got canceled between the writing of the book and the re...

    I got this book at one of Chris Gethard?s stand-up shows and didn?t quite know what to expect. This is a mix of comedy writing and self-help motivation, which was interesting. I had quite a few laugh-out-loud moments, but more reflective and heartwarming moments. His heart really c...

    By far the best self-help book I've read, especially for creative types who are trying to figure themselves and their career out. I mostly bought this book because Beautiful/Anonymous is one of my favorite podcasts but this book was really well-done. The balance between advice and pers...

    I?m a huge Gethard fan and placed this book on hold before the library even had a copy. Overall I thought it was a good effort at a ?motivational/inspirational? book. It was obvious the publishers were trying to make it longer- lots of 2 page chapters. If he would have concentrat...

    This book helped me in so many ways. When your trying to get what you want in life keep chipping away until you get it. It?s never too late. ?I regret some of the things I?ve done, but I will never regret the things I haven?t done. Because anything I?ve wanted to try, I?ve ...

  • Colly J
    Nov 18, 2018

    I got a copy of the audiobook, which surprisingly included a whole 2 hours and 32 minutes of bonus content! After the book there were a bunch of interviews with people who were mentioned in the book, who had some significant impact on Chris's life. I think the bonus interviews were a r...

    It?s honestly probably just a 3-star book, but I find Gethard just so damn charming that it earns the book another star. This books teeters between self-help and autobiographical humor. Unfortunately, the chapters seem to focus on just one or the other genres, making the book seem di...