The Hidden Power of F*cking Up

The Try Guys. Dey Street, $24.99 (288p) ISBN 978-0-0628-7961-5
The YouTube-famous Try Guys—Ned Fulmer, Keith Habersberger, Zach Kornfeld, and Eugene Lee Yang—expound their “Failosophy” through stories of their greatest “tries,” biggest failures, and the knowledge gleaned from it all. The foursome that has racked up over a billion YouTube views and five million followers for attempting bizarre or sensational stunts (“from zapping our bellies to stimulate the pains of childbirth, to sparring with professional UFC fighters”) exhibit the same colloquial, goofy humor here. After giving brief introductions to how they ended up creating YouTube content together, the guys turn to issues of health, style, work, love, and family, couching their advice in lessons gleaned from their “tries.” For instance, Keith learns how to fail spectacularly while attempting CrossFit and Eugene explains tips for getting closer to your family, such as “tell each of your family members to tell you a secret” and “hug them... not a pat on the back. A real, strong, loving hug.” While the material isn’t particularly hard-hitting, Try Guys devotees will be thrilled to hear about the guys’ backstories—such as that Ned is a Yale graduate who previously worked as a chemist. Mixing a cocktail of quips and vulnerable self-reflection, the Try Guys nicely highlight the good that is born from failure. (June)
Reviewed on : 07/03/2019
Release date: 06/01/2019
Genre: Nonfiction
Ebook - 288 pages - 978-0-06-287963-9
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