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Man Up! Audiobook

Man Up!: Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence

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Publisher's Summary

As a young kid growing up in a farm town, Ross Mathews might as well have wished for a pet unicorn or a calorie-free cookie tree to grow in his front yard. Either of those far-fetched fantasies would have been more likely to come true than his real dream: Working in television in Hollywood, California. Seriously, that stuff just doesn't happen to people like Ross. But guess what. It totally did.

Now, with his first book, Ross takes us inside his journey as a super-fan, revealing the most embarrassing and hilarious moments of his small-town life and big-city adventures. From learning to swear like a hardened trucker to that time in high school when had to face down the most frightening opponent of all (his girlfriend's lady bits), Ross holds nothing back.

Oh, then there's his surprisingly shady past involving the cutest pair of plus-sized women's pajama bottoms, deliciously dangerous pot butter, and embezzled sandwiches. And, of course, how he's managed to turn an obsession with pop-culture into one-on-one interactions with celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Tiffani-Amber Theissen, Madonna, Michelle Kwan, and countless more without ever having a single restraining order issued against him.

Infused with Ross's trademark humor, unique voice, and total honesty, Man Up! is a mission statement for anyone who doesn't fit the mold. His hasn't been the most traditional way to build a career in Hollywood, but Ross has somehow managed to make his mark without ever compromising who he is. He is as serious about this as he is about Golden Girls trivia: You don't need to change who you are to achieve your dreams (although there's nothing wrong with a makeover every now and then). You just need to Man Up!

©2013 Ross Mathews (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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    jbay99 08-10-16
    jbay99 08-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "One Man Down!"

    Ross Matthews, is a great comedian and his narration of his story was delightful and read with great enthusiasm. However it was a little bit of a snooze. It was somewhat slow and boring. His story was just like the average person and typical gay man. I don't get the hype but then anyone can publish a book now a days. That being said, I enjoyed greatly his claim to fame. The man is funny. The book, I could have done without. Someone needed money.

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    Keely L Loyall 05-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    " 5 Kisses!"

    PheNOmenal work darling, absolutely PheNOmenal work. I have to give it 5 out of 5 kisses.....😘😘😘😘😘

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    Jayson Nadolny 05-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Best Book All Year"

    I've read and listened to so many books, but this one was my favorite. I already adore Rose Mathews, but hearing his life in his signature voice made me love him even more! It's a must read!

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    Meg 04-21-16
    Meg 04-21-16
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    "Just what I needed"

    I have loved Ross for a long time, this glimpse in to his world made me love home more. I bought this a week ago and have listened to it twice already!

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    Juan Carrillo winnettka ca 04-04-16
    Juan Carrillo winnettka ca 04-04-16 Member Since 2014

    Have always loved books and I find that as I have gotten older I find this way more enjoyable then listening to the radio.

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    "Fantastic"
    If you could sum up Man Up! in three words, what would they be?

    boy becomes a man


    What did you like best about this story?

    The coming out portion when ross came out to his mom it had me laughing and crying it was fantastic


    What does Ross Mathews bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    this verbiage and the way he get's into everything he talks about


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    no mumbo jumbo jive


    Any additional comments?

    Ross needs to do a 2nd book I want to know more

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    Amazon Customer 04-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book!"

    This book had me laughing! I started binge listening to Ross' podcast Straight Talk with Ross. After that I knew I just had to listen to the book! so much better listening to it straight out of the author's mouth. Not only is Ross so genuinely funny but you can tell he's just a great guy.... and so real! Can we be best friends?

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    weezie_baby84 01-04-16
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    "Amazing read"

    Ross Mathews was a great narrator and a wonderful writer in this book. it has moments that break your heart and moments that crack you up. A very "feel good" book.

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    Katiuscia P Phillips 12-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it!!"

    Ross Mathews is brilliant, hilarious and so honest, you can't help but love him and his life stories.

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    Gabriel 08-12-15
    Gabriel 08-12-15 Member Since 2016
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    "More than MUMBO JUMBO JIVE! Kiss kiss!!"
    Where does Man Up! rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was a great book for my work commute, and really kept me entertained and laughing more than alot of other books.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    MORE TAYA AND SALVADOR! (podcasts peeps know what Im talking about)


    Have you listened to any of Ross Mathews’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    If you liked this book then please to subscribe to Straight Talk with Ross Mathews! A twice a week podcast about pop culture and advice from the gay best friend you wish you had and know you need! Has the greatest podcast family and fantastic fans! I can not reinforce enough how much this podcast will make you happy!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The parts referencing his mother and his father.


    Any additional comments?

    Kiss Kiss!

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    Sam 08-10-15
    Sam 08-10-15
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    "I expected more"

    I love Ross Mathews, I find him funny and charming however his book really fell flat. I found it to be a disjointed story with way too may cliches. The book just sounded like he was trying too hard to be funny. I also felt like the book was really disjointed and moved from the past to the present which made the story hard to follow.

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