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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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    S. Martin San Francisco, CA 06-15-17
    S. Martin San Francisco, CA 06-15-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Simply put..."

    Hands down-the funniest book i've read in a very long time.
    Engaging, charming, smart, touching, gossipy and waaay too short.
    Heres to part two! Keep em' coming Ross!

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    john 04-21-17
    john 04-21-17
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    "Ross is soooo my tribe!!!!"

    I laughed, I cried I made a new best friend. Ross is a bright light in this world and I hope to shine as bright someday. Thank you Ross for showing the world your sparkle. Huuuuuge hug, your soon to be new Bff .

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    Rudy A. 03-13-17
    Rudy A. 03-13-17
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    "Awesome"

    Thank you Ross just what I needed, im gna make me some potatoes right now!!!!!

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    montana 02-05-17
    montana 02-05-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Really phenomenal work? "

    This really made me giggle ; just adorable. If you're anything like me you're Ross Mathew fan kiss kiss

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    Lauren 01-22-17
    Lauren 01-22-17
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    "Can't get enough Ross!!"

    Ross Mathews is simply fantastic! He writes and narrates in a way that felt like he was sitting across from me at a cozy Palm Springs outdoor cafe. I started this book after having followed Ross's career from Jay Leno to Straight Talk with Ross Mathews (Ross's very own podcast!). Listening to the "Tales of Delusional Self Confidence" helped me to try and find my own. Ross truly is an inspiration and this is a book that EVERYONE should read!

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    Anna 01-15-17
    Anna 01-15-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it!!"

    I loved this book. Ross is hillarious as always and it was so fun to hear about his life.

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    Amazon Customer 10-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Best Audio Book Ever!"
    What did you love best about Man Up!?

    I love everything Ross Mathews, and somehow ended up loving him even more after listening to his book. You can hear the genuineness and excitement in his voice when he reads you his story, and you will want to listen to it over and over again. Also- if you love his book then definitely check out his podcast too


    What about Ross Mathews’s performance did you like?

    He's so entertaining and its as though he's just having a conversation with you- not reading at you.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes!


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    jbay99 08-10-16
    jbay99 08-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    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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    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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