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A New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly best seller!

If Eckhart Tolle and Jim Carrey had a baby, that baby would be Kyle Cease.

After 25 years of achieving what he thought were his dreams of being a headlining touring comedian and actor, Kyle Cease suddenly discovered that the belief that "when something happens, I will be happy" is a complete lie. With nothing more than an intuition, he decided to quit his stand-up career at its peak, and now - as a transformational comedian - he brings his one-of-a-kind self-help wisdom to sold-out audiences in his Evolving Out Loud Live stage show.

In I Hope I Screw This Up, he disarms listeners as he leads them to their own personal breakthroughs, helping them to recognize that actual happiness and fulfillment is available to them - not in some distant future, but right now. As he has shown audiences all over the world, when you embrace your pain, fear, and vulnerability instead of pushing it away, you will discover an authentic creativity and power that is truly unstoppable.

Using self-deprecating personal stories and hilarious observations on life, Kyle unravels the deepest issues standing between us and emotional freedom. From discovering the never-ending opportunities that come from playing - and going with whatever comes up in the moment - to learning to let go of what feels heavy in our lives, this book is a journey into the endless possibility that can appear if we just dare to let go of our fear of screwing up.

This is not motivation. This is not inspiration. This is true transformation.

©2017 Evolving Out Loud, Inc. (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Don't drink and listen or spit-takes will result

I'm listening to the foreword and love it already!!! I have read the hard copy of the book, and know it's awesome, but I have a feeling there are many delightful surprises tucked away in the audio version. Kyle is so damn funny and super insightful! I'll update this when I'm done, if that's possible, but get this book! Get it now!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Was not expecting this!

I was not expecting this! The title caught my attention but within the first 5 minutes I was already a fan. I hope Kyle puts out more books as I would read them all. Made so many bookmarks that I'll have to go back and really dive in.

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  • Gillian
  • Austin, TX, United States
  • 11-22-17

Wanders, Hits A Truth, Then Wanders Again

I generally think comedians have genuine and hyper-intelligent observations that the rest of us can only appreciate, not demonstrate on our own. And such it is with Kyle Cease's I Hope I Screw This Up.
But that's the bad part, the part that keeps this from becoming a super tool for self-awareness and personal growth. There's plenty of good here but, just as Cease comes upon a truth, wham! He's off to the races on some humorous meanderings that keep you from being able to ingest what he has to offer. And there are plenty of poignant bits in this book that make that such a pity. He keeps saying things like: Back to the point, and: What I started out saying. How disappointing; how diverting.
I'd keep coming up on genuine connections then I'd be distracted by yes, quite chuckle-inducing bits. But I'm a Self-Development person and focus is key for true enlightenment. The guy can't help it that he's funny. But he could've made certain parts funny and certain parts serious rather than letting the book just wander.
Not a popular review, I know, but there you go. If humor is what you're looking for, with a few serious and enlightening bits, this book is for you. If you're looking for a true tool for self-development, you might be a tad exasperated as the digressions are all over the place. I applaud his intention, but I regret the execution: Good bits, wandering, more wandering, good bits, then wandering again and again.

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love every single thing about this book!

im buying the book. that's how good it is.
there's nothing I can say that will show how enlightening it is. JUST LISTEN TO IT!

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Freaking appreciate Kyle Cease so very much!!!!

Incredible! Thank you!!! Thank you for your vulnerability an courage! So grateful for the constant reminder of expansion. Excited to read again

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The content of it cannot be unlearned! Indeed Kyle!

This book is a glimpse of utter truth mixed with a sense of sheer joy! Thanks for enriching my life Kyle! I do recommend reading it a couple of times it's so much fun as well!

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well worth it

I've been waiting to read this book since before it came out. loved every moment of the book. Had excellent exercises within that really get you thinking (I know you wanna skip over those, but don't. Just do them).

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This!!

This is an amazing example of someone doing exactly what they are here to do, exactly the way they want to do it.

Thank you Kyle for being as much you as you could possibly be with the current awareness you have at the time of writing this book!

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I love the work of Kyle Cease! <br />

A great book about self transformation where meditation meets comedy. Reading it was made even better by his Audible narration. He didn't screw this up!

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I loved the info, not the comedy

Would you listen to I Hope I Screw This Up again? Why?

Yes, but i fast forward now past the &amp;quot;funny&amp;quot; parts

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I loved all the info and motivation he put forth in this book, but, for me, i don't find most of the comedy aspect of it funny. I get it, as a comedian it brings an extra fun-ness to a regular self-help book, i just think half of it was an eye roll/non-funny for me. Now i feel bad for writing this review. Anyway, still love the book and like to re-listen to it... but i do skip over the comedy bits. My 12 yr old loved it.