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The Try Guys deliver their first book - an inspirational self-improvement guide that teaches you that the path to success is littered with humiliating detours, embarrassing mistakes and unexpected failures.

To be our best selves, we must become secure in our insecurities. In The Hidden Power of F*cking Up, The Try Guys - Keith, Ned, Zach and Eugene - reveal their philosophy of trying: how to fully embrace fear, foolishness and embarrassment in an effort to understand how we all get paralyzed by a fear of failure. They'll share how four shy, nerdy kids have dealt with their most poignant life struggles by attacking them head-on and reveal their - ahem - sure-fail strategies for achieving success.

But they're not just here to talk; they're actually going to put their advice to work. To demonstrate their unique self-improvement formula, they'll each personally confront their deepest insecurities. A die-hard meat lover goes vegan for the first time. A straitlaced father transforms into a fashionista. A perpetually single sidekick becomes the romantic lead. A child of divorce finally grows more intimate with his family. Through their insightful, emotional journeys and surprising, hilarious anecdotes, they'll help you overcome your own self-doubt to become the best, most f*cked up version of yourself you can be!

©2019 2nd Try LLC (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Read it!

Personal, funny, moving, inspiring. Truly enjoyed listening to it, and I will definitely use some of their tips in my life. You should give this book a try! It might not be for you, but you will not know before you have read it or listened to it.

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Brilliant

The narrators in this makes the book even more relatable, I want to try.. I have been afraid of trying out of fear of failing for as long as can remember.. Hear the audio books!

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Absolutely hilarious

I absolutely enjoyed this audio book. Not only was the contents great, heartfelt and thought provoking but the interactions between the Try Guys which we all love almost made me feel sorry for anyone who wasn't consuming this as an audio book

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It’s ok to fail

Feels like a Podcast but with the thoughts and layout of a book. This book would be great for teenagers to read/listen too, great insights on how to just give thing a go, they might be scary and yes you might fail but try again. Loved it.

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Amazing!

Signed up to audible just to read this book, and it was super cool! It was really grounding to hear that people you count on to make you laugh when your life is messed up have had so many of the same feelings and experiences you have. Being in your 30s as well sometimes makes you feel jaded and anhedonic **life** but this book first reminded me that there’s always more to try, it’s only ourselves that limit what there is left of life. Also, as a parent it just made me tear up listening to how much you appreciate your parents’ support and sacrifices. Really touching book, not corny at all *cue most self help books* funny and soul-enlightening. Feed me more!!!

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Big fan of the book and the group

Surprisingly emotional stories and incredibly well written and read. Only drawback was that there were some strange voice inflections with some of the reading that was not the best to listen to, but they were minor parts and didn't distract from the stories. Excellent listen!

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AMAZING! can't believe I finished it so quickly but I'm sure I'll come back to.it again and again.

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  • Leanne
  • 10-21-19

Good but only if you’re a fan!

I’m a big Try Guys fan but this wasn’t really a self help book, more just joining the four guys on their own journeys of growth. Definitely entertaining but not hugely insightful to anyone who isn’t a fan. Some of them were better at narration than others - Eugene’s voice is very smooth (isn’t that guy just amazing at literally everything?) and on the other end of the spectrum Zach has this annoying habit of starting and stopping in the middle of his sentences multiple times that made it a real struggle to listen to. Overall I enjoyed it but didn’t learn as much as I thought I would about the hidden power of fucking up.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-28-19

Try Guys for Self Improvement...Hmmm

More Try Guys is ALWAYS great!! And that's exactly what you get, more behind the scenes knowledge and information on the men but does this really help you to improve YOURSELF?. I don't really think so. I downloaded this on the free trial and in all honesty, I am glad that I didn't pay for it. It really is fun and I did find myself invested in the men's journey on whichever area they were focusing on at the time but I really don't think it's helped me. I don't really know how it could other than Eugine's family improvements as the other Try Guys give him a list, so you could do that list yourself on your family. Other than that I didn't feel enlightened about taking on new things or trying to improve myself. Also by the time I listened to this Ned had already made a Youtube video on clothes which is basically exactly the same as what he writes. It wouldn't surprise me if more content like this comes from the men causing cross overs that means you already know what happens. I really did love all their stories and by no way is it a waste of time or not a good listen for free. But personally, I think it's a super-specific podcast project and doesn't lend itself to actually helping YOU. As long as that's not what you're after and let's be honest most people arent, MORE TRY GUYS MORE TRY GUYS, then this is great. If it has helped you then that's a double...no triple...wait...quadruple whammy.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-20-20

reassuring, comforting and empowering

This book helps me to see my life in new point of view. It makes me feel it's normal to fail and it taught me to just go for it and enjoy my life to the fullest. I'm currently feels like a failure, scared and actually kinda hopeless, this book helps me a lot.

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  • Zoe Mallender
  • 06-02-20

Everything I wanted it to be!!!

This book was everything I hoped for! It touched my world, my heart and my funny bone. I cannot wait to try that thing I've been putting off. Thank you!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-10-20

Absolutely Stunning!

Love the Try Guys, their honesty and relatability. Inspiring to know we should just TRY.

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  • alice
  • 04-28-20

love it!!

love the try guys!! so inspiring and a real entertaining audio book. keep up the great work guy!

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  • Amelia kemp
  • 03-25-20

F*cking love it.

I thought the narration was really good and the story was so good. I am going to buy the book now, so I can look at the images in the book and so I can read it again. I thought they connected really well with me. I really connected to their stories and felt that they were truly enjoying this. Definitely gonna listen/read this again. Also, I listened to this in a day.

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  • Rob
  • 03-25-20

Feel good

This book helped me so much. With each chapter I connected to all 4 so much. Thank you

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  • Lydia
  • 03-01-20

F*cking magnificent

So much fun to listen to, any fan of the try guys needs to listen. You can really feel the emotion through their reading. And anyone who doesn't know the try guys here is a book that makes you really appreciate life while having fun.

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  • Arnold Seivwright
  • 01-01-20

good to get you going

get out there and try, try again and fail, then try again. good logic with great people behind it, hopefully the feelings carry with you like they did me.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-02-19

Great Book

This book makes me want to get out and do the things I've been afraid to do for what feels like forever. It's funny and very real. Very much worth a read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-14-20

Try to find time to read this worthwhile book

Being an ardent follower of the Try Guys for the past three years, I had been waiting eagerly for this book. I can tell you it doesn't disappoint rather forces you to introspect your approach to life.This book with example of four stories interwoven together under subtitles of fitness, health, fashion and family demonstrates that 'Trying is succeeding'.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-06-20

Just TRY not to love it

I am a huge fan of the Try Guys and having just left an emotionally abusive relationship I was looking for a pick me up. The Try Guys channel had kept me distracted while I took time to recover and this book actually was a great option while I drive and travel. The stories are inspiring, emotional, and they remind me one carp in the sea doesn't mean they're all carp. I am now focusing on myself and things I love and hopefully I will find a love like Ned and Ariel, or Keith and Becky. Fingers crossed.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-10-19

Amazing & Fun!

amazing book! light but deep at the same time. love how it makes me feel like I am trying new things with them too!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-13-19

Great

Quick and fun listen. The Try Guys are hilarious and kept the book very interesting and personal.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-23-19

Couldn't get enough

This was amazing some times the speaking together in time was a little annoying and I wasn't a fan of a few sounds and neds audio sounds awful but I couldn't stop reading the book it was so fun worth the buy

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-05-20

The Try Guys' greatest Try

The Try guys are fantastic as always. They unashamedly divulge various trys, their failures and what they have learnt along the way. Love hearing their wisdom and all their friendly joking around.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-14-20

Inspiring and hilarious

I listened, I thought, I laughed, I cried a little, but mostly...I was inspired to try.

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  • Dennika Harrop
  • 06-11-20

if you love the try guys, this will remind you why

the try guys are the best story tellers, not one part of this story was boring. they kept bringing you back in, full of love, laughter and a few tears. highly recommended 10/10

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  • Teegan
  • 02-24-20

Loved it!!

This book was incredible! It felt very authentic and the audiobook had some nice bonuses that differed from the print copy.