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Failure is an option : an attempted memoir / H. Jon Benjamin.

Benjamin, H. Jon, (author.).
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Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch 921 BENJ (Text) 39391006891939 Nonfiction Checked out 12/20/2018

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  • ISBN: 9781524742164
  • ISBN: 1524742163
  • Physical Description: viii, 245 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Dutton, [2018]

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Prologue (the preliminary failure before the main failure) -- The early failure years (or how I failed to have a name) -- How I failed at pretty much everything as a kid (the foundations of failure) -- Failed children's books -- Failed album covers -- The sleepover (and how I failed to have one) -- The robbery (and how I failed to stop one) -- How I failed to do anything significant with my disease -- The teen years (of how I failed hosting a bar mitzvah party) -- Shelves (or how I failed to star in a pornographic movie) -- The threesome (or how I failed to quantify it) -- Failed sexual positions -- How I failed to provide a historical example of failure -- Dee Har (or how I failed to move to France) -- Failed pickup lines -- How I failed to study the Holocaust -- My failed book list -- Getting high (and how I failed at being gay-bashed) -- Failed weed-strain reviews -- How I failed to sell a pilot -- Prince Edward Island (and how I failed to take a walk in the woods) -- How I failed as a new father -- How I failed at providing some historical perspective on failure redux -- How I failed at "the celebrity favor" -- Failed presidential pets -- Buying a motorcycle (and how I failed to ride it) -- Midnight Pajama Jam (or how I failed at launching a kids' show) -- Failed business ideas -- How I failed to have a Chinese dinner while visiting my parents in Arizona -- The flood: a waste of waters ruthlessly (or how I failed my rental car) -- How I failed at differentiating my two characters of Bob and Archer -- Epilogue: my failure is an option.
Summary, etc.:
"H. Jon Benjamin--the lead voice behind Archer and Bob's Burgers--helps us all feel a little better about our own failures by sharing his own in a hilarious memoir-ish chronicle of failure. Most people would consider H. Jon Benjamin a comedy show business success. But he'd like to remind everyone that as great as success can be, failure is also an option. And maybe the best option. In this book, he tells stories from his own life, from his early days ("wherein I'm unable to deliver a sizzling fajita") to family ("wherein a trip to P.F. Chang's fractures a family") to career ("how I failed to sell a pilot"). As Jon himself says, breaking down one's natural ability to succeed is not an easy task, but also not an insurmountable one. Society as we know it is, sadly, failure averse. But more acceptance of failure, as Jon sees it, will go a long way to making this world a different place. a kinder, gentler place, where gardens are overgrown and most people stay home with their pets. A vision of failure, but also a vision of freedom. With stories, examples of artistic and literary failure, and a powerful can't-do attitude, Failure Is an Option is the book the world doesn't need right now but will get regardless"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Benjamin, H. Jon.
Actors > United States > Biography.
Conduct of life > Humor.
HUMOR / Form / Essays.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts.
PERFORMING ARTS / Comedy.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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