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The Hidden Power of F*cking Up

Narrated by: The Try Guys
Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
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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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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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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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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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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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Great

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

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Amazing

Love love love this audiobook. The Try Guys are as amazing as ever and this book was just brought to life by them!

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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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Loved every minute

You guys have made me laugh so much in this book and choke up a little too. It was read in a fantastic way by the four awesome men who wrote it. You guys absolutely did yourselves justice. A lovely story oh trying, learning and growing to show that we are all simply human. Thank you for this great tale and experience.

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Good vibes from the Try Guys

Good job guys, a really entertaining but also inspirational audio book. This book has actually put me into a really good head space where I’ve made some positive changes in my life and started applying for things I had previously been unsure about.

I’m really sad that I’ve caught up with the audio book and podcast, what am I meant to listen to now :(

Listen to this book if you’d like to hang out with the Try Guys and get to really know them!

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Hilarious and honest ♡

I thought i was in for an entertaining romp, but in true Try Guys fashion i was tricked into thinking and feeling deeply about big life moments and concepts in between the laughs ♡ loved it

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  • Linnea
  • 21-06-2019

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-07-2019

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-07-2019

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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  • Alina0210
  • 04-07-2019

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-12-2019

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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  • noam taylor
  • 22-10-2019

Blown away

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-07-2019

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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  • Arnold Seivwright
  • 01-01-2020

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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  • Leanne
  • 21-10-2019

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
  • 14-08-2019

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loved it and the narration style as it stayed through to their personalities and felt like the were talking to you

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  • Keren Erwin
  • 07-08-2019

Amazing

I felt like I was in the room with them. Honestly was laughing and crying and multiple points. A real feel good book with some great tips and tricks. I was worried it would be condescending (like most self help books) however, this was amazing and they come across like real people.

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  • BAL
  • 31-07-2019

awesome

it's a great listen especially if you are a fan of the YouTube channel. wow

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  • Nicola
  • 26-07-2019

👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

Best audiobook ever!!! Really inspiring and the narration is amazing would highly recommend to anyone

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-07-2019

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING

It was everything I love about the Try Guys! Their unique characters, their soothing and animated voices and a series of tries. Couldn’t ask for anything more!

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  • Gabryell P
  • 18-07-2019

This isn't a try, this is a success

Everything was awesome. When it came to the end, I really though "what? Already?".
You have a lot of different emotions, from getting teary eyed to laughing outloud. And even when you know them, you learn even more.

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  • clefairy
  • 08-07-2019

This IS the Try Guys

If you're a fan of the Try Guys then give this a go (especially audio), they translate well into book form. It's also nice to listen to a "self-help" book that the author is trying as writing.