Failure Is An Option

Failure Is An Option

An Attempted Memoir

Book - 2018
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"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.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, [2018]
ISBN: 9781524742164
1524742163
Branch Call Number: 791.43028 BEN
Characteristics: viii, 245 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm

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Jan 11, 2019

This book is terrible.

Best I can say is that there are a handful of good lines. But the number of poorly written ones you have to wade through to find those tiny nuggets is a very LONG WAY from worth it.

Don't waste your time.

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