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  • How to Get Back Up

  • A Memoir of Failure & Resilience
  • Written by: Neil Pasricha
  • Narrated by: Neil Pasricha
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Before selling over a million copies of his Book of Awesome series and touring the world to teach Fortune 500 CEOs, Ivy league deans, and members of the royal family how to unlock a positive mind-set, Pasricha’s life hit rock bottom. He flamed out of his dream job and then racked up $300,000 of debt as a failed entrepreneur. He lost his best friend to suicide and his first wife to divorce - in the same week. And yet, inch by inch, Neil learned how to get back up. And you can, too.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love the realness!

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-10-30

Don't bother

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-10-13

I honestly wanted to like this audio book. The title and subject matter seemed to indicate that it would be similar to other books in the same vein. It isn't. This is just a place holder of a "book" that was obviously done just to fulfill some kind of an obligation to Audible.

The, "Stories" are exceptionally common with no true insight and are so mundane that I found myself skipping ahead so much to try to find something, anything interesting that I just gave up on the book.

The author is also the reader for this book and he is terrible. It's incredibly obvious that he thinks he's good at it, but compared to professional readers his voice, cadence, even attitude is incredibly annoying.

A complete and utter waste of time and unlistenable. I may be mistaken in my assessment though as I was unable to finish the book in any way whatsoever.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Failure Is an Option

  • An Attempted Memoir
  • Written by: H. Jon Benjamin
  • Narrated by: H. Jon Benjamin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 81

While he's not quite a household name, most people would consider H. Jon Benjamin, the voice-actor star of Archer and Bob's Burgers (and a sentient can of mixed vegetables in 2015's Wet Hot American Summer) a comedy show business success. But he'd like to remind everyone that as great as success can be, failure is also an option. In a hilarious, self-deprecating memoir, Jon lays out some of his many failures in all areas of life, from Work ("wherein I'm unable to deliver a sizzling fajita") to Family ("wherein a trip to PF Chang's fractures a family").

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not reading this book would be an epic failure

  • By Kindle Customer on 2018-06-12

You MUST listen to this book! Or don't. Whatever.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-06-07

Excellent reason by H. Jon Benjamin. Starts off, very... Meh. But, once he gets going it is incredibly funny. For reals. I laughed out loud (LOL'd, if you will) so many times, that j can only recommend this book for people who enjoy laughing and listening to someone who can and will make you laugh.

My only complaint is that the book itself isn't longer and that H. Jon doesn't get more into detail on numerous aspects of his life. I know that it's supposed to be about failure, but why not go into more detail about how you succeeded at life? It's almost as though he failed to create the perfect book.


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1 of 2 people found this review helpful