The Hidden Power of F*cking Up by Keith Habersberger

The Hidden Power of F*cking Up

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...

Details The Hidden Power of F*cking Up

TitleThe Hidden Power of F*cking Up
Release DateJun 18th, 2019
PublisherDey Street Books
GenreNonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Audiobook, Self Help

Reviews The Hidden Power of F*cking Up

  • cait (decafandpaperbacks)
    2.5/5 starsAlright, I think I'm awake enough to explain the rating now. Odd that I've never really felt the need to explain myself before, but for this book, I am? Nothing makes sense.I want to preface this by saying I am a long-time 'Try Guys' fan. I found them in 2014 and loved their videos so much that I would bring my laptop over to a friends house and put the videos on casually in hopes that they would find them funny. I would rewatch my fav...
  • Isabelle | BookwyrmBites
    alternative title: The Try Guys Try Writing A Book, With Their Trademark Humor and Vulnerability (And It Is Awesome)Basically this is exactly what you probably expect from a book written by these four: honest, self-deprecating, with the banter that characterizes their on-screen dynamic. There are heartwarming and hilarious anecdotes (and photos!) from different stages of their lives, and it's so inspiring to see them take on the lifestyle challen...
  • Katie
    This book/audiobook is fantastic. These guys bring so much humor and heart. At the start, I thought each guy was going to tackle a section but rather each took lead on a try with the other guys sharing wisdom and experience related to the topic. Overall I highly recommend for any one who has ever watched a Try Guys video, from casual viewers to triceratops!
  • Brianna
    The Hidden Power of F*cking UpAs someone who’s been a fan of the Try Guys for years, I feel conflicted in terms of how I feel about this book, mostly because it… felt like it didn’t need to be a book? I will say that I didn’t have the most enjoyable reading experience, but I there are two factors that may have attributed to that:I decided to try (pun not intended) a new format of reading. I read this book via audiobook and kept my hard co...
  • Beth
    I love the Try Guys, but this book didn’t need to exist. I know the goal is to try something new and I am 100% into that ideal, but just because you can doesn’t always mean you should. There are so many typos in this book I lost count, but that is on the editor.
  • Jackie
    I feel like a load of garbage giving this a low rating, but alas, I must be true to myself and acknowledge that I did not enjoy this. The Try Guys are one of my favorite mainstream YouTubers. I have watched them for years and their comedic timing and originality in their videos is phenomenal. However... this book was rough. I purchased the audiobook, and I believe this was my biggest mistake. It "read" exactly like an extended version of their Po...
  • Savanna
    DNF at 51%. Nope. Nope. First, a significant portion of the book so far has been the exact same as some recent videos. EXACTLY. Second, I kept really struggling with the casual mentions of how the guys were able to or motivated to do a thing because of the support and emotional labor of their spouses (and/or female friends or gay men). The way it's presented in the book just made me really feel the gender inequity of our society. For example, the...
  • Cheska the Great is Not Okay
    TOTAL READING TIME: 4 hours, 0 minutes.4.5 stars rounded up to 5.My 5-star rating for this book is mostly due to my bias towards the Try Guys--second only to the Fab Five from Netflix's Queer Eye, they are my favorite celebrities. I started watching their videos around late August/early September 2017, and I've been hooked ever since. I only regret not getting to watch their videos earlier and being there from the beginning, as I've only discover...
  • Annelisa Burns
    I read this book in 24 hours. It was absolutely perfect. If you’re a Try Guys fan, you’ve got to read it. I’m so proud of our boys. It’s completely in character and you can hear each of their voices so completely. My favorite book of the summer (maybe even the year?) so far. Unlike most books written by youtubers, this was actually has substance. It’s good when compared to other books, not just YouTube books. Some highlights:-reading Ne...
  • Samantha
    Firstly, I love the Try Guys and I’ve been watching their videos on YouTube since they started the quartet on Buzzfeed. I’m so proud of them and their accomplishments. I like that it’s a self-help book by learning through their mistakes. A very humbling experience and almost humanizing the people I’ve grown to love watching on my screen. A true rendition of facing their fears and learning from their failures, something we should all consi...
  • Annika
    I really enjoyed the audio book version, it felt sort of like hanging out with the Try Guys and having them tell me stories of different challenges they put themselves through. This is also why I definitely wouldn't classify The Hidden Power of F*cking Up as a self help book. That being said, I don't know how many stars I would've given the "actual" book, given that it has no narration by the Try Guys and even Ariel! (And that my favourite part i...
  • Erin
    I am a fan of the Try Guys, so it pains me to say that I really did not enjoy this book. The main problem I had with it was it being labeled an "inspirational self-improvement guide" when it felt more like a memoir told in the form of many tiny vignettes under the guise of teaching you how to better your life. I learned nothing new from this book as I have already heard the phrase "the greatest failure is the failure to try."
  • Annie
    ------GENERAL------Let me be clear: I’m mostly here for Eugene in all his unapologetically gay-as-hell, stereotype-defying, flamboyant and also incredibly masculine, glory. And okay, the rest of the guys are cool too. It’s hilarious and apropos that the reviews they included on the back cover are less than flattering: “The Try Guys say that failing is more important than succeeding. And this book is a perfect example.”This would make a gr...
  • Kap
    The Try Guys do a good job of transferring their YouTube personas into book format. The overall message is simple and true to their brand. I enjoyed the numerous pictures and drawings, and the mixture of writing formats - from the more traditional narrative formats to the quirky back-and-forth dialogues. The Hidden Power of F*cking Up is a quick, easy read. It even manages to be a little inspiring too. When I reached the end, I even contemplated ...
  • Helen Hnin Oo Lwin
    They did it. They wrote a book. And of course, they also took their book cover picture in their underwear. What was I even expecting?I'll admit I was a little bit skeptical because I don't trust in somebody's writing skills. (Read: Keith Habersberger who hates reading books.) And also because they're juggling with too many things at a time that I was scared they could pull it off but only in a mediocre way.Alas, that wasn't the case. Eugene's wri...
  • Greyson Richter | Use Your Words
    Just like their videos but better.
  • Alex Schwartz
    This was a fun, quick read and great for fans of the Try Guys. The book is designed to essentially be part self-help book, part memoir, and part print version of the Try Guys video content. For those unfamiliar, the Try Guys are four...guys...who create videos in which they "try" various things. They're a lot of fun, often hilarious, and surprisingly emotional at times. In this book, they tackle four different topics in which they "try" to improv...
  • Sarah
    Well they certainly tried with this book... and they succeeded!I absolutely loved each person's emotional journey, especially reading on their reflections after important events in their life. It truly felt as though they were each telling you their own personal story and they really did wear their hearts on their sleeve.I only wish I could have read more!
  • Theresa
    I liked this! I don't have a whole lot to add to the reviews on here- if you watch their videos, you pretty much know what kind of narrative to expect- however, I really took something from the overall message of celebrating and accepting your failures as an indication of progress. I need to spend more time learning from my failures instead of getting hung up on them.
  • Rachel
    I really enjoyed reading this book and getting a tiny look behind the scenes of the Try Guys. I enjoyed Eugene's chapter about his family the most and I honestly could read a whole book about them even though they would probably hate that :D
  • Elena
    More like 2.5 stars. If I never watched their channel I think I would have liked this book a lot! Unfortunately, it was mostly info and content straight from their videos.
  • Sarah Theis
    I really have no complaints about this book. It was insightful and entertaining and a great way to get to know The Try Guys. It was hilarious but serious and gave everyone an look at how these guys became who they are. I find their videos interesting and the same with this book.
  • AubShu
    I already loved these dudes, but I love them even more now. This is the first motivational book that has made me feel empowered and inspired, despite my flaws and failings. Funny, endearing, enjoyable.
  • Rachel
    I'm very torn because I LOVE the Try Guys but I really don't like self help books. I appreciated the insight on their own lives (especially the family chapter - I liked Eugene's "Try") - but it read kind of superficially, and I didn't learn much that I didn't already know from watching their videos or being a patron. That being said, always happy to support these guys in their endeavours!
  • Ina
    Success isn’t the goal. The goal is the experience It has been years since I’ve stumbled upon these four guys trying to do mostly stupid things for Buzzfeed. I think that one of the their first videos I saw was the one where they tried recreating Olympic Games (naked, according to the original guidelines of ancient olympic games). I watched that video and another one and the one after that and now we’re here. It has been great to see them g...
  • Emily
    A book as ridiculously positive, sweet, and earnest as their videos. Four good dudes bringing smiles and laughter to yet another medium. Can’t wait to see what they do next!