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, Humor, Autobiography, Memoir, Self Help, Audiobook, Adult, Biography, Funny, Comedy

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
    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!
  • 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 Podc...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Greyson Richter | Use Your Words
    Just like their videos but better.
  • 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!
  • Sherri
    I have read (and listened to) a lot of self-help books, and they all boil down to this: set your intentions, open yourself to a 'higher power,' and good things will happen. A few will deign to mention that actual work goes into it, some will provide amusing anecdotes. But ultimately, there is very rarely anything new in self-help books published these days.(A side note here: is anyone else kind of disturbed by any- and everyone's willingness to j...
  • Tilly
    This was an enjoyable read! I love the Try Guys’ videos, and it was fun to get some insight into their personal lives and see them try new challenges. The quality of the book itself is beautiful, with lots of great photos and cute design elements. I thought the writing was charming, and their core idea of “failosophy” made total sense both for their brand and for a “self-improvement” strategy. Basically, each guy took on a major challen...
  • 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...
  • paige
    this book was so much more than i expected it to be. i’ve been following the try guys’ lives since their very first video. i know it’s insane to be so invested in people who don’t reallly know that i exist but that’s just how it is. my vision of this book was that it would definitely be funny (which of course it had humorous elements) but it was so much more than a funny book written by youtubers. it was a look into every single one of ...
  • Rachael
    I’m pretty sure everyone who reviewed this has mentioned Eugene’s Try, it’s the part of the book that I responded to the most and I’m not sure why. It made me feel things, idk. Anyway it was a decent enough book. I listened to the audiobook and if you like their videos and their podcast then the audiobook isn’t much different in terms of listening to their voices and I liked that. I don’t think I would have been able to enjoy it as mu...
  • Diana
    OMG they did it!!!!I couldn't believe when the book ended. I was meal prepping for the week, listening to the guys talk and all of the sudden they announced that this was the end and I was like Nooooooo, when did this happen ?!?!All in all, I am so happy for them. They deserve all the attention and success they are receiving. I loved listening to their stories about their life and experience, you can tell it all came from the heart and some thing...
  • Julia
    3.5 stars. I definitely think the audiobook is the way to go for this. The book itself is fine- although the chapters could be a little muddled and needed some definition. My favorite part was with Eugene trying to enact the three challenges the other try guys gave him to connect with his family. It made sense- there were clear rules to that section. Honestly, I'm much more interested in just watching the corresponding videos they'll put up- visu...
  • Alyssa
    I generally avoid books written by YouTube personalities. This is only the third book I've ever purchased and read that was written by someone from YouTube, and I honestly don't regret it. I have loved The Try Guys for years and their dynamic is unique for what they do. They are unabashed in their attempts to do new things, improve their lives, be good husbands and boyfriends and friends. This book is all about that and so much more. Each Try Guy...
  • Kelsey Hlavaty (readingwithkelsey)
    I am incredibly biased when it comes to this book; I bought it knowingthat I was going to love this book because I love The Try Guys. This book was everything I expected: it was cheeky, fun but still had an emotional impact. I was surprised at how talented they are in writing, especially Eugene. I don't really have anything more to day because this book was exactly what I needed: it made me laugh, it inspired me and it made me emotional. (Also, I...