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Failure Is an Option

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Failure Is an Option by H. Jon Benjamin
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May 07, 2019 | ISBN 9781524742188

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“His craft, and what makes him such an inspired and singular voice, is to make it look easy. . . . That it’s decidedly not that easy is part of the gag; writing this funny requires immense talent.”
AV Club

“It’s that voice. . . . Had me laughing out loud.”
The New York Times

 “Benjamin’s stories run the gamut from personal to professional and will leave you laughing out loud and embracing your own failures.” 

“Benjamin’s unique take on the classic ‘fail until you succeed’ self-help industry looks to be as self-deprecating and absurd as his best work.”
—Brightest Young Things

“Irreverent, edgy, and hilarious . . . Recommend to all who need a respite from stress and a good laugh.”

“Benjamin is up-front and funny as he recounts his unsuccessful launch of a kids’ late-night TV talk show (tentative title: ‘Midnight Pajama Jam’) and documents his parental shortcomings (bad idea: babysitting an infant in a video arcade). Yet failure ‘doesn’t mean the end of something,’ Benjamin writes. ‘Often, it’s a springboard toward something better.’ He delivers these and other words to live by with concision, wit, and a stand-up’s sense of timing.”

“Thank you for sending me a copy of the book.”
—Amy Poehler

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—David Cross

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—Anderson Cooper

“Dream big and tomorrow will be brighter.”

“Believe in yourself and others will follow.”

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