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The Resource Failure is an option : an attempted memoir, H. Jon Benjamin

Failure is an option : an attempted memoir, H. Jon Benjamin

Label
Failure is an option : an attempted memoir
Title
Failure is an option
Title remainder
an attempted memoir
Statement of responsibility
H. Jon Benjamin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Benjamin, H. Jon
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/8092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2287.B4275
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Benjamin, H. Jon
  • Actors
  • Conduct of life
  • HUMOR / Form / Essays
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Comedy
  • Actors
  • Conduct of life
  • United States
Label
Failure is an option : an attempted memoir, H. Jon Benjamin
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue (the preliminary failure before the main failure) -- The early failure years (or how I failed to have a name) -- How I failed at pretty much everything as a kid (the foundations of failure) -- Failed children's book -- Failed album covers -- The sleepover (and how I failed to have one) -- The robbery (and how I failed to stop one) -- How I failed to do anything significant with my disease -- The teen years (or how I failed hosting a bar mitzvah party) -- Shelves (or how I failed to star in a pornographic movie) -- The threesome (or how I failed to quantify it) -- Failed sexual positions -- How I failed to provide a historical example of failure -- Dee Har (or how I failed to move to France) -- Failed pickup lines -- How I failed to study the Holocaust -- My failed book list -- Getting high (and how I failed at being gay-bashed) -- Failed weed-strain reviews -- How I failed to sell a pilot -- Prince Edward Island (and how I failed to take a walk in the woods) -- How I failed as a new father -- How I failed at providing some historical perspective on failure redux -- How I failed at "the celebrity favor" -- Failed presidential pets -- Buying a motorcycle (and how I failed to ride it) -- Midnight Pajama Jam (or how I failed at launching a kids' show) -- Failed business ideas -- How I failed to have a Chinese dinner while visiting my parents in Arizona -- The flood: a waste of waters ruthlessly (or how I failed my rental car) -- How I failed at differentiating my two characters of Bob and Archer -- Epilogue: my failure is an option
Control code
on1019844696
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 245 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781524742164
Lccn
2017044297
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781524742164
  • (OCoLC)1019844696
Label
Failure is an option : an attempted memoir, H. Jon Benjamin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue (the preliminary failure before the main failure) -- The early failure years (or how I failed to have a name) -- How I failed at pretty much everything as a kid (the foundations of failure) -- Failed children's book -- Failed album covers -- The sleepover (and how I failed to have one) -- The robbery (and how I failed to stop one) -- How I failed to do anything significant with my disease -- The teen years (or how I failed hosting a bar mitzvah party) -- Shelves (or how I failed to star in a pornographic movie) -- The threesome (or how I failed to quantify it) -- Failed sexual positions -- How I failed to provide a historical example of failure -- Dee Har (or how I failed to move to France) -- Failed pickup lines -- How I failed to study the Holocaust -- My failed book list -- Getting high (and how I failed at being gay-bashed) -- Failed weed-strain reviews -- How I failed to sell a pilot -- Prince Edward Island (and how I failed to take a walk in the woods) -- How I failed as a new father -- How I failed at providing some historical perspective on failure redux -- How I failed at "the celebrity favor" -- Failed presidential pets -- Buying a motorcycle (and how I failed to ride it) -- Midnight Pajama Jam (or how I failed at launching a kids' show) -- Failed business ideas -- How I failed to have a Chinese dinner while visiting my parents in Arizona -- The flood: a waste of waters ruthlessly (or how I failed my rental car) -- How I failed at differentiating my two characters of Bob and Archer -- Epilogue: my failure is an option
Control code
on1019844696
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 245 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781524742164
Lccn
2017044297
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781524742164
  • (OCoLC)1019844696

Library Locations

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      345 Main Street, North Andover, MA, 01845, US
      42.6961299 -71.1263305
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