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Man Up!: Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence
     

Man Up!: Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence

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by Ross Mathews, Gwyneth Paltrow (Foreword by), Chelsea Handler (Afterword)
 

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As a young kid growing up in a farm town, Ross Mathews might as well have wished for a pet unicorn or a calorie-free cookie tree to grow in his front yard. Either of those far-fetched fantasies would have been more likely to come true than his real dream: working in television in Hollywood, California. Seriously, that stuff just doesn't happen to people like

Overview

As a young kid growing up in a farm town, Ross Mathews might as well have wished for a pet unicorn or a calorie-free cookie tree to grow in his front yard. Either of those far-fetched fantasies would have been more likely to come true than his real dream: working in television in Hollywood, California. Seriously, that stuff just doesn't happen to people like Ross. But guess what. It totally did.

Now, with his first book, Ross takes us inside his journey as a super-fan, revealing the most embarrassing and hilarious moments of his small-town life and big-city adventures. From learning to swear like a hardened trucker to that time in high school when had to face down the most frightening opponent of all (his girlfriend's lady bits), Ross holds nothing back. Oh, then there's his surprisingly shady past involving the cutest pair of plus-sized women's pajama bottoms, deliciously dangerous pot butter, and embezzled sandwiches. And, of course, how he's managed to turn an obsession with pop-culture into one-on-one interactions with celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Tiffani-Amber Theissen, Madonna, Michelle Kwan, and countless more without ever having a single restraining order issued against him.

Infused with Ross's trademark humor, unique voice, and total honesty, MAN UP! is a mission statement for anyone who doesn't fit the mold. His hasn't been the most traditional way to build a career in Hollywood, but Ross has somehow managed to make his mark without ever compromising who he is. He is as serious about this as he is about Golden Girls trivia: You don't need to change who you are to achieve your dreams (although there's nothing wrong with a makeover every now and then). You just need to Man Up!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455512560
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
02/25/2014
Series:
A Chelsea Handler Book/Borderline Amazing Publishing Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
244,944
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Ross Mathews grew up in Mount Vernon, WA. He is the host Hello, Ross!, his own talk show on E!. He began his television career on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" in 2001 where he remains as a correspondent. Additionally, he is a regular roundtable comic and occasional guest-host on E!'s "Chelsea Lately", as well as a red carpet staple on E!. He resides in Los Angeles and Palm Springs with his partner, Salvador, and their two teeny tiny perfect puppies. To learn more, check out HelloRoss.com, Facebook.com/officialrossfanpage, and Twitter @helloross.

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Man Up!: Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A really good read! Becomes a really fun read if you're able to read it in his voice in your head (not that hard!).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hilarious. Wonderful. Fabulous.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I personally loved this book. Ross Mathews took an unconventional trip to success and his accounts are very interesting. Probably even more than his celebrity dish stories are the acounts of his growing up in a small town. From start to finish a great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loving every minute, Ross is a breath of fresh air!
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Hawkinsr75 More than 1 year ago
This was a very funny and entertaining read. Would definitely recommend to anyone that is looking for a good laugh.
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Abi29 More than 1 year ago
I will admit I loved Ross before I got his book, but now I love him even more. He will have you hooked at chapter one. If you want a great, fun summer read get it.
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I stopped reading at page 28. Love Ross M, but did not like book at all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I bought this book I knew I would like i because I just think Ross is amazing. I love his outlook on life and the joy he brings to it. However I did not know I would be laying in my bed having my boyfriend look at me like I was crazy while I was hysterically laughing out loud. Ross you did a fantastic job hopefully there will be another book in your future.
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If you love Ross Mathews and I love me some Ross, then you will love this easy read. Just picturing him standing in front of you telling these stories makes you giggle.. Nice to escape for a while into easybreezylightandeasy! THANKS ROSS
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I have always loved Ross Matthews, but I fell in love with him even more while reading his book. He is a great comedian as well as a great person. I enjoyed this book so much that I finished it in a day. A must read!!!!