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Man Up!: Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence

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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 Ross. But guess what. It totally did.

Now, with his first book, Ross takes us inside his journey as a super-fan, revealing...

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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!

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Meet the Author

Ross Mathews grew up in Mount Vernon, WA. 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Funny and Inspiring

    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!).

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2013

    Ross is perfection.

    Hilarious. Wonderful. Fabulous.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2013

    Not bad...

    But not great either. I have been looking forward to this book since I first heard about it. Started reading it and it was definitely funny, but didn't quite maintain my attention span entirely. I do love Ross and if he writes another book I'd be willing to give it a read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    I personally loved this book. Ross Mathews took an unconventiona

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2013

    Laugh out loud !!!

    Loving every minute, Ross is a breath of fresh air!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2014

    Very Funny

    This was a very funny and entertaining read. Would definitely recommend to anyone that is looking for a good laugh.

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  • Posted May 19, 2014

    Love it, Love Him! Read it!

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2014

    Sweet revenge

    As always fern michaels is my favorite author.this is my fifth book out of the sisterhood series I've read.there was 176 pages.I give this book 5 stars of course.this is an easy read.and it is a page turner..I would recommend this book for all ages. Go fern michaels keep those books a coming. Great book

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2013

    Result two

    If your single.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2013

    Diana

    Hi. There are a bunch of single girls at farmae result two. Their bios are result one, so you can look and pretty much take your pick.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2013

    Fyre

    Hello. She enters.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    Man Up

    I stopped reading at page 28. Love Ross M, but did not like book at all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    Highly recommended

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2013

    Man Up

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    Highly Recommended!!! A great read!!!

    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!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    enjoyable

    sweet, honest, amusing memoir

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2013

    Absolutely the best read ever!

    Most enjoyable book i've read in a long time. Laugh out loud funny and very touching.
    Ross Mathews is fabulous and very entertaining.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2013

    Great read

    I love ross mathews on chelsea lately.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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