Man Up!: Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence (A Chelsea Handler Book/Borderline Amazing Publishing)

By Ross Mathews

As a tender child growing to be up in a farm city, Ross Mathews may perhaps to boot have needed for a puppy unicorn or a calorie-free cookie tree to develop in his entrance backyard. both of these far-fetched fantasies might were likely to come real than his actual dream: operating in tv in Hollywood, California. heavily, that stuff simply does not ensue to humans like Ross. yet wager what. It completely did.

Now, along with his first ebook, Ross takes us inside of his trip as a super-fan, revealing the main embarrassing and hilarious moments of his small-town existence and big-city adventures. From studying to swear like a hardened trucker to that point in highschool while needed to face down the main scary opponent of all (his girlfriend's girl bits), Ross holds not anything again. Oh, then there is his strangely shady previous concerning the cutest pair of plus-sized women's pajama bottoms, deliciously risky pot butter, and embezzled sandwiches. And, in fact, how he is controlled to show an obsession with pop-culture into one-on-one interactions with celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Tiffani-Amber Theissen, Madonna, Michelle Kwan, and numerous extra with out ever having a unmarried restraining order issued opposed to him.

Infused with Ross's trademark humor, detailed voice, and overall honesty, guy UP! is a undertaking assertion for an individual who does not healthy the mildew. His hasn't been the main conventional approach to construct a occupation in Hollywood, yet Ross has in some way controlled to make his mark with no ever compromising who he's. he's as excited about this as he's approximately Golden ladies trivialities: you do not need to alter who you're to accomplish your desires (although there is not anything improper with a makeover each now and then). you simply have to guy Up!

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