"If you only read one book in your life, it probably shouldn't be this one. However, if you're not operating an inexplicable one-book policy, these stories are funny, touching, and more than worth your time." -- John Oliver
"Josh Gondelman is one of the most original hilarious voices out there today. This book will hook you and make you laugh and laugh." -- Amy Schumer
Emmy-Award winning writer and comedian Josh Gondelman's collection of personal stories of best intentions and mixed results.
Josh Gondelman knows a thing or two about trying--and failing. The Emmy Award-winning stand-up comic--dubbed a "pathological sweetheart" by the New York Observer--is known throughout the industry as one of comedy's true "nice guys." Not surprisingly, he's endured his share of last-place finishes. But he keeps on bouncing back.
In this collection of hilarious and poignant essays (including his acclaimed New York Times piece "What if I Bombed at My Own Wedding?"), Josh celebrates a life of good intentions--and mixed results. His true tales of romantic calamities, professional misfortunes, and eventual triumphs reinforce the notion: we get out of the world what we put into it. Whether he's adopting a dog from a suspicious stranger, mitigating a disastrous road trip, or trying MDMA for the first (and only) time, Josh only wants the best for everyone--even as his attempts to do the right thing occasionally implode.
Full of the warm and relatable humor that's made him a favorite on the comedy club circuit, Nice Try solidifies Josh Gondelman's reputation as not just a good guy, but a skilled observer of the human condition.
- ISBN-13: 9780062852755
- ISBN-10: 0062852752
- Publisher: Harper Perennial
- Publish Date: September 2019
- Dimensions: 8 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds
- Page Count: 272