The Hidden Power of Fucking Up by The Try Guys

YouTubers writing biographies isn’t a new thing. But one could say that a group book is somewhat unique. A biography centered around learning experiences, a general life theme, now that is unique.

Most people have to find themselves in the self-help aisle at a bookstore to learn something from what they’ve read. Otherwise, there are those that read novels and biographies as cautionary tales not to be repeated. Actually learning from stories and experiences tends to be harbored solely for those embarrassing tales told by friends. Which, goes to say, that The Try Guys have found a way to tell you their personal and business life like when you share a drink with your friends. It’s intimate and conversational.

Entertaining and written in those organized tangents only true conversations are sectioned into, The Try Guys master the personal through paper. It’s as though, together, The Try Guys make the perfect person. Apart, they are sides pushing each other to grow and morph into different shapes and halves.

For Keith, The Try Guys supported and pushed him into forming and keeping healthier living habits. Whether that was in sharing in an exercise class or dietary restrictions, the support system that pushes growth showcases what healthy relationships are. Especially when it came to Eugene and Zach’s growth, as they both struggled with intimate, personal connections. For Eugene, his familial relationship had become somewhat shallowed and distant. Although they all cared for each other immensely, a loss in communication over the years resulted in a loss of depth. Over one large familial visit, Eugene was directed to submerge himself with his family in a way he wouldn’t have normally done. While, when it came to Zach, there are many things he would’ve done or tried, repeated anything he heard in a song or saw in a movie, any grand act to show his devotion, no matter how uncomfortable or awkward they may have been. Zach would’ve done it or tried it, although there are many previous cases in which he had done it, but moving into adulthood and emotional maturity he realized that grand actions do not equate grand emotions. Grand actions are shallow tricks for appearance only, small gestures are where the heart festers. As Ned already knows, but Ned is also a creature of comfort and habit. Limited by his own mindsets, perceptions, and fears, Ned has cornered himself in a variety of ways, fashion just being one of the many avenues he found himself stuck in. But, like Keith, through the support system that is The Try Guys, they all made it through this book and these experiments with more sides and characteristics than they had before.

Littered with personal and relatable stories about growing up in the suburbs, about feeling different, about sibling fights and awkward gym classes, The Try Guys have conceived the cross-genre between biography and self-help: The Fuck-It ‘Till You Try It genre.

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