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Author: Josh Gondelman Narrator: Josh Gondelman Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2019 ISBN: 9780062959003
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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.

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  • “A collection of funny and sweet personal essays…Gondelman’s chops as a comedy writer are on full display throughout, and his observations are hilariously spot-on…Gondelman’s fun, witty book is a marvel of emotional depth and cutting one-liners.”

    Publishers Weekly

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About the Author

Josh Gondelman is a comedian and writer who has earned two Peabody Awards, three Emmys, and two awards from the Writers Guild of America for his work on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on HBO. He is a writer and producer for Desus & Mero on Showtime, and he has previously written for Billy on the Street. His writing has also appeared in the New York Times, New York magazine, and the New Yorker.