Lose Well

Lose Often.
Lose Proudly.
Lose Well.

A new book hitting shelves on October 16th!

For anyone who ever felt like they didn’t fit in or couldn’t catch a break, comedian and cult hero Chris Gethard’s Lose Well offers laugh-out-loud, kick-in-the-pants advice on how to embrace failure and start living life on our own terms.

PREORDER TODAY, and as a thank-you, Chris will send you a video message, an audio file you can use as your outgoing voicemail message, or he’ll call you directly for a two-minute chat!

How To Preorder

1. Preorder Lose Well at one of these retailers:

2. Send proof of purchase to loseproudlylosewell@gmail.com and include one of the below words in the subject line to choose your thank-you gift.

For The Chris Gethard Show Fans:3.a

Subject Line: HUNDO
Gift: A recorded video message where Chris encourages you to make your art and follow your dreams.

Subject Line: GOOGY
Gift: A recorded video message where Vacation Jason encourages you to only read the funny chapters of this book and ignore all the stuff about how you have to work hard.

For Beautiful/Anonymous Fans:3.b

Subject Line: BEAUTIFUL
Gift: A recorded audio file from Chris that you can use as your outgoing voicemail message.

For Anyone Who Orders 5+ Copies:3.c

Subject Line: CALL ME
A personal note from Chris: If for some reason you want five copies of this book – maybe you are giving them away as gifts, maybe you are teaming up with pals to get this incentive, maybe you just like throwing money away – then I owe you big time, and want to step up with a big thank you! Gift: Chris will call you for a two-minute long thank-you chat. This will be like your own mini-Beautiful/Anonymous or TCGS phone-call moment!

About The Book

Let’s face it: we all want a seat at the cool table, a great job, and loads of money. But most of us won’t be able to achieve this widely accepted, black-or-white, definition of winning, which makes us feel like failures, that we’re destined to a life of loserdom. That’s the conventional wisdom. It’s also crap, according to comedian and cult hero Chris Gethard, who knows a thing or two about losing. Failing is an art form, he argues; in fact, it’s the only the way we’re ever going to discover who we are, what we really want, and how to live the kind of life we only dreamed about.

Setting flame to vision boards and tossing out the “seven simple steps” to achieving anything, the host of the eponymous TruTV talk show and the wildly popular podcast Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People illustrates his personal and professional manifesto with hilarious and ultimately empowering stories about his own set-backs, missteps, and public failures, from the cancellation of his Comedy Central sitcom after seven episodes to rediscovering his comedic voice and life’s purpose on a public access channel.

With his trademark wit and inspiring storytelling—a cross between David Sedaris and Jenny Lawson—Gethard teaches us how to power through our own hero’s journey, whether we’re a fifteen-year-old starting a punk band or a fifty-year-old mother of three launching an Etsy page. In the process, he shows us how to fail with grace, laugh on the way down, and as we dust ourselves off, how to transform inevitable failures into endless opportunities. It might get a little messy, but that’s exactly the point. Because the first step in living on your own terms is learning how to lose well, and more often than not, the revolutionary act of failing lets us witness firsthand what awaits us on the other side.

What People
Are Saying

“If anyone can get you to give your dreams a shot, it’s Chris Gethard, the king of somehow turning defeats into victories.”

Judd Apatow

Comedian, Writer, and Director

“I was on the altar of Chris Gethard’s wedding, when he was waiting a really long time for his bride to show up. Like, so long. I figured, based on his past life experiences, that it wasn’t going to end well. Anyway, that’s what this book is like.”

Mike Birbiglia

Comedian, Actor, and New York Times bestselling author of Sleepwalk with Me

For press inquiries regarding this book, please contact Courtney.Nobile@harpercollins.com

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