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Man Up!

Tales Of My Delusional Self-confidence

By Ross Mathews, 1979-

As a young kid growing up in a farm town, Ross Mathews might as well have wished for a pet unicorn or a calorie-free cookie tree to grow in his front yard. Either of those far-fetched fantasies would have been more likely to come true than his real dream: working in television in Hollywood, California. Seriously, that stuff just doesn't happen to people like Ross. But guess what. It totally did.

Now, with his first book, Ross takes us inside his journey as a super-fan, revealing the most embarrassing and hilarious moments of his small-town life and big-city adventures. From learning to swear like a hardened trucker to that time in high school when had to face down the most frightening opponent of all (his girlfriend's lady bits), Ross holds nothing back. Oh, then there's his surprisingly shady past involving the cutest pair of plus-sized women's pajama bottoms, deliciously dangerous pot butter, and embezzled sandwiches. And, of course, how he's managed to turn an obsession with pop-culture into one-on-one interactions with celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Tiffani-Amber Theissen, Madonna, Michelle Kwan, and countless more without ever having a single restraining order issued against him.

Infused with Ross's trademark humor, unique voice, and total honesty, MAN UP! is a mission statement for anyone who doesn't fit the mold. His hasn't been the most traditional way to build a career in Hollywood, but Ross has somehow managed to make his mark without ever compromising who he is. He is as serious about this as he is about Golden Girls trivia: You don't need to change who you are to achieve your dreams (although there's nothing wrong with a makeover every now and then). You just need to Man Up!

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Book

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  • 791.43092 Mat, Nonfiction

Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781455501809


Format: Book
Author: Mathews, Ross, 1979-
Summary: In his first book, Ross Matthews tells listeners what it means to 'man up'--to realize, no matter how hard you may hope against hope, you are what you are. Admittedly still a work-in-progress, Ross recounts how he's benefited from this frame of mind his whole life. From growing up as an atypical kid in a small Northwestern farm town to living as an atypical adult in Los Angeles, to eventually being his loud, proud, unapologetically genuine self on national television.
Title: Man up! : tales of my delusional self-confidence / Ross Mathews ; [foreword by Gwyneth Paltrow ; afterword by Chelsea Handler].
Publisher Date: New York : Grand Central, 2013.
Subject: Mathews, Ross, 1979- Television personalities -- United States -- Humor. Gay men -- Humor
Isbn: 9781455501809 (hc.) 1455501808
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: 791.43092 Mat
Oclc: 806015240
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Bib Id: 439106

Format: Book
Author: Mathews, Ross, 1979-
Summary: In his first book, Ross Matthews tells listeners what it means to 'man up'--to realize, no matter how hard you may hope against hope, you are what you are. Admittedly still a work-in-progress, Ross recounts how he's benefited from this frame of mind his whole life. From growing up as an atypical kid in a small Northwestern farm town to living as an atypical adult in Los Angeles, to eventually being his loud, proud, unapologetically genuine self on national television.
Title: Man up! : tales of my delusional self-confidence / Ross Mathews ; [foreword by Gwyneth Paltrow ; afterword by Chelsea Handler].
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Grand Central, 2013.
Description: xvi, 216 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Mathews, Ross, 1979-
Subjects: Television personalities -- United States -- Humor.
Subjects: Gay men -- Humor
Other Author: Paltrow, Gwyneth, 1972-
Other Author: Handler, Chelsea
Contents: Foreword / by Gwyneth Paltrow -- Prologue: Balloon day -- Mathews vs. Phoebe -- Ladies' man -- Voice male? -- Ross the Intern 1: TV and me -- Ross the Intern 2: he works hard for no money -- Ross the Intern 3: Floating "on-air" -- A Thiessen to celebrate -- You better work (and a lifelong secret revealed) -- How I became BFFs with Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow -- Practically paw-fect in every way -- Male bonding -- Uncle Ross and anti-drug -- The Kwan and only -- The most wonderful time of the year -- Like a prayer -- Squash injustice -- Come out, come out, wherever you are -- Epilogue: Man up! -- Bonus quiz! -- Afterword / by Chelsea Handler.
LCCN: 2013930530
ISBN: 9781455501809 (hc.)
ISBN: 1455501808
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 791.43092 Mat