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The Resource If at birth you don't succeed : my adventures with disaster and destiny, Zach Anner

If at birth you don't succeed : my adventures with disaster and destiny, Zach Anner

Label
If at birth you don't succeed : my adventures with disaster and destiny
Title
If at birth you don't succeed
Title remainder
my adventures with disaster and destiny
Statement of responsibility
Zach Anner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Comedian Zach Anner opens his frank and devilishly funny book, If at Birth You Don't Succeed, with an admission: he botched his own birth. Two months early, underweight and under-prepared for life, he entered the world with cerebral palsy and an uncertain future. So how did this hairless mole-rat of a boy blossom into a viral internet sensation who's hosted two travel shows, impressed Oprah, driven the Mars Rover, and inspired a John Mayer song? (It wasn't "Your Body is a Wonderland.") Zach lives by the mantra: when life gives you wheelchair, make lemonade. Whether recounting a valiant childhood attempt to woo Cindy Crawford, encounters with zealous faith healers, or the time he crapped his pants mere feet from Dr. Phil, Zach shares his fumbles with unflinching honesty and characteristic charm. By his thirtieth birthday, Zach had grown into an adult with a career in entertainment, millions of fans, a loving family, and friends who would literally carry him up mountains. If at Birth is a hilariously irreverent and heartfelt memoir about finding your passion and your path even when it's paved with epic misadventure. This is the unlikely but not unlucky story of a man who couldn't safely open a bag of Skittles, but still became a fitness guru with fans around the world. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll fall in love with the Olive Garden all over again, and learn why cerebral palsy is, definitively, "the sexiest of the palsies.""--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1984-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Anner, Zach
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/8092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2287.A645
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anner, Zach
  • Comedians
  • Cerebral palsied
Label
If at birth you don't succeed : my adventures with disaster and destiny, Zach Anner
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: ...well, why don't I start? -- Oprah to nope-rah. What's in a N4me? ; How to win a television show ; Drivers ed in the Mars rover ; Comics without relief ; Who wants to smell a billionaire? ; How to lose a television show -- Friends in search of benefits. Destiny in a red one-piece bathing suit ; I'll have a virgin Zachary ; Something to offend everyone ; Hope, salad, and breadsticks ; Barking up the wrong tree house ; With apologies to Gene Shalit -- The learning curve of a late bloomer. Have a little faith ; The most magical life on Earth ; Game changer ; A wedding, two meat loaves, and a lobster funeral ; Grandma: the musical! ; The wurst and best of Berlin -- Conclusion: thirty candles
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 338 pages
Isbn
9781627793643
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015023841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.;
System control number
  • sky276148931
  • (OCoLC)908628789
  • 919645
Label
If at birth you don't succeed : my adventures with disaster and destiny, Zach Anner
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: ...well, why don't I start? -- Oprah to nope-rah. What's in a N4me? ; How to win a television show ; Drivers ed in the Mars rover ; Comics without relief ; Who wants to smell a billionaire? ; How to lose a television show -- Friends in search of benefits. Destiny in a red one-piece bathing suit ; I'll have a virgin Zachary ; Something to offend everyone ; Hope, salad, and breadsticks ; Barking up the wrong tree house ; With apologies to Gene Shalit -- The learning curve of a late bloomer. Have a little faith ; The most magical life on Earth ; Game changer ; A wedding, two meat loaves, and a lobster funeral ; Grandma: the musical! ; The wurst and best of Berlin -- Conclusion: thirty candles
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 338 pages
Isbn
9781627793643
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015023841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.;
System control number
  • sky276148931
  • (OCoLC)908628789
  • 919645

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