Patrick Hinds “Failure Is Not NOT an Option” Book Discussion [Updated Dec 1st]

Join Patrick Hinds to discuss “Failure Is Not NOT an Option.”


12/8/2023 at 5:30 PM
1226 Arlington Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15210

About the Author:

Patrick Hinds, formerly a news associate for CNBC, freelances for local and national publications, including Girlfriends, Frontiers, and Gay City News. He lives in New York City.

About the Book:

Patrick Hinds has failed. A lot. In fact, he’s kind of an expert at it—which is why he’s uniquely qualified to say that failure is a good thing.

On paper, the chubby, poor, gay son of a lesbian who wrote pornographic letters to Jesus isn’t the person that you think of when you hear the word success. Yet Patrick Hinds has somehow managed to bungle his way through to become the successful cohost of True Crime Obsessed—a podcast with more than 200 million downloads.

Before that, though, he failed at many, many things. Patrick’s life is a series of fiascos, missteps, and just plain bad ideas. An eternal optimist, he’s always thrown himself into everything he’s done, even when he probably shouldn’t have. He devoted himself to becoming an actor even though he was terrible, started a daycare even though he hated kids, and somehow had a disastrous time with Bea Arthur…even though he couldn’t be gayer.

Both heartfelt and hilarious, Failure Is Not NOT an Option lets Patrick’s signature storytelling style shine—and it’s also the only book to bravely and definitively declare:

  1. Failing simply means that you tried (and if you try enough, eventually success will be an option, too).
  2. Ted Bundy is. Not. Hot.

By trying, and yes, failing at so many things, Patrick finally found his way—to a great career, a great husband, and a great family. Along the way, there were hurdles to jump, unexpected surprises, and no shortage of laughter. Failure is Not NOT an Option is a fun and outrageous listen that will raise you up—and provide a soft landing pad for the next time you fall.

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