The Try Guys: Some of the zaniest, coolest, and most ridiculous people on the internet. They're the minds behind videos like "Keith Eats Everything at Taco Bell", "The Try Guys Get Their Bones Cracked", and "The Try Guys Test High Driving", among others. Most people recognize them from their time and viral videos at Buzzfeed. Recently, they wrote a book, and I'm here to give my honest opinion in this Try Guys Book Review.
*My reviews are generally structured in to four different parts; Synopsis, Pros, Cons, and Conclusion*
Best friends and social media stars Eugene, Keith, Ned, and Zach are admired for their curiosity, humor, bravado, and fearlessness. But that self-confidence came from their willingness to take big risks—being open to try something new or unusual, even if they failed spectacularly in the attempt. To be our best selves, we have to challenge ourselves. In dedicating ourselves to embracing fear, foolishness, and embarrassment, we can learn to recognize the ways in which we often hold ourselves back. (read more)
Each chapter of this book has a specific topic, and then one of the guys dedicating a "try" for that topic, while the other three talk about it in relation to their life and experiences. What I found interesting is how each of the four guys narratives crossed over each other. Kind of a random way to describe it right? Here's the best example I can come up with without having any spoilers. The way this book was written, you can tell that the Try Guys had filmed their challenges as well as written them. There's a lot of dialogue here as well as introspection from each of the guys in general. I think if you're an audiobook person, then I would definitely recommend listening to the audiobook version of this book.
I will say one thing; if you're a fan of the videos these guys make, you'll probably enjoy the Try Guys book just as much. There's a planned chaos to this book that reflects the style of videos that they produce and just works for these guys as a whole. As a fan, it's a style that we come to know and love. And I think that having that consistency and being able to carry it across mediums is awesome, and makes reading this book that much more enjoyable. I think that in the Try Guys book they do a really great job at telling the audience more about themselves while also keeping it creative and entertaining, living up to the "try" part of their name.
Alright, so here's the thing about reviewing "niche" books like this. It's obvious that this book is written with an audience in mind, specifically the fanbase that's kind of already grown around The Try Guys. So, for that audience, I think that this book doesn't really have any cons. There's a few parts that I feel like are familiar, like they're transcripts taken from other videos? So I did skim a little over those parts. But other than that, the only con I can think of is that if you aren't familiar with The Try Guys, you may not enjoy this book as much as those who are familiar. Which, I think, comes with the territory.
So, in conclusion. I think that The Try Guys have written a really good book. Those who are familiar with them and fans of their content won't be let down and it's overall just a really entertaining and fun book to read.
That's all I have for you guys today. Thanks for reading, and let me know what you think of this book/review in the comments down below!