Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning

Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning

Leslie Odom. Jr, burst on the scene in 2015, originating the role of Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical phenomenon Hamilton. Since then, he has performed for sold-out audiences, sung for the Obamas at the White House, and won a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. But before he landed the role of a lifetime in one of the biggest musicals of all time, Odom put in Leslie Odom. Jr, burst on the scene in 2015, originating the role of Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical phenomenon Hamilt...

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Title:Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning
Author:Leslie Odom Jr.
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1250139961
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:208 pages pages

Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning Reviews

  • Valerie Sherman
    Apr 12, 2018

    Holy shittt, Leslie's written a book?? It's coming out this March??? HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS SOONER. I'm dying to read this.....I need this.....I want this with my whole being. Ya'll don't know how much I love Leslie Odom Jr. ...

    ?How do you figure out what it is that you?re really meant to do in this life? How do you find your point of entry? How do you begin?? I asked myself these questions the day before I started reading this book. To say that Leslie Odom Jr?s book is timely for me would be a ma...

    can you see the aim higher? can you see the leslie odom jr? can you see the "anyone can shoot, but not everybody can aim"? can you see me crying because i miss jesper fahey so much and leslie reminds me of him? this book will be the death to me because i love my sassy black boy wit...

    Absolutely adored this!!!!!! Listened via audible and Leslie was the narrator which made this book even better!! Been a huge fan of Leslie Odom Jr for a very long time and now I have even more respect for this amazing performer. Incredibly honest and insightful book! Just wish it w...

    The intended target for this memoir is a showbiz hopeful facing the challenges built into the nature of their dreams. Leslie Odom Jr. is generous with his remembrances and advice, addressing the reader directly, sharing not only his biographical details, but also the roles mentors have...

    Leslie is a phenomenal writer. There was so many inspirational quotes, and his wisdom shines through his work. ...

    This book is definitely worth the time and read!! Whether you are on a bonafide path to success or stuck on the ?couch...? this book is FOR YOU! It will light your path, it will brighten your day and in the end you?ll want to give it a replay just like the brilliant author?s se...

    A beautiful & memorable evening hearing the incredible Leslie Odom, Jr. speak and sing - and this book was a lovely souvenir from the event and I enjoyed reading his story. ...

    It was very well written and easy to read. ...

    i just saw leslie speak on his book tour and it was pretty awesome! i wasn't able to get a copy of the book yet, but i will eventually. i love that his love of broadway stemmed from rent :) ...

    You know when you start smiling while reading the first couple of pages of a book and you never stop smiling. ...

    This book was written to inspire young creative types as a commencement speech would. This book has been a shining light of a reminder: you can acheive what you work for. And it is incredibly effective. I am so glad I got to see him as Burr. ...

    this was everything I needed ? ...

    Oh my heart! It's so very fitting that this book survived me walking through a torrential rain downpour from Agnes Scott College all the way back to the Decatur public lot across from Java Monkey, and without an umbrella! The front cover is only very slightly crinkled, but it's in almo...

    Inspiring, as always! I can?t decide where to begin...this book is eloquently written in such a way that it matches the message I try to deliver to my kids everyday. I have been a fan of this man since 2009 and he inspires me and my daughter in everything he does. Read the book...

    4 Stars. The title literally summarises everything the author went through. Wow. It's an account of perseverance and discipline. And as with all self-help/advice books I kind of ended up feeling like shit afterwards. It definitely engenders self-reflection and introspection in a som...

    We were lucky enough to see Leslie Odom, Jr on his book tour and I have no doubt that he is exactly as delightful in real life as he is in this book. I loved getting to know more about his life and his perspective. ...

    This was a memoir to a point but it was also a motivational book. A few layout things really bugged me but for the most part, I felt inspired by Odom's words. I wanted more! ...

    Enjoyed reading about Leslie Odom, Jr.'s life pre=, during, and post-Hamilton. ...

    This book is the perfect book for any creative who is unsure of where life is going to take them and their passions. Also a fun book if you are a Hamilton/Broadway fan. Leslie makes things simple yet powerful. A great, quick read. ...

    This was definitely a good read. Very positive and motivational. Highly recommended. ...

    I wanted to like this book. As brilliant as Mr. Odom is, he should have hired a ghost writer, or at least a better editor, who could have sewn together his narrative and advice in a more cohesive, readable way. I would have also liked him to dive deeper into the race issues that he gla...

  • Laurel
    May 28, 2018

    Holy shittt, Leslie's written a book?? It's coming out this March??? HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS SOONER. I'm dying to read this.....I need this.....I want this with my whole being. Ya'll don't know how much I love Leslie Odom Jr. ...

    ?How do you figure out what it is that you?re really meant to do in this life? How do you find your point of entry? How do you begin?? I asked myself these questions the day before I started reading this book. To say that Leslie Odom Jr?s book is timely for me would be a ma...

    can you see the aim higher? can you see the leslie odom jr? can you see the "anyone can shoot, but not everybody can aim"? can you see me crying because i miss jesper fahey so much and leslie reminds me of him? this book will be the death to me because i love my sassy black boy wit...

    Absolutely adored this!!!!!! Listened via audible and Leslie was the narrator which made this book even better!! Been a huge fan of Leslie Odom Jr for a very long time and now I have even more respect for this amazing performer. Incredibly honest and insightful book! Just wish it w...

    The intended target for this memoir is a showbiz hopeful facing the challenges built into the nature of their dreams. Leslie Odom Jr. is generous with his remembrances and advice, addressing the reader directly, sharing not only his biographical details, but also the roles mentors have...

    Leslie is a phenomenal writer. There was so many inspirational quotes, and his wisdom shines through his work. ...

    This book is definitely worth the time and read!! Whether you are on a bonafide path to success or stuck on the ?couch...? this book is FOR YOU! It will light your path, it will brighten your day and in the end you?ll want to give it a replay just like the brilliant author?s se...

    A beautiful & memorable evening hearing the incredible Leslie Odom, Jr. speak and sing - and this book was a lovely souvenir from the event and I enjoyed reading his story. ...

    It was very well written and easy to read. ...

    i just saw leslie speak on his book tour and it was pretty awesome! i wasn't able to get a copy of the book yet, but i will eventually. i love that his love of broadway stemmed from rent :) ...

    You know when you start smiling while reading the first couple of pages of a book and you never stop smiling. ...

    This book was written to inspire young creative types as a commencement speech would. This book has been a shining light of a reminder: you can acheive what you work for. And it is incredibly effective. I am so glad I got to see him as Burr. ...

    this was everything I needed ? ...

    Oh my heart! It's so very fitting that this book survived me walking through a torrential rain downpour from Agnes Scott College all the way back to the Decatur public lot across from Java Monkey, and without an umbrella! The front cover is only very slightly crinkled, but it's in almo...

    Inspiring, as always! I can?t decide where to begin...this book is eloquently written in such a way that it matches the message I try to deliver to my kids everyday. I have been a fan of this man since 2009 and he inspires me and my daughter in everything he does. Read the book...

    4 Stars. The title literally summarises everything the author went through. Wow. It's an account of perseverance and discipline. And as with all self-help/advice books I kind of ended up feeling like shit afterwards. It definitely engenders self-reflection and introspection in a som...

    We were lucky enough to see Leslie Odom, Jr on his book tour and I have no doubt that he is exactly as delightful in real life as he is in this book. I loved getting to know more about his life and his perspective. ...

    This was a memoir to a point but it was also a motivational book. A few layout things really bugged me but for the most part, I felt inspired by Odom's words. I wanted more! ...

    Enjoyed reading about Leslie Odom, Jr.'s life pre=, during, and post-Hamilton. ...

    This book is the perfect book for any creative who is unsure of where life is going to take them and their passions. Also a fun book if you are a Hamilton/Broadway fan. Leslie makes things simple yet powerful. A great, quick read. ...

  • Kasa Cotugno
    Jun 02, 2018

    Holy shittt, Leslie's written a book?? It's coming out this March??? HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS SOONER. I'm dying to read this.....I need this.....I want this with my whole being. Ya'll don't know how much I love Leslie Odom Jr. ...

    ?How do you figure out what it is that you?re really meant to do in this life? How do you find your point of entry? How do you begin?? I asked myself these questions the day before I started reading this book. To say that Leslie Odom Jr?s book is timely for me would be a ma...

    can you see the aim higher? can you see the leslie odom jr? can you see the "anyone can shoot, but not everybody can aim"? can you see me crying because i miss jesper fahey so much and leslie reminds me of him? this book will be the death to me because i love my sassy black boy wit...

    Absolutely adored this!!!!!! Listened via audible and Leslie was the narrator which made this book even better!! Been a huge fan of Leslie Odom Jr for a very long time and now I have even more respect for this amazing performer. Incredibly honest and insightful book! Just wish it w...

    The intended target for this memoir is a showbiz hopeful facing the challenges built into the nature of their dreams. Leslie Odom Jr. is generous with his remembrances and advice, addressing the reader directly, sharing not only his biographical details, but also the roles mentors have...

  • Steph
    Apr 28, 2018

    Holy shittt, Leslie's written a book?? It's coming out this March??? HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS SOONER. I'm dying to read this.....I need this.....I want this with my whole being. Ya'll don't know how much I love Leslie Odom Jr. ...

    ?How do you figure out what it is that you?re really meant to do in this life? How do you find your point of entry? How do you begin?? I asked myself these questions the day before I started reading this book. To say that Leslie Odom Jr?s book is timely for me would be a ma...

    can you see the aim higher? can you see the leslie odom jr? can you see the "anyone can shoot, but not everybody can aim"? can you see me crying because i miss jesper fahey so much and leslie reminds me of him? this book will be the death to me because i love my sassy black boy wit...

    Absolutely adored this!!!!!! Listened via audible and Leslie was the narrator which made this book even better!! Been a huge fan of Leslie Odom Jr for a very long time and now I have even more respect for this amazing performer. Incredibly honest and insightful book! Just wish it w...

    The intended target for this memoir is a showbiz hopeful facing the challenges built into the nature of their dreams. Leslie Odom Jr. is generous with his remembrances and advice, addressing the reader directly, sharing not only his biographical details, but also the roles mentors have...

    Leslie is a phenomenal writer. There was so many inspirational quotes, and his wisdom shines through his work. ...

    This book is definitely worth the time and read!! Whether you are on a bonafide path to success or stuck on the ?couch...? this book is FOR YOU! It will light your path, it will brighten your day and in the end you?ll want to give it a replay just like the brilliant author?s se...

    A beautiful & memorable evening hearing the incredible Leslie Odom, Jr. speak and sing - and this book was a lovely souvenir from the event and I enjoyed reading his story. ...

  • Meghan
    Apr 27, 2018

    Holy shittt, Leslie's written a book?? It's coming out this March??? HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS SOONER. I'm dying to read this.....I need this.....I want this with my whole being. Ya'll don't know how much I love Leslie Odom Jr. ...

    ?How do you figure out what it is that you?re really meant to do in this life? How do you find your point of entry? How do you begin?? I asked myself these questions the day before I started reading this book. To say that Leslie Odom Jr?s book is timely for me would be a ma...

    can you see the aim higher? can you see the leslie odom jr? can you see the "anyone can shoot, but not everybody can aim"? can you see me crying because i miss jesper fahey so much and leslie reminds me of him? this book will be the death to me because i love my sassy black boy wit...

    Absolutely adored this!!!!!! Listened via audible and Leslie was the narrator which made this book even better!! Been a huge fan of Leslie Odom Jr for a very long time and now I have even more respect for this amazing performer. Incredibly honest and insightful book! Just wish it w...

    The intended target for this memoir is a showbiz hopeful facing the challenges built into the nature of their dreams. Leslie Odom Jr. is generous with his remembrances and advice, addressing the reader directly, sharing not only his biographical details, but also the roles mentors have...

    Leslie is a phenomenal writer. There was so many inspirational quotes, and his wisdom shines through his work. ...

    This book is definitely worth the time and read!! Whether you are on a bonafide path to success or stuck on the ?couch...? this book is FOR YOU! It will light your path, it will brighten your day and in the end you?ll want to give it a replay just like the brilliant author?s se...

    A beautiful & memorable evening hearing the incredible Leslie Odom, Jr. speak and sing - and this book was a lovely souvenir from the event and I enjoyed reading his story. ...

    It was very well written and easy to read. ...

    i just saw leslie speak on his book tour and it was pretty awesome! i wasn't able to get a copy of the book yet, but i will eventually. i love that his love of broadway stemmed from rent :) ...

    You know when you start smiling while reading the first couple of pages of a book and you never stop smiling. ...

    This book was written to inspire young creative types as a commencement speech would. This book has been a shining light of a reminder: you can acheive what you work for. And it is incredibly effective. I am so glad I got to see him as Burr. ...

  • Laura Lou
    Jun 19, 2018

    Holy shittt, Leslie's written a book?? It's coming out this March??? HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS SOONER. I'm dying to read this.....I need this.....I want this with my whole being. Ya'll don't know how much I love Leslie Odom Jr. ...

    ?How do you figure out what it is that you?re really meant to do in this life? How do you find your point of entry? How do you begin?? I asked myself these questions the day before I started reading this book. To say that Leslie Odom Jr?s book is timely for me would be a ma...

    can you see the aim higher? can you see the leslie odom jr? can you see the "anyone can shoot, but not everybody can aim"? can you see me crying because i miss jesper fahey so much and leslie reminds me of him? this book will be the death to me because i love my sassy black boy wit...

    Absolutely adored this!!!!!! Listened via audible and Leslie was the narrator which made this book even better!! Been a huge fan of Leslie Odom Jr for a very long time and now I have even more respect for this amazing performer. Incredibly honest and insightful book! Just wish it w...

    The intended target for this memoir is a showbiz hopeful facing the challenges built into the nature of their dreams. Leslie Odom Jr. is generous with his remembrances and advice, addressing the reader directly, sharing not only his biographical details, but also the roles mentors have...

    Leslie is a phenomenal writer. There was so many inspirational quotes, and his wisdom shines through his work. ...

    This book is definitely worth the time and read!! Whether you are on a bonafide path to success or stuck on the ?couch...? this book is FOR YOU! It will light your path, it will brighten your day and in the end you?ll want to give it a replay just like the brilliant author?s se...

    A beautiful & memorable evening hearing the incredible Leslie Odom, Jr. speak and sing - and this book was a lovely souvenir from the event and I enjoyed reading his story. ...

    It was very well written and easy to read. ...

    i just saw leslie speak on his book tour and it was pretty awesome! i wasn't able to get a copy of the book yet, but i will eventually. i love that his love of broadway stemmed from rent :) ...

    You know when you start smiling while reading the first couple of pages of a book and you never stop smiling. ...

    This book was written to inspire young creative types as a commencement speech would. This book has been a shining light of a reminder: you can acheive what you work for. And it is incredibly effective. I am so glad I got to see him as Burr. ...

    this was everything I needed ? ...

    Oh my heart! It's so very fitting that this book survived me walking through a torrential rain downpour from Agnes Scott College all the way back to the Decatur public lot across from Java Monkey, and without an umbrella! The front cover is only very slightly crinkled, but it's in almo...

    Inspiring, as always! I can?t decide where to begin...this book is eloquently written in such a way that it matches the message I try to deliver to my kids everyday. I have been a fan of this man since 2009 and he inspires me and my daughter in everything he does. Read the book...

    4 Stars. The title literally summarises everything the author went through. Wow. It's an account of perseverance and discipline. And as with all self-help/advice books I kind of ended up feeling like shit afterwards. It definitely engenders self-reflection and introspection in a som...

    We were lucky enough to see Leslie Odom, Jr on his book tour and I have no doubt that he is exactly as delightful in real life as he is in this book. I loved getting to know more about his life and his perspective. ...

    This was a memoir to a point but it was also a motivational book. A few layout things really bugged me but for the most part, I felt inspired by Odom's words. I wanted more! ...

    Enjoyed reading about Leslie Odom, Jr.'s life pre=, during, and post-Hamilton. ...

    This book is the perfect book for any creative who is unsure of where life is going to take them and their passions. Also a fun book if you are a Hamilton/Broadway fan. Leslie makes things simple yet powerful. A great, quick read. ...

    This was definitely a good read. Very positive and motivational. Highly recommended. ...

    I wanted to like this book. As brilliant as Mr. Odom is, he should have hired a ghost writer, or at least a better editor, who could have sewn together his narrative and advice in a more cohesive, readable way. I would have also liked him to dive deeper into the race issues that he gla...

    This wasn't as much of a "how to" as it was a mini autobiography with a didactic slant. Still, pleasant to read with an endearing narrative. Fans of "Hamilton" will get the most out of this. ...

    Straight off the Great White Way, Leslie Odom, Jr.?s FAILING UP is packed with personal anecdotes that tell the story of his rise within the entertainment industry with each one meant to inspire readers to achieve goals that seem near impossible. The minute that I discovered FAILI...

    ?The work you put in when no one is watching will matter far more than the work you do when the cameras are rolling.? I want to start this review by saying that a) Leslie Odom Jr. is my god b) This book is so tiny and cute c) I love the style both on the cover and on the pa...

    I absolutely adore Leslie Odom Jr. I?m a huge Hamilton fan but have also liked his other work. I was so excited for this book but found myself devastated at how portly executed this book was. My favorite genre of book is memoir and this is not really it. It?s more bland mantra for ...

  • Michelle (Champ)
    May 11, 2018

    Holy shittt, Leslie's written a book?? It's coming out this March??? HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS SOONER. I'm dying to read this.....I need this.....I want this with my whole being. Ya'll don't know how much I love Leslie Odom Jr. ...

    ?How do you figure out what it is that you?re really meant to do in this life? How do you find your point of entry? How do you begin?? I asked myself these questions the day before I started reading this book. To say that Leslie Odom Jr?s book is timely for me would be a ma...

    can you see the aim higher? can you see the leslie odom jr? can you see the "anyone can shoot, but not everybody can aim"? can you see me crying because i miss jesper fahey so much and leslie reminds me of him? this book will be the death to me because i love my sassy black boy wit...

    Absolutely adored this!!!!!! Listened via audible and Leslie was the narrator which made this book even better!! Been a huge fan of Leslie Odom Jr for a very long time and now I have even more respect for this amazing performer. Incredibly honest and insightful book! Just wish it w...

    The intended target for this memoir is a showbiz hopeful facing the challenges built into the nature of their dreams. Leslie Odom Jr. is generous with his remembrances and advice, addressing the reader directly, sharing not only his biographical details, but also the roles mentors have...

    Leslie is a phenomenal writer. There was so many inspirational quotes, and his wisdom shines through his work. ...

    This book is definitely worth the time and read!! Whether you are on a bonafide path to success or stuck on the ?couch...? this book is FOR YOU! It will light your path, it will brighten your day and in the end you?ll want to give it a replay just like the brilliant author?s se...

    A beautiful & memorable evening hearing the incredible Leslie Odom, Jr. speak and sing - and this book was a lovely souvenir from the event and I enjoyed reading his story. ...

    It was very well written and easy to read. ...

    i just saw leslie speak on his book tour and it was pretty awesome! i wasn't able to get a copy of the book yet, but i will eventually. i love that his love of broadway stemmed from rent :) ...

    You know when you start smiling while reading the first couple of pages of a book and you never stop smiling. ...

    This book was written to inspire young creative types as a commencement speech would. This book has been a shining light of a reminder: you can acheive what you work for. And it is incredibly effective. I am so glad I got to see him as Burr. ...

    this was everything I needed ? ...

    Oh my heart! It's so very fitting that this book survived me walking through a torrential rain downpour from Agnes Scott College all the way back to the Decatur public lot across from Java Monkey, and without an umbrella! The front cover is only very slightly crinkled, but it's in almo...

    Inspiring, as always! I can?t decide where to begin...this book is eloquently written in such a way that it matches the message I try to deliver to my kids everyday. I have been a fan of this man since 2009 and he inspires me and my daughter in everything he does. Read the book...

    4 Stars. The title literally summarises everything the author went through. Wow. It's an account of perseverance and discipline. And as with all self-help/advice books I kind of ended up feeling like shit afterwards. It definitely engenders self-reflection and introspection in a som...

    We were lucky enough to see Leslie Odom, Jr on his book tour and I have no doubt that he is exactly as delightful in real life as he is in this book. I loved getting to know more about his life and his perspective. ...

    This was a memoir to a point but it was also a motivational book. A few layout things really bugged me but for the most part, I felt inspired by Odom's words. I wanted more! ...

    Enjoyed reading about Leslie Odom, Jr.'s life pre=, during, and post-Hamilton. ...

    This book is the perfect book for any creative who is unsure of where life is going to take them and their passions. Also a fun book if you are a Hamilton/Broadway fan. Leslie makes things simple yet powerful. A great, quick read. ...

    This was definitely a good read. Very positive and motivational. Highly recommended. ...

    I wanted to like this book. As brilliant as Mr. Odom is, he should have hired a ghost writer, or at least a better editor, who could have sewn together his narrative and advice in a more cohesive, readable way. I would have also liked him to dive deeper into the race issues that he gla...

    This wasn't as much of a "how to" as it was a mini autobiography with a didactic slant. Still, pleasant to read with an endearing narrative. Fans of "Hamilton" will get the most out of this. ...

    Straight off the Great White Way, Leslie Odom, Jr.?s FAILING UP is packed with personal anecdotes that tell the story of his rise within the entertainment industry with each one meant to inspire readers to achieve goals that seem near impossible. The minute that I discovered FAILI...

    ?The work you put in when no one is watching will matter far more than the work you do when the cameras are rolling.? I want to start this review by saying that a) Leslie Odom Jr. is my god b) This book is so tiny and cute c) I love the style both on the cover and on the pa...

    I absolutely adore Leslie Odom Jr. I?m a huge Hamilton fan but have also liked his other work. I was so excited for this book but found myself devastated at how portly executed this book was. My favorite genre of book is memoir and this is not really it. It?s more bland mantra for ...

    I didn?t even know Leslie Odom Jr. had a memoir until a couple days ago when I was scrolling through my ebooks app. Given my obsession with Hamilton and having been fortunate enough to see the show recently, I knew I had to buy this one. It?s a simple, practical and profound me...

    This book is best summarized as "how to be ambitious" I have read a lot of self help books. A lot. I have read many, many, maaaaany books on success, in essence spoon fed the principles of personality to get there? do what you love then dazzle the audience. This book politely s...

    As a huge fan of the original cast of "Hamilton", I wanted this book as soon as I saw the pre-order for it on Amazon. I managed to save it until vacation last week before I read it and I was not disappointed. Leslie Odom, Jr. comes across in interviews as a well-spoken person who is ve...

    This book is written as Leslie talks and I adored that about the book. It was like sitting down and having a conversation with him. In this conversation he talks to us about mentors. That was the main thing that I took away from the text. Finding that mentor, listening to them and allo...

  • Marci Lambert
    Apr 26, 2018

    Holy shittt, Leslie's written a book?? It's coming out this March??? HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS SOONER. I'm dying to read this.....I need this.....I want this with my whole being. Ya'll don't know how much I love Leslie Odom Jr. ...

    ?How do you figure out what it is that you?re really meant to do in this life? How do you find your point of entry? How do you begin?? I asked myself these questions the day before I started reading this book. To say that Leslie Odom Jr?s book is timely for me would be a ma...

    can you see the aim higher? can you see the leslie odom jr? can you see the "anyone can shoot, but not everybody can aim"? can you see me crying because i miss jesper fahey so much and leslie reminds me of him? this book will be the death to me because i love my sassy black boy wit...

    Absolutely adored this!!!!!! Listened via audible and Leslie was the narrator which made this book even better!! Been a huge fan of Leslie Odom Jr for a very long time and now I have even more respect for this amazing performer. Incredibly honest and insightful book! Just wish it w...

    The intended target for this memoir is a showbiz hopeful facing the challenges built into the nature of their dreams. Leslie Odom Jr. is generous with his remembrances and advice, addressing the reader directly, sharing not only his biographical details, but also the roles mentors have...

    Leslie is a phenomenal writer. There was so many inspirational quotes, and his wisdom shines through his work. ...

    This book is definitely worth the time and read!! Whether you are on a bonafide path to success or stuck on the ?couch...? this book is FOR YOU! It will light your path, it will brighten your day and in the end you?ll want to give it a replay just like the brilliant author?s se...

    A beautiful & memorable evening hearing the incredible Leslie Odom, Jr. speak and sing - and this book was a lovely souvenir from the event and I enjoyed reading his story. ...

    It was very well written and easy to read. ...

    i just saw leslie speak on his book tour and it was pretty awesome! i wasn't able to get a copy of the book yet, but i will eventually. i love that his love of broadway stemmed from rent :) ...

    You know when you start smiling while reading the first couple of pages of a book and you never stop smiling. ...

    This book was written to inspire young creative types as a commencement speech would. This book has been a shining light of a reminder: you can acheive what you work for. And it is incredibly effective. I am so glad I got to see him as Burr. ...

    this was everything I needed ? ...

    Oh my heart! It's so very fitting that this book survived me walking through a torrential rain downpour from Agnes Scott College all the way back to the Decatur public lot across from Java Monkey, and without an umbrella! The front cover is only very slightly crinkled, but it's in almo...

    Inspiring, as always! I can?t decide where to begin...this book is eloquently written in such a way that it matches the message I try to deliver to my kids everyday. I have been a fan of this man since 2009 and he inspires me and my daughter in everything he does. Read the book...

    4 Stars. The title literally summarises everything the author went through. Wow. It's an account of perseverance and discipline. And as with all self-help/advice books I kind of ended up feeling like shit afterwards. It definitely engenders self-reflection and introspection in a som...

    We were lucky enough to see Leslie Odom, Jr on his book tour and I have no doubt that he is exactly as delightful in real life as he is in this book. I loved getting to know more about his life and his perspective. ...

  • Briana Alzola
    Apr 20, 2018

    Holy shittt, Leslie's written a book?? It's coming out this March??? HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS SOONER. I'm dying to read this.....I need this.....I want this with my whole being. Ya'll don't know how much I love Leslie Odom Jr. ...

    ?How do you figure out what it is that you?re really meant to do in this life? How do you find your point of entry? How do you begin?? I asked myself these questions the day before I started reading this book. To say that Leslie Odom Jr?s book is timely for me would be a ma...

    can you see the aim higher? can you see the leslie odom jr? can you see the "anyone can shoot, but not everybody can aim"? can you see me crying because i miss jesper fahey so much and leslie reminds me of him? this book will be the death to me because i love my sassy black boy wit...

    Absolutely adored this!!!!!! Listened via audible and Leslie was the narrator which made this book even better!! Been a huge fan of Leslie Odom Jr for a very long time and now I have even more respect for this amazing performer. Incredibly honest and insightful book! Just wish it w...

    The intended target for this memoir is a showbiz hopeful facing the challenges built into the nature of their dreams. Leslie Odom Jr. is generous with his remembrances and advice, addressing the reader directly, sharing not only his biographical details, but also the roles mentors have...

    Leslie is a phenomenal writer. There was so many inspirational quotes, and his wisdom shines through his work. ...

    This book is definitely worth the time and read!! Whether you are on a bonafide path to success or stuck on the ?couch...? this book is FOR YOU! It will light your path, it will brighten your day and in the end you?ll want to give it a replay just like the brilliant author?s se...

    A beautiful & memorable evening hearing the incredible Leslie Odom, Jr. speak and sing - and this book was a lovely souvenir from the event and I enjoyed reading his story. ...

    It was very well written and easy to read. ...

    i just saw leslie speak on his book tour and it was pretty awesome! i wasn't able to get a copy of the book yet, but i will eventually. i love that his love of broadway stemmed from rent :) ...

    You know when you start smiling while reading the first couple of pages of a book and you never stop smiling. ...

    This book was written to inspire young creative types as a commencement speech would. This book has been a shining light of a reminder: you can acheive what you work for. And it is incredibly effective. I am so glad I got to see him as Burr. ...

    this was everything I needed ? ...

    Oh my heart! It's so very fitting that this book survived me walking through a torrential rain downpour from Agnes Scott College all the way back to the Decatur public lot across from Java Monkey, and without an umbrella! The front cover is only very slightly crinkled, but it's in almo...

    Inspiring, as always! I can?t decide where to begin...this book is eloquently written in such a way that it matches the message I try to deliver to my kids everyday. I have been a fan of this man since 2009 and he inspires me and my daughter in everything he does. Read the book...

    4 Stars. The title literally summarises everything the author went through. Wow. It's an account of perseverance and discipline. And as with all self-help/advice books I kind of ended up feeling like shit afterwards. It definitely engenders self-reflection and introspection in a som...

    We were lucky enough to see Leslie Odom, Jr on his book tour and I have no doubt that he is exactly as delightful in real life as he is in this book. I loved getting to know more about his life and his perspective. ...

    This was a memoir to a point but it was also a motivational book. A few layout things really bugged me but for the most part, I felt inspired by Odom's words. I wanted more! ...

  • Gerchia
    May 11, 2018

    Holy shittt, Leslie's written a book?? It's coming out this March??? HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS SOONER. I'm dying to read this.....I need this.....I want this with my whole being. Ya'll don't know how much I love Leslie Odom Jr. ...

    ?How do you figure out what it is that you?re really meant to do in this life? How do you find your point of entry? How do you begin?? I asked myself these questions the day before I started reading this book. To say that Leslie Odom Jr?s book is timely for me would be a ma...

    can you see the aim higher? can you see the leslie odom jr? can you see the "anyone can shoot, but not everybody can aim"? can you see me crying because i miss jesper fahey so much and leslie reminds me of him? this book will be the death to me because i love my sassy black boy wit...

    Absolutely adored this!!!!!! Listened via audible and Leslie was the narrator which made this book even better!! Been a huge fan of Leslie Odom Jr for a very long time and now I have even more respect for this amazing performer. Incredibly honest and insightful book! Just wish it w...

    The intended target for this memoir is a showbiz hopeful facing the challenges built into the nature of their dreams. Leslie Odom Jr. is generous with his remembrances and advice, addressing the reader directly, sharing not only his biographical details, but also the roles mentors have...

    Leslie is a phenomenal writer. There was so many inspirational quotes, and his wisdom shines through his work. ...

    This book is definitely worth the time and read!! Whether you are on a bonafide path to success or stuck on the ?couch...? this book is FOR YOU! It will light your path, it will brighten your day and in the end you?ll want to give it a replay just like the brilliant author?s se...

    A beautiful & memorable evening hearing the incredible Leslie Odom, Jr. speak and sing - and this book was a lovely souvenir from the event and I enjoyed reading his story. ...

    It was very well written and easy to read. ...

    i just saw leslie speak on his book tour and it was pretty awesome! i wasn't able to get a copy of the book yet, but i will eventually. i love that his love of broadway stemmed from rent :) ...

    You know when you start smiling while reading the first couple of pages of a book and you never stop smiling. ...

    This book was written to inspire young creative types as a commencement speech would. This book has been a shining light of a reminder: you can acheive what you work for. And it is incredibly effective. I am so glad I got to see him as Burr. ...

    this was everything I needed ? ...

    Oh my heart! It's so very fitting that this book survived me walking through a torrential rain downpour from Agnes Scott College all the way back to the Decatur public lot across from Java Monkey, and without an umbrella! The front cover is only very slightly crinkled, but it's in almo...

    Inspiring, as always! I can?t decide where to begin...this book is eloquently written in such a way that it matches the message I try to deliver to my kids everyday. I have been a fan of this man since 2009 and he inspires me and my daughter in everything he does. Read the book...

    4 Stars. The title literally summarises everything the author went through. Wow. It's an account of perseverance and discipline. And as with all self-help/advice books I kind of ended up feeling like shit afterwards. It definitely engenders self-reflection and introspection in a som...

  • alex
    Mar 29, 2018

    Holy shittt, Leslie's written a book?? It's coming out this March??? HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS SOONER. I'm dying to read this.....I need this.....I want this with my whole being. Ya'll don't know how much I love Leslie Odom Jr. ...

    ?How do you figure out what it is that you?re really meant to do in this life? How do you find your point of entry? How do you begin?? I asked myself these questions the day before I started reading this book. To say that Leslie Odom Jr?s book is timely for me would be a ma...

    can you see the aim higher? can you see the leslie odom jr? can you see the "anyone can shoot, but not everybody can aim"? can you see me crying because i miss jesper fahey so much and leslie reminds me of him? this book will be the death to me because i love my sassy black boy wit...

    Absolutely adored this!!!!!! Listened via audible and Leslie was the narrator which made this book even better!! Been a huge fan of Leslie Odom Jr for a very long time and now I have even more respect for this amazing performer. Incredibly honest and insightful book! Just wish it w...

    The intended target for this memoir is a showbiz hopeful facing the challenges built into the nature of their dreams. Leslie Odom Jr. is generous with his remembrances and advice, addressing the reader directly, sharing not only his biographical details, but also the roles mentors have...

    Leslie is a phenomenal writer. There was so many inspirational quotes, and his wisdom shines through his work. ...

    This book is definitely worth the time and read!! Whether you are on a bonafide path to success or stuck on the ?couch...? this book is FOR YOU! It will light your path, it will brighten your day and in the end you?ll want to give it a replay just like the brilliant author?s se...

    A beautiful & memorable evening hearing the incredible Leslie Odom, Jr. speak and sing - and this book was a lovely souvenir from the event and I enjoyed reading his story. ...

    It was very well written and easy to read. ...

    i just saw leslie speak on his book tour and it was pretty awesome! i wasn't able to get a copy of the book yet, but i will eventually. i love that his love of broadway stemmed from rent :) ...

  • Margaret Robbins
    Apr 01, 2018

    Holy shittt, Leslie's written a book?? It's coming out this March??? HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS SOONER. I'm dying to read this.....I need this.....I want this with my whole being. Ya'll don't know how much I love Leslie Odom Jr. ...

    ?How do you figure out what it is that you?re really meant to do in this life? How do you find your point of entry? How do you begin?? I asked myself these questions the day before I started reading this book. To say that Leslie Odom Jr?s book is timely for me would be a ma...

    can you see the aim higher? can you see the leslie odom jr? can you see the "anyone can shoot, but not everybody can aim"? can you see me crying because i miss jesper fahey so much and leslie reminds me of him? this book will be the death to me because i love my sassy black boy wit...

    Absolutely adored this!!!!!! Listened via audible and Leslie was the narrator which made this book even better!! Been a huge fan of Leslie Odom Jr for a very long time and now I have even more respect for this amazing performer. Incredibly honest and insightful book! Just wish it w...

    The intended target for this memoir is a showbiz hopeful facing the challenges built into the nature of their dreams. Leslie Odom Jr. is generous with his remembrances and advice, addressing the reader directly, sharing not only his biographical details, but also the roles mentors have...

    Leslie is a phenomenal writer. There was so many inspirational quotes, and his wisdom shines through his work. ...

    This book is definitely worth the time and read!! Whether you are on a bonafide path to success or stuck on the ?couch...? this book is FOR YOU! It will light your path, it will brighten your day and in the end you?ll want to give it a replay just like the brilliant author?s se...

    A beautiful & memorable evening hearing the incredible Leslie Odom, Jr. speak and sing - and this book was a lovely souvenir from the event and I enjoyed reading his story. ...

    It was very well written and easy to read. ...

    i just saw leslie speak on his book tour and it was pretty awesome! i wasn't able to get a copy of the book yet, but i will eventually. i love that his love of broadway stemmed from rent :) ...

    You know when you start smiling while reading the first couple of pages of a book and you never stop smiling. ...

    This book was written to inspire young creative types as a commencement speech would. This book has been a shining light of a reminder: you can acheive what you work for. And it is incredibly effective. I am so glad I got to see him as Burr. ...

    this was everything I needed ? ...

    Oh my heart! It's so very fitting that this book survived me walking through a torrential rain downpour from Agnes Scott College all the way back to the Decatur public lot across from Java Monkey, and without an umbrella! The front cover is only very slightly crinkled, but it's in almo...

  • Jan
    Apr 03, 2018

    Holy shittt, Leslie's written a book?? It's coming out this March??? HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS SOONER. I'm dying to read this.....I need this.....I want this with my whole being. Ya'll don't know how much I love Leslie Odom Jr. ...

    ?How do you figure out what it is that you?re really meant to do in this life? How do you find your point of entry? How do you begin?? I asked myself these questions the day before I started reading this book. To say that Leslie Odom Jr?s book is timely for me would be a ma...

    can you see the aim higher? can you see the leslie odom jr? can you see the "anyone can shoot, but not everybody can aim"? can you see me crying because i miss jesper fahey so much and leslie reminds me of him? this book will be the death to me because i love my sassy black boy wit...

    Absolutely adored this!!!!!! Listened via audible and Leslie was the narrator which made this book even better!! Been a huge fan of Leslie Odom Jr for a very long time and now I have even more respect for this amazing performer. Incredibly honest and insightful book! Just wish it w...

    The intended target for this memoir is a showbiz hopeful facing the challenges built into the nature of their dreams. Leslie Odom Jr. is generous with his remembrances and advice, addressing the reader directly, sharing not only his biographical details, but also the roles mentors have...

    Leslie is a phenomenal writer. There was so many inspirational quotes, and his wisdom shines through his work. ...

    This book is definitely worth the time and read!! Whether you are on a bonafide path to success or stuck on the ?couch...? this book is FOR YOU! It will light your path, it will brighten your day and in the end you?ll want to give it a replay just like the brilliant author?s se...

    A beautiful & memorable evening hearing the incredible Leslie Odom, Jr. speak and sing - and this book was a lovely souvenir from the event and I enjoyed reading his story. ...

    It was very well written and easy to read. ...

    i just saw leslie speak on his book tour and it was pretty awesome! i wasn't able to get a copy of the book yet, but i will eventually. i love that his love of broadway stemmed from rent :) ...

    You know when you start smiling while reading the first couple of pages of a book and you never stop smiling. ...

    This book was written to inspire young creative types as a commencement speech would. This book has been a shining light of a reminder: you can acheive what you work for. And it is incredibly effective. I am so glad I got to see him as Burr. ...

    this was everything I needed ? ...

    Oh my heart! It's so very fitting that this book survived me walking through a torrential rain downpour from Agnes Scott College all the way back to the Decatur public lot across from Java Monkey, and without an umbrella! The front cover is only very slightly crinkled, but it's in almo...

    Inspiring, as always! I can?t decide where to begin...this book is eloquently written in such a way that it matches the message I try to deliver to my kids everyday. I have been a fan of this man since 2009 and he inspires me and my daughter in everything he does. Read the book...

    4 Stars. The title literally summarises everything the author went through. Wow. It's an account of perseverance and discipline. And as with all self-help/advice books I kind of ended up feeling like shit afterwards. It definitely engenders self-reflection and introspection in a som...

    We were lucky enough to see Leslie Odom, Jr on his book tour and I have no doubt that he is exactly as delightful in real life as he is in this book. I loved getting to know more about his life and his perspective. ...

    This was a memoir to a point but it was also a motivational book. A few layout things really bugged me but for the most part, I felt inspired by Odom's words. I wanted more! ...

    Enjoyed reading about Leslie Odom, Jr.'s life pre=, during, and post-Hamilton. ...

  • Kevin
    May 20, 2018

    Holy shittt, Leslie's written a book?? It's coming out this March??? HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS SOONER. I'm dying to read this.....I need this.....I want this with my whole being. Ya'll don't know how much I love Leslie Odom Jr. ...

    ?How do you figure out what it is that you?re really meant to do in this life? How do you find your point of entry? How do you begin?? I asked myself these questions the day before I started reading this book. To say that Leslie Odom Jr?s book is timely for me would be a ma...

    can you see the aim higher? can you see the leslie odom jr? can you see the "anyone can shoot, but not everybody can aim"? can you see me crying because i miss jesper fahey so much and leslie reminds me of him? this book will be the death to me because i love my sassy black boy wit...

    Absolutely adored this!!!!!! Listened via audible and Leslie was the narrator which made this book even better!! Been a huge fan of Leslie Odom Jr for a very long time and now I have even more respect for this amazing performer. Incredibly honest and insightful book! Just wish it w...

    The intended target for this memoir is a showbiz hopeful facing the challenges built into the nature of their dreams. Leslie Odom Jr. is generous with his remembrances and advice, addressing the reader directly, sharing not only his biographical details, but also the roles mentors have...

    Leslie is a phenomenal writer. There was so many inspirational quotes, and his wisdom shines through his work. ...

    This book is definitely worth the time and read!! Whether you are on a bonafide path to success or stuck on the ?couch...? this book is FOR YOU! It will light your path, it will brighten your day and in the end you?ll want to give it a replay just like the brilliant author?s se...

    A beautiful & memorable evening hearing the incredible Leslie Odom, Jr. speak and sing - and this book was a lovely souvenir from the event and I enjoyed reading his story. ...

    It was very well written and easy to read. ...

    i just saw leslie speak on his book tour and it was pretty awesome! i wasn't able to get a copy of the book yet, but i will eventually. i love that his love of broadway stemmed from rent :) ...

    You know when you start smiling while reading the first couple of pages of a book and you never stop smiling. ...

    This book was written to inspire young creative types as a commencement speech would. This book has been a shining light of a reminder: you can acheive what you work for. And it is incredibly effective. I am so glad I got to see him as Burr. ...

    this was everything I needed ? ...

    Oh my heart! It's so very fitting that this book survived me walking through a torrential rain downpour from Agnes Scott College all the way back to the Decatur public lot across from Java Monkey, and without an umbrella! The front cover is only very slightly crinkled, but it's in almo...

    Inspiring, as always! I can?t decide where to begin...this book is eloquently written in such a way that it matches the message I try to deliver to my kids everyday. I have been a fan of this man since 2009 and he inspires me and my daughter in everything he does. Read the book...

    4 Stars. The title literally summarises everything the author went through. Wow. It's an account of perseverance and discipline. And as with all self-help/advice books I kind of ended up feeling like shit afterwards. It definitely engenders self-reflection and introspection in a som...

    We were lucky enough to see Leslie Odom, Jr on his book tour and I have no doubt that he is exactly as delightful in real life as he is in this book. I loved getting to know more about his life and his perspective. ...

    This was a memoir to a point but it was also a motivational book. A few layout things really bugged me but for the most part, I felt inspired by Odom's words. I wanted more! ...

    Enjoyed reading about Leslie Odom, Jr.'s life pre=, during, and post-Hamilton. ...

    This book is the perfect book for any creative who is unsure of where life is going to take them and their passions. Also a fun book if you are a Hamilton/Broadway fan. Leslie makes things simple yet powerful. A great, quick read. ...

    This was definitely a good read. Very positive and motivational. Highly recommended. ...

    I wanted to like this book. As brilliant as Mr. Odom is, he should have hired a ghost writer, or at least a better editor, who could have sewn together his narrative and advice in a more cohesive, readable way. I would have also liked him to dive deeper into the race issues that he gla...

    This wasn't as much of a "how to" as it was a mini autobiography with a didactic slant. Still, pleasant to read with an endearing narrative. Fans of "Hamilton" will get the most out of this. ...

    Straight off the Great White Way, Leslie Odom, Jr.?s FAILING UP is packed with personal anecdotes that tell the story of his rise within the entertainment industry with each one meant to inspire readers to achieve goals that seem near impossible. The minute that I discovered FAILI...

    ?The work you put in when no one is watching will matter far more than the work you do when the cameras are rolling.? I want to start this review by saying that a) Leslie Odom Jr. is my god b) This book is so tiny and cute c) I love the style both on the cover and on the pa...

    I absolutely adore Leslie Odom Jr. I?m a huge Hamilton fan but have also liked his other work. I was so excited for this book but found myself devastated at how portly executed this book was. My favorite genre of book is memoir and this is not really it. It?s more bland mantra for ...

    I didn?t even know Leslie Odom Jr. had a memoir until a couple days ago when I was scrolling through my ebooks app. Given my obsession with Hamilton and having been fortunate enough to see the show recently, I knew I had to buy this one. It?s a simple, practical and profound me...

  • Kate Henderson
    Apr 11, 2018

    Holy shittt, Leslie's written a book?? It's coming out this March??? HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS SOONER. I'm dying to read this.....I need this.....I want this with my whole being. Ya'll don't know how much I love Leslie Odom Jr. ...

    ?How do you figure out what it is that you?re really meant to do in this life? How do you find your point of entry? How do you begin?? I asked myself these questions the day before I started reading this book. To say that Leslie Odom Jr?s book is timely for me would be a ma...

    can you see the aim higher? can you see the leslie odom jr? can you see the "anyone can shoot, but not everybody can aim"? can you see me crying because i miss jesper fahey so much and leslie reminds me of him? this book will be the death to me because i love my sassy black boy wit...

    Absolutely adored this!!!!!! Listened via audible and Leslie was the narrator which made this book even better!! Been a huge fan of Leslie Odom Jr for a very long time and now I have even more respect for this amazing performer. Incredibly honest and insightful book! Just wish it w...

  • Cecelia
    Apr 18, 2018

    Holy shittt, Leslie's written a book?? It's coming out this March??? HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS SOONER. I'm dying to read this.....I need this.....I want this with my whole being. Ya'll don't know how much I love Leslie Odom Jr. ...

    ?How do you figure out what it is that you?re really meant to do in this life? How do you find your point of entry? How do you begin?? I asked myself these questions the day before I started reading this book. To say that Leslie Odom Jr?s book is timely for me would be a ma...

    can you see the aim higher? can you see the leslie odom jr? can you see the "anyone can shoot, but not everybody can aim"? can you see me crying because i miss jesper fahey so much and leslie reminds me of him? this book will be the death to me because i love my sassy black boy wit...

    Absolutely adored this!!!!!! Listened via audible and Leslie was the narrator which made this book even better!! Been a huge fan of Leslie Odom Jr for a very long time and now I have even more respect for this amazing performer. Incredibly honest and insightful book! Just wish it w...

    The intended target for this memoir is a showbiz hopeful facing the challenges built into the nature of their dreams. Leslie Odom Jr. is generous with his remembrances and advice, addressing the reader directly, sharing not only his biographical details, but also the roles mentors have...

    Leslie is a phenomenal writer. There was so many inspirational quotes, and his wisdom shines through his work. ...

    This book is definitely worth the time and read!! Whether you are on a bonafide path to success or stuck on the ?couch...? this book is FOR YOU! It will light your path, it will brighten your day and in the end you?ll want to give it a replay just like the brilliant author?s se...

    A beautiful & memorable evening hearing the incredible Leslie Odom, Jr. speak and sing - and this book was a lovely souvenir from the event and I enjoyed reading his story. ...

    It was very well written and easy to read. ...

    i just saw leslie speak on his book tour and it was pretty awesome! i wasn't able to get a copy of the book yet, but i will eventually. i love that his love of broadway stemmed from rent :) ...

    You know when you start smiling while reading the first couple of pages of a book and you never stop smiling. ...

    This book was written to inspire young creative types as a commencement speech would. This book has been a shining light of a reminder: you can acheive what you work for. And it is incredibly effective. I am so glad I got to see him as Burr. ...

    this was everything I needed ? ...

    Oh my heart! It's so very fitting that this book survived me walking through a torrential rain downpour from Agnes Scott College all the way back to the Decatur public lot across from Java Monkey, and without an umbrella! The front cover is only very slightly crinkled, but it's in almo...

    Inspiring, as always! I can?t decide where to begin...this book is eloquently written in such a way that it matches the message I try to deliver to my kids everyday. I have been a fan of this man since 2009 and he inspires me and my daughter in everything he does. Read the book...

    4 Stars. The title literally summarises everything the author went through. Wow. It's an account of perseverance and discipline. And as with all self-help/advice books I kind of ended up feeling like shit afterwards. It definitely engenders self-reflection and introspection in a som...

    We were lucky enough to see Leslie Odom, Jr on his book tour and I have no doubt that he is exactly as delightful in real life as he is in this book. I loved getting to know more about his life and his perspective. ...

    This was a memoir to a point but it was also a motivational book. A few layout things really bugged me but for the most part, I felt inspired by Odom's words. I wanted more! ...

    Enjoyed reading about Leslie Odom, Jr.'s life pre=, during, and post-Hamilton. ...

    This book is the perfect book for any creative who is unsure of where life is going to take them and their passions. Also a fun book if you are a Hamilton/Broadway fan. Leslie makes things simple yet powerful. A great, quick read. ...

    This was definitely a good read. Very positive and motivational. Highly recommended. ...

  • Katariina
    May 28, 2018

    Holy shittt, Leslie's written a book?? It's coming out this March??? HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS SOONER. I'm dying to read this.....I need this.....I want this with my whole being. Ya'll don't know how much I love Leslie Odom Jr. ...

    ?How do you figure out what it is that you?re really meant to do in this life? How do you find your point of entry? How do you begin?? I asked myself these questions the day before I started reading this book. To say that Leslie Odom Jr?s book is timely for me would be a ma...

    can you see the aim higher? can you see the leslie odom jr? can you see the "anyone can shoot, but not everybody can aim"? can you see me crying because i miss jesper fahey so much and leslie reminds me of him? this book will be the death to me because i love my sassy black boy wit...

    Absolutely adored this!!!!!! Listened via audible and Leslie was the narrator which made this book even better!! Been a huge fan of Leslie Odom Jr for a very long time and now I have even more respect for this amazing performer. Incredibly honest and insightful book! Just wish it w...

    The intended target for this memoir is a showbiz hopeful facing the challenges built into the nature of their dreams. Leslie Odom Jr. is generous with his remembrances and advice, addressing the reader directly, sharing not only his biographical details, but also the roles mentors have...

    Leslie is a phenomenal writer. There was so many inspirational quotes, and his wisdom shines through his work. ...

    This book is definitely worth the time and read!! Whether you are on a bonafide path to success or stuck on the ?couch...? this book is FOR YOU! It will light your path, it will brighten your day and in the end you?ll want to give it a replay just like the brilliant author?s se...

    A beautiful & memorable evening hearing the incredible Leslie Odom, Jr. speak and sing - and this book was a lovely souvenir from the event and I enjoyed reading his story. ...

    It was very well written and easy to read. ...

    i just saw leslie speak on his book tour and it was pretty awesome! i wasn't able to get a copy of the book yet, but i will eventually. i love that his love of broadway stemmed from rent :) ...

    You know when you start smiling while reading the first couple of pages of a book and you never stop smiling. ...

    This book was written to inspire young creative types as a commencement speech would. This book has been a shining light of a reminder: you can acheive what you work for. And it is incredibly effective. I am so glad I got to see him as Burr. ...

    this was everything I needed ? ...

    Oh my heart! It's so very fitting that this book survived me walking through a torrential rain downpour from Agnes Scott College all the way back to the Decatur public lot across from Java Monkey, and without an umbrella! The front cover is only very slightly crinkled, but it's in almo...

    Inspiring, as always! I can?t decide where to begin...this book is eloquently written in such a way that it matches the message I try to deliver to my kids everyday. I have been a fan of this man since 2009 and he inspires me and my daughter in everything he does. Read the book...

    4 Stars. The title literally summarises everything the author went through. Wow. It's an account of perseverance and discipline. And as with all self-help/advice books I kind of ended up feeling like shit afterwards. It definitely engenders self-reflection and introspection in a som...

    We were lucky enough to see Leslie Odom, Jr on his book tour and I have no doubt that he is exactly as delightful in real life as he is in this book. I loved getting to know more about his life and his perspective. ...

    This was a memoir to a point but it was also a motivational book. A few layout things really bugged me but for the most part, I felt inspired by Odom's words. I wanted more! ...

    Enjoyed reading about Leslie Odom, Jr.'s life pre=, during, and post-Hamilton. ...

    This book is the perfect book for any creative who is unsure of where life is going to take them and their passions. Also a fun book if you are a Hamilton/Broadway fan. Leslie makes things simple yet powerful. A great, quick read. ...

    This was definitely a good read. Very positive and motivational. Highly recommended. ...

    I wanted to like this book. As brilliant as Mr. Odom is, he should have hired a ghost writer, or at least a better editor, who could have sewn together his narrative and advice in a more cohesive, readable way. I would have also liked him to dive deeper into the race issues that he gla...

    This wasn't as much of a "how to" as it was a mini autobiography with a didactic slant. Still, pleasant to read with an endearing narrative. Fans of "Hamilton" will get the most out of this. ...

    Straight off the Great White Way, Leslie Odom, Jr.?s FAILING UP is packed with personal anecdotes that tell the story of his rise within the entertainment industry with each one meant to inspire readers to achieve goals that seem near impossible. The minute that I discovered FAILI...

    ?The work you put in when no one is watching will matter far more than the work you do when the cameras are rolling.? I want to start this review by saying that a) Leslie Odom Jr. is my god b) This book is so tiny and cute c) I love the style both on the cover and on the pa...

  • Victoria
    Apr 28, 2018

    Holy shittt, Leslie's written a book?? It's coming out this March??? HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS SOONER. I'm dying to read this.....I need this.....I want this with my whole being. Ya'll don't know how much I love Leslie Odom Jr. ...

    ?How do you figure out what it is that you?re really meant to do in this life? How do you find your point of entry? How do you begin?? I asked myself these questions the day before I started reading this book. To say that Leslie Odom Jr?s book is timely for me would be a ma...

    can you see the aim higher? can you see the leslie odom jr? can you see the "anyone can shoot, but not everybody can aim"? can you see me crying because i miss jesper fahey so much and leslie reminds me of him? this book will be the death to me because i love my sassy black boy wit...

    Absolutely adored this!!!!!! Listened via audible and Leslie was the narrator which made this book even better!! Been a huge fan of Leslie Odom Jr for a very long time and now I have even more respect for this amazing performer. Incredibly honest and insightful book! Just wish it w...

    The intended target for this memoir is a showbiz hopeful facing the challenges built into the nature of their dreams. Leslie Odom Jr. is generous with his remembrances and advice, addressing the reader directly, sharing not only his biographical details, but also the roles mentors have...

    Leslie is a phenomenal writer. There was so many inspirational quotes, and his wisdom shines through his work. ...

  • Claire
    May 28, 2018

    Holy shittt, Leslie's written a book?? It's coming out this March??? HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS SOONER. I'm dying to read this.....I need this.....I want this with my whole being. Ya'll don't know how much I love Leslie Odom Jr. ...

    ?How do you figure out what it is that you?re really meant to do in this life? How do you find your point of entry? How do you begin?? I asked myself these questions the day before I started reading this book. To say that Leslie Odom Jr?s book is timely for me would be a ma...

    can you see the aim higher? can you see the leslie odom jr? can you see the "anyone can shoot, but not everybody can aim"? can you see me crying because i miss jesper fahey so much and leslie reminds me of him? this book will be the death to me because i love my sassy black boy wit...

    Absolutely adored this!!!!!! Listened via audible and Leslie was the narrator which made this book even better!! Been a huge fan of Leslie Odom Jr for a very long time and now I have even more respect for this amazing performer. Incredibly honest and insightful book! Just wish it w...

    The intended target for this memoir is a showbiz hopeful facing the challenges built into the nature of their dreams. Leslie Odom Jr. is generous with his remembrances and advice, addressing the reader directly, sharing not only his biographical details, but also the roles mentors have...

    Leslie is a phenomenal writer. There was so many inspirational quotes, and his wisdom shines through his work. ...

    This book is definitely worth the time and read!! Whether you are on a bonafide path to success or stuck on the ?couch...? this book is FOR YOU! It will light your path, it will brighten your day and in the end you?ll want to give it a replay just like the brilliant author?s se...

    A beautiful & memorable evening hearing the incredible Leslie Odom, Jr. speak and sing - and this book was a lovely souvenir from the event and I enjoyed reading his story. ...

    It was very well written and easy to read. ...

  • Greg
    Apr 26, 2018

    Holy shittt, Leslie's written a book?? It's coming out this March??? HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS SOONER. I'm dying to read this.....I need this.....I want this with my whole being. Ya'll don't know how much I love Leslie Odom Jr. ...

    ?How do you figure out what it is that you?re really meant to do in this life? How do you find your point of entry? How do you begin?? I asked myself these questions the day before I started reading this book. To say that Leslie Odom Jr?s book is timely for me would be a ma...

    can you see the aim higher? can you see the leslie odom jr? can you see the "anyone can shoot, but not everybody can aim"? can you see me crying because i miss jesper fahey so much and leslie reminds me of him? this book will be the death to me because i love my sassy black boy wit...

    Absolutely adored this!!!!!! Listened via audible and Leslie was the narrator which made this book even better!! Been a huge fan of Leslie Odom Jr for a very long time and now I have even more respect for this amazing performer. Incredibly honest and insightful book! Just wish it w...

    The intended target for this memoir is a showbiz hopeful facing the challenges built into the nature of their dreams. Leslie Odom Jr. is generous with his remembrances and advice, addressing the reader directly, sharing not only his biographical details, but also the roles mentors have...

    Leslie is a phenomenal writer. There was so many inspirational quotes, and his wisdom shines through his work. ...

    This book is definitely worth the time and read!! Whether you are on a bonafide path to success or stuck on the ?couch...? this book is FOR YOU! It will light your path, it will brighten your day and in the end you?ll want to give it a replay just like the brilliant author?s se...

    A beautiful & memorable evening hearing the incredible Leslie Odom, Jr. speak and sing - and this book was a lovely souvenir from the event and I enjoyed reading his story. ...

    It was very well written and easy to read. ...

    i just saw leslie speak on his book tour and it was pretty awesome! i wasn't able to get a copy of the book yet, but i will eventually. i love that his love of broadway stemmed from rent :) ...

    You know when you start smiling while reading the first couple of pages of a book and you never stop smiling. ...

    This book was written to inspire young creative types as a commencement speech would. This book has been a shining light of a reminder: you can acheive what you work for. And it is incredibly effective. I am so glad I got to see him as Burr. ...

    this was everything I needed ? ...

    Oh my heart! It's so very fitting that this book survived me walking through a torrential rain downpour from Agnes Scott College all the way back to the Decatur public lot across from Java Monkey, and without an umbrella! The front cover is only very slightly crinkled, but it's in almo...

    Inspiring, as always! I can?t decide where to begin...this book is eloquently written in such a way that it matches the message I try to deliver to my kids everyday. I have been a fan of this man since 2009 and he inspires me and my daughter in everything he does. Read the book...

    4 Stars. The title literally summarises everything the author went through. Wow. It's an account of perseverance and discipline. And as with all self-help/advice books I kind of ended up feeling like shit afterwards. It definitely engenders self-reflection and introspection in a som...

    We were lucky enough to see Leslie Odom, Jr on his book tour and I have no doubt that he is exactly as delightful in real life as he is in this book. I loved getting to know more about his life and his perspective. ...

    This was a memoir to a point but it was also a motivational book. A few layout things really bugged me but for the most part, I felt inspired by Odom's words. I wanted more! ...

    Enjoyed reading about Leslie Odom, Jr.'s life pre=, during, and post-Hamilton. ...

    This book is the perfect book for any creative who is unsure of where life is going to take them and their passions. Also a fun book if you are a Hamilton/Broadway fan. Leslie makes things simple yet powerful. A great, quick read. ...

    This was definitely a good read. Very positive and motivational. Highly recommended. ...

    I wanted to like this book. As brilliant as Mr. Odom is, he should have hired a ghost writer, or at least a better editor, who could have sewn together his narrative and advice in a more cohesive, readable way. I would have also liked him to dive deeper into the race issues that he gla...

    This wasn't as much of a "how to" as it was a mini autobiography with a didactic slant. Still, pleasant to read with an endearing narrative. Fans of "Hamilton" will get the most out of this. ...

  • Lucy Ghost
    Sep 28, 2017

    Holy shittt, Leslie's written a book?? It's coming out this March??? HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS SOONER. I'm dying to read this.....I need this.....I want this with my whole being. Ya'll don't know how much I love Leslie Odom Jr. ...

    ?How do you figure out what it is that you?re really meant to do in this life? How do you find your point of entry? How do you begin?? I asked myself these questions the day before I started reading this book. To say that Leslie Odom Jr?s book is timely for me would be a ma...

    can you see the aim higher? can you see the leslie odom jr? can you see the "anyone can shoot, but not everybody can aim"? can you see me crying because i miss jesper fahey so much and leslie reminds me of him? this book will be the death to me because i love my sassy black boy wit...

  • Kristina
    Mar 30, 2018

    Holy shittt, Leslie's written a book?? It's coming out this March??? HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS SOONER. I'm dying to read this.....I need this.....I want this with my whole being. Ya'll don't know how much I love Leslie Odom Jr. ...

    ?How do you figure out what it is that you?re really meant to do in this life? How do you find your point of entry? How do you begin?? I asked myself these questions the day before I started reading this book. To say that Leslie Odom Jr?s book is timely for me would be a ma...

  • Rachael
    Apr 22, 2018

    Holy shittt, Leslie's written a book?? It's coming out this March??? HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS SOONER. I'm dying to read this.....I need this.....I want this with my whole being. Ya'll don't know how much I love Leslie Odom Jr. ...

    ?How do you figure out what it is that you?re really meant to do in this life? How do you find your point of entry? How do you begin?? I asked myself these questions the day before I started reading this book. To say that Leslie Odom Jr?s book is timely for me would be a ma...

    can you see the aim higher? can you see the leslie odom jr? can you see the "anyone can shoot, but not everybody can aim"? can you see me crying because i miss jesper fahey so much and leslie reminds me of him? this book will be the death to me because i love my sassy black boy wit...

    Absolutely adored this!!!!!! Listened via audible and Leslie was the narrator which made this book even better!! Been a huge fan of Leslie Odom Jr for a very long time and now I have even more respect for this amazing performer. Incredibly honest and insightful book! Just wish it w...

    The intended target for this memoir is a showbiz hopeful facing the challenges built into the nature of their dreams. Leslie Odom Jr. is generous with his remembrances and advice, addressing the reader directly, sharing not only his biographical details, but also the roles mentors have...

    Leslie is a phenomenal writer. There was so many inspirational quotes, and his wisdom shines through his work. ...

    This book is definitely worth the time and read!! Whether you are on a bonafide path to success or stuck on the ?couch...? this book is FOR YOU! It will light your path, it will brighten your day and in the end you?ll want to give it a replay just like the brilliant author?s se...

    A beautiful & memorable evening hearing the incredible Leslie Odom, Jr. speak and sing - and this book was a lovely souvenir from the event and I enjoyed reading his story. ...

    It was very well written and easy to read. ...

    i just saw leslie speak on his book tour and it was pretty awesome! i wasn't able to get a copy of the book yet, but i will eventually. i love that his love of broadway stemmed from rent :) ...

    You know when you start smiling while reading the first couple of pages of a book and you never stop smiling. ...

    This book was written to inspire young creative types as a commencement speech would. This book has been a shining light of a reminder: you can acheive what you work for. And it is incredibly effective. I am so glad I got to see him as Burr. ...

    this was everything I needed ? ...

    Oh my heart! It's so very fitting that this book survived me walking through a torrential rain downpour from Agnes Scott College all the way back to the Decatur public lot across from Java Monkey, and without an umbrella! The front cover is only very slightly crinkled, but it's in almo...

    Inspiring, as always! I can?t decide where to begin...this book is eloquently written in such a way that it matches the message I try to deliver to my kids everyday. I have been a fan of this man since 2009 and he inspires me and my daughter in everything he does. Read the book...

    4 Stars. The title literally summarises everything the author went through. Wow. It's an account of perseverance and discipline. And as with all self-help/advice books I kind of ended up feeling like shit afterwards. It definitely engenders self-reflection and introspection in a som...

    We were lucky enough to see Leslie Odom, Jr on his book tour and I have no doubt that he is exactly as delightful in real life as he is in this book. I loved getting to know more about his life and his perspective. ...

    This was a memoir to a point but it was also a motivational book. A few layout things really bugged me but for the most part, I felt inspired by Odom's words. I wanted more! ...

    Enjoyed reading about Leslie Odom, Jr.'s life pre=, during, and post-Hamilton. ...

    This book is the perfect book for any creative who is unsure of where life is going to take them and their passions. Also a fun book if you are a Hamilton/Broadway fan. Leslie makes things simple yet powerful. A great, quick read. ...

    This was definitely a good read. Very positive and motivational. Highly recommended. ...

    I wanted to like this book. As brilliant as Mr. Odom is, he should have hired a ghost writer, or at least a better editor, who could have sewn together his narrative and advice in a more cohesive, readable way. I would have also liked him to dive deeper into the race issues that he gla...

    This wasn't as much of a "how to" as it was a mini autobiography with a didactic slant. Still, pleasant to read with an endearing narrative. Fans of "Hamilton" will get the most out of this. ...

    Straight off the Great White Way, Leslie Odom, Jr.?s FAILING UP is packed with personal anecdotes that tell the story of his rise within the entertainment industry with each one meant to inspire readers to achieve goals that seem near impossible. The minute that I discovered FAILI...

    ?The work you put in when no one is watching will matter far more than the work you do when the cameras are rolling.? I want to start this review by saying that a) Leslie Odom Jr. is my god b) This book is so tiny and cute c) I love the style both on the cover and on the pa...

    I absolutely adore Leslie Odom Jr. I?m a huge Hamilton fan but have also liked his other work. I was so excited for this book but found myself devastated at how portly executed this book was. My favorite genre of book is memoir and this is not really it. It?s more bland mantra for ...

    I didn?t even know Leslie Odom Jr. had a memoir until a couple days ago when I was scrolling through my ebooks app. Given my obsession with Hamilton and having been fortunate enough to see the show recently, I knew I had to buy this one. It?s a simple, practical and profound me...

    This book is best summarized as "how to be ambitious" I have read a lot of self help books. A lot. I have read many, many, maaaaany books on success, in essence spoon fed the principles of personality to get there? do what you love then dazzle the audience. This book politely s...

    As a huge fan of the original cast of "Hamilton", I wanted this book as soon as I saw the pre-order for it on Amazon. I managed to save it until vacation last week before I read it and I was not disappointed. Leslie Odom, Jr. comes across in interviews as a well-spoken person who is ve...

  • Teenreadsdotcom
    May 30, 2018

    Holy shittt, Leslie's written a book?? It's coming out this March??? HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS SOONER. I'm dying to read this.....I need this.....I want this with my whole being. Ya'll don't know how much I love Leslie Odom Jr. ...

    ?How do you figure out what it is that you?re really meant to do in this life? How do you find your point of entry? How do you begin?? I asked myself these questions the day before I started reading this book. To say that Leslie Odom Jr?s book is timely for me would be a ma...

    can you see the aim higher? can you see the leslie odom jr? can you see the "anyone can shoot, but not everybody can aim"? can you see me crying because i miss jesper fahey so much and leslie reminds me of him? this book will be the death to me because i love my sassy black boy wit...

    Absolutely adored this!!!!!! Listened via audible and Leslie was the narrator which made this book even better!! Been a huge fan of Leslie Odom Jr for a very long time and now I have even more respect for this amazing performer. Incredibly honest and insightful book! Just wish it w...

    The intended target for this memoir is a showbiz hopeful facing the challenges built into the nature of their dreams. Leslie Odom Jr. is generous with his remembrances and advice, addressing the reader directly, sharing not only his biographical details, but also the roles mentors have...

    Leslie is a phenomenal writer. There was so many inspirational quotes, and his wisdom shines through his work. ...

    This book is definitely worth the time and read!! Whether you are on a bonafide path to success or stuck on the ?couch...? this book is FOR YOU! It will light your path, it will brighten your day and in the end you?ll want to give it a replay just like the brilliant author?s se...

    A beautiful & memorable evening hearing the incredible Leslie Odom, Jr. speak and sing - and this book was a lovely souvenir from the event and I enjoyed reading his story. ...

    It was very well written and easy to read. ...

    i just saw leslie speak on his book tour and it was pretty awesome! i wasn't able to get a copy of the book yet, but i will eventually. i love that his love of broadway stemmed from rent :) ...

    You know when you start smiling while reading the first couple of pages of a book and you never stop smiling. ...

    This book was written to inspire young creative types as a commencement speech would. This book has been a shining light of a reminder: you can acheive what you work for. And it is incredibly effective. I am so glad I got to see him as Burr. ...

    this was everything I needed ? ...

    Oh my heart! It's so very fitting that this book survived me walking through a torrential rain downpour from Agnes Scott College all the way back to the Decatur public lot across from Java Monkey, and without an umbrella! The front cover is only very slightly crinkled, but it's in almo...

    Inspiring, as always! I can?t decide where to begin...this book is eloquently written in such a way that it matches the message I try to deliver to my kids everyday. I have been a fan of this man since 2009 and he inspires me and my daughter in everything he does. Read the book...

    4 Stars. The title literally summarises everything the author went through. Wow. It's an account of perseverance and discipline. And as with all self-help/advice books I kind of ended up feeling like shit afterwards. It definitely engenders self-reflection and introspection in a som...

    We were lucky enough to see Leslie Odom, Jr on his book tour and I have no doubt that he is exactly as delightful in real life as he is in this book. I loved getting to know more about his life and his perspective. ...

    This was a memoir to a point but it was also a motivational book. A few layout things really bugged me but for the most part, I felt inspired by Odom's words. I wanted more! ...

    Enjoyed reading about Leslie Odom, Jr.'s life pre=, during, and post-Hamilton. ...

    This book is the perfect book for any creative who is unsure of where life is going to take them and their passions. Also a fun book if you are a Hamilton/Broadway fan. Leslie makes things simple yet powerful. A great, quick read. ...

    This was definitely a good read. Very positive and motivational. Highly recommended. ...

    I wanted to like this book. As brilliant as Mr. Odom is, he should have hired a ghost writer, or at least a better editor, who could have sewn together his narrative and advice in a more cohesive, readable way. I would have also liked him to dive deeper into the race issues that he gla...

    This wasn't as much of a "how to" as it was a mini autobiography with a didactic slant. Still, pleasant to read with an endearing narrative. Fans of "Hamilton" will get the most out of this. ...

    Straight off the Great White Way, Leslie Odom, Jr.?s FAILING UP is packed with personal anecdotes that tell the story of his rise within the entertainment industry with each one meant to inspire readers to achieve goals that seem near impossible. The minute that I discovered FAILI...

  • Leona  Carstairs
    Mar 11, 2018

    Holy shittt, Leslie's written a book?? It's coming out this March??? HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS SOONER. I'm dying to read this.....I need this.....I want this with my whole being. Ya'll don't know how much I love Leslie Odom Jr. ...

  • erin hearon
    Mar 27, 2018

    Holy shittt, Leslie's written a book?? It's coming out this March??? HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS SOONER. I'm dying to read this.....I need this.....I want this with my whole being. Ya'll don't know how much I love Leslie Odom Jr. ...

    ?How do you figure out what it is that you?re really meant to do in this life? How do you find your point of entry? How do you begin?? I asked myself these questions the day before I started reading this book. To say that Leslie Odom Jr?s book is timely for me would be a ma...

    can you see the aim higher? can you see the leslie odom jr? can you see the "anyone can shoot, but not everybody can aim"? can you see me crying because i miss jesper fahey so much and leslie reminds me of him? this book will be the death to me because i love my sassy black boy wit...

    Absolutely adored this!!!!!! Listened via audible and Leslie was the narrator which made this book even better!! Been a huge fan of Leslie Odom Jr for a very long time and now I have even more respect for this amazing performer. Incredibly honest and insightful book! Just wish it w...

    The intended target for this memoir is a showbiz hopeful facing the challenges built into the nature of their dreams. Leslie Odom Jr. is generous with his remembrances and advice, addressing the reader directly, sharing not only his biographical details, but also the roles mentors have...

    Leslie is a phenomenal writer. There was so many inspirational quotes, and his wisdom shines through his work. ...

    This book is definitely worth the time and read!! Whether you are on a bonafide path to success or stuck on the ?couch...? this book is FOR YOU! It will light your path, it will brighten your day and in the end you?ll want to give it a replay just like the brilliant author?s se...

    A beautiful & memorable evening hearing the incredible Leslie Odom, Jr. speak and sing - and this book was a lovely souvenir from the event and I enjoyed reading his story. ...

    It was very well written and easy to read. ...

    i just saw leslie speak on his book tour and it was pretty awesome! i wasn't able to get a copy of the book yet, but i will eventually. i love that his love of broadway stemmed from rent :) ...

    You know when you start smiling while reading the first couple of pages of a book and you never stop smiling. ...

    This book was written to inspire young creative types as a commencement speech would. This book has been a shining light of a reminder: you can acheive what you work for. And it is incredibly effective. I am so glad I got to see him as Burr. ...

    this was everything I needed ? ...

    Oh my heart! It's so very fitting that this book survived me walking through a torrential rain downpour from Agnes Scott College all the way back to the Decatur public lot across from Java Monkey, and without an umbrella! The front cover is only very slightly crinkled, but it's in almo...

    Inspiring, as always! I can?t decide where to begin...this book is eloquently written in such a way that it matches the message I try to deliver to my kids everyday. I have been a fan of this man since 2009 and he inspires me and my daughter in everything he does. Read the book...

  • LeeTravelGoddess
    Apr 10, 2018

    Holy shittt, Leslie's written a book?? It's coming out this March??? HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS SOONER. I'm dying to read this.....I need this.....I want this with my whole being. Ya'll don't know how much I love Leslie Odom Jr. ...

    ?How do you figure out what it is that you?re really meant to do in this life? How do you find your point of entry? How do you begin?? I asked myself these questions the day before I started reading this book. To say that Leslie Odom Jr?s book is timely for me would be a ma...

    can you see the aim higher? can you see the leslie odom jr? can you see the "anyone can shoot, but not everybody can aim"? can you see me crying because i miss jesper fahey so much and leslie reminds me of him? this book will be the death to me because i love my sassy black boy wit...

    Absolutely adored this!!!!!! Listened via audible and Leslie was the narrator which made this book even better!! Been a huge fan of Leslie Odom Jr for a very long time and now I have even more respect for this amazing performer. Incredibly honest and insightful book! Just wish it w...

    The intended target for this memoir is a showbiz hopeful facing the challenges built into the nature of their dreams. Leslie Odom Jr. is generous with his remembrances and advice, addressing the reader directly, sharing not only his biographical details, but also the roles mentors have...

    Leslie is a phenomenal writer. There was so many inspirational quotes, and his wisdom shines through his work. ...

    This book is definitely worth the time and read!! Whether you are on a bonafide path to success or stuck on the ?couch...? this book is FOR YOU! It will light your path, it will brighten your day and in the end you?ll want to give it a replay just like the brilliant author?s se...

  • Alexa White
    Jun 16, 2018

    Holy shittt, Leslie's written a book?? It's coming out this March??? HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS SOONER. I'm dying to read this.....I need this.....I want this with my whole being. Ya'll don't know how much I love Leslie Odom Jr. ...

    ?How do you figure out what it is that you?re really meant to do in this life? How do you find your point of entry? How do you begin?? I asked myself these questions the day before I started reading this book. To say that Leslie Odom Jr?s book is timely for me would be a ma...

    can you see the aim higher? can you see the leslie odom jr? can you see the "anyone can shoot, but not everybody can aim"? can you see me crying because i miss jesper fahey so much and leslie reminds me of him? this book will be the death to me because i love my sassy black boy wit...

    Absolutely adored this!!!!!! Listened via audible and Leslie was the narrator which made this book even better!! Been a huge fan of Leslie Odom Jr for a very long time and now I have even more respect for this amazing performer. Incredibly honest and insightful book! Just wish it w...

    The intended target for this memoir is a showbiz hopeful facing the challenges built into the nature of their dreams. Leslie Odom Jr. is generous with his remembrances and advice, addressing the reader directly, sharing not only his biographical details, but also the roles mentors have...

    Leslie is a phenomenal writer. There was so many inspirational quotes, and his wisdom shines through his work. ...

    This book is definitely worth the time and read!! Whether you are on a bonafide path to success or stuck on the ?couch...? this book is FOR YOU! It will light your path, it will brighten your day and in the end you?ll want to give it a replay just like the brilliant author?s se...

    A beautiful & memorable evening hearing the incredible Leslie Odom, Jr. speak and sing - and this book was a lovely souvenir from the event and I enjoyed reading his story. ...

    It was very well written and easy to read. ...

    i just saw leslie speak on his book tour and it was pretty awesome! i wasn't able to get a copy of the book yet, but i will eventually. i love that his love of broadway stemmed from rent :) ...

    You know when you start smiling while reading the first couple of pages of a book and you never stop smiling. ...

    This book was written to inspire young creative types as a commencement speech would. This book has been a shining light of a reminder: you can acheive what you work for. And it is incredibly effective. I am so glad I got to see him as Burr. ...

    this was everything I needed ? ...

    Oh my heart! It's so very fitting that this book survived me walking through a torrential rain downpour from Agnes Scott College all the way back to the Decatur public lot across from Java Monkey, and without an umbrella! The front cover is only very slightly crinkled, but it's in almo...

    Inspiring, as always! I can?t decide where to begin...this book is eloquently written in such a way that it matches the message I try to deliver to my kids everyday. I have been a fan of this man since 2009 and he inspires me and my daughter in everything he does. Read the book...

    4 Stars. The title literally summarises everything the author went through. Wow. It's an account of perseverance and discipline. And as with all self-help/advice books I kind of ended up feeling like shit afterwards. It definitely engenders self-reflection and introspection in a som...

    We were lucky enough to see Leslie Odom, Jr on his book tour and I have no doubt that he is exactly as delightful in real life as he is in this book. I loved getting to know more about his life and his perspective. ...

    This was a memoir to a point but it was also a motivational book. A few layout things really bugged me but for the most part, I felt inspired by Odom's words. I wanted more! ...

    Enjoyed reading about Leslie Odom, Jr.'s life pre=, during, and post-Hamilton. ...

    This book is the perfect book for any creative who is unsure of where life is going to take them and their passions. Also a fun book if you are a Hamilton/Broadway fan. Leslie makes things simple yet powerful. A great, quick read. ...

    This was definitely a good read. Very positive and motivational. Highly recommended. ...

    I wanted to like this book. As brilliant as Mr. Odom is, he should have hired a ghost writer, or at least a better editor, who could have sewn together his narrative and advice in a more cohesive, readable way. I would have also liked him to dive deeper into the race issues that he gla...

    This wasn't as much of a "how to" as it was a mini autobiography with a didactic slant. Still, pleasant to read with an endearing narrative. Fans of "Hamilton" will get the most out of this. ...

    Straight off the Great White Way, Leslie Odom, Jr.?s FAILING UP is packed with personal anecdotes that tell the story of his rise within the entertainment industry with each one meant to inspire readers to achieve goals that seem near impossible. The minute that I discovered FAILI...

    ?The work you put in when no one is watching will matter far more than the work you do when the cameras are rolling.? I want to start this review by saying that a) Leslie Odom Jr. is my god b) This book is so tiny and cute c) I love the style both on the cover and on the pa...

    I absolutely adore Leslie Odom Jr. I?m a huge Hamilton fan but have also liked his other work. I was so excited for this book but found myself devastated at how portly executed this book was. My favorite genre of book is memoir and this is not really it. It?s more bland mantra for ...

    I didn?t even know Leslie Odom Jr. had a memoir until a couple days ago when I was scrolling through my ebooks app. Given my obsession with Hamilton and having been fortunate enough to see the show recently, I knew I had to buy this one. It?s a simple, practical and profound me...

    This book is best summarized as "how to be ambitious" I have read a lot of self help books. A lot. I have read many, many, maaaaany books on success, in essence spoon fed the principles of personality to get there? do what you love then dazzle the audience. This book politely s...

  • Cort
    May 30, 2018

    Holy shittt, Leslie's written a book?? It's coming out this March??? HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS SOONER. I'm dying to read this.....I need this.....I want this with my whole being. Ya'll don't know how much I love Leslie Odom Jr. ...

    ?How do you figure out what it is that you?re really meant to do in this life? How do you find your point of entry? How do you begin?? I asked myself these questions the day before I started reading this book. To say that Leslie Odom Jr?s book is timely for me would be a ma...

    can you see the aim higher? can you see the leslie odom jr? can you see the "anyone can shoot, but not everybody can aim"? can you see me crying because i miss jesper fahey so much and leslie reminds me of him? this book will be the death to me because i love my sassy black boy wit...

    Absolutely adored this!!!!!! Listened via audible and Leslie was the narrator which made this book even better!! Been a huge fan of Leslie Odom Jr for a very long time and now I have even more respect for this amazing performer. Incredibly honest and insightful book! Just wish it w...

    The intended target for this memoir is a showbiz hopeful facing the challenges built into the nature of their dreams. Leslie Odom Jr. is generous with his remembrances and advice, addressing the reader directly, sharing not only his biographical details, but also the roles mentors have...

    Leslie is a phenomenal writer. There was so many inspirational quotes, and his wisdom shines through his work. ...

    This book is definitely worth the time and read!! Whether you are on a bonafide path to success or stuck on the ?couch...? this book is FOR YOU! It will light your path, it will brighten your day and in the end you?ll want to give it a replay just like the brilliant author?s se...

    A beautiful & memorable evening hearing the incredible Leslie Odom, Jr. speak and sing - and this book was a lovely souvenir from the event and I enjoyed reading his story. ...

    It was very well written and easy to read. ...

    i just saw leslie speak on his book tour and it was pretty awesome! i wasn't able to get a copy of the book yet, but i will eventually. i love that his love of broadway stemmed from rent :) ...

    You know when you start smiling while reading the first couple of pages of a book and you never stop smiling. ...

  • ryn 🌸
    Apr 17, 2018

    Holy shittt, Leslie's written a book?? It's coming out this March??? HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS SOONER. I'm dying to read this.....I need this.....I want this with my whole being. Ya'll don't know how much I love Leslie Odom Jr. ...

    ?How do you figure out what it is that you?re really meant to do in this life? How do you find your point of entry? How do you begin?? I asked myself these questions the day before I started reading this book. To say that Leslie Odom Jr?s book is timely for me would be a ma...

    can you see the aim higher? can you see the leslie odom jr? can you see the "anyone can shoot, but not everybody can aim"? can you see me crying because i miss jesper fahey so much and leslie reminds me of him? this book will be the death to me because i love my sassy black boy wit...

    Absolutely adored this!!!!!! Listened via audible and Leslie was the narrator which made this book even better!! Been a huge fan of Leslie Odom Jr for a very long time and now I have even more respect for this amazing performer. Incredibly honest and insightful book! Just wish it w...

    The intended target for this memoir is a showbiz hopeful facing the challenges built into the nature of their dreams. Leslie Odom Jr. is generous with his remembrances and advice, addressing the reader directly, sharing not only his biographical details, but also the roles mentors have...

    Leslie is a phenomenal writer. There was so many inspirational quotes, and his wisdom shines through his work. ...

    This book is definitely worth the time and read!! Whether you are on a bonafide path to success or stuck on the ?couch...? this book is FOR YOU! It will light your path, it will brighten your day and in the end you?ll want to give it a replay just like the brilliant author?s se...

    A beautiful & memorable evening hearing the incredible Leslie Odom, Jr. speak and sing - and this book was a lovely souvenir from the event and I enjoyed reading his story. ...

    It was very well written and easy to read. ...

    i just saw leslie speak on his book tour and it was pretty awesome! i wasn't able to get a copy of the book yet, but i will eventually. i love that his love of broadway stemmed from rent :) ...

    You know when you start smiling while reading the first couple of pages of a book and you never stop smiling. ...

    This book was written to inspire young creative types as a commencement speech would. This book has been a shining light of a reminder: you can acheive what you work for. And it is incredibly effective. I am so glad I got to see him as Burr. ...

    this was everything I needed ? ...