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. ...

    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...

    ?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...

    Scene: you?re cordoned off backstage with hundreds of people. The dressing rooms are all in use by people who need them; the green room is only so big and everyone is chatty. You?re glad you brought a book because there?s well over an hour of downtime between call and curtain for...

    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...

    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...

  • Cathleen
    Jul 04, 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. ...

    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...

    ?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...

    Scene: you?re cordoned off backstage with hundreds of people. The dressing rooms are all in use by people who need them; the green room is only so big and everyone is chatty. You?re glad you brought a book because there?s well over an hour of downtime between call and curtain for...

    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...

    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...

    Where do I begin? Do you have a dream? Every dream requires a lot of moxie to bring it to pass. Leslie Odom, Jr. does an absolutely beautiful job of sharing his journey to make his dreams come true. His transparency and deep abiding love for his craft come through in every word. I h...

    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. ...

    The ups and downs that led him to Hamilton. Wish there were pictures. ...

    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. ...

    5 stars. this book, while not perfect, came to me at a perfect time, because i have always struggled with wanting to take risks and am afraid of failing, so having this book reassured me in a way. ...

    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 ? ...

    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 ...

    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...

    I began in expectation, soon experienced disappointment, found several gems of insight and resonance, and finished with a bit of a shoulder shrug. I'm far from a creative. In fact, you would classify me much more easily as a Burr than a Hamilton: someone who believes in doing all th...

  • Mary Librarian
    Jul 08, 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. ...

    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...

    ?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...

    Scene: you?re cordoned off backstage with hundreds of people. The dressing rooms are all in use by people who need them; the green room is only so big and everyone is chatty. You?re glad you brought a book because there?s well over an hour of downtime between call and curtain for...

    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...

    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...

    Where do I begin? Do you have a dream? Every dream requires a lot of moxie to bring it to pass. Leslie Odom, Jr. does an absolutely beautiful job of sharing his journey to make his dreams come true. His transparency and deep abiding love for his craft come through in every word. I h...

    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. ...

    The ups and downs that led him to Hamilton. Wish there were pictures. ...

  • 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. ...

    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...

    ?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...

    Scene: you?re cordoned off backstage with hundreds of people. The dressing rooms are all in use by people who need them; the green room is only so big and everyone is chatty. You?re glad you brought a book because there?s well over an hour of downtime between call and curtain for...

    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...

  • Jess
    Jul 14, 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. ...

    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...

    ?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...

    Scene: you?re cordoned off backstage with hundreds of people. The dressing rooms are all in use by people who need them; the green room is only so big and everyone is chatty. You?re glad you brought a book because there?s well over an hour of downtime between call and curtain for...

  • 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. ...

    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...

    ?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...

    Scene: you?re cordoned off backstage with hundreds of people. The dressing rooms are all in use by people who need them; the green room is only so big and everyone is chatty. You?re glad you brought a book because there?s well over an hour of downtime between call and curtain for...

    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...

    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...

    Where do I begin? Do you have a dream? Every dream requires a lot of moxie to bring it to pass. Leslie Odom, Jr. does an absolutely beautiful job of sharing his journey to make his dreams come true. His transparency and deep abiding love for his craft come through in every word. I h...

    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. ...

  • Jackie
    Jul 06, 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. ...

    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...

    ?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...

    Scene: you?re cordoned off backstage with hundreds of people. The dressing rooms are all in use by people who need them; the green room is only so big and everyone is chatty. You?re glad you brought a book because there?s well over an hour of downtime between call and curtain for...

    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...

    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...

    Where do I begin? Do you have a dream? Every dream requires a lot of moxie to bring it to pass. Leslie Odom, Jr. does an absolutely beautiful job of sharing his journey to make his dreams come true. His transparency and deep abiding love for his craft come through in every word. I h...

    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. ...

    The ups and downs that led him to Hamilton. Wish there were pictures. ...

    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. ...

    5 stars. this book, while not perfect, came to me at a perfect time, because i have always struggled with wanting to take risks and am afraid of failing, so having this book reassured me in a way. ...

    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 ? ...

    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 ...

    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...

    I began in expectation, soon experienced disappointment, found several gems of insight and resonance, and finished with a bit of a shoulder shrug. I'm far from a creative. In fact, you would classify me much more easily as a Burr than a Hamilton: someone who believes in doing all th...

    I think Leslie Odom Jr. is so cool. When I got to see him through a local bookstore event a few months back, receiving this book in the process, he was amazing. He was charming and humble and smart and funny, and blew the entire room away when he sang a few songs to close out his time ...

    Failure is necessary and cannot be spoken upon enough. The greatness of any artist is a resilience of spirit, through which dreams are chased, despite rejections. I knew this would be 5 stars after 20 pages. At 30 pages, I started crying. The thing was I knew Leslie would have some...

    Aaron Burr, sir, you wrote a tiny book. I am actually quoting the author?s adjective on page 190. Mr Odom (jr) is a man of many talents who could perhaps have used an editor to flesh this out a bit. He must know that Hamfans are the ones picking this up to read, so more Hamilton d...

    Oh sir, if only the life experiences you had that lead you to writing this book would have happened to you sooner. Having this book in my life around the time I was considering college would have drastically changed my life. As it stands, I must take these lessons to heart at a differe...

    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...

    I started and finished this on audio today and it was just what I needed right now at this point in my life. Never be afraid to fail, because it will lead you to where you need to be. Take a risk. It had some great messages, this whole book is a quote! I need a physical copy so I can...

    A good, quick read...Odom, Jr. shares his story as a budding artist on the path to one of the greatest opportunities of his career. He seems down-to-Earth, humble, and appreciative of the twists and turns while committed to keeping both feet planted firmly. ...

  • 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. ...

    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...

    ?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...

    Scene: you?re cordoned off backstage with hundreds of people. The dressing rooms are all in use by people who need them; the green room is only so big and everyone is chatty. You?re glad you brought a book because there?s well over an hour of downtime between call and curtain for...

    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...

    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...

    Where do I begin? Do you have a dream? Every dream requires a lot of moxie to bring it to pass. Leslie Odom, Jr. does an absolutely beautiful job of sharing his journey to make his dreams come true. His transparency and deep abiding love for his craft come through in every word. I h...

    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. ...

    The ups and downs that led him to Hamilton. Wish there were pictures. ...

    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. ...

    5 stars. this book, while not perfect, came to me at a perfect time, because i have always struggled with wanting to take risks and am afraid of failing, so having this book reassured me in a way. ...

    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. ...

    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...

    ?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...

    Scene: you?re cordoned off backstage with hundreds of people. The dressing rooms are all in use by people who need them; the green room is only so big and everyone is chatty. You?re glad you brought a book because there?s well over an hour of downtime between call and curtain for...

    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...

    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...

    Where do I begin? Do you have a dream? Every dream requires a lot of moxie to bring it to pass. Leslie Odom, Jr. does an absolutely beautiful job of sharing his journey to make his dreams come true. His transparency and deep abiding love for his craft come through in every word. I h...

    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. ...

    The ups and downs that led him to Hamilton. Wish there were pictures. ...

    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. ...

    5 stars. this book, while not perfect, came to me at a perfect time, because i have always struggled with wanting to take risks and am afraid of failing, so having this book reassured me in a way. ...

    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 ? ...

    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 ...

  • 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. ...

    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...

    ?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...

    Scene: you?re cordoned off backstage with hundreds of people. The dressing rooms are all in use by people who need them; the green room is only so big and everyone is chatty. You?re glad you brought a book because there?s well over an hour of downtime between call and curtain for...

    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...

    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...

    Where do I begin? Do you have a dream? Every dream requires a lot of moxie to bring it to pass. Leslie Odom, Jr. does an absolutely beautiful job of sharing his journey to make his dreams come true. His transparency and deep abiding love for his craft come through in every word. I h...

    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. ...

    The ups and downs that led him to Hamilton. Wish there were pictures. ...

    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. ...

    5 stars. this book, while not perfect, came to me at a perfect time, because i have always struggled with wanting to take risks and am afraid of failing, so having this book reassured me in a way. ...

    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 ? ...

    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 ...

    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...

    I began in expectation, soon experienced disappointment, found several gems of insight and resonance, and finished with a bit of a shoulder shrug. I'm far from a creative. In fact, you would classify me much more easily as a Burr than a Hamilton: someone who believes in doing all th...

    I think Leslie Odom Jr. is so cool. When I got to see him through a local bookstore event a few months back, receiving this book in the process, he was amazing. He was charming and humble and smart and funny, and blew the entire room away when he sang a few songs to close out his time ...

    Failure is necessary and cannot be spoken upon enough. The greatness of any artist is a resilience of spirit, through which dreams are chased, despite rejections. I knew this would be 5 stars after 20 pages. At 30 pages, I started crying. The thing was I knew Leslie would have some...

    Aaron Burr, sir, you wrote a tiny book. I am actually quoting the author?s adjective on page 190. Mr Odom (jr) is a man of many talents who could perhaps have used an editor to flesh this out a bit. He must know that Hamfans are the ones picking this up to read, so more Hamilton d...

    Oh sir, if only the life experiences you had that lead you to writing this book would have happened to you sooner. Having this book in my life around the time I was considering college would have drastically changed my life. As it stands, I must take these lessons to heart at a differe...

    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...

    I started and finished this on audio today and it was just what I needed right now at this point in my life. Never be afraid to fail, because it will lead you to where you need to be. Take a risk. It had some great messages, this whole book is a quote! I need a physical copy so I can...

    A good, quick read...Odom, Jr. shares his story as a budding artist on the path to one of the greatest opportunities of his career. He seems down-to-Earth, humble, and appreciative of the twists and turns while committed to keeping both feet planted firmly. ...

    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. ...

  • 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. ...

    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...

    ?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...

    Scene: you?re cordoned off backstage with hundreds of people. The dressing rooms are all in use by people who need them; the green room is only so big and everyone is chatty. You?re glad you brought a book because there?s well over an hour of downtime between call and curtain for...

    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...

    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...

    Where do I begin? Do you have a dream? Every dream requires a lot of moxie to bring it to pass. Leslie Odom, Jr. does an absolutely beautiful job of sharing his journey to make his dreams come true. His transparency and deep abiding love for his craft come through in every word. I h...

    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. ...

    The ups and downs that led him to Hamilton. Wish there were pictures. ...

    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. ...

    5 stars. this book, while not perfect, came to me at a perfect time, because i have always struggled with wanting to take risks and am afraid of failing, so having this book reassured me in a way. ...

    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 ? ...

    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 ...

    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...

    I began in expectation, soon experienced disappointment, found several gems of insight and resonance, and finished with a bit of a shoulder shrug. I'm far from a creative. In fact, you would classify me much more easily as a Burr than a Hamilton: someone who believes in doing all th...

    I think Leslie Odom Jr. is so cool. When I got to see him through a local bookstore event a few months back, receiving this book in the process, he was amazing. He was charming and humble and smart and funny, and blew the entire room away when he sang a few songs to close out his time ...

    Failure is necessary and cannot be spoken upon enough. The greatness of any artist is a resilience of spirit, through which dreams are chased, despite rejections. I knew this would be 5 stars after 20 pages. At 30 pages, I started crying. The thing was I knew Leslie would have some...

    Aaron Burr, sir, you wrote a tiny book. I am actually quoting the author?s adjective on page 190. Mr Odom (jr) is a man of many talents who could perhaps have used an editor to flesh this out a bit. He must know that Hamfans are the ones picking this up to read, so more Hamilton d...

    Oh sir, if only the life experiences you had that lead you to writing this book would have happened to you sooner. Having this book in my life around the time I was considering college would have drastically changed my life. As it stands, I must take these lessons to heart at a differe...

    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...

  • Janine
    Jul 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. ...

    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...

    ?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...

    Scene: you?re cordoned off backstage with hundreds of people. The dressing rooms are all in use by people who need them; the green room is only so big and everyone is chatty. You?re glad you brought a book because there?s well over an hour of downtime between call and curtain for...

    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...

    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...

    Where do I begin? Do you have a dream? Every dream requires a lot of moxie to bring it to pass. Leslie Odom, Jr. does an absolutely beautiful job of sharing his journey to make his dreams come true. His transparency and deep abiding love for his craft come through in every word. I h...

    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. ...

    The ups and downs that led him to Hamilton. Wish there were pictures. ...

    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. ...

    5 stars. this book, while not perfect, came to me at a perfect time, because i have always struggled with wanting to take risks and am afraid of failing, so having this book reassured me in a way. ...

    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 ? ...

    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 ...

    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...

    I began in expectation, soon experienced disappointment, found several gems of insight and resonance, and finished with a bit of a shoulder shrug. I'm far from a creative. In fact, you would classify me much more easily as a Burr than a Hamilton: someone who believes in doing all th...

    I think Leslie Odom Jr. is so cool. When I got to see him through a local bookstore event a few months back, receiving this book in the process, he was amazing. He was charming and humble and smart and funny, and blew the entire room away when he sang a few songs to close out his time ...

  • Martha
    Jun 24, 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. ...

    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...

    ?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...

    Scene: you?re cordoned off backstage with hundreds of people. The dressing rooms are all in use by people who need them; the green room is only so big and everyone is chatty. You?re glad you brought a book because there?s well over an hour of downtime between call and curtain for...

    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...

    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...

    Where do I begin? Do you have a dream? Every dream requires a lot of moxie to bring it to pass. Leslie Odom, Jr. does an absolutely beautiful job of sharing his journey to make his dreams come true. His transparency and deep abiding love for his craft come through in every word. I h...

    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. ...

    The ups and downs that led him to Hamilton. Wish there were pictures. ...

    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. ...

    5 stars. this book, while not perfect, came to me at a perfect time, because i have always struggled with wanting to take risks and am afraid of failing, so having this book reassured me in a way. ...

    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 ? ...

    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 ...

    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...

    I began in expectation, soon experienced disappointment, found several gems of insight and resonance, and finished with a bit of a shoulder shrug. I'm far from a creative. In fact, you would classify me much more easily as a Burr than a Hamilton: someone who believes in doing all th...

    I think Leslie Odom Jr. is so cool. When I got to see him through a local bookstore event a few months back, receiving this book in the process, he was amazing. He was charming and humble and smart and funny, and blew the entire room away when he sang a few songs to close out his time ...

    Failure is necessary and cannot be spoken upon enough. The greatness of any artist is a resilience of spirit, through which dreams are chased, despite rejections. I knew this would be 5 stars after 20 pages. At 30 pages, I started crying. The thing was I knew Leslie would have some...

    Aaron Burr, sir, you wrote a tiny book. I am actually quoting the author?s adjective on page 190. Mr Odom (jr) is a man of many talents who could perhaps have used an editor to flesh this out a bit. He must know that Hamfans are the ones picking this up to read, so more Hamilton d...

  • 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. ...

    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...

    ?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...

    Scene: you?re cordoned off backstage with hundreds of people. The dressing rooms are all in use by people who need them; the green room is only so big and everyone is chatty. You?re glad you brought a book because there?s well over an hour of downtime between call and curtain for...

    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...

    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...

    Where do I begin? Do you have a dream? Every dream requires a lot of moxie to bring it to pass. Leslie Odom, Jr. does an absolutely beautiful job of sharing his journey to make his dreams come true. His transparency and deep abiding love for his craft come through in every word. I h...

    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. ...

    The ups and downs that led him to Hamilton. Wish there were pictures. ...

    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. ...

    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...

    ?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...

    Scene: you?re cordoned off backstage with hundreds of people. The dressing rooms are all in use by people who need them; the green room is only so big and everyone is chatty. You?re glad you brought a book because there?s well over an hour of downtime between call and curtain for...

    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...

    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...

    Where do I begin? Do you have a dream? Every dream requires a lot of moxie to bring it to pass. Leslie Odom, Jr. does an absolutely beautiful job of sharing his journey to make his dreams come true. His transparency and deep abiding love for his craft come through in every word. I h...

    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. ...

    The ups and downs that led him to Hamilton. Wish there were pictures. ...

    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. ...

    5 stars. this book, while not perfect, came to me at a perfect time, because i have always struggled with wanting to take risks and am afraid of failing, so having this book reassured me in a way. ...

    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 ? ...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Aims
    Jun 25, 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. ...

    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...

    ?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...

    Scene: you?re cordoned off backstage with hundreds of people. The dressing rooms are all in use by people who need them; the green room is only so big and everyone is chatty. You?re glad you brought a book because there?s well over an hour of downtime between call and curtain for...

    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...

    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...

    Where do I begin? Do you have a dream? Every dream requires a lot of moxie to bring it to pass. Leslie Odom, Jr. does an absolutely beautiful job of sharing his journey to make his dreams come true. His transparency and deep abiding love for his craft come through in every word. I h...

    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. ...

    The ups and downs that led him to Hamilton. Wish there were pictures. ...

    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. ...

    5 stars. this book, while not perfect, came to me at a perfect time, because i have always struggled with wanting to take risks and am afraid of failing, so having this book reassured me in a way. ...

    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 ? ...

    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 ...

    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...

    I began in expectation, soon experienced disappointment, found several gems of insight and resonance, and finished with a bit of a shoulder shrug. I'm far from a creative. In fact, you would classify me much more easily as a Burr than a Hamilton: someone who believes in doing all th...

    I think Leslie Odom Jr. is so cool. When I got to see him through a local bookstore event a few months back, receiving this book in the process, he was amazing. He was charming and humble and smart and funny, and blew the entire room away when he sang a few songs to close out his time ...

    Failure is necessary and cannot be spoken upon enough. The greatness of any artist is a resilience of spirit, through which dreams are chased, despite rejections. I knew this would be 5 stars after 20 pages. At 30 pages, I started crying. The thing was I knew Leslie would have some...

    Aaron Burr, sir, you wrote a tiny book. I am actually quoting the author?s adjective on page 190. Mr Odom (jr) is a man of many talents who could perhaps have used an editor to flesh this out a bit. He must know that Hamfans are the ones picking this up to read, so more Hamilton d...

    Oh sir, if only the life experiences you had that lead you to writing this book would have happened to you sooner. Having this book in my life around the time I was considering college would have drastically changed my life. As it stands, I must take these lessons to heart at a differe...

  • Audra
    Jun 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. ...

    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...

    ?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...

    Scene: you?re cordoned off backstage with hundreds of people. The dressing rooms are all in use by people who need them; the green room is only so big and everyone is chatty. You?re glad you brought a book because there?s well over an hour of downtime between call and curtain for...

    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...

    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...

    Where do I begin? Do you have a dream? Every dream requires a lot of moxie to bring it to pass. Leslie Odom, Jr. does an absolutely beautiful job of sharing his journey to make his dreams come true. His transparency and deep abiding love for his craft come through in every word. I h...

  • 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. ...

    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...

    ?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...

    Scene: you?re cordoned off backstage with hundreds of people. The dressing rooms are all in use by people who need them; the green room is only so big and everyone is chatty. You?re glad you brought a book because there?s well over an hour of downtime between call and curtain for...

    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...

  • 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. ...

    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...

    ?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...

    Scene: you?re cordoned off backstage with hundreds of people. The dressing rooms are all in use by people who need them; the green room is only so big and everyone is chatty. You?re glad you brought a book because there?s well over an hour of downtime between call and curtain for...

    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. ...

    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...

    ?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...

    Scene: you?re cordoned off backstage with hundreds of people. The dressing rooms are all in use by people who need them; the green room is only so big and everyone is chatty. You?re glad you brought a book because there?s well over an hour of downtime between call and curtain for...

    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...

    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...

    Where do I begin? Do you have a dream? Every dream requires a lot of moxie to bring it to pass. Leslie Odom, Jr. does an absolutely beautiful job of sharing his journey to make his dreams come true. His transparency and deep abiding love for his craft come through in every word. I h...

    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. ...

  • ashley grace
    Jul 09, 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. ...

    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...

    ?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...

    Scene: you?re cordoned off backstage with hundreds of people. The dressing rooms are all in use by people who need them; the green room is only so big and everyone is chatty. You?re glad you brought a book because there?s well over an hour of downtime between call and curtain for...

    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...

    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...

    Where do I begin? Do you have a dream? Every dream requires a lot of moxie to bring it to pass. Leslie Odom, Jr. does an absolutely beautiful job of sharing his journey to make his dreams come true. His transparency and deep abiding love for his craft come through in every word. I h...

    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. ...

    The ups and downs that led him to Hamilton. Wish there were pictures. ...

    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. ...

    5 stars. this book, while not perfect, came to me at a perfect time, because i have always struggled with wanting to take risks and am afraid of failing, so having this book reassured me in a way. ...

  • 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. ...

    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. ...

    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...

    ?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...

  • 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. ...

  • Annah
    Jul 13, 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. ...

    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...

    ?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...

    Scene: you?re cordoned off backstage with hundreds of people. The dressing rooms are all in use by people who need them; the green room is only so big and everyone is chatty. You?re glad you brought a book because there?s well over an hour of downtime between call and curtain for...

    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...

    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...

    Where do I begin? Do you have a dream? Every dream requires a lot of moxie to bring it to pass. Leslie Odom, Jr. does an absolutely beautiful job of sharing his journey to make his dreams come true. His transparency and deep abiding love for his craft come through in every word. I h...

    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. ...

    The ups and downs that led him to Hamilton. Wish there were pictures. ...

    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. ...

    5 stars. this book, while not perfect, came to me at a perfect time, because i have always struggled with wanting to take risks and am afraid of failing, so having this book reassured me in a way. ...

    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 ? ...

    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 ...

    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...

    I began in expectation, soon experienced disappointment, found several gems of insight and resonance, and finished with a bit of a shoulder shrug. I'm far from a creative. In fact, you would classify me much more easily as a Burr than a Hamilton: someone who believes in doing all th...

    I think Leslie Odom Jr. is so cool. When I got to see him through a local bookstore event a few months back, receiving this book in the process, he was amazing. He was charming and humble and smart and funny, and blew the entire room away when he sang a few songs to close out his time ...

    Failure is necessary and cannot be spoken upon enough. The greatness of any artist is a resilience of spirit, through which dreams are chased, despite rejections. I knew this would be 5 stars after 20 pages. At 30 pages, I started crying. The thing was I knew Leslie would have some...

  • 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. ...

    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...

    ?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...

    Scene: you?re cordoned off backstage with hundreds of people. The dressing rooms are all in use by people who need them; the green room is only so big and everyone is chatty. You?re glad you brought a book because there?s well over an hour of downtime between call and curtain for...

    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...

    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...

    Where do I begin? Do you have a dream? Every dream requires a lot of moxie to bring it to pass. Leslie Odom, Jr. does an absolutely beautiful job of sharing his journey to make his dreams come true. His transparency and deep abiding love for his craft come through in every word. I h...

    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. ...

    The ups and downs that led him to Hamilton. Wish there were pictures. ...

    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. ...

    5 stars. this book, while not perfect, came to me at a perfect time, because i have always struggled with wanting to take risks and am afraid of failing, so having this book reassured me in a way. ...

    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 ? ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    ?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...

    Scene: you?re cordoned off backstage with hundreds of people. The dressing rooms are all in use by people who need them; the green room is only so big and everyone is chatty. You?re glad you brought a book because there?s well over an hour of downtime between call and curtain for...

    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...

  • 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. ...

    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...

    ?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...

    Scene: you?re cordoned off backstage with hundreds of people. The dressing rooms are all in use by people who need them; the green room is only so big and everyone is chatty. You?re glad you brought a book because there?s well over an hour of downtime between call and curtain for...

    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...

    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...

    Where do I begin? Do you have a dream? Every dream requires a lot of moxie to bring it to pass. Leslie Odom, Jr. does an absolutely beautiful job of sharing his journey to make his dreams come true. His transparency and deep abiding love for his craft come through in every word. I h...

    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. ...

    The ups and downs that led him to Hamilton. Wish there were pictures. ...

    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. ...

  • Jess 📚
    Jun 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. ...

    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...

    ?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...

    Scene: you?re cordoned off backstage with hundreds of people. The dressing rooms are all in use by people who need them; the green room is only so big and everyone is chatty. You?re glad you brought a book because there?s well over an hour of downtime between call and curtain for...

    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...

    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...

    Where do I begin? Do you have a dream? Every dream requires a lot of moxie to bring it to pass. Leslie Odom, Jr. does an absolutely beautiful job of sharing his journey to make his dreams come true. His transparency and deep abiding love for his craft come through in every word. I h...

    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. ...

    The ups and downs that led him to Hamilton. Wish there were pictures. ...

    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. ...

    5 stars. this book, while not perfect, came to me at a perfect time, because i have always struggled with wanting to take risks and am afraid of failing, so having this book reassured me in a way. ...

    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 ? ...

    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 ...

    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...

    I began in expectation, soon experienced disappointment, found several gems of insight and resonance, and finished with a bit of a shoulder shrug. I'm far from a creative. In fact, you would classify me much more easily as a Burr than a Hamilton: someone who believes in doing all th...

    I think Leslie Odom Jr. is so cool. When I got to see him through a local bookstore event a few months back, receiving this book in the process, he was amazing. He was charming and humble and smart and funny, and blew the entire room away when he sang a few songs to close out his time ...

    Failure is necessary and cannot be spoken upon enough. The greatness of any artist is a resilience of spirit, through which dreams are chased, despite rejections. I knew this would be 5 stars after 20 pages. At 30 pages, I started crying. The thing was I knew Leslie would have some...

    Aaron Burr, sir, you wrote a tiny book. I am actually quoting the author?s adjective on page 190. Mr Odom (jr) is a man of many talents who could perhaps have used an editor to flesh this out a bit. He must know that Hamfans are the ones picking this up to read, so more Hamilton d...

    Oh sir, if only the life experiences you had that lead you to writing this book would have happened to you sooner. Having this book in my life around the time I was considering college would have drastically changed my life. As it stands, I must take these lessons to heart at a differe...

    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...

    I started and finished this on audio today and it was just what I needed right now at this point in my life. Never be afraid to fail, because it will lead you to where you need to be. Take a risk. It had some great messages, this whole book is a quote! I need a physical copy so I can...

  • 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. ...

    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...

    ?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...

    Scene: you?re cordoned off backstage with hundreds of people. The dressing rooms are all in use by people who need them; the green room is only so big and everyone is chatty. You?re glad you brought a book because there?s well over an hour of downtime between call and curtain for...

    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...

    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...

    Where do I begin? Do you have a dream? Every dream requires a lot of moxie to bring it to pass. Leslie Odom, Jr. does an absolutely beautiful job of sharing his journey to make his dreams come true. His transparency and deep abiding love for his craft come through in every word. I h...

    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. ...

    The ups and downs that led him to Hamilton. Wish there were pictures. ...

    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. ...

    5 stars. this book, while not perfect, came to me at a perfect time, because i have always struggled with wanting to take risks and am afraid of failing, so having this book reassured me in a way. ...

    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 ? ...