Failure Is Not NOT an Option: How the Chubby Gay Son of a Jesus-Obsessed Lesbian Found Love, Family, and Podcast Success . . . and a Bunch of Other Stuff (Hardcover)

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Failure Is Not NOT an Option: How the Chubby Gay Son of a Jesus-Obsessed Lesbian Found Love, Family, and Podcast Success . . . and a Bunch of Other Stuff (Hardcover)

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


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

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

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

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

By trying, and yes, failing at so many things, Patrick finally found his way—to a great career, a great husband, and a great family. Along the way, there were hurdles to jump, unexpected surprises, and no shortage of laughter. Failure is Not NOT an Option is a fun and outrageous read that will raise you up—and provide a soft landing pad for the next time you fall.
Patrick Hinds is the cocreator and host of True Crime Obsessed, one of the most popular true crime podcasts in the world. True Crime Obsessed, a true crime/comedy podcast, recaps true crime documentaries with humor, heart, and just the right amount of sass. TCO has been featured in the New York Times, Vogue, Newsweek, and Vulture. TCO tours live shows internationally and, in April of 2022, became the first podcast to play live on Broadway. With over 200 million downloads and counting, True Crime Obsessed is one of the most recognizable podcasts in any genre.

Building on the success of True Crime Obsessed, in 2020, Patrick launched The Obsessed Network with his husband Steve Tipton. Since the creation of the network, Patrick and Steve have overseen the production of several popular original podcasts including I Think Not!, Strange and Unexplained, Murder in Alliance, and Crimes of the Centuries. In 2022, the network launched Obsessed Fest, a terribly fun annual convention of podcast enthusiasts and creators. Follow Patrick on Instagram and TikTok: @Patrickhinds_
Product Details ISBN: 9781637744253
ISBN-10: 1637744250
Publisher: BenBella Books
Publication Date: September 26th, 2023
Pages: 240
Language: English