Join Nicola’s Books at the Michigan Theater to meet actor and comedian H. Jon Benjamin ─ the voice behind the animated hit TV shows Archer and Bob’s Burgers, known for his deep monotone voice with deadpan delivery ─ at an exclusive talk and book-signing for the release of FAILURE IS AN OPTION: An Attempted Memoir! (Star Wars fans can also revel in the joy of meeting the man who played Yoda in the Family Guy adaptations on Star Wars day itself. May the 4th be with you!)
Most people would consider H. Jon Benjamin a comedy show business success. But he'd like to remind everyone that as great as success can be, failure is also an option. And maybe the best option. H. Jon Benjamin helps us all feel a little better about our own failures by sharing his own in a hilarious memoir-ish chronicle of failure.
Tickets are $34.50 and $49.50, with limited Gold Circle seating and first access to the signing line also available. Ticketholders will receive a copy of Failure is an Option (release date on May 1st), available for pick-up the night of the event in the theater lobby. The book-signing will proceed after the author talk. Tickets available beginning Friday, March 30, 10 am at Ticketmaster.
About Failure is an Option
In H. Jon Benjamin’s debut book, he tells stories from his own life, from his early days ("wherein I'm unable to deliver a sizzling fajita") to his romantic life ("how I failed to quantify a threesome") to family ("wherein a trip to P.F. Chang's fractures a family") to career ("how I failed at launching a kid's show").
As Jon himself says, breaking down one's natural ability to succeed is not an easy task, but also not an insurmountable one. Society as we know it is, sadly, failure averse. But more acceptance of failure, as Jon sees it, will go a long way to making this world a different place . . . a kinder, gentler place, where gardens are overgrown and most people stay home with their pets. A vision of failure, but also a vision of freedom.
With stories, examples of artistic and literary failure, and a powerful can't-do attitude, Failure Is an Option is the book the world doesn't need right now but will get regardless.
About the Author
H. JON BENJAMIN is an actor, voice actor and stand-up comedian. He is best known for voicing characters, including Sterling Archer in Archer,Bob Belcher in Bob’s Burgers, Dr. Katz in Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, Coach McGuirk and Jason in Home Movies, and a can of mixed vegetable in the film Wet Hot American Summer. He lives in New York.