[Reading] ➾ Life Is Like a Musical: How Broadway Can Help You Live Your Best Life Author Tim Federle – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk

Life Is Like a Musical: How Broadway Can Help You Live Your Best Life From The Author Of The Hit Cocktail Books Tequila Mockingbird And Gone With The Gin Comes A Guide To Getting Ahead In Life, Love, And Leadership Broadway Style Before Tim Federle Became A Beloved Author His Award Winning Novels Include Better Nate Than Ever, Which Hamilton S Lin Manuel Miranda Declared As Highly Recommended In The New York Times , Tim Worked In The Showbiz Trenches As A Christina Aguilera Back Up Dancer, Radio City Polar Bear, And Card Carrying Chorus Boy On Broadway Along The Way, He Discovered That The Hard Earned Lessons He Was Learning Onstage Could Be Applied To His Life, Too Life Is Like A Musical Features Tips And Anecdotes, With Chapters Such As Let Someone Else Take A Bow, Dance Like Everyone S Watching, And Save The Drama For The Stage This Charming And Clever Guide Will Appeal To All Ages And Inspire Readers To Remember That They Re The Stars Of Their Own Life Story [Epub] ↠ Gender in Psychoanalytic Space Author Muriel Dimen – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Love [KINDLE] ❆ Insight and Interpretation ❤ Roy Schafer – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk And Leadership Broadway Style Before Tim Federle Became A Beloved Author His Award Winning Novels Include Better Nate Than Ever [Reading] ➶ Good People in an Evil Time By Svetlana Broz – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Which Hamilton S Lin Manuel Miranda Declared As Highly Recommended In The New York Times !!> EPUB ✽ On a Day Like This ✸ Author Peter Stamm – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Tim Worked In The Showbiz Trenches As A Christina Aguilera Back Up Dancer Download ☆ Heart to Start By Derek Handley – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Radio City Polar Bear !!> BOOKS ✯ Light without Fire ⚡ Author Scott Korb – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk And Card Carrying Chorus Boy On Broadway Along The Way !!> Ebook ➥ Secrecy ➦ Author Rupert Thomson – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk He Discovered That The Hard Earned Lessons He Was Learning Onstage Could Be Applied To His Life !!> KINDLE ➛ The Silence and the Roar ❥ Author Nihad Sirees – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Too Life Is Like A Musical Features Tips And Anecdotes [ PDF / Epub ] ★ Hard Country Author Robin Robilliard – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk With Chapters Such As Let Someone Else Take A Bow [Ebook] The Whale Rider By Witi Ihimaera – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Dance Like Everyone S Watching [PDF / Epub] ★ The Impossible David Lynch ✈ Todd McGowan – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk And Save The Drama For The Stage This Charming And Clever Guide Will Appeal To All Ages And Inspire Readers To Remember That They Re The Stars Of Their Own Life Story A self help book for anyone who s ever wanted to be in a play Surprisingly good at taking theater terms and ideas and presenting them in a way for anyone to get something out of it And it s totally true too theater kids find their niche and totally embrace themselves I have a couple of theater friends and they seem to have everything figured out I can t attest to whether this self help book is on the same writing plane as his previous books since I haven t read them, but on its own it defin A self help book for anyone who s ever wanted to be in a play Surprisingly good at taking theater terms and ideas and presenting them in a way for anyone to get something out of it And it s totally true too theater kids find their niche and totally embrace themselves I have a couple of theater friends and they seem to have everything figured out I can t attest to whether this self help book is on the same writing plane as his previous books since I haven t read them, but on its own it definitely has merit I d like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with a digital ARC of this book I got an ARC of LIFE IS LIKE A MUSICAL at BookCon last month and, I m going to be honest, I didn t know a thing about this book except the title and the author when I got in line for a copy It s the author that hooked me I read Tim Federle s GREAT AMERICAN WHATEVER last year and fell in love with his writing This book is listed as self help personal growth, which normally would have turned me away, but Tim s voice is unique and never falls into the cheesiness that I tend to associate with th I got an ARC of LIFE IS LIKE A MUSICAL at BookCon last month and, I m going to be honest, I didn t know a thing about this book except the title and the author when I got in line for a copy It s the author that hooked me I read Tim Federle s GREAT AMERICAN WHATEVER last year and fell in love with his writing This book is listed as self help personal growth, which normally would have turned me away, but Tim s voice is unique and never falls into the cheesiness that I tend to associate with the genre He delves into his own past from a kid dreaming of making it as a Broadway dancer to a successful writer and uses his experiences to provide tips on how to change your perspective on life While there are obviously a lot of musical theater references, someone with no interest in theater can still gain a lot from reading this book One of the elements of Tim s writing that I admire and appreciate greatly is its emotional rawness He isn t afraid to hold back, even if it means putting himself in a position to be judged That honesty has often helped me feel less alone in my own thoughts and feelings He also acknowledges his privilege and points out where his advice might not be applicable, which is refreshing these aren t prescriptions, but suggestions If you follow Tim on Twitter if you don t, I strongly recommend that you do I ll wait , you know he s hilarious That humor is strongly present in this book, which was unfortunate when I was reading in public and couldn t help but laugh out loud at some of his one liners Then again, a good portion of this book is spent encouraging you to claim your space in the world and be unapologetic in expressing yourself, so maybe it isn t so unfortunate after all What I love the most about LIFE IS LIKE A MUSICAL and what makes me want to gift it to every single person I care about is that every chapter pushes the reader to pursue their passion Every single person has a yearning within them, something they won t feel fulfilled without having accomplished Some people I know are strong enough and brave enough to work toward achieving that fulfillment, but some have given it up as a pipe dream They see it as something that could never happen, so they give up trying Well, Tim doesn t want anyone to settle for less than the life their eight year old self envisioned and his latest work contains exactly the kind of inspiration necessary to start finding ways to make your dreams a reality The one problem I have with this book Every time a song was mentioned, it immediately started playing in my head and I had to pause for a dramatic song and dance number It s a small price to pay for the great advice Tim gives Let me start by saying that I love Tim Federle Several years ago, he wrote a Young Adult book called Better Nate Than Ever, roughly based on his own life as a theatre loving pre teen who didn t fit in his Pittsburgh town I loved it NO, I adored it I knew that kid I had been that kid Somehow, his middle school didn t share the love because they cancelled a personal appearance of this famous alum because the book promoted values with which they didn t agree, i.e., it addressed the issue of Let me start by saying that I love Tim Federle Several years ago, he wrote a Young Adult book called Better Nate Than Ever, roughly based on his own life as a theatre loving pre teen who didn t fit in his Pittsburgh town I loved it NO, I adored it I knew that kid I had been that kid Somehow, his middle school didn t share the love because they cancelled a personal appearance of this famous alum because the book promoted values with which they didn t agree, i.e., it addressed the issue of being gay I wrote a letter to Mr Federle and he wrote back He also got me into a fairly exclusive preview for books which was amazing So, yes I m biased.However, I hope that Mr Federle will accept some notes from me in the spirit in which they are meant This book is a hybrid It s a bit of a memoir or his time on Broadway and in the provinces it s a bit of how to survive in the theatre He also tries to extend it to how to apply theater lessons i.e show up ahead of time, be prepared for disappointment, applaud the competition even when you don t feel like it to real world day jobs That part doesn t work because it keeps circling back to, When I was teaching kids how to dance in Billy Elliot Please understand I loved every minute of the Broadway remembrances and I had seen or knew the backstory of almost every show But, then, I m a freak, a theatre kid turned stage mom yo devoted audience member This book spoke directly to me and I loved that Bernadette Peters was as professional as I knew she would be and Laura Benanti was the sweetheart I knew she would be Other people, civilians, may not love, love, love the book as much as I did.However, the one place that the book succeeds over the top well is in addressing the issue of being different, specifically being gay, as a young adult The funny thing is, Mr Federle never hits you over the head with his experiences It s just there in the text He alludes to being an adolescent who searched for his tribe and craving New York City where he perceived that the streets would be awash in LGBTQ folk Mainly, though, he just talks about it as an absolutely normal part of his life and for that reason, I would hand this book to any kid who is questioning their identity, even if their questions are not about gender identity but just about being different Find your tribe is the best advice I ve ever heard.So, Mr Federle, I did enjoy your book Honestly And if, for some reason you read this, I still think that Nate s neighbor, the girl director, needs a book of her own because there are lots of questioning girls around girls who need to know that strength is a positive quality, not bossiness despite what other kids say.BTW, I m not sure that I consider Pittsburgh the Midwest, but I m from the other end of PA so my perception is different Mr Federle, if you happen to see this, I m still a fan BIG FAN And I m waiting for the distaff spin off of the Nate books, anxiously As a theater lover performing and watching , I vloved this book It bills itself as a theater geek s version of Don t Sweat the Small Stuff, which is an apt comparison The life advice at times might seem like common sense, but is dispensed with wit and humor and a huge helping of theater trivia and magic Creative people will enjoy this book It seems to be especially geared towards teens but adults who love theater will enjoy this too Expect lots of Hamilton references and.I received an As a theater lover performing and watching , I vloved this book It bills itself as a theater geek s version of Don t Sweat the Small Stuff, which is an apt comparison The life advice at times might seem like common sense, but is dispensed with wit and humor and a huge helping of theater trivia and magic Creative people will enjoy this book It seems to be especially geared towards teens but adults who love theater will enjoy this too Expect lots of Hamilton references and.I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I m not much for self help books, but apparently if you wrapped it up in something ai like I can enjoy them, and I do love musical theater.This self help memoir was a lot of fun. I love all of Tim Federle s books, so I was excited to see a self help sort of book that sounded like I would be able to relate to it a lot As a theater person this resonates with me Each chapter is only about 3 4 pages and focuses on one single topic or idea that he learned from the theater life There really are so many things I ve learned from the theater life, and reading them written out just makes it feel evenreal for me There are lots of references to musicals and other examp I love all of Tim Federle s books, so I was excited to see a self help sort of book that sounded like I would be able to relate to it a lot As a theater person this resonates with me Each chapter is only about 3 4 pages and focuses on one single topic or idea that he learned from the theater life There really are so many things I ve learned from the theater life, and reading them written out just makes it feel evenreal for me There are lots of references to musicals and other examples, and I found it to be an enjoyable book that has great life advice but doesn t take itself too seriously.Some of the passages ideas I really enjoyed here The difference between confidence and courage Confidence is the by product of doing something that you were afraid to do, but you did anyway Courage is what you get after trying the thing you thought you d royally suck at, and learning afterward that you only suck at it a little bit p.5 Congratulate the person who got your part and let go of bitterness p.9 I ve learned that the minute you start paying people to do something they d always previously adored is the moment they start checking their watch to see when the next union required break is p 14 What I ve grown surest of is nothing is sure and that building up resilience is a pretty good way to prepare for any tomorrow It is, after all, only a day away p.37 he auditioned for a show, didn t get in, and a year later they called him to do it The choreographer says she wished he had auditioned originally, and he tells her that he actually did But if I d harbored any bitterness, or refused to go back to the drawing board and put myself on the lien for them again, I would have missed out on so much p.59 All the impressive credits in the world get thrown out when you bring a storm of negativity along with you reputation beats resume nearly every time p 63 A lot of us fall into a pattern of addiction Not to drugs, or booze In this case, it s the lightheaded buzz of winning over as many people as possible, as opposed to going where the love already is where someone is already saying, I like you, I want you, I need you We write that person off HE must be crazy We cast loyalty off as nepotism, and get all starry eyed about making the next group of people love us p.81 what the theater teaches us again and again is that it s all just a moment You can fight it, but it isn t going to change at the time of this book s printing, nobody has figured out how to live forever p.85 If you re in a leadership position at work, the giving of feedback is a big part of the territory At home, not so much You should mostly be striving for equality in your partnerships, and avoid amassing a list of your partner s flaws Put another way Try not to be the boss of your love life so much as the co producer of your relationship p.100 The types of people who create an foster the most ambitious work not to mention healthy relationships, in general are the ones who never quite lose the attitude of being fans themselves p.124 Maybe candidate B won t be quite as vivid as candidate A, but vivid wears off quickly when you re stuck with a jerk in a dressing room for eight shows a week You hire the nice guy Nice doesn t go out of style Nice goes with everything Nice is the little back dress of adulthood p.129 I do wish that everyone could discover their gang somewhere, the people who get them, who accept and validate and don t even blink at their oddities Whatever your oddities may be from dressing up like comic book characters to being obsessed with motorcycle repair there s a place where your thing is everyone s thing Get to that place, any way you can p.172 Overall I felt like this book had a really positive message, which was refreshing after the last self help book I read It s genuine and all about trying to be a better person With some sassy musical references thrown in What s not to love Life is Like a Musical is a cute, self helpish book, full of the wisdom Tim Federle gleaned from years of experience on the stageBasically, think of this book as Don t Sweat the Small Stuff with jazz handsIntroduction.Tim s advice is common sense, but I appreciated it anyway Make your weaknesses your strengths Be nice to everybody Pay attention Don t try to be a perfectionist, and so on.He pairs these nuggets with his life stories So, it s part memoir, part self helpWhen Bob FosseLife is Like a Musical is a cute, self helpish book, full of the wisdom Tim Federle gleaned from years of experience on the stageBasically, think of this book as Don t Sweat the Small Stuff with jazz handsIntroduction.Tim s advice is common sense, but I appreciated it anyway Make your weaknesses your strengths Be nice to everybody Pay attention Don t try to be a perfectionist, and so on.He pairs these nuggets with his life stories So, it s part memoir, part self helpWhen Bob Fosse had a bald spot, he put on a stylish hat Where s your bald spot Or blind spot Or thing that you can barely accept about yourself Go put a hat on it, and make it something wonderfulpg 23 There s nothing wrong with advice like that First off, the key to approximately 90 percent of adulthood is appearinginterested in something than you actually are Seriouslypg 31.Truth bombs, people.Don t give your power away Remember who you arePlease, never forget you re the leading character in your own life Read that sentence again You aren t the supporting cast You re it, babypg 48.And most importantly of all, have a sense of humor about the whole thingForgive yourself when you screw up Develop a sense of humor that allows you to snort giggle before anyone else canpg 139.None of us are getting out of this thing called life alive We may as well make the most of it.I enjoyed this book I was also a huge fan of his drink recipe book mixed with classic book titles Tequila Mockingbird Cocktails with a Literary Twist.Recommended for people who are looking for a peppy voice to get them back on track and singing throughout the soundtrack of their own lives This read will do the trick This book is so delightful I think it s a must have for middle school and high school theater classes It s not targeted toward young people, but the messages are so uplifting that I think young people particularly boys will be motivated by it I m a huge fan of Federle s novels, and I bought this book for my musical theater daughter as a Christmas present Of course, I m a Theater major myself, so it all appealed to me as well The book is broken into small chapters, each with a different po This book is so delightful I think it s a must have for middle school and high school theater classes It s not targeted toward young people, but the messages are so uplifting that I think young people particularly boys will be motivated by it I m a huge fan of Federle s novels, and I bought this book for my musical theater daughter as a Christmas present Of course, I m a Theater major myself, so it all appealed to me as well The book is broken into small chapters, each with a different point to make Federle takes a concept like Leave the Drama on the Stage and does four things he explains what the phrase means to theater people, he shares a bit from his life as a performer, he expounds on how to use this concept to be a better person if you are a performer yourself, and then he finds a way to make it work in the non theater real world I have to admit that if you aren t in any way affiliated with theater, this is probably not the self help book for you But even if you ve only done theater in school or are just a fan of going to shows, it will have appeal My favorite parts are the little insights to his life on Broadway as a dancer I want him to write a full autobiography about that someday because I want to know so muchIn general, his message is about kindness and doing right by others This is a message that I firmly believe in Good for all ages and a great gift Go get a copy


About the Author: Tim Federle

Tim Federle is an award winning writer whose works include the New York Times notable books The Great American Whatever and Better Nate Than Ever, the global bestseller Tequila Mockingbird Cocktails with a Literary Twist, and the Tony nominated Broadway musical Tuck Everlasting A native of San Francisco who grew up in Pittsburgh, Tim now divides his time between New York City and the internet Say hi at TimFederle.com and on Twitter TimFederle


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