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Life is like a musical : how to live, love, and lead like a star

Author: Tim Federle
Publisher: New York : Running Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A Self-Help Guide-with Jazz Hands! Life is Like a Musical features 50 wry, witty tips on getting ahead in life and love-all learned in the showbiz trenches. "Hilarious, wise, and one-of-a-kind. This book is so damn brilliant I'm surprised it didn't already exist."-Sarah Knight, bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck Before Tim Federle became a bestselling author and a Broadway playwright,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: Tim Federle
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Federle
ISBN: 9780762462650 0762462655
OCLC Number: 1005077157
Description: 1 online resource (179 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cast yourself in the role you must play --
Value courage over confidence --
Congratulate the person who got "your" part --
It's called a "play" for a reason --
Raise your voice --
Turn your weaknesses into strengths --
Dance like everyone's watching --
Remember: The show must go on --
Don't cross your arms when the director is talking --
Take comfort that everyone is always starting over --
Realize we're each the lead of our own life --
Fake it --
Find your "I want" song --
The real work happens after opening night --
Buy something physical to remember a big win --
Figure out what kind of no it is --
Forget your résumé. Polish your reputation --
Let someone else take a bow --
Be a good scene partner --
Be extra nice to the P.A.'s --
Make stuff. Don't make fun of stuff --
Create a new family from your cast --
Go where the love is --
Recognize that life is like a musical --
Save the drama --
Stop saying you're tired --
Clap loudest for the understudies --
Give compliment sandwiches --
Follow your whims --
Recover between performances --
Recruit a friend to assess your audition outfit --
Arrive a half hour before half-hour --
Imagine your hero in the audience --
Rehearse under emergency conditions --
Write fan letters --
Be nice outside the audition room, too --
Keep a photo of the worst gig you ever had --
Don't review a show on-site --
Forgive yourself for a bad performance --
Put on a happy face --
Reconnect with your inner theater kid --
Take the note --
Live in a suitcase --
Go on "vocal rest" --
Write an aspirational Playbill bio --
Try to name all of last year's Tony winners --
Know that you're both irreplaceable and replaceable --
Screw up onstage, but keep dancing --
Find your tribe --
Life is not a dress rehearsal.
Responsibility: Tim Federle.

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Following the success of his bestselling Tequila Mockingbird, Tim Federle is back with an inspirational self-help book in the tradition of Life's Little Instruction Book-full of life lessons learned  Read more...

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