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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Kismet + I Can't Make This Up... | Audible Ambassadors #Ad

Note from Misty: Please don't mind this brief interruption to your Austen in August schedule! As some of you may know, I'm an "Audible Ambassador" this year, and this month's feature was supposed to go up before AIA, but there were technical difficulties. That's not a euphemism -- there literally was a tech problem that prevented it from going up on time, sooooo: enjoy this quick interlude about Kevin Hart! AIA programing will return as planned later today, and funny enough, will include a post about Austenesque books on Audible... 😂

I'm a Kevin Hart fan.
I would imagine that most people who've ever heard a Kevin Hart routine are Kevin Hart fans.
One of my favorite memes, in fact, is of Kevin Hart. You know the one. It's that "the hell did you just say?" face -- absolutely delightful.

Gets me every time.

And in one of those weird coincidences of timing, just days after thinking that I wanted to a) listen to more comedic memoirs (after my gardening + listening enjoyment of Yes Please by Amy Pohler), and b) that something from Kevin Hart would make a good audiobook, and hmm, maybe I should look into whether he has one. . . I received the brief for this month's Audible Ambassadors post, and wouldn't you know it: Kevin Hart has a new audiobook, and it's being featured in August!
Kismet is weird, y'all.


I can't dig into it quite yet, what with Austen in August about to take over my life (it already has!), but needless to say I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons from Kevin Hart is now on my to-listen list. The long summer days may be winding down, but there's still plenty of gardening + listening to do.
And cleaning (ugh) + listening.
And taking long walks + listening. . .

And maybe I Can't Make This Up seems like something that might help you while away some otherwise tedious hours, too! But even if Kevin Hart doesn't do it for ya, there's plenty more -- comedic and otherwise -- on offer from Audible, and it can be yours, for the free, as part of a FREE 30 day trial from Audible.

about I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons by Kevin Hart
Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.
It begins in North Philadelphia. He was born an accident, unwanted by his parents. His father was a drug addict who was in and out of jail. His brother was a crack dealer and petty thief. And his mother was overwhelmingly strict, beating him with belts, frying pans, and his own toys.
The odds, in short, were stacked against our young hero, just like the odds that are stacked against the release of a new book in this era of social media (where Hart has a following of over 100 million, by the way).
But Kevin Hart, like Ernest Hemingway, J.K. Rowling, and Chocolate Droppa before him, was able to defy the odds and turn it around. In his literary debut, he takes the listener on a journey through what his life was, what it is today, and how he's overcome each challenge to become the man he is today.
And that man happens to be the biggest comedian in the world, with tours that sell out football stadiums and films that have collectively grossed over $3.5 billion.
He achieved this not just through hard work, determination, and talent: It was through his unique way of looking at the world. Because just like a book has chapters, Hart sees life as a collection of chapters that each person gets to write for himself or herself.
"Not only do you get to choose how you interpret each chapter, but your interpretation writes the next chapter," he says. "So why not choose the interpretation that serves your life the best?"
©2017 Kevin Hart (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Audible. The opinions and text are all mine.

1 comment:

  1. Kismet is indeed a weird thing. I'll definitely be looking for books Hart has narrated and might even try his own offering. :)


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