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Publisher's Summary

Failures don't need to be final, and disappointment doesn't need to be defining. Come along on a wild, hilarious, faith-building ride, and let The Art of Getting It Wrong guide you toward hope for the future and the freedom to love your life exactly where you are. 

Long before his YouTube channel, The Miller Fam, became a viral sensation, Stephen Miller got a ton of things wrong. He knows what it's like to endure countless failed endeavors, make too many rash decisions, and feel deep discouragement when life doesn't go as planned—sometimes all before breakfast. But those experiences taught him a powerful lesson: It's going to be okay.

With the characteristic authenticity, love, and humor Stephen shows in his YouTube videos, The Art of Getting It Wrong offers timeless truths and never-before-told stories of misadventures and out-of-control disappointments that will encourage you to: 

  • See the good at work in your life, even when you make mistakes
  • Look for the laugh in every situation
  • Embrace the truth—whether it's a warm hug or a kick in the teeth
  • Believe in yourself and grow in your sense of self-worth
  • Discover the power of grace, both for others and for yourself

Join Stephen as he shares what it means to turn failures, mishaps, and disappointments into a life of fun and fulfillment—even when it's not what you expected.

©2022 Stephen Miller (P)2022 Zondervan

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Loved it !

First of all I would like to say I have never seen any of videos Stephen and his family have in YouTube , I will one of this days 😬.
I would like thank you Stephen for having the idea to prepare this book and even better to read it for us, the audible audience 😝. You read it the way it transported me to every single chapter you read. Your stories accompanied me to work for the last 2 weeks.. thank you for sharing your life ! Thank you for transmitting that everything it’s going to be ok!
Loved it! May God bless you and your lovely family.
In addition to this I would like to share with you.. that this is the first auditable book I have entirely listened 😝

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Wished it was longer!

Loved it. Esp. that it was read by the author. And the bonus song. Hope he keeps writing!

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Refreshing, Kind, Hilarious

This book was everything I always wanted and didn’t know I could have in an audiobook. It was entertaining, enlightening, encouraging, and much more. It really just felt like listening to a friend and mentor tell you stories about his life that make you feel like a better person just by listening. You can hear the joy and life in his voice and I particularly love when the author narrates a book because you can hear the passion and know exactly how they mean for something to come out. I would definitely recommend.

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Great Read

God bless you Stephen. This book is spot on. The enemy wants our mistakes and failures keep us incompacitated, unable to move forward in life. You are living proof it does not have to be this way. Thanks for teaching us how to move forward .

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Got it right!

We really enjoyed "The art of getting it wrong" audio book! It is a must read or listen to!

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Amazing

This book was absolutely amazing, I enjoyed getting to know you a little bit more and now know that “it will be ok”. Thank you for letting us be a part of your family and please keep doing what you do.

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Raw and Real

Absolutely loved every bit of this book! Once I started it, I couldn't stop! Can't wait to see what the future holds for Stephen & his family!

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Awesome Book!

I loved your book! I listened to the whole book from 2:00pm to 8:30pm. I couldn't stop listening to your stories. I can't wait for your next book. I always watch your videos youtube. From New Zealand.

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PHENOMENAL, 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

I thoroughly enjoyed it, you are a great storyteller. I felt as though I was there witnessing each account first hand, identifying with many of your very human circumstances, feelings, and thought processes, even though I'm an African-American female.

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Fantastic and funny

Very funny and gets a great message across.
Easy listening and grips you. Fantastic.

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  • 06-22-22

Laughed and cried, wished it was longer!

I’ve been following The Miller Fam since pre Covid on YouTube. When I heard Stephen had written a book I knew I’d love it. He’s very funny, super open, and incredibly real. You can identify with him even if you haven’t been through the same experiences. I particularly loved the added conversations with his wife, Amanda in between each chapter. Every YouTube video I’ve watched of theirs I wondered why Stephen looks at Amanda the way he does, now the blissful adoration makes sense. It’s a super chilled book that I listened to in a couple of weeks and was disappointed when it was over. His ability to take on the voice of others was worth listening to the book alone, they’re crazily good.

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  • 07-03-22

Encouraging read!

As a person who, like Stephen, used to be one who was pretty consistent at the art of getting it wrong I was able to identify with this book! I think what stood out the most was Stephen’s humility and authenticity. Most of all, sharing hope that our failures don’t define us but they do refine us. Without that hope, it’s very hard to break the cycle. I absolutely love the song, “Hope” and never get tired of listening to it. This book was an easy read and I highly recommend it.