'Buried Life' Book Makes Best Seller List, #19 Crossed Off Bucket List

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By Uptin Saiidi (@uptin)

It's time to cross another one off the list. After releasing their book, "What Do You Want To Do Before You Die?," the four guys of "The Buried Life" officially have just made it onto the New York Times Best Seller List.

They released the book last week, hoping to inspire young people.

"When we started 'Buried Life,' we wish we had something like [this] book," Jonnie Penn recently told MTV News. "We were all in college when this thing started and we wish there was somewhere to go to talk about doing crazy things that you want to do in your life. Now this [book], if you go to your friend's house and this is sitting on the coffee table, you know you're like-minded."

The book is filled with submissions from fans saying what they want to do before they die, accompanied by illustrations, quotes, lessons and never-been-told stories like how it felt to play basketball with President Barack Obama.

They’ve been busy working on their new MTV show in addition to spending the past year touring college campuses and most recently doing press for their book, although Ben Nemtin told us they've basically have been working on "Before You Die" for five years.

As the group prepares to tackle more items on their list, Nemtin said he hopes the book will inspire others to believe they can accomplish their own goals and dreams.

"We didn't start this to make a TV show," Nemtin said. "We started this because we felt like we needed to do something and we all got inspired by different things that made us believe we could do anything we wanted. We want this book to give that feeling to anyone who reads it. You can open any page and something can spark in you to do whatever you want to do."