The Book of Awesome: Snow Days, Bakery Air, Finding Money in Your Pocket, and Other Simple, Brilliant Things

The Book of Awesome: Snow Days, Bakery Air, Finding Money in Your Pocket, and Other Simple, Brilliant Things

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by Neil Pasricha
     
 

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The author behind 1000awesomethings.com celebrates the good things in life- by the sheer power of their awesomeness.

Based on the award-winning blog 1000awesomethings.com, The Book of Awesome is a high five for humanity and a big celebration of life's little moments and the underappreciated, simple things that make us happy, from popping bubble

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The author behind 1000awesomethings.com celebrates the good things in life- by the sheer power of their awesomeness.

Based on the award-winning blog 1000awesomethings.com, The Book of Awesome is a high five for humanity and a big celebration of life's little moments and the underappreciated, simple things that make us happy, from popping bubble wrap to hitting a bunch of green lights in a row, to waking up thinking it's Monday and realizing it's Saturday. With wise, witty observations from writer Neil Pasricha, this treasure trove is filled with smile-inducing musings that make readers feel like kids looking at the world for the first time: AWESOME!

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Publishers Weekly - Library Journal
In this adaptation of his blog www.1000awesomethings.com, Pasricha celebrates the simple pleasures of everyday living. Focusing on both tangible pleasures and simple experiences, Pasricha provides a contemporary take on everyday inspiration that skips the typical Chicken Soup for the Soul fare: "When you push the button for the elevator and it's already there," ("Ding!"); "When the boss goes out of town" ("Who's up for a three-hour lunch?"); "Peeling that thin plastic film off new electronics" ("Welcome to the world, remote control"). Other items get more substantial discussions, including the other side of the pillow, old playground equipment, hotel lobby bathrooms, the last day of school, and the five-second rule. Though tongue-in-cheek, Pasricha emerges a committed but inviting optimist, combating life's unending stream of bad news by identifying opportunities to "share a universal high five with humanity." Readers looking for simple, unsentimental pick-me-ups should find this happy browsing.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425238905
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
122,322
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Jen Yates
Funny, sweet, and filled with just enough nostalgia-laced goodness to bring out your own inner Pollyanna. I dare you to read this book without compiling your own list of awesome things to add. (Jen Yates, author of Cake Wrecks)
Gretchen Rubin
Little things, it turns out, are extremely important to happiness, and The Book of Awesome will remind you of a thousand little things that will make you happier. (Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project)
Barbara Ann Kipfer
The Book of Awesome gives me 14,001 things to be happy about. Bravo for taking note of the sunny side of life!(Barbara Ann Kipfer, author of 14,000 Things to Be Happy About)
Frank Warren
1000 Awesome Things is the #1 awesome website. (Frank Warren, PostSecret)
From the Publisher
"Little things, it turns out, are extremely important to happiness, and The Book of Awesome will remind you of a thousand little things that will make you happier."
-Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project

"1000 Awesome Things is the #1 awesome website."
-Frank Warren, PostSecret

"The Book of Awesome gives me 14,001 things to be happy about. Bravo for taking note of the sunny side of life!"
-Barbara Ann Kipfer, author of 14,000 Things to Be Happy About

"Even a cynical white person can't deny the appeal of The Book of Awesome."
-Christian Lander, author of Stuff White People Like

"The awesomest part about The Book of Awesome is the realization that if you enjoy the simple moments in your life, you will be happier."
-Ben Huh, author of I Can Has Cheezburger? and How to Take Over Teh Wurld

"Funny, sweet, and filled with just enough nostalgia-laced goodness to bring out your own inner Pollyanna. I dare you to read this book without compiling your own list of awesome things to add."
-Jen Yates, author of Cake Wrecks

Christian Lander
Even a cynical white person can't deny the appeal of The Book of Awesome. (Christian Lander, author of Stuff White People Like)
Ben Huh
The awesomest part about The Book of Awesome is the realization that if you enjoy the simple moments in your life, you will be happier. (Ben Huh, author of I Can Has Cheezburger? and How to Take Over Teh Wurld)

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