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

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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 ...

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Overview

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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Neil Pasricha's 1000awesomethings.com had an inauspicious beginning, but since its 2008 takeoff, its unpretentious affirmations have won Best Blog awards and attracted 10 million plus visitors. The Book of Awesome continues Pasricha's good works by gathering together celebrations of life's little pleasures that we can all appreciate. For example: Hitting a bunch of green lights in a row; wearing underwear just out of the dryer; waking up and realizing it's Saturday; and, last but far from least, popping bubble wrap. Truly awesome. Now in paperback and NOOKbook.

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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 Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 50,474
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Neil Pasricha works an office job in the suburbs, eats frozen burritos for dinner, and needs to go to the gym more. He's just a regular guy who loves finding money in his pocket, sleeping on the cool side of the pillow, and peeling an orange in one shot.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2011

    The Awesome Book.

    Book Review

    "The Book of Awesome" is just as great as the name. It's awesome. It has a bunch of short stories of the little things that you don't realize can make you smile inside your head and not notice it. One example is taking underwear right out of the dryer and putting it right on. Remember how good it felt? I bet you thought it was awesome too. Am I not right? 1,401 things that are awesome in everyday life in just one book is pretty amazing.

    When I started to read this book I started to be more aware of everything and caught myself smiling. This book is so intelligent, the way the author speaks out their thoughts, and I can really relate and connect to it in almost every paragraph I read. I absolutely adore this book and will keep it forever. If you read this book you'll chuckle out loud. The things it says in it about like 'Neighbors with Pools" is so interesting because we don't notice it but we do use those people during the summer.

    So when you're feeling a bit down and need something to cheer you up, this is what you do. You read this book. I recommend this to anyone with a sense of humor, boy or girl, adults, anyone. Maybe also to people who have a hard life, and who are brought down a lot, this book will bring you right back up there. So if it's salty fries, a good floss after tough steak, or the final seconds of untying a bit knot, then pick this book.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    I Can't Do It Justice!

    I don't know what more I can say about this book that has not already been said. I feel like my words will not do it justice. What I will say is that this book is an interesting read!

    I also recommend "When God Stopped Keeping Score." I thought that the book was just about forgiveness, I soon learned, it was about so much more. The author pulls back the curtain to his own life to offer a glimpse at the true power of forgiveness. All of that, while offering up interesting and often tears worthy stories that drives the point home.

    Having read it, I feel like a better person. It felt almost like therapy and help me confront some deep issues that I often treated like they weren't mine to deal with. I feel better having done that and having read this book. Maybe because this book spoke to me and not down to me. I have read a lot of books that was written like I didn't know anything. What the author of "When God Stopped Keeping Score" does is talk to you like a friend. I needed that. You might too. It is on sale here on BN.com.

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 16, 2010

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    Awesome Doesn't Begin To Describe It

    I love the blog that inspired this book and have been a faithful reader. This book pulls some of the entries and compiles them into a book that is great when you need a pick-me-up, have a few minutes and need something to read that you can put down, or need a conversation started. I often find myself reading an entry and then sharing it with whoever is around me.

    You will not be disappointed by The Book of Awesome, because its... AWESOME!

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 20, 2010

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    This book will make you feel AWESOME!

    This is definitely a "feel good" read. Even the style of writing is awesome! It's a great gift idea. (I've already given 2 copies as gifts to co-workers.) It's not a story with characters and a plot, it's just of sharing of things, situations, places, etc. that are simply...awesome. A perfect example? Blowing out all the candles on your first try! Awesome!

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    This book is great

    This book is so cute, and extremely relateable. Its witty, cute, and really funny. I love this author. If youre down, this book will most defidently cheer you up! (:

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2012

    Awesome

    This book really lifts your spirits. I recomend it.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2011

    Awesomeness

    Im so awesome that i just got this book to see how other awesome people in the world deal with thier awesome pointers

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2011

    Best book to brighten your day

    This book helped me with my problems with stress, anxiety, and anger. It reminds you to never forget the little things that make life so fun and simple! A must have!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2011

    BOOM... Awesome.

    Awesome. You find yourself, by yourself or in a group, saying "Oh yah!! That is awesome!" This book captures those things you don't really think about or realize until you read it.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2012

    The title says it all

    This book is one of the best books I've ever read, and that's saying something. Plus, I could use it as an instruction manual for building an amazing couch cushion fort! READ THIS BOOK!!!

    By mwsbookworm

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2013

    Smile

    My teacher has this book and it has some pretty awesome things in it. Like "giving a baby a high five"!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    It makes you realize just how awesome we have it in life,

    This fantastic amazing book will make you laugh for hours andmake you appreciate the little things in life more, :3

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 20, 2012

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    This is one of those books you want to keep passing on to others

    This is one of those books you want to keep passing on to others. It's packed with nuggets of tales about the little things that are awesome. A majority of them are things you don't really think about, for example, driving a long stretch of road and hitting all the green lights. See, it's the little things you don't think about, but when you see it, you see yourself smiling, nodding in agreement or remembering when that happened to you.

    I made it my nighttime routine to read 1-3 stories before bed every night.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 25, 2011

    If you cant wait to read it...

    Go online to 1000 awesome things and download 20 pages FREE for your nook!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2012

    Awesome

    THIS IS A AWESOME BOOK THAT YOU SOULD READ

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2012

    YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK

    Read this book. Read this book....no....I am so serious read this book. NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2012

    Really.....

    Awesome!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

    NOTHING

    I am just so ubsest with awesomeness i wish that someday i woyld be be know around the world for my awesomeness. I got here by typing in awesome... ive seen the website and it is awesome, for a girl.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2012

    Just a feel good book

    I bought this book one day because i needed something that could lift me up when i'm having an off day. It was one of my better choices when it comes to books. Whenever i'm in a bad mood i just pick up this book, to remind me of all the little things in life that make a day good. I would and have recommended The book of awesome!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

    LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Great book that nearly everyone can relate to :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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