How to Be Interesting: (In 10 Simple Steps) [NOOK Book]

Overview

You want to leave a mark, not a blemish. Be a hero, not a spectator. You want to be interesting. (Who doesn’t?) But sometimes it takes a nudge, a wake-up call, an intervention!—and a little help. This is where Jessica Hagy comes in. A writer and illustrator of great economy, charm, and insight, she’s created How to Be Interesting, a uniquely inspirational how-to that combines fresh and pithy lessons with deceptively simple diagrams and charts.

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How to Be Interesting: (In 10 Simple Steps)

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Overview

You want to leave a mark, not a blemish. Be a hero, not a spectator. You want to be interesting. (Who doesn’t?) But sometimes it takes a nudge, a wake-up call, an intervention!—and a little help. This is where Jessica Hagy comes in. A writer and illustrator of great economy, charm, and insight, she’s created How to Be Interesting, a uniquely inspirational how-to that combines fresh and pithy lessons with deceptively simple diagrams and charts.



Ms. Hagy started on Forbes.com, where she’s a weekly blogger, by creating a “How to Be Interesting” post that went viral, attracting 1.4 million viewers so far, with tens of thousands of them liking, linking, and tweeting the article. Now she’s deeply explored the ideas that resonated with so many readers to create this small and quirky book with a large and universal message. It’s a book about exploring: Talk to strangers. About taking chances: Expose yourself to ridicule, to risk, to wild ideas. About being childlike, not childish: Remember how amazing the world was before you learned to be cynical. About being open: Never take in the welcome mat. About breaking routine: Take daily vaca- tions . . . if only for a few minutes. About taking ownership: Whatever you’re doing, enjoy it, embrace it, master it as well as you can. And about growing a pair: If you’re not courageous, you’re going to be hanging around the water cooler, talking about the guy that actually is.

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According to her much-visited website, illustrator/author Jessica Hagy (Indexed) specializes in "visual storytelling with a twist, a shout, and sometimes a snort." In How to Be Interesting, the snort is seldom audible; instead, we have Hagy merrily rolling out charts, squiggles, and Venn diagrams, each imaginatively designed to open us to experiencing our lives more fully. This trade paperback and NOOK Book original holds more oomph than a dozen average motivation guides.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761176862
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/19/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 250
  • Sales rank: 119,550
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Jessica Hagy is known for her Webby Award–winning blog Indexed. Her cartoons regularly appear in the New York Times, and she writes an online column for Forbes. Ms. Hagy lives with her family in Seattle.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

    Even though I finished reading this in half an hour at the books

    Even though I finished reading this in half an hour at the bookstore, I still bought it to bring home because it just makes me happy.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    An amazingly straight forward thought process made even easier t

    An amazingly straight forward thought process made even easier to grasp through charts and graphs. Uplifting, encouraging, and absolutely right. It's a quick read, it's worth reading weekly. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2013

    A Huge Disappointment

    I was really excited to purchase this book as I'd heard the author interviewed on The Splendid Table. What a disappointment! The book is nothing more than a series of Venn Diagrams with no real content. I felt completely cheated. Don't waste your money.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2013

    Quick brilliance

    Not long, but full of pithy insights. I'm giving this as a graduation gift.

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