The Book Of Awesome: Snow Days, Bakery Air, Finding Money In Your Pocket, And Othersimple, Brilliant Things

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The Book Of Awesome: Snow Days, Bakery Air, Finding Money In Your Pocket, And Othersimple, Brilliant Things

by Neil Pasricha

Putnam | April 20, 2010 | Hardcover

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Based on the award-winning 10-million-plus-hit blog 1000awesomethings.com, The Book of Awesome is a high five for humanity and a big celebration of life''s little moments:

• Popping Bubble Wrap
• Wearing underwear just out of the dryer
• Fixing electronics by smacking them
• Getting called up to the dinner buffet first at a wedding
• Watching The Price Is Right when you''re home sick
• Hitting a bunch of green lights in a row
• Waking up and realizing it''s Saturday

Sometimes it''s easy to forget the things that make us smile. With a 24/7 news cycle reporting that the polar ice caps are melting, hurricanes are swirling in the seas, wars are heating up around the world, and the job market is in a deep freeze, it''s tempting to feel that the world is falling apart. But awesome things are all around us-sometimes we just need someone to point them out.

The Book of Awesome reminds us that the best things in life are free (yes, your grandma was right). With laugh-out-loud observations from award- winning comedy writer Neil Pasricha, The Book of Awesome is filled with smile-inducing moments on every page that make you feel like a kid looking at the world for the first time. Read it and you''ll remember all the things there are to feel good about.

The Book of Awesome reminds us of all the little things that we often overlook but that make us smile. With touching, warm, and funny observations, each entry ends with the big booming feeling you''ll get when you read through them: AWESOME!

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Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 400 pages, 7.8 × 5.5 × 1.25 in

Published: April 20, 2010

Publisher: Putnam

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0399156518

ISBN - 13: 9780399156519

Recently a favourite cousin of mine came for a visit armed with a book written by a young colleague from her office. Tucked into the book was a most charming note. Three sentences in I was hooked. I finished the note and dove into the book. From the moment I started reading The Book of Awesome I knew that author Neil Pasricha was extraordinary. His observations on life’s little joys are at once simple and deep. He brings to these observations the keen eye of a writer, the wit of a humorist, and the openness of an eternal optimist. This is just an unbeatable combination. It is impossible to read The Book of Awesome without being inspired to feel better about life. Sharing it with a friend or loved one will, in some small but wonderful way, change you both. In the spirit of sharing, here is Neil’s note: Dear Heather, My name is Neil Pasricha and I’m a no-name 30-year-old guy who lives in downtown Toronto. My mom is from Nairobi, and my dad is from New Delhi and they came to Canada in the 60’s. My sister and I were born and raised here and we had pretty quiet childhoods. All that quiet changed for me in 2008. On one hand it was my toughest year ever with my closest friend taking his life and my wife choosing to live hers apart from me. In these ashes I started a website - 1000awesomethings - to celebrate all the tiny joys in life that we get up for every day… like the cold side of the pillow, and snow days! To date I have had almost 12 million hits, won 2 webby awards, been on CNN, BBC and the front page of The Toronto Star. 10 literary agents came out of the woodwork, 5 publishers expressed real interest and ultimately Penguin Publishing won the rights to publish my book. Heather, I wanted you to have a copy and of course I would love to meet or chat. Thank you for reading this long note… Neil Pasricha

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The Book Of Awesome: Snow Days, Bakery Air, Finding Money In Your Pocket, And Othersimple, Brilliant Things

by Neil Pasricha

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 400 pages, 7.8 × 5.5 × 1.25 in

Published: April 20, 2010

Publisher: Putnam

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0399156518

ISBN - 13: 9780399156519

About the Book

"The Book of Awesome" reminds readers of the little things that should make them smile, but which are often overlooked. From wearing underwear just out of the dryer to sleeping in new bed sheets, this collection is filled with touching, funny observations.

Table of Contents

In this adaptation of his blog www.1000awesomethings.com, Pasricha celebrates the simple pleasures of everyday living.

From the Publisher

Based on the award-winning 10-million-plus-hit blog 1000awesomethings.com, The Book of Awesome is a high five for humanity and a big celebration of life''s little moments:

• Popping Bubble Wrap
• Wearing underwear just out of the dryer
• Fixing electronics by smacking them
• Getting called up to the dinner buffet first at a wedding
• Watching The Price Is Right when you''re home sick
• Hitting a bunch of green lights in a row
• Waking up and realizing it''s Saturday

Sometimes it''s easy to forget the things that make us smile. With a 24/7 news cycle reporting that the polar ice caps are melting, hurricanes are swirling in the seas, wars are heating up around the world, and the job market is in a deep freeze, it''s tempting to feel that the world is falling apart. But awesome things are all around us-sometimes we just need someone to point them out.

The Book of Awesome reminds us that the best things in life are free (yes, your grandma was right). With laugh-out-loud observations from award- winning comedy writer Neil Pasricha, The Book of Awesome is filled with smile-inducing moments on every page that make you feel like a kid looking at the world for the first time. Read it and you''ll remember all the things there are to feel good about.

The Book of Awesome reminds us of all the little things that we often overlook but that make us smile. With touching, warm, and funny observations, each entry ends with the big booming feeling you''ll get when you read through them: AWESOME!

Watch a Video

About the Author

Neil Pasricha is the author of #1 international bestseller The Book of Awesome and the creator of the "1000 Awesome Things" website which has received nearly 20 million hits, averages 45,000 views a day, and has won two Webby Awards.

From the Author

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Editorial Reviews

"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

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