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The Book of Awesome: Snow Days, Bakery Air, Finding Money in Your Pocket, and OtherSimple, Brilliant Things [Hardcover]

Neil Pasricha
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
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Book Description

April 20 2010
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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"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

About 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 warm underwear from the dryer, the cool side of the pillow, and snow days.


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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a feel-good book! June 18 2010
By Nizzy
Format:Hardcover
This book really does make you smile. I loved how these AWESOME moments were documented in a way that we all can relate. If you want to read about how AWESOME the little moments in life are, then this is a great book to pick up.
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45 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome power of books April 30 2010
Format:Hardcover
This is a feel good book.

If you could eat books, this one would definitely be comfort food! It looks good on the outside, and under its thick outer crust lies a soft, warm and fragrant collection of delectable short stories and everyday anecdotes.

Great coffee table book, this is an amazing conversation piece that will get you starting your own stories and anecdotes of awesome.

Keep it on your desk at work. After a few frustrating e-mails and problems to solve, sneaking in 2 or 3 anecdotes is sure to bring back a smile to your face. Awesome!
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76 of 92 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
As a reader of 1000awesomethings.com I knew what I was getting into when I purchased this book.

If you judge your books based on thickness, this book doesn't disappoint. This is the kind of book that will wedge itself quite nicely on your bookshelf. When friends come over and scan your books to judge you, and they will, oh how they will judge you. When your friends look upon your shelf, they will see a book much thicker than a magazine and think 'that is a lot of words, and this person has read them? I have a new found level of respect for this person.' And here's a secret, you don't even have to read all the words! Just a few, bend the spine, make it look read and you'll be good.

Though if you do happen to read it and people do read books, don't be embarrassed, you'll find a pretty funny collection of stories that describe the overlooked things in life. You may not consciously think of your ability to manage your all-you-can eat buffet skills but when written down you can really appreciate it. The range of stories will reveal constant chuckles and many moments of ''Oh yeah, that's totally true. Awesome'.'

I should note that not everything about this book is positive. It should come with a disclaimer that it dramatically increases your positive outlook in life. As the book highlights the good in everyday things you'll start looking for it everywhere and it may not always be there. For all those times you accidently get a larger size coffee at Starbucks, which is completely awesome, they'll be an equally grumpy cashier at McDonald's who hands you change with the bills first so you have to awkwardly shovel them all into your pocket probably dropping a few quarters on the ground.

I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone looking for an easy and satisfying read. You'll find yourself constantly picking up in moments of idleness much like sneaking a quick game of minesweeper at work. (Which is awesome)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Awesome Book Oct. 15 2011
By Flaw
Format:Paperback
When i first saw this book in Chapters, i was hesitant to even look inside. After spending 2 minutes flipping through the pages, I knew i wanted it. I ordered the book and it is nothing short of AWESOME. Not only is the book a really nice read, you actually learn quite a bit. Overall, i would recommend this book to anyone and everyone. He has made me and anyone who has read my book have a good laugh. Really awesome book and i will be sure to buy the rest of the author's books.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BOOK OF AWESOME Aug. 19 2011
Format:Paperback
This book truly is awesome. Many times all I would have to do is read the chapter title and a smile would auto matically spread across my face. The writer captures the authenticity of the experiences that he is describing and makes you realize that joy in life comes not just from the rare momentous occasions but in the little, everyday things, and that this is what makes it all worthwhile.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Stuff! July 31 2010
Format:Hardcover
This book is guaranteed to make you smile and bring you back to an ealier time when your imagination and pure enjoyment were the order of the day.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The title of the book says it all July 19 2010
Format:Hardcover
The title of this book says it all. It really is an awesome feel good book guaranteed to make you laugh out loud or at the very least a very big smile.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
The author has found a way to carve out beautiful descriptions of those simple forgotten moments of life. I guarantee the insights and story telling will leave you wanting more...a daily dose of happiness is very very very contagious. I dare you to try!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great reading for bad days.
Fast delivery. Thank you.
Published 14 days ago by Ola
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
A waste of paper
Published 26 days ago by David Waller
4.0 out of 5 stars Good coffee table book
Easy to read and life affirming.
Published 1 month ago by DanielleG
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended!!
Really uplifting and way less cheezy than the chicken soup books. Recommended!!
Published 1 month ago by A. Palmer
5.0 out of 5 stars How awesome is this book
How awesome is this book?! I have bought so many copies as gifts and have 2 on my shelf at home for lending. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sarah Buys
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
A fun read.
Published 1 month ago by Laurie L
5.0 out of 5 stars great book - excellent gift
A co-worker recommended this book, and I read it cover to cover and have since started buying it as a gift for co-workers when they leave the organization. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Suzanne Baal
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
So of the stories are awesome! If the rest of the books are anything like this one they will be the same.
Published 6 months ago by Selena Power
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a great book
Fantastic concept, well worth a read. So glad I bought this, it's nice to know I'm not the only one loves the small things in life! :)
Published 9 months ago by Catherine Burke
2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected
This is a compilation of everyday occurrences that we should be grateful for and the author classifies as "awesome". Read more
Published 13 months ago by Jennifer
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