The Book of Awesome presents simple pleasures for a younger, hipper generation. From the smell of gasoline to fixing electronics by smacking them to the extra time you get when the clocks roll back, The Book of Awesome reminds readers of little things that make us smile everyday.
Entries include: Old dangerous playground equipment, Wearing underwear just out of the dryer, Being the first table called up for the dinner buffet at a wedding, Watching The Price Is Right when you're home sick, When the vending machine gives you two things instead of one, The first shower you take after not showering for a really long time, When cashiers open up new checkout lanes at the grocery store, Sleeping in new bed sheets, Waiters and waitresses who bring free refills without asking, and hundreds more.
Some entries are short and others expand into wonderfully funny and astutely observant essays. As well, there are many photos from award-winning Canadian photographer Sam Javanrouh complementing the text of this "universal high five for humanity."
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It is the kind of book you can pick up every few weeks and just read a few pages of.
I laughed out loud at some of the passages, smiled throughout and found myself nodding in agreement with some of the "awesome" things in this book.
I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone looking for an easy and satisfying read.
I bought a secondhand version of this book, and it has brought me many laughs. I adapted it into a solo Humorous Oral Interpretation (Forensics) piece, my audience loved it, and... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Jessie Alls
This is an ok book for maybe a college kid to have in their room for when friends come over. A little immature and felt a little forced. Some of it was cute. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Susan G.
The author had every reason to see life from a position of bitterness and sorrow, but he chose to look at life differently. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Raj Agrawal
what can I say ... it AWESOME!
great little birthday gift for anyone