Neil Pasricha is back with a great reminder of more free and easy little joys that make life sweet.
Excerpts from The Book of (Even More) Awesome
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|The first couple hours of the road trip: Full boxes of granola bars, fresh mix tapes, and the heady thrill of anticipation get your body ready for a nice long ride. Gas tank's full, washer fluid's topped up, and your tiny thimble bladder doesn't have a drop in it. We're flying now. AWESOME! ||Rubbing someone's newly shaved head: Feel the buzz and rub that fuzz. AWESOME! |
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| Stomping dry crunchy leaves on the sidewalk: Baby buds pop out in the spring, healthy leaves fly high all summer, and then they crumble and tumble down to the sidewalk. Yes, the sun rose, the sun set, months went by, and the earth actually tilted on its axis before this moment could appear before you. Now enjoy the crispy crunch that comes when your sneakers smash a brittle little leaf into smithereens. AWESOME! || Realizing you still remembered your childhood friend's phone number: Realizing you still remember old phone numbers gives a great smile-and-sunshine vibe. Lips curl, eyes twinkle, and memory reels start whirring on the rusty projector as you remember dialing those digits, day after day, day after, day after day. Making plans for the park, grumbling about teachers, whispering about cute classmates late at night, you just suddenly remember those times, those moments, and those old friends. AWESOME! |
Praise for THE BOOK OF AWESOME
"Neil Pasricha is the guru of small joys." --The Toronto Star
"Strangely heartwarming... perfect for rainy days." -- The New Yorker"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."
--Publisher's Weekly"It's nice to remind yourself of life's sweeter side and the pleasures from the small things -- like peeling the thin plastic film off new electronics or sneaking snacks into the cinemas. Life really is awesome after all."
--The Guardian"Sunny without being saccharine, it's a countdown of life's little joys that reads like a snappy Jerry Seinfeld monologue by way of Maria Von Trapp."
--The Vancouver Sun
"Laugh-out-loud funny tinged with just enough sarcastic nostalgia." --WIRED