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!|
|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!|
I haven't read the first book but I found the 1000 Awesome Things blog on Twitter a while ago and have been a fan since!
It helped me to find the good and amazing things that happen every day in my life and I now tend to focus more on the positive and less on the negative.
I can't help but smile when I read his work -- The Book of Even More Awesome had me grinning from ear-to-ear with the turn of every page.
Well it's um awesome good summer read and pick me up. Can't wait to read it again now that summer is herePublished 2 months ago by B. Maye
This was pretty much the same as the first AWESOME book, glad I reviewed it before I bought one for each of my team members. It was a little bit much.Published 6 months ago by Benita L. Falk
I love the idea of this book as well as his blog. He has wonderful ideas of simple things to be aware of in our ordinary lives. Lots of ideas to think about. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Janet
I made my 1-year-old watch Neil's TED talk and he immediately said he wanted the book. So, he got it for Christmas. It arrived as expected well before the holiday. No complaints.Published 8 months ago by Timothy Naill
This is an easy read and enjoyable throughout. Passed it along to my granddaughter and now she's enjoying it. Good choice for a good read.Published 8 months ago by arniejackson
Reading The Book of Awesome was eye opening. Who knew that this book would be too. I love it.
The book was exactly as described, in great condition and it arrived quickly without any problems. I apologize for my delay in leaving a reply, but I hadn't noticed that I had... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Kate Carlisle
I discovered this book in the clearance area of my local discount department store, and consider it quite the find! This author is absolutely hilarious. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Misty Splenda