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Anybody Can Be Cool-- But Awesome Takes Practice (Devotionals for Teens) Paperback – September, 1988
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This all changed the day I met Chet out by the bleachers...
There he was, on that brisk autumn afternoon, his feathered blondness in stunning contrast to the fallen leaves. He was reading a passage from the Book of Ezekiel to his friends Chin-qui, Ugabe, Svetlana and Rosa. How emphatically and with what enthusiasm did he read! After finishing, there was a marked minute of silence, followed by "Chet....you are AWESOME!".
My world came crashing down. I had always thought "cool" was the highest adjective one could aspire to. How could I compete with "awesome"?
I must have said that last part out loud, because Chet handed me the book I'm currently reviewing, which for some reason had the exact same scene I was looking at one the cover, and said "Mike, you don't need to compete with awesome...you can BECOME awesome! But it'll take practice".
And practice I did. Through diligent commitment and daily sacrifice, I now too am able to attract groups of visible minorities whenever I read from the bible on the schoolyard.
I easily gained admission into the college of my choice and looked forward to beginning a reign of coolness on yet another campus. I was in for quite a suprise, however, when I actually reached my university. It seemed that to be successful and popular in college, it wasn't enough to simply be cool. Even the epic level of coolness I had achieved failed to raise a eyebrow from the most mundane college students.
You see, I am very concerned with the way other people think and talk about me so I immediately searched Amazon.com for some sort of devotional book that may help me in my situation. Thankfully, "Anybody Can Be Cool-- But Awesome Takes Practice" was the number one search result. I promptly purchased it and eagerly awaited its arrival.
Simply put, this book changed my life. With Lorraine's guidance, I was able to elevate myself above coolness and into awesomeness. At the moment, I am only a sophomore, but I already have achieved Vice Big Man on Campus status. So, next year, when the current BMoC graduates I will be the first Junior classman in the history of my prestigious college to be the Big Man on Campus. Of course if something were to happen to the current BMoC, my duty as Vice Big Man on Campus require that I step into the role of Big Man on Campus. In that event I would become the first Sophomore Big Man on Campus in the history of the world.
In high school my coolness was sort of petering out. One day as I was doing my duties as Tenor Section Leader for choir and the Soprano Section Leader recommended "Anybody Can Be Cool...". She knew I was ready to be awesome, I suppose. Maybe she saw something in me. I read it in one sitting.
I can honestly say I've been "Practicing Awesome" for over ten years now and it has changed my life. I now have my own blog and play guitar at my friend's parties. I laugh with ease. I can sense danger before it happens. I trim my own bangs. And I have the quite confidence of a man who wears cargo pants.
Buy this book today and memorize every page.
But this book isn't just about being awesome. It's also about self-improvement. And this book trully shows you the necessary steps that you need to undertake in order to maximise your potential. This might be a slight spoiler, but it basically comes down to this:
1) Become a perfect, flawless person by blaming all your shortcomings on Satan, the root of all that's evil
2) Embrace your inner independence by fully submitting your mind and body to the Will of God.
3) Dying your hair blonde is just a natural consequence, after all everybody knows blondes are the most awesome people.
Thank you dear author, whatever's your name.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The title alone is worth having on your bookshelf at work. Bought as a joke, ended up actually reading the book and loving it.Published 2 months ago by Ozmarelda
I only read to chapter 6 before that skateboarder stole it from me. By my calculations, I started at "cool" and am now somewhere between "far out" and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Johnny Redleg
I had no idea this was about God and JESUS. Very very disappointing. I thought I was going to be receiving a guide on how to become awesome. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Molly
You know, I am still just cool, not awesome yet. I've read the book twice now!Published 7 months ago by Kenneth Kortan
I received this book today and I started by reading the preface of the book. I checked the internet to find who is Bill Gothard. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Cristiana Felinar
I bought this as a joke for someone at work. I would not recommend anyone actually buy this.Published 18 months ago by James J. Rank
Since reading this book I've reached the top of my company, old people hold doors for me, children give me their candy, and I get laid way to often (who would have thought that... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Christopher