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Happy making

  • May 14, 2010
If it is not obvious already, The Book of Awesome is.... AWESOME. Whenever you need a laugh, a giggle, a smile a little pick me up, The Book of Awesome is right there waiting for you.

The format of the Book of Awesome is sort of an extended list. Each title describes the awesome thing and then the actual body copy ranging from a word to a few pages details the awesome. Pasricha goes off on a lot of tangents and tells a lot of stories and gives a lot of scenarios but his way with words made me follow him everywhere he went and it was very satisfying. It's like one of my very clever and funny friends wrote it, seriously!

I'd have to say I agreed with about 99% of the things he declared awesome, this guy has great taste. Some of my favorites include: Fixing electronics by smacking them, When you're really tired and about to fall asleep and someone throws a blanket on you, and Terrible businesses run by children. There is so much here!

This is a book that should be kept around forever and always. Who doesn't need a dose of positive attitude or memories of happy moments. This book is happy making and it's ... AWESOME!

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June 17, 2011
I agree! We all could use a little positive attitudes in our lives. Has Pasricha written anything else?
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Quick Tip by . June 16, 2011
The book of Awesome really is Awesome everything from "wearing Underwear fresh out he dryer" to "wordless apologies" can be found. If your in a bad mood i can honestly say this book will put a smile on your face, or invoke feelings of nostalgia. Cheak it out.
review by . April 25, 2010
This book is great. It's one of those books that would make a great hostess gift, a book to keep in your guest room, a teacher's gift, or just a fun treat for yourself.    In addition to essays on topics listed in the subtitle, some others I enjoyed were    *The Universal Fry-Sharing Policy  *Wearing Sandals When You Shouldn't be Wearing Sandals  *The Friendly Nod Between Strangers Doing the Same Thing  *When You're Watching one …
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In this adaptation of his blog www.1000awesomethings.com, Pasricha celebrates the simple pleasures of everyday living. Focusing on both tangible pleasures and simple experiences, Pasricha provides a contemporary take on everyday inspiration that skips the typical Chicken Soup for the Soul fare: "When you push the button for the elevator and it's already there," ("Ding!"); "When the boss goes out of town" ("Who's up for a three-hour lunch?"); "Peeling that thin plastic film off new electronics" ("Welcome to the world, remote control"). Other items get more substantial discussions, including the other side of the pillow, old playground equipment, hotel lobby bathrooms, the last day of school, and the five-second rule. Though tongue-in-cheek, 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." Readers looking for simple, unsentimental pick-me-ups should find this happy browsing.
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ISBN-10: 0399156518
ISBN-13: 978-0399156519
Author: Neil Pasricha
Genre: Health, Mind & Body, Entertainment
Publisher: Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
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