The Book of Awesome: Snow Days, Bakery Air, Finding Money in Your Pocket, and Other Simple, Brilliant Things

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Hardcover, Putnam Adult, 2010, ISBN13 9780399156519, ISBN10 0399156518

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Based on the award-winning 10-million-plus-hit blog 1000awesomethings. com, The Book of Awesome is a high five for humanity and a big celebration of life's little moments:

Popping Bubble Wrap

Wearing underwear just out of the dryer

Fixing electronics by smacking them

Getting called up to the dinner buffet first at a wedding

Watching The Price Is Right when you're home sick

Hitting a bunch of green lights in a row

Waking up and realizing it's Saturday

Sometimes it's easy to forget the things that make us smile. With a 24/7 news cycle reporting that the polar ice caps are melting, hurricanes are swirling in the seas, wars are heating up around the world, and the job market is in a deep freeze, it's tempting to feel that the world is falling apart. But awesome things are all around us-sometimes we just need someone to point them out.

The Book of Awesome reminds us that the best things in life are free (yes, your grandma was right). With laugh-out-loud observations from award- winning comedy writer Neil Pasricha, The Book of Awesome is filled with smile-inducing moments on every page that make you feel like a kid looking at the world for the first time. Read it and you'll remember all the things there are to feel good about.

The Book of Awesome reminds us of all the little things that we often overlook but that make us smile. With touching, warm, and funny observations, each entry ends with the big booming feeling you'll get when you read through them: AWESOME!

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Contributed by: Pasricha, Neil
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publish Date: Apr 15, 2010
ISBN-13: 9780399156519
ISBN-10: 0399156518
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 400
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.99
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.9 x 5.5 x 1.4
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5/14/2010

Customer review by AustinFromTexas

5.0 stars by AustinFromTexas

This book is a little gem in an often to dark world. The author has found a way to carve out beautiful descriptions of those simple forgotten moments of life. I guarantee the insights and story telling will leave you wanting more...a daily dose of happiness is very very very contagious. I dare you to try!

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5.0 stars by Amethyte

Before going off to work I always read one or two entries from this lovely book. It's so very endearing in it's appreciations of the little things in life. It's hard to not have a smile after reading it. You'll love it!

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