The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha

The subtitle gives quite a good idea of the types of things you’re going to find in this book — Snow Days, Bakery Air, Finding Money in Your Pocket, and Other Simple, Brilliant Things — but there are just WAY too many awesome things for a simple summary to reveal just how awesome this book is.  Entries range from a few sentences to a few pages, and there are a lot of photos to illustrate the awesome topics at hand.  I loved that the author had such a positive outlook and that he found beauty in so many simple things.  I also loved that the entries were short enough that I could grab this book and read a bit even when I knew I would soon be interrupted — like in the doctor’s office waiting room, while waiting for dinner to finish baking, and when my kids were playing in the bath just to name a few.  Some of my favorites include finding extra fries in the bottom of the bag, illegal naps, and getting gas right before the price goes up (which actually happened to me about 2 days before I read that entry!).

Not quite sold on this book yet?  Try checking out his blog — http://1000awesomethings.com/ — or this fan-made book trailer —

Happy Reading!

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