Neil Pasricha thinks, writes, and speaks about intentional living. He is the New York Times bestselling author of seven books, including The Book of Awesome and The Happiness Equation, which together have spent over 200 weeks on bestseller lists and have sold over a million copies. He hosts the award-winning podcast 3 Books, where he’s on a fifteen-year quest to uncover the 1000 most formative books in the world by interviewing people such as Malcolm Gladwell, Judy Blume, and the world’s top-ranked Uber driver. He gives more than fifty speeches a year, appearing for audiences at places such as Harvard, SXSW, and Shopify. He has degrees from Queen’s University and Harvard Business School, and lives in Toronto with his family. Connect with him on social media @NeilPasricha or get his latest writing for free at Neil.blog/Newsletters.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Let’s celebrate the small joys that bring us together.

What’s the simplest prescription for thriving in this overwhelming world we live in? Why not savor the moments all around us, return to the simple things – the AWESOME things –  that bring us joy and bring us together? Things we often overlook unless we take moments to see, like:

  • Carrying the ice cube tray from the sink to the freezer without spilling
  • Finally unsubscribing from that annoying email you’ve been getting forever
  • Seeing your parents dance
  • Adding a gift note to yourself on your online order
  • Sending a private message during the video conference and then seeing your coworker look down and silently smirk
  • When your kids don’t hear you opening a bag of potato chips
  • When the hand sanitizer isn’t that extra slippery kind that never dries
  • Texting your husband to do something when he’s upstairs and you’re downstairs
  • When the cake plops flawlessly out of the pan

These are just a few of the hundreds and hundreds of things you’ll find in this new volume of Neil Pasricha’s series of “Awesome” books. With his biggest fans, he’s assembled a bright and brilliant collection of awesomeness. You’ll find comments, letters, and submissions from the AWESOME community around the world, leading to a final cacophony of awesome, by all of us, for all of us.

Our Book of Awesome is an injection of joy, a heartfelt gift, and a smacking high five for humanity. Read it to be reminded of the endless AWESOME things that give laughter and happiness to our beautiful and brief lives.

TALKING POINTS

  • How to focus on gratitude during the stressful midterm season
  • Awe might be one of the most undervalued emotions – how we can learn to cultivate more of it in our lives
  • The effects of awe on our physical, spiritual, and intellectual well-being
  • Examples of awe-inspiring actions and activities and how to create more of it in our daily lives
  • How nature factors into our capacity and proliferation of awe
  • The connection between awe and gratitude and simple steps to have more of both
  • The trajectory from blogger to NY Times bestselling author

TIMELY TIE-INS

November

  • National Gratitude Month
  • Book Lover’s Day/National Author’s Day – November 1
  • Veteran’s Day – November 7
  • World Peace Day – November 17

December

  • Launch Day – December 6 !!
  • Read  New Book Month
  • Write a Friend Month
  • Ice Cream Day-  – December 13 (is there anything more awesome than ice cream?)
  • Look on he Brightside Day – December 21
  • Winter Solstice – December 21

January

  • New Year, New You Month
  • Motivation & Inspiration Day – January 2
  • Make Your Dreams Come True Day – January 13
  • Hunt for Happiness Week – January 16
  • Global Belly Laugh Day – January 24