26 March 2010

Featuring . . . The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha

This Friday and every Friday for the next couple of months, I will be featuring a book that was published under the Amy Einhorn Books imprint. I am starting with the 2009 books and will spotlight them in alphabetical order by year.

Neil Pasricha hasn't forgotten the little (and some not so little) pleasures of life. In The Book of Awesome, he shares those moments with us. Here's the publisher's summary:

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.
Neil's book is based on his award-winning blog 1000 Awesome Things. I dare you to start reading it, you'll be lost there for hours on your first visit. Just what kinds of things are awesome? The smell of rain on a hot sidewalk, popping bubble wrap, your sweatpants, snow on Christmas Eve, and being near the front of a very long line. I can't wait to finish reading this awesome book (you know I had to say that!).

Come back in April for a fun contest I'll be hosting. One lucky reader will get a signed copy of The Book of Awesome. Thanks to Neil for coming up the idea (which is a secret for now).

This book was featured as part of the Amy Einhorn Books Reading Challenge (click to join the fun). For information about the imprint, please read Amy Einhorn's open letter posted here on January 25, 2010.

The Book of Awesome at Powell's
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Published by Putnam/Amy Einhorn, April 2010
ISBN-13: 9780399156519


Nise' 3/26/10, 9:32 AM  

Sounds like a great book to have around when you need a quick pick me up, a chuckle or just to read some good news for a change.

mjmbecky 3/26/10, 9:45 AM  

Thanks for sharing this review! It sounds like I should get this book to have around for those bad days when I'm not seeing the world in a very positive light. Thanks!

candletea 3/26/10, 11:17 AM  

This sounds like a feel-good book that might work wonders on my bad days.
I hadn't heard about the blog, but I'm currently browsing it and it's great!

bermudaonion 3/26/10, 12:38 PM  

This book sounds wonderful! I love it for the title alone.

Julie P. 3/26/10, 1:23 PM  

Sounds like a fun one!

Jenners 3/26/10, 10:46 PM  

This just sounds ... awesome!!

Veens 3/26/10, 11:05 PM  

Wow.. sounds gr8!! I am going to that blog :) to get lost for sometime :)

Kristi 3/27/10, 12:48 AM  

I gave you a virtual easter basket - go here to see it.

Amused 3/27/10, 1:45 AM  

This book sounds fabulous! Your review brought a smile to my face and I do think my sweatpants are awesome! I'll have to add it to my wishlist!

Margot at Joyfully Retired 3/27/10, 2:32 AM  

I'm looking forward to this one. You are right about his web site. I could have spent all night there.

caite 3/27/10, 7:56 AM  

I almost passed over this review...and am glad I did not!

you are right...watching the cable news, hour after hour of bad news can give you a very slanted view of reality and it is great to be reminded about the awesome things that are all around us.
great review.

Nymeth 3/27/10, 3:19 PM  

I think I'm hooked on the blog. I can see the rest of my evening going down the drain :P

Beth Kephart 3/28/10, 7:54 AM  

I totally love these Amy Einhorn posts from you. It is so rare to get an entire view of one editor and her ambitions, as demonstrated by her selections in books.

And I'm all for awesome.

Alice Teh 3/29/10, 1:37 AM  

Oh yes, this sounds wonderful! I'm smiling already just reading some of the stuff described. :D

Christy (A Good Stopping Point) 3/31/10, 10:40 AM  

Sounds like a good book to have around and open to a random page for a smile.

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