Remember last year when I oohed and aahed over Neil Pasricha's The Book of Awesome and his entertaining blog 1000 Awesome Things? I'm happy to tell you that so many people felt the same way that his second book, The Book of (Even More) Awesome, was recently released.
As Neil says in the introduction to the new collection, many of us get overwhelmed with the stresses and strains of balancing work and family, some of us are dealing with personal losses, and others are simply feeling down in the dumps. By taking time each day to notice the awesome moments--no matter how small--we can find bits of happiness even under the gloomiest conditions.
Here are a few of my own awesome moments from the last few days:
- Lazing on the deck on a sunny afternoon pretending to read. Awesome!
- Finally putting the snow shovels away for the season. Awesome!
- Spotting a pileated woodpecker in my apple tree. Awesome!
- Getting a note from Neil to share with my readers. Even More Awesome!
Beth Fish Readers!Thanks so much Neil. I'm thrilled that you have seen such success; because of your blog and books, many people find a spark of joy every day.
Hello! Whew! What a year it's been since we last chatted!
Congrats to those of you still doing the Amy Einhorn Perpetual Challenge! I had lunch with Amy in New York this week and I can personally verify that she is an absolute gem. She is shiny and sparkly and extremely valuable. And the books she keeps releasing are awesome to say the least.
Thank you all so much sincerely for your support last year when The Book of Awesome came out! I can't honestly believe it's still number one on bestseller lists a year later.
This past week I had the Nerve Attack of a lifetime when I went on The Today Show for The Book of (Even More) Awesome. You can't see the sweat stains in the clip but I assure you they were there. A sprightly and confident Dick Van Dyke sitting next to me only added to the worries. It was a fun day and reminded me how lucky it's been to talk to everyone about awesome things.
More than anything, I just wanted to say a massive thank you to all of you for the support. You guys are great. You guys are terrific. And you guys are very truly . . . AWESOME!
Lots of love from Canada,
The Book of (Even More) Awesome is the kind of book you browse through when you need a pick-me-up. Some of you might consider reading a passage every morning so you can start your day with a smile. Share some awesomeness with your friends and family and encourage others to talk about their own magical moments.
What were your awesome moments from the last few days?
Now what could be more awesome than than getting a note from Neil or bringing a smile to someone's face? The chance to win a signed copy of The Book of (Even More) Awesome. Because this giveaway is being sponsored by the publisher, it's open only to people with a U.S. or Canada mailing address.
To enter, just fill out this form. I'll pick a winner (using a random number generator) on May 20. Good luck!
Amy Einhorn Books is a featured imprint on Beth Fish Reads. For more information about the imprint, please read Amy Einhorn's open letter posted here on January 25, 2010, or click the Amy Einhorn tab below my banner photo. To join the Amy Einhorn Books Reading Challenge, click the link.
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