25 November 2011

Imprint Friday (& Giveaway): The Book of (Holiday) Awesome by Neil Pasricha

Welcome to Imprint Friday and today's featured imprint: Amy Einhorn Books. Stop by each week to be introduced to a must-read title from one of my favorite imprints. I know you'll be adding many of these books to your wish list.

With the publication of The Book of (Holiday) Awesome, Neil Pasricha has become the first Imprint Friday author to have been featured three times. Awesome!

There's nothing like the holidays. They bring out the best, and sometimes the worst, in everyone. Luckily, Neil Pasricha is here to remind us that not only are the holidays great but there's actually even more to celebrate than we realize. From Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa to such holidays as Mother's Day and Father's Day, Thanksgiving, and beyond, The Book of (Holiday) Awesome will show you why holidays are . . . AWESOME!
Whenever I need some cheering up or a reminder to stop and appreciate the little things, I turn to Pasricha. Every day on his blog, 1000 Awesome Things, Pasricha shares a moment of joy and reminds us that if we make an effort to look at the world with fresh eyes, we can find some happiness, even in ordinary circumstances.

Pasricha's latest collection of awesomeness helps take the stress out of the holidays, whether it's from December shopping madness or springtime get-togethers with family. Here are just a few awesome moments that caught my attention:
  • That moment near the holidays when there’s suddenly cookies, chocolate, and candy everywhere . . . Awesome!
  • Just barely wrapping a gift with that tiny scrap of leftover paper . . . Awesome!
  • When you can actually hear it snowing . . . Awesome!
  • Pulling out that old box of Christmas ornaments from when you were a kid . . . Awesome!
  • Catching someone you love admiring you from across the room . . . Awesome!
I predict that reading through the winter holiday awesome moments from Pasricha's new collection will become a Beth Fish Reads December tradition. The Book of (Holiday) Awesome is perfect for gift giving and for reminding yourself to see the non-materialistic moments of the craziness of the holiday season.

I hope you find a moment of awesomeness today, whether you're out shopping, spending the day at work or with your family, or participating in Thankfully Reading Weekend.

I'll leave you with one thought: Waking up to realize you can have leftover pie for breakfast . . . Awesome!

Thanks to Amy Einhorn Books, one of my readers can win his or her own copy of The Book of (Holiday) Awesome just by filling out the following form. AWESOME! Because the giveaway is sponsored by the publisher, it is open only to those with a U.S. or Canada mailing address. I'll announce a winner (picked via random number generator) on December 1.

For Neil Pasricha's story of how and why he started looking for awesomeness, watch his TED talk:

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.

Book of (Holiday) Awesome at an Indie

Published by Putnam / Amy Einhorn Books, November 2011
ISBN-13: 9780399158599


Michelle 11/25/11, 6:55 AM  

I think we can all use a little awesome in our lives! Thanks for the opportunity to add some.

Beth Hoffman 11/25/11, 7:31 AM  

This book sounds great ... I'm all for holiday happiness! Thanks for the chance to win.

bermudaonion 11/25/11, 7:42 AM  

This is the book to pick up when you need a little smile. There's something init for everyone.

Sandy Nawrot 11/25/11, 7:58 AM  

I tend to get a little stressed out over the holidays, no matter how hard I work to be efficient and low key. I think this is just what I need.

Zibilee 11/25/11, 10:32 AM  

I haven't read any of these books, but they do indeed sound awesome! Great spotlight on this one today. I bet I would really enjoy it!

caite 11/25/11, 10:45 AM  

I am all about the holiday awesome!!

as to the stress, I finds a couple of drinks help. ;-)

Sheila (Bookjourney) 11/25/11, 10:53 AM  

Thanks Candice - I feel I could use a little "awesome" to finish out the year :)

Daryl 11/25/11, 10:57 AM  

I know the perfect person for this book .. if I win, its going to be gifted.

Janet,  11/25/11, 2:46 PM  

Boy, I need this book now. Today has not been the best and some awesome reminders would be helpful. Thanks for informing me of this book and the chance to win a copy!

Belle Wong 11/25/11, 2:47 PM  

This looks like such a fun book!

Margot 11/26/11, 11:53 AM  

I love Neil Pasricha's blog and now I love Neil Pasricha, thanks to that great video. He has such an honest way of looking at life and still loving it.

Dorte H 11/26/11, 2:12 PM  

Haha, my daughters pulled out the boxes of Christmas ornaments today.

Years ago, we had to help them, but today they know exactly where each thing should go - and we´d better not try to interfere :D

Anita 11/26/11, 5:59 PM  

I looked at this book today!! I love things like this.

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks 11/27/11, 3:04 PM  

a good reminder that often those "little things" can have big impact!

Julie P. 11/29/11, 6:24 AM  

I have yet to read one of the "awesome" books. This one sounds perfect for this time of year.

Mary (Bookfan) 11/29/11, 8:10 AM  

Thanks for the giveaway and for posting the awesome video!

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