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A Book Literally Filled with Awesome by Anna, Teen Blogger

Around Thanksgiving we are always asked what we are thankful for. The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha is filled with the simple things that we are always thankful for, but often forget to mention when someone asks us, “What are you thankful for?”

The book started out as a website that Neil Pasricha started called 1000 awesome things, where he made a list of (as the title implies) a thousand awesome things. The website quickly gained popularity and The Book of Awesome was later published.

Book of Awesome- book coverThe Book of Awesome mentions many wonderful things and then elaborates on the awesomeness of each awesome thing in a way in that is hilarious and also makes you say, “that really is awesome!”

Some of the things mentioned are:

  • Popping bubble wrap
  • Watching The Price is Right when you’re at home sick
  • Taking off your shoes on a long car ride
  • Reading the nutritional label and eating it anyway
  • Perfectly toasted toast

And many more...

This book is amazing to read at any time, but is particularly wonderful after a long and tiring day when you’re not feeling the best. It is a wonderful pick-me-up that reminds you of all the great things that did happen that you just forgot to notice.

Whether you’re trying to think about what you are thankful for this Thanksgiving, need a little cheering up, or are just looking for a laugh, The Book of Awesome is a great read for anyone. Sometimes we all need a little reminder about all the little things that are so...



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