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You Are Awesome: How to Navigate Change, Wrestle with Failure, and Live an Intentional Life

November 04, 2019

Written in Neil Pasricha’s trademark high-energy, takeaway-laden style, YOU ARE AWESOME is a 288-page hardcover from Simon & Schuster which offers a smacking takedown of our never-good-enough cell-phone culture and helps us develop resilience.

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imagecvnks.pngFrom Neil Pasricha—New York Times, million-copy bestselling author of The Book of Awesome series and The Happiness Equation, thought leader for the next generation, and one of the most popular TED speakers in the world—comes a revelatory and inspiring book that will change the way we view failure and help us build resilience.


“No one knows ‘awesome’ like Neil Pasricha, and here he explores how we can make our very lives more awesome. With real-life stories and a conversational style, he shows how we can move forward in the face of challenge to make our days more intentional and joyful.” — GRETCHEN RUBIN, author of The Happiness Project and Outer Order, Inner Calm 

“With all the world throws at us, resilience is now a precious commodity, and it’s the underpinning of this terrifically helpful book by Neil Pasricha. You Are Awesome is more than a boost for your self-esteem, it’s a perspective-setter for failure and success, and an homage to the amazing reserves of the human soul.” — MITCH ALBOM, author of Finding Chika and The Five People You Meet in Heaven

“[Pasricha’s] tone is light, but his message is thought-provoking and inspiring. We’ve all failed at something, according to the author. The important thing is to turn failures into life lessons. Under Pasricha’s guidance, readers learn how to reframe their stories and put life in perspective, making the road to awesome not only possible but enjoyable.”BOOKLIST


We are lucky. For most of us, famine, plague, economic depression, and other life-threatening catastrophes are the stuff of history books. We’re living in an era with the highest-ever rates of longevity, education, and wealth. Cars drive us home as our phones entertain us before we arrive to food delivered to the front door. We have it all!

But there’s just one side effect. We no longer have the tools to handle failure... or even perceived failure. When we fall, we lie on the sidewalk crying. When we spill, we splatter. When we crack, we shatter. We are turning into an army of porcelain dolls.

A rude email from the boss means calling in sick. Only two likes on our post means we don’t have friends. Cell phones show us we’re never good enough. Yesterday’s butterflies are tomorrow’s panic attacks. Record numbers of students have clinical anxiety. And what about depression, loneliness, and suicide? All rising!

What do we desperately need to learn? RESILIENCE. And we need to learn it fast.

Read You Are Awesome to learn:

  • The single word that keeps your options open after failure
  • What every commencement speech gets wrong
  • 3 ways to dramatically accelerate your ability to learn and adapt
  • The 2-minute morning practice that helps eliminate worry
  • Why you need an Untouchable Day (and how to get one)
  • and much, much more...

Because the truth is, you really are awesome.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Neil Pasricha thinks, writes, and speaks about intentional living. He is the New York Times bestselling author of five books, including The Book of Awesome and The Happiness Equation, which together have spent over 200 weeks on bestseller lists and have sold over 1,000,000 copies. He hosts the award-winning podcast 3 Books where he’s on a fifteen-year-long quest to uncover the thousand most formative books in the world. He gives over fifty speeches a year, appearing for audiences at TED, SXSW, and Google. He has degrees from Queen’s University and Harvard Business School. He lives in Toronto with his wife and three sons. 

 

This giveaway is being brought to you by Simon & Schuster. We have 20 copies available.

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