This is not the Sound Bytes Book Review. But every now and then, a book comes along with the power and potential to transform boring everyday thinking into a higher and more enlightened state of awareness. Having read my share of novels dealing with life strategies and self-help perspectives, I have become a just a little tired and confused with all the complicated psychoanalytical overkill. Many books make it difficult to put their preachings into practice.
Such is not the case with Neil Pasricha’s hugely popular “The Book of Awesome”. If you haven’t heard of it, I regret to inform you that you might just be in the minority. The book contains almost four hundred pages that expose life’s trivial but important details in a truly unique, entertaining, often humourous, and most importantly, simple fashion. Pasricha has assembled a collection of vivid thoughts on the awesome things in life we all can relate to but almost always take for granted. For instance… He discusses the great feeling that arises from sleeping in new bed sheets, the sound of scissors cutting construction paper, getting gas just before the price goes up, giving a trucker the signal to blow his horn, finding money in your old coat pocket, the tantalizing aroma of bakery air, high-fiving babies, the joy of getting the milk-to-cereal ratio just right, etc., etc., etc.
These are the simple things… life’s small pleasures that can make a big difference just by reading about them. And trust me, you’ll have a hard time forgetting many of them as you resume your everyday life. Pasricha ends every thought in the book with a consistently simple expression that says it all… “AWESOME!” There is really no other way to describe it.
Check out the author’s website at www.1000awesomethings.com for a sneak peek.