You Are Awesome by neil pasricha

Written in Pasricha’s trademark high-energy, takeaway-laden style, You Are Awesome is for everyone—including anyone processing a breakup, people whose careers are quickly getting disrupted, parents wanting to help children be mentally tougher, and millennials looking for a flashlight to help illuminate the dark path of adulthood.

“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

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7 Things This Book Will Teach You

  1. The single word that keeps your options open after failure (Page 32)

  2. Why you need to have more one-night stands (Page 93)

  3. What every commencement speech gets wrong (Page 152)

  4. 3 ways to dramatically accelerate your change and learning rate (Page 161)

  5. The 2-minute morning practice that helps eliminate worry (Page 170)

  6. The reason you shouldn’t buy the $5 million Manhattan condo (Page 201)

  7. Why you need an Untouchable Day (and how to get one) (Page 217)

…and much more.


“Do you have thin skin like the rest of us? The tool you need is resilience. Let this deeply researched book be your step-by-step guide.”

–SUSAN CAIN, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking


“I have been through struggle. I have been through loss. And I have had to get stronger. Resilience is a muscle that hurts to build. What would have made it easier? Neil’s words. This book. A recipe for thickening our skin in thin-skinned times.”

–JAMES FREY, author of A Million Little Pieces


“A brilliant book, generous, heartfelt and true. Neil is going to help you change your life.”

–SETH GODIN, author of Linchpin


“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 co-host of the Happier podcast


“With Neil’s signature style of humor, research, whimsy and insight, You Are Awesome touches a chord and shows us the power of combining optimism and resilience to create more meaning at work, school and home…”

–SHAWN ACHOR, author of Big Potential and The Happiness Advantage


“A playful, yet powerful path from anxious to awesome. Pasricha blends science, story and a healthy dose of humor to deliver tools and strategies that cultivate resilience in a world that’s never needed it more. Read You Are Awesome now!”

–JONATHAN FIELDS, author and founder of Good Life Project and Sparketype


“Neil’s the happiness mixologist. He combines an insight for awesome, a dry sense of humour, hard-earned wisdom and just the right amount of science, shakes it all together vigorously, and then pours you a libation you can toast to life that’s rich, resilient and deeply delicious. Cheers!”

–MICHAEL BUNGAY STANIER, author of The Coaching Habit


“Pick up this book for its gloriously self-affirming title — after all, you are awesome! — and stay for its wise and transformative advice. Writing in his usual engaging style, Pasricha will challenge you to build resilience, get out of your own way, and pursue a life of accomplishment and meaning.”

–DANIEL H. PINK, author of When, Drive, and To Sell Is Human


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Why is life getting harder instead of easier?
How do I get back up after life knocks me down?
And how do I grow stronger and live more intentionally?

These are just some of the big life questions Neil tackles in his motivating new book You Are Awesome. And Neil knows what he’s talking about—he’s dealt with many failures and flops throughout his life and, in addition to sharing these intimacies, he also offers simple, research-backed models we can all use to get back up and stay on track.

Resilience is a skill in desperately short supply today. One side effect of living in our era of abundance is that we no longer have the tools to handle failure or even perceived failure. We are turning into an army of porcelain dolls. We no longer bend, we break. When we spill, we splatter. When we crack, we shatter. The New York Times reports that nearly two thirds of college students report “overwhelming anxiety.” Cell phones show us we’re never good enough. And what about rates of depression, loneliness, and suicide? All rising!

The world is ready for Neil’s new approach to resilience in the form of nine accessible, story-based, science-backed secrets that will help you live stronger and with intention. By taking this journey with Neil as your guide, you’ll learn how to navigate failure, how to positively reframe your own perceptions, and ultimately, how to become your most unbreakable, powerful and awesome self.

Written in Pasricha’s trademark high-energy, takeaway-laden awesome style, this book is for everyone—including fresh grads walking into their first jobs, anyone processing a breakup, people whose industries or careers are quickly getting disrupted, parents wanting to help children be mentally tougher, children wanting to help parents be mentally tougher, and millennials looking for a flashlight to help illuminate the dark path of adulthood.

This book is for anyone who needs to be reminded that every problem is an opportunity, that every dead end has a hidden door, and that every step back is ultimately a step forward.

Pssst…. This book is also a little reminder that YOU ARE AWESOME.

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About Neil Pasricha

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 Apple 'Best of 2018' award-winning podcast 3 Books with Neil Pasricha, which features live conversations with guests such as Malcolm Gladwell, Judy Blume, David Sedaris, and Chris Anderson of TED.

He gives over fifty speeches a year to audiences such as Royal Families in the Middle East, SXSW, and Shopify. Prior to his current work, Neil completed his MBA from Harvard Business School and spent a decade as Director of Leadership at Walmart. He lives in Toronto with his wife and three sons.


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