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Neil Pasricha

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Neil Pasricha (Paz-REE-cha) never imagined that writing about the smell of gasoline, thinking it’s Thursday when it’s really Friday, or wearing underwear just out of the dryer would amount to anything. A self-described “average guy” with a typical 9-to-5 job in the suburbs, Neil started his blog 1000 Awesome Things, as a small reminder — in a world of rising sea levels, global conflict, and a troubled economy — of the free, easy little joys that make life sweet. He certainly didn’t anticipate that his site would gain a readership of millions of people, win two Webby Awards (“the Internet’s highest honor” according to The New York Times), be named one of PC Magazine’s Top 100 Sites, or become a place where people from around the world would ...more


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Neil Pasricha I've got two books slated to come out in the next 12 months:

1) Awesome is Everywhere - A 32-page children's picture book coming out in Fall, 2015.…more
I've got two books slated to come out in the next 12 months:

1) Awesome is Everywhere - A 32-page children's picture book coming out in Fall, 2015. It's an interactive, hyperrealistic photo book which, frankly, has been a labor of love for a couple years. I hired an animation studio that does work for The Discovery Channel and we used hundreds of photos (and even hired a photographer in Cuba to take pictures of crabs!) to give readers the feeling of using their fingers to zoom into the Earth, shake the book to make waves, flip the book over their head to dive underwater, and pinch their fingers right into the sand to see all the molecular detail.

2) The Happiness Equation: Want Nothing + Do Anything = Have Everything. This is my new business book coming out next Spring. Basically, when my wife told me she was pregnant, I suddenly had this thought: What if I didn't get to tell my child everything I want to share about living a happy life? So, for the duration of her pregnancy, I wrote every day until I came up with this book. It is comprised of 9 counterintuitive secrets to living a happy life. I have a feeling some of them will be controversial!!

Thanks so much for the question,

Neil

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I’m no tennis pro.


Yet somehow this past weekend I got tricked into playing a game with my brother-in-law Dee. I hadn’t played tennis in years, but Dee and I managed to scrounge around my dad’s basement to find two wooden rackets and a tube of balls. Even though each tennis ball was sunfaded to its own unique shade of light green and the rackets were made before I was born, they managed to do th...

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“Life is so great that we only get a tiny moment to enjoy everything we see. And that moment is right now. And that moment is counting down. And that moment is always, always fleeting. You will never be as young as you are right now.”
Neil Pasricha, The Book of Awesome

“The [Five Second Rule] has many variations, including The Three Second Rule, The Seven Second Rule, and the extremely handy and versatile The However Long It Takes Me to Pick Up This Food Rule.”
Neil Pasricha, The Book of Awesome

“Gliding down the bike path on a Saturday morning, you whip by somebody peddling in the opposite direction and give each other a nod. For a moment it's like "Hey, we're both doing the same thing. Let's be friends for a second.”
Neil Pasricha, The Book of Awesome

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