The Book of (Holiday) Awesome
There's nothing like the holidays. They bring out the best, and sometimes the worst, in everyone. Luckily, Neil Pasricha is here to remind us that not only are the holidays great but there's actually even more to celebrate than we realize. From Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa to such holidays as Mother's Day and Father's Day, Thanksgiving, and beyond, The Book of...more
I should have known that Pasricha would offer up more than yuletide ...more
Need a pick-me-up?
Grab the Book of (Holiday) Awesome and flip to whatever holiday has gotten you frazzled.
I read The Book of Awesome and The Book of (Even More) Awesome many years ago, but just now got my hands on a copy of this one and I LOVE IT.
The Book of (Holiday) Awesome includes:
Post Thanksgiving naps
Real bearded Santas
Drinking with Grandma
Halloween candy trading
It hits on all the important traditions and all the holidays you love.
It really is a pick-me-up to remember ...more
As part of a holiday reading challenge I visited the library and borrowed The Book of (Holiday) Awesome. This was written by Canadian author, Neil Pasricha who I was privileged to meet in November at The Art of Leadership Conference. To prepare for the holidays I had been looking for a holiday book that was inclusive of holidays other than just Christmas. This book shares awesome thoughts Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa as well as other holidays throughout ...more
...the only problem is, I was under the impression that this was strictly a christmasy book, but actually this book encompasses ALL holidays—from Christmas to New Year's to Thanksgiving and Halloween and more. So I didn't *technically* finish this, having only read from the Christmas portion, but I'll be sure to dive into this charming little book every time a holiday is around the corner, to remind me of the ...more
This book was amazing I got to learn about holidays that some of them i didn't even know existed.
The thing that i took from this book was that even if you don't celebrate the holiday doesn't mean you can learn about it.
i personally celebrate Christmas but i enjoyed reading about Hanaka very much.
i would definitely suggest this book to someone who wants to widen there holiday knowledge.
The smell of a fresh Christmas tree. I grew up on artificial...There were red for long ones, orange for medium, and yellow for the short baby ones on top. - p 14
Driving around town to see all the Christmas lights. - p. 35
Becoming a doctor in The Game of Life. - p. 45
Using the stock answer for a Trivial Pursuit category and getting the pie piece. - p. ...more
"When the wrapping paper lines up perfectly when you go to tape it -- Wrapping is serious. Yes, somewhere between peeling tape, snipping corners, and curling ribbons, you start obsessing over all the little details. And sure, if you're like me your present just ends up a corner-dented patchwork of twisted tape and shoddy edges. But for the pros there's something sweet about getting the whole thing looking jusssssssst right. AWESOME!"
hahahahahhaha. Oh man, ...more
I would recommend this book for the person who is feeling overwhelmed during this Christmas season-it is a nice little break to remind yourself that while you may be annoyed with the crowds, and planning holiday feasts with crazy family members in the end it will all be worth it. Awesome.
**the last entry in the book is one of my favourites that I ...more
The book wasn't bad, but it's just not my cup of tea. Guess I'm too cynical... at least it was a short book though and some of the sections were a little ...more
This may mean I now need to buy the original book, The Book of Awesome so I can read one daily.
Pass me a drink. Let's chill on the ripped couch at the back. I love this place. Book lovers are my favorite people. (And my favorite lovers.)
My name is Neil Pasricha (PASS-REACH-AH) and I'm the New York Times-blah-blah bestselling author of YOU ARE AWESOME, THE HAPPINESS EQUATION, and THE BOOK OF AWESOME series. My books have published a lot of languages I can't read, spent ...more