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Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  14,161 ratings  ·  2,302 reviews
From the creator and star of Hamilton, with beautiful illustrations by Jonny Sun, comes a book of affirmations to inspire readers at the beginning and end of each day.

Good morning. Do NOT get stuck in the comments section of life today. Make, do, create the things. Let others tussle it out. Vamos!

Before he inspired the world with Hamilton and was catapulted to
Hardcover, 207 pages
Published October 16th 2018 by Random House
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Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
gmorning, lin-manuel miranda!
you wrote this book for me - a reader, a fan, a human -
to tell me how important, wonderful, and inspiring i am.
and so this review is for you.
you, the creator of moments
and cherisher of memories.
you, who transform letters into places of safety.
so live well today,
knowing your words will always be home.

gnight, lin-manuel miranda!
you wrote a book for me - a bookworm, an admirer, a person -
which told me how significant, lovely, and motivating i am.
and so i wrote this
Larry H
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I didn't realize how much I needed this book until I read it.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the genius behind Hamilton and In the Heights , has a pretty prolific following on Twitter. Each day he provides a tweet of encouragement in the morning and one in the evening. Sometimes they're humorous, sometimes they're inspirational, and sometimes they just hit you right where you need them to.

Gmorning, Gnight! Little Pep Talks for Me & You is a compilation of those tweets of encouragement, accompanied
Whitney Atkinson
I'm holding off on rating this because I listened to it on audio and didn't get to see any of Jonny's drawings, which I expect will be integral to the book. But just for the listening experience of Lin narrating this, his soothing voice, how short it was, how personalized the advice and kind words were in his lovely voice, I adored it. I listened to this in 45 minutes as I was lying in bed and playing Animal Crossing before going to sleep, and it made me smile and tear up and totally relax. I'm ...more
Jessica Jeffers
Perfection. Lin-Manuel Miranda is maybe the most incredible human being on the planet.

A personal story about how one of Lin's tweets helped me, with a content warning for talk of suicide:

The news that Anthony Bourdain had taken his own life came when I was at my own emotional low-point. I was in a job that I had loved and fought for, but was working for a boss who was destroying my soul. Before long, it grew into the single worst depressive episode of my life. I often woke up at 2 in the
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful. I'm so grateful.
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"What if — instead of compulsively reaching for your phone — you could reach for a book? A kind of comfort object that could keep you company all day long.
Jonny Sun


I love Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You. Seriously, I truly love this book. It is a charmming book of wonderfully inspiring pep talks. I feel so good starting and ending my day reading Lin-Manuel Miranda inspiring words, & Jonny Sun's drawings make me smile.

Rather than boring you with my take on Lin-Manuel
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Apr 07, 2019 rated it did not like it
Gmorning. Hope springs eternal.
Gnight. Collection is infernal.

I’m going to sound like a big grumpus here, but I found neither motivation nor inspiration in these greetings, in fact they’re trite bordering on nonsensical. Honestly, I’d rather read Dr. Seuss, at least those rhyme.

An example…
Gmorning. Wear sensible shoes as you kick down doors.
Gnight, Take off your sensible shoes, put on your dancin’ shoes, you deserve it.

Let the power of that wash over you before you read this next one…

This was lovely to read, I adore how Lin initially tweeted these just to be nice and cheer someone’s day and it’s gotten so bigger than that because of his well-deserved fame.

The illustrations were really cute and nice to see alongside the poetry.

I borrowed this from the library so I’m thinking of buying the actual book and re-reading this - a double page spread every day to hopefully keep me thinking throughout the day positive thoughts.

A sweet read. 3.5 stars.
may ❀
book #8 done for the contemporary-a-thon under the challenge of: read a contemporary in a non-traditional format.

these were so cute and sweet and honestly warmed my smol anxious little heart
Jul 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

Lin's narration = <3
Love his energy!

This lifted my mood and was very peaceful to me.

Would recommend.
Oct 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
"Gmorning, love.
Your best impulse, that selfless impulse, let
it take the wheel.
Let it drive you toward the person you
dreamed you'd be."

7:46 AM - 21 Nov 2017


I got my daughter Lin-Manuel Miranda's book of daily affirmation/pep tweets. I guess that is a thing. They are sweet. I stil don't regret spending her future college money on Tickets to Broadway's Hamilton in July, 2016. I thought that would finally quench my daughter's interest in Hamilton, L-MM, etc., but I neglected to plan for what a
Fred Slusher
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Reading this book was like receiving a warm hug from a loved one that you haven’t seen in a very long time. Like coming home and feeling instantly safer. Like looking up at the sky and knowing that no matter what happens, you will be okay.
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone needing a book-form friend
Recommended to 7jane by: Kelly Miller
This book is a compilation of short pep talks for each morning and evening, with illustrations that really add to the text (like flying garbage trucks, for example). The texts are compiled from Miranda's Twitter greetings, and I think this is a really good choice, hence my five stars.

The mornings and evenings mirror each other; you can dip into the book at random, or just go through, gradually or like a book. You might also sometimes feel like putting some on Post-Its or other places of
Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten*
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Read this in less than an hour. Remembered some of them from Twitter, which was fun. Awesome stuff.
Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You is an adorable book of affirmations, that is equal parts inspirational and funny plus the gorgeous illustrations are an added treat to the eyes.

On the whole, this book is really very simple, just a few words accompanying the good morning and good night greetings, but those handful of words are totally spot on! One could open this up at any page and read it and be delighted/inspired/encouraged by them. I think this is a perfect coffee-table
Lupita Reads
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The world needs more books like these! Rooted in honesty- these pep talks are extremely likely to further brighten any day. It’s definitely a book I’ll be grabbing off the shelf when I need a pick me up.
I don’t have a book of quotations
Or wisdom I pull from the shelf;
Most often the greetings I wish you
Are the greetings I wish for myself.

So if I write “relax,” then I’m nervous,
Or if I write, “cheer up,” then I’m blue.
I’m writing what I wish somebody would say,
Then switching the pronoun to you.

And after a few years of greetings,
They started to vary in tone;
And people said, “Lin, your gmornings and nights
Are the nicest things up in my phone.”

What's not to love about Lin-Manuel Miranda? This book
Lin-Manuel Miranda is a national treasure. He’s a precious Cinnamon (Linnamon) Roll who needs to be protected always and is one of the only reasons I use Twitter. Basically...I love him. He regularly does good morning and good night tweets. Little snippets of love and encouragement. You can hear his voice in them. They are delightful. This book is a collection of those tweets with illustrations. Perfect. I think it would also make a nice gift. (Hint hint-my copy was from the library. Just ...more
Oct 20, 2018 rated it it was ok
Accept it for what it is— a collection of Twitter-ready inspirational sayings, aphorisms, and poems which convey the usual self-help niceties and advice (“Let’s make some new mistakes,” “This moment will pass,”” Face the day,” or “Dream big” for example.). Expecting much more from Miranda, I was underwhelmed.
damn, I really needed that (4.5) ...more
J & J
Dec 17, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Too much like Dr. Seuss which is fine if you are reading Dr. Seuss but this isn't.
Steve Stivaktis
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
This is pretty much exactly what I needed right now. I'd tattoo bits of it on me any day, just to remember that I'm not alone and that life is worth it.

Thank you, Lin-Manuel.
When you were born you held infinite promise. You’re older, you’re all banged up by life, but you hold that promise still.
Krista Regester
I hated every second of this, but it's Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Banny Carstairs
Oct 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don’t know if I loved more listening the ones I hadn’t seen before in his twitter profile or the ones I had seen and retweeted.
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Let me set the scene: I'm having what could be classified as "a rough time" meaning that nothing is serious is wrong, everyone is healthy and I have people who love me, but I'm still finding reasons to cry at the gym or in my car. I go to the mailbox on Tuesday because my husband tells me he ordered a surprise for me weeks ago and it's here. Open the mailbox; it's PEP TALKS FROM LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA. I started crying in the street because there is maybe nothing in the world that would have made me ...more
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I need this right now but I‘M WILLING TO WAIT FOR IT!!! ...more
Tara deCamp
Mar 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lin Manuel-Miranda is a treasure. His words of encouragement and comfort are so pure, lovely, and helpful.

One of my favorites:
Gnight! The moment that connects you to your true passion might be on the other side of tonight. Or just a baby step there. Let's see!
Dec 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lin-Manuel Miranda managed to write a book that walks the fine line between the overly sentimental and the inspirational. Reading this book, I feel nothing but inspiration and a feeling of contentment. Each of these little bits of bite-sized pieces of awesome are just perfect to ingest and take with you for the day or through the night while you rest. They are lovely, sweet, and wonderful and have an air of goodness about them. I recommend this for when you need a non-schmaltzy pick-me-up. For ...more
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Lin-Manuel Miranda is a composer, lyricist, writer, rapper, and actor. He is an award-winning artist (including: Tony, Grammy, Pulitzer Prize, and MacArthur "Genius" Award) known for In the Heights (composer-lyricist, actor) and Hamilton (book, music and lyrics, in addition to playing the title role).
You're gonna make mistakes.
You're gonna fail.
You're gonna get back up.
You're gonna break hearts.
You're gonna change minds.
You're gonna make noise.
You're gonna make music.
You're gonna be late, let's GO.

You're gonna fall down.
You're gonna be tested.
You're gonna learn about yourself.
You're gonna get brave.
You're gonna take stands.
You're gonna make waves.
You're gonna make history.
You're gonna need rest, REST UP.”
*ties one end of this sentence to your heart,
the other end to everyone who loves you,
even the ones you haven’t heard from for a
*checks knots*

*ties one end of this sentence to your heart, the
other end to everyone who loves you in this life,
even if clouds obscure your view*
*checks knots*
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