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Average is the New Awesome: A Manifesto for the Rest of Us

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A celebration of ordinary awesomeness, for all of us who were told "You can do anything!" and then found out we actually can't


Crappy homes, lame love lives, getting passed over for a great job (again)--not what we expected for our adulthoods. Americans tell their children you can become anything! But let's face it--most of us can't.

Sure, some of our peers go on to
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published January 7th 2020 by Seal Press
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Traci
Jan 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
I picked this up for the title. I read it because I saw so much of myself in the author's struggles with being average. I don't know if others see me that way, but I certainly see myself as average. When I was young, I thought I wanted to have an "exciting" life. I didn't know what I would do for a living, but I didn't want to be bored - or boring. Fast forward 30+ years and I have what feels like a stable, and yes, somewhat dull, life. And I wonder often if I should do something else, live ...more
Kara Ingalls
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Calling all woman ages 25-35... this is a must read. Sam is witty and real about all the things we’re often insecure about. A great message about appreciating yourself for who you are and realizing that good enough is often good enough.
Enola
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Funny, down to eqrth, real pep talk...just when you think you are above average and all the work stress you are having is worth it, this is tgere to remind you it is not!
Elana Gross
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Reading this book is like getting together with an honest and funny friend who has the exact pep talk you need.
Courtney Campbell
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is so hilarious and relatable for those of us who feel average—a.k.a all of us. Matt perfectly portrays how we all feel about not being good enough in our careers, social lives, relationships, bodies, and life, but reminds us that there's nothing wrong with being average. I found myself relating to all of her stories in one way or another, and would highly recommend this book to anyone feeling a little lost in life—especially college students!!
Brandi
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An amazing book! It’s funny, smart and very relatable. Matt knows how to show us we’re all living extraordinary lives even though we think it’s mundane. Highly recommend!
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