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You Are Awesome: How to Navigate Change, Wrestle with Failure, and Live an Intentional Life

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From Neil Pasricha—New York Times, million-copy bestselling author of The Book of Awesome series and The Happiness Equation, thought leader for the next generation, and one of the most popular TED speakers in the world—comes a revelatory and inspiring book that will change the way we view failure and help us build resilience.

We are lucky. For most of us, famine, plague, ec
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Expected publication: November 5th 2019 by Gallery Books
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Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've read several of this author's inspiring books. This is yet another great addition to your library: turn to it when you've had a rough day. Don't let everyday failures or even major failures keep you down forever is the take away from this one. Highly recommended and a quick read.
Jennifer Blankfein
Oct 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Neil Pasricha whittles down life’s challenges to surmountable problems and tells us very simply how to conduct ourselves to reach success. Wise advice, simple to follow and peppered with some great tid bits and stories from his life...I recommend this book - for my sons, my husband, my mother....a great gift for everyone! Full review to come on https://booknationbyjen.com.
Danielle
Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This was the most loving and surprisingly empowering self-help book I’ve ever picked up. For some reason, self-help books have rarely hit home for me. I find they usually go in one of two ways: either they tend to be hyper-idealistic while conveniently ignoring the innumerable factors that could prevent one from dropping everything and “following your dreams!”…. or they’re on the other side of the spectrum whe
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Eddy Yang
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Would you fail your way to success? or remain a failure? There are so many people who fail at reaching success and that’s fine, but what’s not fine is if you don’t get up and keep moving forward. You Are Awesome by Neil Pasricha is filled with life-related stories, tips when hardship approaches, and secrets that Neil learned throughout his life.

Everyone hits rock bottom at some point in our lives, but what happens if we get stuck? Neil explains that nothing is over until you give up on it. Al
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Sandeep Gautam
Sep 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is an attempt to highlight the importance of resilience in life and to share a few hard earned lessons with everyone. The book uses autobiographical content a lot and is thus not just a nine point pathway to achieve resilience- its grounded in lived experience. That is both its beauty and it undoing- as in though the secrets may be research backed they come across as anecdotal.

Take for example the power of yet or the 'add dot dot dot' secret. Now that is grounded in the work of Carol
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Wang
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
To be completely fair, I received an advance reader copy for being part of his secret club. What club you ask? You'll have to listen to this 3 books podcast to find out.

Incredible book by the always down to earth, very funny and quite tactical author Neil. Neil, as you know, is the best selling author of The Book of Awesome series and one of my favourite books of all time The Happiness Equation and he brings the same warm style, as if talking to a good friend, from his previous books to this on
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Kassie
Sep 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this honest, yet uplifting, self-help book. Often books like this can be either too upbeat or too "get over it already", but Pasricha hits a good middle note and seems to tell it like it is. He is supportive but not to the point of coddling, and honest but not harsh. Sometimes life is great, and sometimes it isn't, but the important thing is to learn what you can and keep going. I appreciate that he illustrates his points with lots of examples taken from his life, and the short ...more
Brendan Brooks
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Was given this book to read and review prior to publication. Great opportunity I am thankful for as it is a simple, accessible, 9 point plan to a better life. I particularly liked the first concept of adding a dot-dot-dot to self doubt and open it up to be unfinished and to be completed positively. This works with our business brand, so i can see plenty of ways this can help our clients. All the other 8 concepts are easy to understand, Neil adds some very personal anecdotes to frame them and bui ...more
Andrea
Oct 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s, net-galley
*I received this book from NetGalley in return for a honest review*

This is a short and sweet book that is packed full with lots of tips and tricks for changing your life around with lots of humorous and serious stories from Neil's own life. I have read Neil's previous books and I liked how this ties into those, but also strikes out on its own.

My only complaint is that the chapters were very short and I felt like because of this they were a little choppy. I would of preferred a bit more of a flo
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Rosie M Be Right
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What an awesome little book! Lots of great advice, but sprinkled throughout easy read, relatable stories. As I read the book, all I could think is how relevant this book is to me - mid career, but would also be to new university grads. Resiliency is a lagging skill for many of us. The author provides helpful ideas for how to change our mindset and reframe thinking when faced with a problem- therefore building resiliency along the way. A quick easy read that will leave your brain refreshed. ...more
Cari
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was so pleased to receive an early copy of this book - I read it right away, in one big gulp. I love Neil Pasricha's outlook on life and great tips for keeping up the happy. In this book, he shares many personal anecdotes and discusses ways to deal with setbacks in life. I love the idea of having Untouchable Days, and if you can't fit a whole day into your schedule, at least a few hours is totally refreshing. I will definitely return to this book for a pick-me-up. Thanks to the author, publish ...more
Rose
Sep 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this self help book concept and the idea of putting ellipses at the end of an event in your life rather than a period. This is a wonderful self-help book about resilience and never giving up and letting events you're been through be the period in your life. Highly recommend.

I would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with a copy free of charge. This is my honest and unbiased opinion of it.
Margaret
Aug 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was lucky enough to be able to read an advance copy of this book, lucky because I was very impressed. Although it is a small book with some humour and an easy read, it is filled with reasonable (easy to follow) tips to help you lead a better life. The author has also included examples from his own life, allowing you to see how the advice works in the real world. It would make both a great gift for young adults starting out in life and any of us older folk looking to do things better.
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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 ei
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