"No one can be lonely who has a book for company." ~ Nelle Reagan

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Stranger's Choice 7/13/2011

So, I haven't posted "A Stranger's Choice" for some time but with good reason....really! For the past 6 weeks I have been ill.  After two weeks of persistent coughing and fever (no, the fever didn't last two weeks! ;P), I finally went to see the doctor and lo and behold, I was diagnosed with pneumonia!  I have never had pneumonia in my life!  So, a course of antibiotics later, still not better, then another course of antibiotics, which brings us to mid-July, my lungs are finally clear.  The cough persists, though not so bad and I am tired but better.  Needless to say, with all this going on, I wasn't going out.

Anyway, this brings us to the post today.  As I sat in the doctor's waiting room, I noticed a lady across the way reading The Book of Awesome.  She was smiling as she sat there, totally enthralled in the book.  Too soon, she was called in and then me and I didn't see her again.  So, no, I didn't talk to her but by her expression I could tell she was totally enjoying The Book of Awesome!

Have you seen the coffee commercial which features the author, Neil Pasricha?  The Book of Awesome flashes across the screen and the author talks briefly about depression and that it's ok to be down sometimes.  He advises to look for the small good things, of which, incidentally, there are many in his book; to help make those grey days a little brighter.  (can you imagine the tie-in here for the coffee drinker?)

Take a peak at the book:


From neighbors with pools to ordering off the menu at fast-food restaurants to fixing electronics by smacking themThe Book of Awesome takes on life’s sweet feats with all the honest humor and winning enthusiasm that has earned Pasricha’s blog its millions of followers. But while powered along by Pasricha’s distinctive, fresh, and hilarious voice, The Book of Awesome isn’t about one man’s favorite things, but rather a catalog of the universal little pleasures we all share. With its focus on the many things that bring us together rather than the few things that split us apart, it’s a book that will appeal to people from all walks of life — housewives and college kids, children and senior citizens alike. Arising out of Pasricha’s riffs on popping bubble wrap and getting a trucker to blow his horn is an unexpected, genuine sort of inspiration, as The Book of Awesome offers up a hearty cheer for all the little things we take for granted.

Do you think there's a better book to read while under the weather, feeling the blues, or sitting ever so long in the doctor's waiting room?  I want to find a copy now! 


What is your kind of awesome to brighten your thoughts?


1 comment:

  1. This books sounds, well, awesome! Thanks for the heads up, I will definitely look for a copy.


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