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You Are Awesome

How to Navigate Change, Wrestle with Failure, and Live an Intentional Life

INSTANT #1 BESTSELLER

This revelatory and inspiring book will change the way we view failure and help us build resilience from the 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.

Why is life getting harder instead of easier? How do I get back up after life knocks me down? And how do I grow stronger and live more intentionally?

We are lucky. For most of us, famine, plague, economic depression, and other life-threatening catastrophes are the stuff of history books. We’re living in an era with the highest-ever rates of longevity, education, and wealth. Cars drive us home as our phones entertain us before we arrive to food delivered to the front door. We have it all!

But there’s just one side effect. We no longer have the tools to handle failure or even perceived failure. When we fall, we lie on the sidewalk crying. When we spill, we splatter. When we crack, we shatter. We are turning into an army of porcelain dolls.

A rude email from the boss means calling in sick. Only two likes on our post means we don’t have friends. Cell phones show us we’re never good enough. Yesterday’s butterflies are tomorrow’s panic attacks. Record numbers of students have clinical anxiety. And what about depression, loneliness, and suicide?

All rising!

What do we desperately need to learn?

RESILIENCE. And we need to learn it fast.

Read You Are Awesome to learn:
• The single word that keeps your options open after failure
• What every commencement speech gets wrong
• 3 ways to dramatically accelerate your ability to learn and adapt
• The 2-minute morning practice that helps eliminate worry
• Why you need an Untouchable Day (and how to get one)
• and much, much more...

Because the truth is, you really are awesome.

Photo by Leia Vita

Neil Pasricha thinks, writes, and speaks about intentional living. He is the New York Times bestselling author of seven books, including The Book of Awesome and The Happiness Equation, which together have spent over 200 weeks on bestseller lists and have sold over a million copies. He hosts the award-winning podcast 3 Books, where he’s on a fifteen-year quest to uncover the 1000 most formative books in the world by interviewing people such as Malcolm Gladwell, Judy Blume, and the world’s top-ranked Uber driver. He gives more than fifty speeches a year, appearing for audiences at places such as Harvard, SXSW, and Shopify. He has degrees from Queen’s University and Harvard Business School, and lives in Toronto with his family. Connect with him on social media @NeilPasricha or get his latest writing for free at Neil.blog/Newsletters.

Photo by Leia Vita

Neil Pasricha thinks, writes, and speaks about intentional living. He is the New York Times bestselling author of seven books, including The Book of Awesome and The Happiness Equation, which together have spent over 200 weeks on bestseller lists and have sold over a million copies. He hosts the award-winning podcast 3 Books, where he’s on a fifteen-year quest to uncover the 1000 most formative books in the world by interviewing people such as Malcolm Gladwell, Judy Blume, and the world’s top-ranked Uber driver. He gives more than fifty speeches a year, appearing for audiences at places such as Harvard, SXSW, and Shopify. He has degrees from Queen’s University and Harvard Business School, and lives in Toronto with his family. Connect with him on social media @NeilPasricha or get his latest writing for free at Neil.blog/Newsletters.

"Bestselling author and super popular TED talker Pasricha narrates his likable audiobook, which helps listeners be a little happier when grappling with life's inevitable failures and challenges. Moving beyond merely stating that resilience matters, Pasricha offers concrete, achievable steps toward its practice. In personable short chapters, the author shares a variety of actionable tips: a powerful word that helps keep a sense of options open after failure, ways to dramatically increase the ability to learn and adapt, a short morning practice to help banish worry, and the super useful concept of 'untouchable days'—going completely off-line and being unreachable to increase creativity and productivity. His narrative brims with engaging research and quirky personal examples that infuse this audiobook with an irresistible sense of possibility."

– Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award, AudioFile Magazine