Friday, August 5, 2011

Book Review: The Book of Awesome


Amazon.com Review

Product Description The Book of Awesome presents simple pleasures for a younger, hipper generation. From the smell of gasoline to fixing electronics by smacking them to the extra time you get when the clocks roll back, The Book of Awesome reminds readers of little things that make us smile everyday.
Entries include: Old dangerous playground equipment, Wearing underwear just out of the dryer, Being the first table called up for the dinner buffet at a wedding, Watching The Price Is Right when you're home sick, When the vending machine gives you two things instead of one, The first shower you take after not showering for a really long time, When cashiers open up new checkout lanes at the grocery store, Sleeping in new bed sheets, Waiters and waitresses who bring free refills without asking, and hundreds more.
Some entries are short and others expand into wonderfully funny and astutely observant essays. As well, there are many photos from award-winning Canadian photographer Sam Javanrouh complementing the text of this "universal high five for humanity."

My Thoughts

There is not much to say about this book that the title does not already suggeest. This book is Awesome! I read through this book reminding myself of all the great things in life. It reminded me to appreciate life because who knows how long we will be here and why not appreciate putting on nice warm underwear straight from the dryer? I read some of these to my wife and we sat and laughed and enjoyed some of the ideas. The website is awesome as well. Be sure to check out the website http://1000awesomethings.com/

A great read. One that does not have to be read in one sitting. Just pick it up, flip to a page and read. It is a great reminder of all the wonderful things around us without being too cheesy.
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