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The number one book in Canada, The Book of Awesome: Snow Days, Bakery Air, Finding Money in Your Pocket, and Other Simple, Brilliant Things (Amy Einhorn Books, 2010) is discussed, as the author Neil Pasricha talks to Joseph Planta about all the awesome things in life.


The Book of Awesome: Snow Days, Bakery Air, Finding Money in Your Pocket, and Other Simple, Brilliant Things by Neil Pasricha. (Amy Einhorn, 2010)

Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: The Book of Awesome


Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens were some of Oscar Hammerstein II’s favourite things, while some of Neil Pasricha’s awesome things include the smell of frying onions and garlic, ordering off the menu at a fast food place, or watching the Price is Right when you’re home sick. Those and many other of life’s small and simple pleasures are articulated in a new book, The Book of Awesome: Snow Days, Bakery Air, Finding Money in Your Pocket, and Other Simple, Brilliant Things. It’s based on the wildly popular blog www.1000awesomethings.com, an award-winning blog, written about and featured on various media. By day Neil Pasricha works in a dimly lit cubicle in the dusty corner of an office building in the suburbs. By night he writes about the tiny moments that make life sweet. This is a charming book. It’s published by Amy Einhorn Books, an imprint of Putnam. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Neil Pasricha, in Vancouver today; Good morning, Mr. Pasricha.

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