Praise for You Are Awesome
“With all the world throws at us, resilience is now a precious commodity, and it’s the underpinning of this terrifically helpful book by Neil Pasricha.?You Are Awesome?is more than a boost for your self-esteem, it’s a perspective-setter for failure and success, and an homage to the amazing reserves of the human soul.”
— MITCH ALBOM, author of?Finding Chika?and?The Five People You Meet In Heaven
"No one knows 'awesome' like Neil Pasricha, and here he explores how we can make our very lives more awesome. With real-life stories and a conversational style, he shows how we can move forward in the face of challenge to make our days more intentional and joyful."
— GRETCHEN RUBIN, author of?The Happiness Project?and?Outer Order, Inner Calm
“Neil was an incredibly quiet,?shy, and curious student in my classroom over thirty years ago. I have long retired from teaching and am now watching as he becomes the teacher for me and many others. This book is a guidebook for those establishing careers and raising families. But it’s also for those of us in later years who are still seeking to set aside precious time for people and activities we love and who face a whole new set of challenges. As always, Neil's glass is half full and his enthusiasm for living is truly infectious.”?
— MRS. STELLA?DORSMAN, Neil’s third grade teacher
“There are few things more certain in all aspects of life than set backs! Finding the resilience to, not just cope, but take these in your stride and ultimately learn from them is a critical skill in today’s unpredictable world. Neil’s book provides an invaluable framework and toolkit. Full of practical ideas and suggestions, supported by personal anecdotes and stories that bring them to life. Neil has done it again, produced a personal, practical and universal guide to life.”
—?DAVID CHEESEWRIGHT, Former President and CEO, Walmart International
“Do you have thin skin like the rest of us? The tool you need is?resilience. Let this deeply researched book be your step-by-step guide.”
— SUSAN CAIN, author of Quiet
“A brilliant book, generous, heartfelt and true. Neil is going to help you change your life.”?
— SETH GODIN, author of?Linchpin?and?Tribes
“Pick up this book for its gloriously self-affirming title—after all, you?are?awesome! — and stay for its wise and transformative advice. Writing in his usual engaging style, Pasricha will challenge you to build resilience, get out of your own way, and pursue a life of accomplishment and meaning.”?
— DANIEL?H. PINK, author of When, Drive and To Sell Is Human
“I have been through struggle. I have been through loss. And I have had to get stronger. Resilience is a muscle that hurts to build. What would have made it easier? Neil’s words. This book. A recipe for thickening our skin in thin-skinned times.”?
— JAMES FREY, author of A Million Little Pieces
“With Neil’s signature style of humor, research, whimsy and insight,?You Are Awesome?touches a chord and shows us the power of combining optimism and resilience to create more meaning at work, school and home.”?
— SHAWN ACHOR,?author of?Big Potential
“With simple effortlessness, Neil renders complex ideas easily memorable and everyday practical.”
— CHRIS HADFIELD,?former Commander of the International Space Station and author of An Astronaut's Guide To Life
“You Are Awesome is the exact book we need to offset the constant negativity that comes in and out of our life each day. Pasricha forces us to look within and become the best we can be by controlling our inner voice and blocking all the distractions.”
— MICHAEL LOMBARDI, former NFL executive with three Super Bowl rings and host of The GM Shuffle
“I give this book five stars! Actually star’s rating be so insufficient when it comes to Neil Pasricha, I give him all the universe for being the Sun, the light, the hope the happiness for so many of us in life with his extraordinary efforts in writing this book, what a book, seems a bible of happiness, a Google map of revisiting life! Thanks for yet another wonder Neil . . .”
— VISHWAS AGGRAWAL, the world’s greatest Uber driver with a 4.99 rating and over 5,000 rides
“Pasricha's tone is light, but his message is thought-provoking and inspiring. . .?Under Pasricha’s guidance, readers learn how to reframe their stories and put life in perspective, making the road to awesome not only possible but enjoyable. ”