May 022012
 

BY ELIZABETH CAMERON

Busan panorama, Busan, South Korea

Recently I discovered the appropriately named “Book of Awesome” by Neil Pasricha. The back cover cheerfully contends that

Sometimes it’s easy to forget the things that make us smile. Sometimes it’s tempting to feel that the world is falling apart. But awesome things are happening all around us: popping bubble wrap, the smell of rain on a hot sidewalk, hitting a bunch of green lights in a row, waking up and realizing it’s Saturday… [and] picking the perfect nacho chip off someone else’s plate.

While reading this blurb, it was to be only the first of many times throughout reading this book where I would simultaneously laugh out loud, think “that is SO true” and emit a passionate cry of “PREACH it” with one hand over my heart and the other on the “Book of Awesome” like it was the Bible. Continue reading »