A while back I mentioned an awesome blog I found that was turned into a book. This blog goes to show that anyone can find something about their life to blog about–or about which to blog a book.
During the worst year of his life, Canadian Neil Pasricha decided to try to focus on the positive and come up with 1000 simple, free, awesome things most people take for granted, posting one each day on a blog 1000awesomethings.com. Pasricha, 30, who works in human resources in Toronto, won two Webby awards, known as “the Oscars of the Internet,” at the same time that his marriage broke up and one of his closest friends committed suicide. Yet, he kept on finding little things that he found awesome…like putting on underwear hot from the drier, the moment when you unravel the knot in a necklace, finding change in your pocket, and a new checkout lane opening up at the grocery store.
The Book of Awesome, published by Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam April 15, 2010, contains 200 of his awesome things.
Wow. What an awesome idea! And what an awesome practice. I’m going to start looking for awesome things in my life every day–or more awesome books to blog.