The Book of (Holiday) Awesome

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A book review of The Book of (Holiday) Awesome by Neil Pasricha

A book review of The Book of (Holiday) Awesome by Neil Pasricha

Stars: ****

G.P. Putnam Sons (2013)
192 pages

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Summary: There’s nothing like the holidays. They bring out the best, and sometimes the worst, in everyone. Luckily, Neil Pasricha is here to remind us that not only are the holidays great, but there’s actually even more to celebrate than we realize.

From Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, to other holidays throughout the year, such as Mother’s Day and Thanksgiving, The Book of (Holiday) Awesome will show you why holidays are…AWESOME.

The Book of (Holiday) Awesome

If you haven’t heard of The Book of Awesome series you are missing out. This is technically the first book in the series I’ve officially read but I’ve heard lots about it and flipped through the pages of some of the other ones.

It basically goes over things about holidays that are awesome. It’s not the vague things you might think like opening presents or being with family. It’s the things that ARE totally awesome but you might not have thought about. I would like to note that this is not just about the Christmas holidays like I originally thought. It covers winter holidays like Hanukkah and Kwanzaa but also all the other holidays like Easter, Valentine’s Day, Father’s Day, New Years, and more. It’s a US based book so you’ll find Thanksgiving AFTER Halloween and the Fourth of July. However I still enjoyed it as a Canadian.

Some examples:

  • Just barely wrapping a gift with that tiny scrap of leftover paper (Christmas)
  • When your gelt melts perfectly in your mouth instead of in the wrapper (Hanukkah)
  • Not getting a hangover when you were expecting to get one (New Years)
  • Claiming that you’re an eighth Irish (St. Patrick’s Day)
  • Stocking up on clearance chocolate the week after Easter
  • That one house on your street that gets really, really into Halloween

Some of those above you could have probably thought of but there are more obscure ones that I know I wouldn’t have thought of if I was writing the book. However after reading them, I’m like, “OMG that’s so awesome!”

This was a really fun book that would make a great present for a holiday lover.

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