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Gallery Books and Simon & Schuster Canada to publish You Are Awesome by Bestselling Author Neil Pasricha

NEW YORK/ TORONTO, June 24, 2019 – Gallery Books and Simon & Schuster Canada are excited to announce the acquisition of You Are Awesome: 9 Secrets to Getting Stronger and Living an Intentional Life, by Neil Pasricha, to be published on November 5, 2019. Neil is the New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author of The Book of Awesome and The Happiness Equation.

We live in a world where we’re bombarded by expectations. So many of us are anxious, uncertain, unprepared for the future.  We no longer have the tools to handle failure or even perceived failure. We lack resilience. We are turning into an army of porcelain dolls, about to break with just the slightest jolt. Social media tells us we’re never good enough, and we cower and crumble. The rates of depression, loneliness, and suicide? All rising!

You Are Awesome offers advice on how to become more resilient, how to bend instead of break, and how to get back up after failure and loss knocks you down. Neil shares nine story-based, science-backed secrets to help you build up fortitude and live a happier, more intentional life. By taking this journey with Neil as your guide, you’ll learn how to positively reframe your own perceptions of failure, and ultimately, how to become your most unbreakable and awesome self.

“Every day our world is getting louder, busier, and more stressful. Cell phones offer empty dopamine hits, the Internet tells us we’re never good enough, and the arms race to monetize our minds is well underway,” says Neil Pasricha.  “To survive and thrive today, we need a set of tools to help us be stronger, steadier, and more resilient. You Are Awesome is that set of tools. I’m delighted to be partnering with Simon & Schuster to share this book with the world.” 

“We are thrilled to be working with Neil,” says Kevin Hanson, President and Publisher at Simon & Schuster Canada. “Neil’s advice is the antidote for many of our modern maladies. He is a thought leader for the next generation, a writer with a powerful ability to connect with readers across all walks of life.”

“Neil’s message of facing life’s challenges head on is now needed more than ever. With his nine secrets to developing resilience, we can all turn life’s obstacles on their head and truly become awesome ourselves,” says Jennifer Bergstrom, Senior Vice President and Publisher of the Gallery Books Group.


Neil Pasricha thinks, writes, and speaks about intentional living. He is the New York Times bestselling author of five books, including The Book of Awesome and The Happiness Equation, which together have spent over 200 weeks on bestseller lists and have sold over 1,000,000 copies. He hosts the award-winning podcast 3 Books where he’s on a fifteen-year-long quest to uncover the thousand most formative books in the world. He gives over fifty speeches a year, appearing for audiences at TED, SXSW, and Google. He has degrees from Queen’s University and Harvard Business School. He lives in Toronto with his wife and three sons. Connect with him on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook @neilpasricha. You can visit him at,,, and


SIMON & SCHUSTER CANADA is a division of Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation. Simon & Schuster is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, India, the United Kingdom, and the United States. For more information about Simon & Schuster Canada, visit our website at


GALLERY BOOKS is an imprint of Simon & Schuster dedicated to publishing a variety of must-read books on a wide array of topics.  Launched in February 2010, Gallery is designed to showcase established voices and to introduce emerging new ones—in both fiction and nonfiction genres.   Some of Gallery Books’ bestselling titles include Unhinged by Omarosa Manigault Newman, The Death of Mrs. Westaway and The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware (Scout Press), The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer, Paradox by Catherine Coulter, Five Presidents by Clint Hill, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chboskyand Love Anthony by Lisa Genova.



Jessica Roth, Assistant Director of Publicity

Gallery Books
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Rita Silva, Associate Director of Publicity

Simon & Schuster Canada
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