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In this transformative and emotional new series, Books Like Us, Simon & Schuster Canada authors share the moment when they were able to connect with a character that reflected their own personal narrative. For diverse authors, this meeting of a literary kindred spirit may have occurred in childhood, but for many, it wasn’t until they were adults. Seeing themselves reflected in a book had a powerful impact on their sense of self and shaped the writers they would later become.

Neil Pasricha | Simon & Schuster's Books Like Us

You Are Awesome

How to Navigate Change, Wrestle with Failure, and Live an Intentional Life


From Neil Pasricha—New York Times million-copy bestselling author of The Book of Awesome series and The Happiness Equation, thought leader for the next generation, and one of the most popular TED speakers in the world—comes a revelatory and inspiring book that will change the way we view failure and help us build resilience.

Why is life getting harder instead of easier?
How do I get back up after life knocks me down?
And how do I grow stronger and live more intentionally?

We no longer have the tools to handle failure…or even perceived failure. When we fall, we lie on the sidewalk crying. When we spill, we splatter. When we crack, we shatter. We are turning into an army of porcelain dolls.

Cell phones show us we’re never good enough. Yesterday’s butterflies are tomorrow’s panic attacks. Record numbers suffer from anxiety, depression, and loneliness. What do we need to learn? RESILIENCE. And we need to learn it fast.

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