The Book of (Holiday) Awesome

The Book of (Holiday) Awesome

When the Christmas Lights All Work, Successfully Regifting a Present, Drinking with Grandma

Additional Formats
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780399158599
  • 192 Pages
  • G.P. Putnam’s Sons
  • Adult


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 such holidays as Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, Thanksgiving, and beyond, The Book of (Holiday) Awesome will show you why holidays are . . . AWESOME!

  • Plugging in the Christmas lights from last year and having them all work.
  • When the in-laws leave.
  • Successfully regifting a present to someone who actually wants it.
  • Drinking with Grandma.
  • Just barely wrapping a gift with that tiny scrap of leftover wrapping paper.
  • Knowing Kwanzaa is worth more Scrabble points than Hanukkah or Christmas.


"Neil Pasricha is a gift. This book would make even the grinchiest Grinch love the holidays again." —A. J. Jacobs
"Neil Pasricha is the guru of small joys."—The Toronto Star
"Neil Pasricha makes ordinary days light up with awesomeness." —Gretchen Rubin, author of #1 New York Times bestseller The  Happiness Project