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Neil Pasricha
  • Neil Pasricha

  • Born: in Oshawa, Canada.

  • Description: Hey Goodreads peeps,

    Pass me a drink. Let's chill on the ripped couch at the back. I love this place. Book lovers are my favorite people. (And my favorite lovers.)

    My name is Neil Pasricha (pass-REACH-ah) and I'm the New York Times-blah-blah bestselling author of eight books exploring how to live an intentional life including THE BOOK OF AWESOME (gratitude), THE HAPPINESS EQUATION (happiness), and YOU ARE AWESOME (resilience.) My books have published a lot of languages I can't read, spent eight years and over 200 weeks on bestseller lists, and sold millions of copies.

    I run the award-winning podcast "3 Books" ( which is my epic 15-year-long quest to uncover and discuss the 1000 most formative books in the world.... 3 books at a time. Sample guests including Roxane Gay, David Sedaris, Judy Blume, Malcolm Gladwell, and many of my favorite booksellers including Mitchell Kaplan of Books&Books and Sarah Ramsey of Book City. But, anyway, it didn't start out like this. Ten years ago my wife left me and my best friend took his own life in the span of a few weeks. I channeled my energies into writing a blog called 1000 Awesome Things to cheer myself up. The blog took off, scored over 100 million hits, and won the doesn't-actually-sound-real-but-is-"Best Blog" award from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. (I gave a TED Talk about the experience called "The 3 A's of Awesome")You can learn more about what I'm up to now at or by following me @neilpasricha on the socials. Thanks for checking me out on Goodreads!Neil