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Average is the New Awesome

Average is the New Awesome

A Manifesto for the Rest of Us

A celebration of ordinary awesomeness, for all of us who were told “You can do anything!” and then found out we actually can’t

Crappy homes, lame love lives, getting passed over for a great job (again)–not what we expected for our adulthoods. Americans tell their children you can become anything! But let’s face it–most of us can’t.

Sure, some of our peers go on to become astronauts or billionaires. But most of us don’t. In Average Is the New Awesome, Samantha Matt offers encouragement to us regular humans. Full of hilarious stories and insightful advice, this is a manifesto for ordinary awesomeness–for the beauty that can be found when we acknowledge that good enough really is good enough, and that greatness is ours to define.

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Genre: Mind, Body, Spirit / Self-help / Motivational & Inspirational

On Sale: January 7th 2020

Price: $16.99 / $22.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 240

ISBN-13: 9781580059350

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Reader Reviews


"Funny and strikingly honest, this book is one you'll hold close and relate to in every way you need to right now. Average is the New Awesomegives you an answer to that restless feeling you carry around with you, telling you that being average doesn't mean you have failed. Being average means you're doing just fine. Samantha Matt's advice, juxtaposed with hilarious personal stories, makes you feel like you're spending the afternoon with a close friend who is setting you straight and changing your life."—JEN GLANTZ, author of Always a Bridesmaid (For Hire) and When You Least Expect It
"A heartfelt pep talk of a book. A true reminder that when you're feeling average, you might just be extraordinary."—MEREDITH GOLDSTEIN, author of Can't Help Myself: Lessons and Confessions from a Modern Advice Columnist
"Samantha Matt nails the unique concoction of concerns that plague almost all of us-and even better, her wise, witty, warm advice offers practical solutions."—HANNAH ORENSTEIN, author of Playing with Matches and Love at First Like
"Samantha Matt's Average Is The New Awesome has struck a chord with me at exactly the right point in my life. It's clever and relatable-which I guess makes me average. But you know what? After reading Samantha's book, I'm okay with it!"
CHARLEE FAM, author of Last Train to Babylon
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