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Neil Pasricha on "You Are Awesome: How to Navigate Change, Wrestle with Failure, and Live an Intentional Life"

6:15-6:59pm check-in; 7:00pm sharp to 8:00pm book talk and Q&A; 8:00-8:10pm book sale

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Speaker Series

Date: Thursday November 28, 2019 | 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Speaker(s): Neil Pasricha, New York Times Best-Selling Author; Podcaster; Blogger; Director, The Institute for Global Happiness
Topic: "You Are Awesome: How to Navigate Change, Wrestle with Failure, and Live an Intentional Life" (Simon & Schuster, Nov. 5, 2019)
Venue: Desautels Hall (Second Floor, South Building) | map
Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto,
105 St George Street
Location: Toronto
Cost: $29.99 per person plus HST (includes 1 hardcover copy of "You Are Awesome" and 1 seat for the session)
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BOOK SYNOPSIS: 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. Mixed with stories of his own personal failures, 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.

 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  You can email him at

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