3 Books With Neil Pasricha
About This Show
Do you want to read more? Neil Pasricha is the New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awesome and The Happiness Equation and one of the most popular TED speakers in the world. He has designed the ultimate reading recommendation algorithm. On each chapter of 3 Books he uncovers and discusses the three most formative books of an inspiring individual such as Judy Blume, Mitch Albom, David Sedaris, or the world’s greatest Uber driver. Each of the 333 chapters is published on the exact minute of every new moon and every full moon from March 31, 2018 to September 1, 2031… for 1000 formative books total. Look elsewhere for press tours and talking points. Subscribe to find the next book to change your life.Read more »
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Chapter 8: Sarah Andersen on composing cartoons, combating critics, and cultivating creativity
4 days ago
It’s getting tougher to grow up these days. We’re surrounded by endlessly reflecting images of everyone else having fun without us. There are incredible pressures to achieve, to be ourselves and be different, to stand up and stand out, to follow big footsteps… and follow our hearts at the same time. A friend said to me the other day “When I was in high school and I’d stay at home on a Saturday night I assumed my friends did, too. Now my daughter sees all her friends out partying without her on social media. Right after they told her they were busy.” It broke my heart. But it’s happening right alongside rising anxiety, loneliness, and depression rates around the world. So what does coming-of-age look like these days? How do we keep our children safe, raise our families, tap back into our best selves, and stay focused on what matters most? These days I don’t think anybody is addressing those big questions better than Sarah Andersen, author of Sarah’s Scribbles. Every one of her cartoons taps into the feelings of anxiety, awkwardness, and stresses of growing up in the digital age. It’s no wonder her work has gained millions of followers, scored numerous awards, and resulted in three bestselling comic books including her award-winning debut Adulthood is a Myth and her newest Herding Cats. I am so excited to share my conversation with the incredible Sarah Andersen of Sarah’s Scribbles, recorded above the clouds at the very top of the western hemisphere’s tallest building. WHAT YOU'LL LEARN: How do we balance our desire to stand out and fit in? How can we tap into the purest versions of ourselves? How can we break free from the rigid rules of artwork and unleash our artistic freedom? Which systems enable online abuse and how can we curb this without provoking censorship? Why is it so difficult for artists to monetize their work online? Where should aspiring artists start if they'd like to start publishing their work? How do we balance our desire to learn more and contentment with where we're at? How do we connect with our most childlike parts of ourselves? How do we disappear into other worlds while remembering who we are? How do our family reading habits affect our own -- and what should we watch out for? What new distribution channels can we harness to share our art? And what are the risks? Which areas of online harassment can we be more aware of and how do we protect ourselves and our families? Leave us a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: 1-833-READ-A-LOT You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://www.3books.co/chapters/8Read more »
Rated 5 out of
THANK YOU, for making me believe in myself!
Neil, I feel better about myself after listening to your podcast. I never grew up in a household where books were important. Growing up I wasn’t the biggest fan of reading. This is probably my biggest regret. Only over the last few years have I started to read more often, because I see it as a way for personal growth. The only problem was I’d get down on myself because honestly, I felt I sucked at it, I also didn’t know what to read. Hearing your personal story about your journey to becoming an avid reader has motivated me. Not to mention having an awesome friend to suggest great books also helps. Practice makes perfect. I love reading and over time I’m gonna get better at it.
Date published: 2018-05-18
Rated 5 out of
From one book lover to another...
It has been such a joy listening to the 3 Books podcast. As the world becomes more digitized and online, we too often forget the value in reading a good book. The way it can open your mind, change your perspectives, and ultimately shape who you are and how you think. I am so grateful that I've found a podcast that values books as much as I do! Thank you, Neil!
Date published: 2018-06-01