Thanks A Thousand Books A Gratitude Journey
: A. J. Jacobs : TED Books : November 13, 2018
It’s Gratitude week here at Attitude Media and today’s selection is a book by a naturally grumpy writer who decided to make an effort to really appreciate – and thank everyone involved in a little daily routine most of us enjoy – our morning coffee.
Just about everything involves more work and thought than you might think, and that includes your morning coffee. The coffee itself travels around the world; the lid on your coffee cup is a stunningly complex invention. Thousands of people are involved in getting the simple cup of coffee to you.
It’s not just coffee; we’ve already told you about the amount of work – and passion – involved in producing and selling workout pants.
Or how about becoming a novelist? Anyone can use Amazon’s system to self-publish, and millions of books have been published this way. But if you read the Introduction to Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee you’ll get an appreciation of the price someone pays to express themselves.
SummaryThe idea was deceptively simple: New York Times bestselling author A.J. Jacobs decided to thank every single person involved in producing his morning cup of coffee. The resulting journey takes him across the globe, transforms his life, and reveals secrets about how gratitude can make us all happier, more generous, and more connected.