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Have trouble getting out of bed in the morning? The relatable and inspiring words in award-winning composer and playwright Miranda’s book might infuse a little positivity into your a.m. routine. This volume contains a little more than 200 pages of concise pieces of advice with which to start or end the day. Readers can tear through this book in a single sitting or digest it slowly-they may wish to savor the volume by reading a single “pep talk” in the morning and one at night. Miranda’s words, accompanied by Sun’s comforting, spare black-and-white illustrations, warrant reexamining. The writing evokes the language of mindfulness, with lines like: “Give that maelstrom in your head a place to land.” VERDICT For those who enjoy self-help and psychology texts and meditation books. The brief, meaningful pep talks are lyrical vignettes and may appeal to poetry readers as well.-Emily Butler, Deerfield Academy, MAα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
“When the world is bringing you down, Gmorning, Gnight! will remind you that you are awesome.”—Booklist
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the creator and star of Hamilton, with beautiful illustrations by Jonny Sun, comes a book of affirmations to inspire readers at the beginning and end of each day.“When the world is bringing you down, Gmorning, Gnight! will remind you that you are awesome.”—BooklistGood morning. Do NOT get stuck in the comments section of life today. Make, do, create the things. Let others tussle it out. Vamos! Before he inspired the world with Hamilton and was catapulted to international fame, Lin-Manuel Miranda was inspiring his Twitter followers with words of encouragement at the beginning and end of each day. He wrote these original sayings, aphorisms, and poetry for himself as much as for others. But as Miranda’s audience grew, these messages took on a life on their own. Now Miranda has gathered the best of his daily greetings into a beautiful collection illustrated by acclaimed artist (and fellow Twitter favorite) Jonny Sun. Full of comfort and motivation, Gmorning, Gnight! is a touchstone for anyone who needs a quick lift.