Thanks A Thousand

A Gratitude Journey
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Product Number: Z100140144
Released: Nov 13, 2018
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ISBN: #9781508267812
Narrator/s: A.J. Jacobs
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The 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. Author A.J. Jacobs discovers that his coffee-and every other item in our lives-would not be possible without hundreds of people we usually take for granted: farmers, chemists, artists, presidents, truckers, mechanics, biologists, miners, smugglers, and goatherds. By thanking these people face to face, Jacobs finds some much-needed brightness in his life. Gratitude does not come naturally to Jacobs-his disposition is more Larry David than Tom Hanks-but he sets off on the journey on a dare from his son. And by the end, it's clear to him that scientific research on gratitude is true. Gratitude's benefits are legion: It improves compassion, heals your body, and helps battle depression. Jacobs gleans wisdom from vivid characters all over the globe, including the Minnesota miners who extract the iron that makes the steel used in coffee roasters, to the Madison Avenue marketers who captured his wandering attention for a moment, to the farmers in Colombia. Along the way, Jacobs provides wonderful insights and useful tips, from how to focus on the hundreds of things that go right every day instead of the few that go wrong. And how our culture overemphasizes the individual over the team. And how to practice the art of "savoring meditation" and fall asleep at night. Thanks a Thousand is a reminder of the amazing interconnectedness of our world. It shows us how much we take for granted. It teaches us how gratitude can make our lives happier, kinder, and more impactful. And it will inspire us to follow our own "Gratitude Trails."

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Author(s): A.J. Jacobs
Series: TED Books
Original Publish Date: Nov 13, 2018

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Author(s): A.J. Jacobs
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"Author A.J. Jacobs takes the listener on a global adventure in an effort to thank every person involved in producing his morning cup of Joe-- from the local barista to the coffee bean farmers in Colombia. His narration is both personal and optimistic, expressing curiosity in where his journey takes him and recognition for those he meets along the way. As Jacobs's energetic voice relates his enthusiasm for the making of his coffee, the information he shares is captivating. Through his narrative, he speaks of savoring each moment, embracing a team mentality, and expressing gratitude as the keys to happiness, generosity, and a sense of connection to others. D.Z. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"

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