You Are Awesome


CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER”A very funny and inspiring read! Brilliantly practical with a wide variety of examples that make it relevant for both boys and girls (and adults)!” – online customer review”A truly inspiring book for the younger generation!” – online customer review”Genuinely funny and engaging. There are messages in this book for both adults and children. It’s a must read.” – online customer review”An awesome book about becoming awesome. How inspiring it is to know that there’s a path to awesomeness and that anyone – absolutely anyone – can go down that path. This book shows you how.” – Carol Dweck, Professor of Psychology, Stanford UniversityThis positive and empowering guide, by bestselling mindset author Matthew Syed, will help boys and girls build resilience, fulfil their potential and become successful, happy, awesome adults.


About The Author

Matthew Philip Syed is a British journalist, author, broadcaster and former table tennis player. He competed as an English table tennis international, and was the English number one for many years. He was three times the men’s singles champion at the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships(in 1997, 2000 and 2001), and also competed for Great Britain in two Olympic Games, at Barcelona in 1992 and at Sydney in 2000.
A right-handed table-tennis player, Syed was the top ranked player in England for nearly 10 years. He won many titles with his usually defensive style. He reached his top world ranking of 25 at the end of 1998.He reached the final of the European Youth Championships in 1985, losing to Dmitry Mazunov. He was a member of the English team that won the European title in 1986.



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Ideal age

13 Years and up