A celebration of ordinary awesomeness, for all of us who were told “You can do anything!” and then found out we actually can’t. Crappy homes, lame love lives, getting passed over for a great job (again)–not what we expected for our adulthoods. Full of hilarious stories and insightful advice, Average is the New Awesome is a manifesto for ordinary awesomeness–for the beauty that can be found when we acknowledge that good enough really is good enough, and that greatness is ours to define.
Samantha Matt is the director of audience development at Reviewed, a USA TODAY website, and the founder and editor-in-chief of ForeverTwentySomethings.com. Her writing has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, Seventeen, Good Housekeeping, USA Today, Esquire, Redbook, and more. She lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.
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