Review of G’Morning, G’Night – Little Pep Talks For Me and You by Lin-Manuel Miranda

A Book That Speaks to the Soul of Everyone

“Gmorning!
You’re gonna make mistakes.
You’re gonna fail.
You’re gonna get back up.
You’re gonna break hearts.
You’re gonna change minds.
You’re gonna make noise.
You’re gonna make music. 
You’re gonna be late, let’s GO.

Gnight!
You’re gonna fall down.
You’re gonna be tested.
You’re gonna learn about yourself.
You’re gonna get brave.
You’re gonna take stands.
You’re gonna make waves.
You’re gonna make history.
You’re gonna need rest, REST UP.” 

― Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You

STATS
Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Published October 16th 2018 by Random House
Original Title
Gmorning, Gnight! Little Pep Talks for Me & You
ASIN
B07FLS2KNQ
Edition Language
English
 

STORY SYNOPSIS

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.

Good 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.

MY THOUGHTS

Lin-Manuel Miranda managed to write a book that walks the fine line between the overly sentimental and the inspirational. Reading this book, I feel nothing but inspiration and a feeling of contentment. Each of these little bits of bite-sized pieces of awesome are just perfect to ingest and take with you for the day or through the night while you rest. They are lovely, sweet, and wonderful and have an air of goodness about them. I recommend this for when you need a non-schmaltzy pick-me-up. For example, I will leave you with one of my favs – 

“Gmorning.
YOU ARE SO LOVED AND WE LIKE 
HAVING YOU AROUND.
*ties one end of this sentence to your heart, 
the other end to everyone who loves you, 
even the ones you haven’t heard from for a
while*
*checks knots*
THERE. STAY PUT, YOU.

Gnight. 
YOU ARE SO LOVED AND WE LIKE
HAVING YOU AROUND. 
*ties one end of this sentence to your heart, the
other end to everyone who loves you in this life,
even if clouds obscure your view*
*checks knots*
THERE. STAY PUT, YOU.
TUG IF YOU NEED ANYTHING.” 

Also, if you can’t read the book, NO WORRIES! Lin-Manuel writes a new one every day on his twitter feed. Just subscribe. 

Where To Purchase

PROCUREMENT

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lin-Manuel Miranda is a composer, lyricist, writer, rapper, and actor. He is an award-winning artist (including: Tony, Grammy, Pulitzer Prize, and MacArthur “Genius” Award) known for In the Heights (composer-lyricist, actor) and Hamilton (book, music and lyrics, in addition to playing the title role).

Comments

  1. singerofstories

    I love this dude. I should have bought the book when it was on sale on Prime Day. Oh well. What the hell. (see? I can rhyme too!) I’ll pay full price. I won’t regret this purchase!

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