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Average is the New Awesome


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Samantha Matt is the director of audience development at Reviewed, a USA TODAY website, and the founder and editor-in-chief of Her writing has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Women's Health, Seventeen, Good Housekeeping, USA Today, Esquire, Redbook and more. She lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.


"Matt's witty book cuts through the misleading 'perfection' promoted in the arts, the media, and in our social media feeds with this empowering, actionable manifesto."--BookRiot
Named a best self-help book for 2020 by Parade Magazine
Featured as one of the Toronto Star's self-help books to get you motivated in 2020
Named a book to watch by Porchlight Book Company

"A fun and refreshingly honest take on life for the social media generation. Holding yourself up to an impossible standard is so overrated, and Samantha Matt's always (thankfully) quick to remind us of that."
--SARAH SOLOMON, author of Guac Is Extra but So Am I
"Funny and strikingly honest, this book is one you'll hold close and relate to in every way you need to right now. Average is the New Awesome gives you an answer to that restless feeling you carry around with you, telling you that being average doesn't mean you have failed. Being average means you're doing just fine. Samantha Matt's advice, juxtaposed with hilarious personal stories, makes you feel like you're spending the afternoon with a close friend who is setting you straight and changing your life."--JEN GLANTZ, author of Always a Bridesmaid (For Hire) and When You Least Expect It
"Samantha Matt nails the unique concoction of concerns that plague almost all of us -- and even better, her wise, witty, warm advice offers practical solutions."--HANNAH ORENSTEIN, author of Playing with Matches and Love at First Like
"Samantha Matt's Average Is The New Awesome has struck a chord with me at exactly the right point in my life. It's clever and relatable -- which I guess makes me average. But you know what? After reading Samantha's book, I'm okay with it!"--CHARLEE FAM, author of Last Train to Babylon
"A heartfelt pep talk of a book. A true reminder that when you're feeling average, you might just be extraordinary."--MEREDITH GOLDSTEIN, author of Can't Help Myself: Lessons and Confessions from a Modern Advice Columnist

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