How To Be Interesting by Jessica Hagy

How to Be Interesting (In 10 Simple Steps)

by Jessica Hagy Author

You want to leave a mark, not a blemish. Be a hero, not a spectator. You want to be interesting (who doesn’t?) but sometimes it takes a nudge, a wake-up call, an intervention! — and a little help. This is where Jessica Hagy comes in. A writer and illustrator of great economy, charm, and insight, Hagy has created here a uniquely inspirational how-to that combines fresh and pithy lessons with deceptively simple diagrams and charts. It’s a book about exploring: Talk to strangers;  and taking chances: Expose yourself to ridicule, to risk, to wild ideas. About being childlike, not childish: Remember how amazing the world was before you learned to be cynical; and being open: Never take in the welcome mat. About breaking routine: Take daily vacations . . . if only for a few minutes; and taking ownership: Whatever you’re doing, enjoy it, embrace it, master it as well as you can. And, of course, about being brave: If you’re not courageous, you’re going to be hanging around the water cooler, talking about the guy that actually is.