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3 Books With Neil Pasricha

Oct 13, 2019

3 Books is a completely insane and totally epic 15-year-long quest to uncover the 1000 most formative books in the world. Each chapter is hosted live and in-person at the guest's preferred location by Neil Pasricha, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awesome and The Happiness Equation. Each chapter of 3 Books uncovers and discusses the three most formative books from one of the world's most inspiring people. Sample guests include: Judy Blume, David Sedaris, Chris Anderson of TED, and the world's greatest Uber driver. Each of the 333 chapters is dropped on the exact minute of every new moon and full moon until September 1, 2031. 3 Books is an Apple "Best Of" award-winning show as well as the world's only podcast by and for book lovers, writers, makers, sellers... and librarians. For more info check out: 

Soyoung Kim lives in downtown Toronto and has run a variety store with her husband since she emigrated from Seoul in the late 1990s.

Chapter Description:

Have you ever developed a relationship with your local corner shop owner?

Maybe you pop into a convenience store every day to grab a drink or you walk into the same coffee shop every afternoon.

Leslie and I have developed a relationship with Soyoung Kim, a beautiful, kind, Korean woman who has run the corner store by our house for years.

My wife Leslie has long trained me to buy her fresh flowers every week. And I always buy them from Soyoung’s shop.

Soyoung reads 50 books per year and credits them to helping her form her identity and better understand English when she first emigrated to Canada.

I asked Soyoung to come on 3 Books to share her three most formative books and we grabbed two milk crates and sat down in the garden center at the side of her store.

I hope you enjoy this talk with Soyoung Kim as much as I did.


  • Why do older siblings often feel pressure to take care of the family?

  • How can we learn to take care of ourselves when we’re responsible for taking care of others?

  • Who should take care of us when we grow older?

  • How can we learn to empty our minds on a daily basis?

  • Why should we place less importance on money?

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