Hey there, readers!
Today, I'll be discussing Lin-Manuel Miranda's collection of pep talks.
Gmorning, Gnight! by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda spent his days inspiring his Twitter followers with words of encouragement. He wrote these original sayings for himself as much as for others. But as Miranda's audience grew, these messages took on a life of their own. At the request of countless fans, Miranda gathered the best of his daily greetings and compiled them into a beautiful collection. Illustrated by artist and Twitter favorite Jonny Sun, Gmorning, Gnight! is a potential pick for anyone looking for comfort and motivation.
It looks like I'm in the minority with this pick... I did not enjoy Miranda's Gmorning, Gnight! Here's why.
As many of you know, Lin-Manuel Miranda used his Twitter platform to motivate thousands with amusing and unique messages. After some time, he decided to compile his most popular tweets and publish them as a collection. That collection became known as Gmorning, Gnight!
As individual tweets, Miranda's messages are probably great. However, as a book, they are repetitive, corny, and after a short while, plainly annoying.
Despite the writer's good attentions, every passage is so similar, the collection quickly becomes monotonous and uninteresting. The first couple of pages are uplifting, but soon the book develops into something foolish and uninspiring.
I am all for encouraging tweets on social media, but does that mean those tweets should be compiled into a book? In this case, probably not. The idea had potential, and if all the passages hadn't been so similar, this could've been a great motivational piece. Unfortunately, it didn't turn out that way... at least not for me.
Did you like Miranda's Gmorning, Gnight!? Let's chat below.