Thanks A Thousand:
A Gratitude Journey

The idea was deceptively simple: New York Times bestselling author A.J. Jacobs decided to thank every single person involved in producing his morning cup of coffee. The resulting journey takes him across the globe, transforms his life, and reveals secrets about how gratitude can make us all happier, more generous, and more connected.

“It's a novel idea, and it works as more than just a clever plot device thanks to the author's typically conversational tone and self-deprecating examination of his own need to be more gracious. Thanks to the miracle of caffeine, the author delivers a stirring, nonpreachy sermon on gratitude.”

Kirkus Reviews

"[Jacobs's] candid tone and genuine curiosity lead to fascinating
conversations and establish human connections that deliver satisfying jolts of perspective."


Get a Handwritten Thank You Card

In celebration of the book, A.J. has pledged to write one thousand handwritten, personalized thank you cards to readers (carpal tunnel syndrome be damned!). As in real, pen and ink snail mail cards. If you have pre-ordered “Thanks a Thousand,” or if you have ever read one of A.J.’s other books, he’d love to thank you with a card he wrote himself. No outsourcing!

  • NOTE: The snail-mail offer applies to U.S. readers only. If you are from another country, I’d still love to write you a handwritten note. But instead of sending it snail mail, I’ll write it, scan it and send it via email it to you. Thanks for understanding.
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  • If you like, please let me know any details you’d like me to include in the thank you card. It could be that you’re graduating dentistry school, or love the Seattle Seahawks or that it’s your sister’s birthday. Whatever.