Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of Hamilton and co-composer of the Moana soundtrack — amongst many other accolades — has teamed up with humorist and illustrator Jonny Sun to create the upcoming book, Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You, slated for release on October 23rd, 2018.
When he’s not busy having a hand in seemingly every facet of the entertainment industry, Miranda famously begins and ends many of his days by tweeting affirmations to his followers. Jason Kottke collected a few examples:
Good night. Your mind is yours alone and you decide who and what gets in. Draw the curtains. Make yourself at home.
Good morning. Do NOT get stuck in the comments section of life today. Make, do, create the things. Let others tussle it out. Vamos!
Gnight. Don’t forget to look up your work & let real life in. It makes your work better.
Good morning. You are perfectly cast in your life. I can’t imagine anyone but you in the role. Go play.
The book collects a bunch of those little bits of inspiration in one place:
He wrote these original sayings, aphorisms, and poetry for himself as much as for others. But as Miranda’s audience grew, these messages took on a life on their own. Now, at the request of countless fans, Miranda has gathered the best of his daily greetings into a beautiful collection illustrated by acclaimed artist (and fellow Twitter favorite) Jonny Sun. Full of comfort and motivation, Gmorning, Gnight! is a touchstone for anyone looking for a lift.
I can’t wait for this to come out.
Pre-order the book in these formats: