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Your Second Life Begins When You Realize You Only Have One Book by

Your Second Life Begins When You Realize You Only Have One Book
  • Author :
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-07-24
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 0525535616

Summary: THE #1 FRENCH BESTSELLER MORE THAN 3 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE The feel-good #1 bestselling French novel about a woman whose mission to cure her "routine-itis" leads her to lasting joy and true fulfillment, for fans of The Alchemist and Hector and the Search for Happiness. At thirty-eight and a quarter years old, Paris native Camille has everything she needs to be happy, or so it seems: a good job, a loving husband, a wonderful son. Why then does she feel as if happiness has slipped through her fingers? All she wants is to find the path to joy. When Claude, a French Sean Connery look-alike and routinologist, offers his unique advice to help get her there, she seizes the opportunity with both hands. Camille's journey is full of surprising escapades, creative capers, and deep meaning, as she sets out to transform her life and realize her dreams one step at a time...

The Man Who Wanted to Be Happy Book by Laurent Gounelle

The Man Who Wanted to Be Happy Book
  • Author : Laurent Gounelle
  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Release Date : 2012-06-28
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 155
  • ISBN Code: 1401938183

Summary: At the end of a holiday in Bali, Julian, an unhappy schoolteacher decides to meet a renowned local healer, Samtyang. Through daily sessions at the wise man's house, he begins to identify the source of his unhappiness as a series of simple questions and answers point to his own limiting beliefs and fears. Day after day, their dialogue is punctuated by live examples and challenges Julian is asked to experience on the island's mainland and its surroundings. From international best-selling author Laurent Gounelle, The Man Who Wanted to be Happy explores the world of new possibilities that are open to us when we discover how to break free of what prevents us from being truly happy.

The Man Who Risked It All Book by Laurent Gounelle

The Man Who Risked It All Book
  • Author : Laurent Gounelle
  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Release Date : 2014-03-03
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 1401938159

Summary: Looking down from the Eiffel Tower, Alan Greenmor stands on the edge, determined to end it all. As he prepares to jump, his thoughts are interrupted by a cough. To his right is a mysterious stranger in a dark suit, smoking a cigar. This is Yves Dubreuil. The person who will change Alan’s life. Dubreuil convinces Alan to reconsider his plans, with one caveat: instead of ending his life, he will give his life over to Dubreuil. In return, Dubreuil promises to teach Alan the secrets to happiness and success. And so, Alan embarks on a wild ride of self-discovery. From a humiliating fiasco at a Parisian bakery, to finding the strength to assert himself in his company’s boardroom, Alan learns to overcome his deepest fears and self-doubts, face life’s unexpected twists and turns, take crazy risks, and fully accept himself in the process. From best-selling author Laurent Gounelle, The Man Who Risked It All explores the fragility of life and the possibilities that are presented to us in the unlikeliest circumstances.

Le jour où j'ai appris à vivre Book by Laurent Gounelle

Le jour où j'ai appris à vivre Book
  • Author : Laurent Gounelle
  • Publisher : Kero
  • Release Date : 2014-10-02
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 285
  • ISBN Code: 2366580991

Summary: Et si tout commençait aujourd'hui ? Imaginez : vous vous baladez sur les quais de San Francisco un dimanche, quand soudain une bohémienne vous saisit la main pour y lire votre avenir. Amusé, vous vous laissez faire, mais dans l’instant son regard se fige, elle devient livide. Ce qu’elle va finalement vous dire... vous auriez préféré ne pas l’entendre. À partir de là, rien ne sera plus comme avant, et il vous sera impossible de rester sur les rails de la routine habituelle. C'est ce qui va arriver à Jonathan dans ce nouveau roman de Laurent Gounelle. À la suite de cette rencontre troublante, il va se retrouver embarqué dans une aventure de découverte de soi ponctuée d’expériences qui vont changer radicalement sa vision de sa vie, de la vie. Ce roman, dont l’intrigue est basée sur des expériences scientifiques réelles, éclaire d’une lumière nouvelle notre existence et nos relations aux autres, et apporte un souffle d’air pur dans notre vie. Un nouveau roman lumineux et positif de Laurent Gounelle par l’auteur de L’homme qui voulait être heureux, Les dieux voyagent toujours incognito et Le philosophe qui n’était pas sage. Les romans de Laurent Gounelle sont tous des best-sellers, traduits dans le monde entier.

The Man Who Wanted to Be Happy by Laurent Gounelle (Book Analysis) Book by Bright Summaries

The Man Who Wanted to Be Happy by Laurent Gounelle (Book Analysis) Book
  • Author : Bright Summaries
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2018-06-12
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Pages : 42
  • ISBN Code: 2808009534

Summary: Unlock the more straightforward side of The Man Who Wanted to Be Happy with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Man Who Wanted to Be Happy by Laurent Gounelle, which follows a middle-aged schoolteacher called Julian as he takes a break from his uneventful life with a month-long holiday. Although he thinks that he is happy, a series of conversations with a world-renowned Balinese sage reveal that he is stuck in a rut, and eventually give him the tools he needs to break out of his routine and make his dreams a reality. The Man Who Wanted to Be Happy has sold over one million copies worldwide and been translated into some 25 languages to date. It is the French author Laurent Gounelle’s first novel; he is also known in the English-speaking world for his 2010 book The Man Who Risked It All. Find out everything you need to know about The Man Who Wanted to Be Happy in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with!

The President's Hat Book by Antoine Laurain

The President's Hat Book
  • Author : Antoine Laurain
  • Publisher : Gallic Books
  • Release Date : 2013-03-28
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN Code: 1908313579

Summary: A charming fable about the power of a hat that takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride through French life during the Mitterrand years. Dining alone in an elegant Parisian brasserie, accountant Daniel Mercier can hardly believe his eyes when President François Mitterrand sits down to eat at the table next to him. After the presidential party has gone, Daniel discovers that Mitterrand's black felt hat has been left behind. After a few moments' soul-searching, Daniel decides to keep the hat as a souvenir of an extraordinary evening. It's a perfect fit, and as he leaves the restaurant Daniel begins to feel somehow ... different.

But You Did Not Come Back Book by Marceline Loridan-Ivens,Judith Perrignon

But You Did Not Come Back Book
  • Author : Marceline Loridan-Ivens,Judith Perrignon
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2016-01-05
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN Code: 0802190650

Summary: “You might come back, because you’re young, but I will not come back.”—Marceline Loridan’s father to her, 1944 A runaway bestseller in France, But You Did Not Come Back has already been the subject of a French media storm and hailed as an important new addition to the library of books dealing with the Holocaust. It is the profoundly moving and poetic memoir by Marceline Loridan-Ivens, who at the age of fifteen was arrested in occupied France, along with her father. Later, in the camps, he managed to smuggle a note to her, a sign of life that made all the difference to Marceline—but he died in the Holocaust, while Marceline survived. In But You Did Not Come Back, Marceline writes back to her father, the man whose death overshadowed her whole life. Although her grief never diminished in its intensity, Marceline ultimately found her calling, working as both an activist and a documentary filmmaker. But now, as France and Europe in general faces growing anti-Semitism, Marceline feels pessimistic about the future. Her testimony is a memorial, a confrontation, and a deeply affecting personal story of a woman whose life was shattered and never totally rebuilt.

Older Brother Book by Mahir Guven

Older Brother Book
  • Author : Mahir Guven
  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • Release Date : 2019-10-08
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN Code: 1609455509

Summary: Prix Goncourt Winner: A “superb” novel of a Syrian immigrant in France and his two sons (The New York Times Book Review). Older Brother is the poignant story of a Franco-Syrian family whose father and two sons try to integrate themselves into a society that doesn’t offer them many opportunities. The father, an atheist communist who moved from Syria to France for his studies and stayed for love, has worked for decades driving a taxi to support his family. The eldest son is a driver for an app-based car service, which comically puts him at odds with his father, whose very livelihood is threatened by this new generation of disruptors. The younger son, shy and serious, works as a nurse in a French hospital. Jaded by the regular rejections he encounters in French society, he decides to join a Muslim humanitarian organization to help wounded civilians in the war in Syria. But when he stops sending news home, the silence begins to eat away at his father and brother, who wonder what his real motivations were. And when the younger brother returns home, he has changed . . . “A masterpiece of a first novel.” ?The Guardian “A striking debut that reveals the breadth of emotional disconnection that prejudice can stoke within a family.” ?Kirkus Reviews

How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less Book by Nicholas Boothman

How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less Book
  • Author : Nicholas Boothman
  • Publisher : Workman Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008-07-02
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Pages : 203
  • ISBN Code: 0761148426

Summary: Make instant, meaningful connections. For interviewing, selling, managing, pitching an idea, applying to college—or looking for a soulmate—the secret of success is based on connecting with other people. And you can do it in 90 seconds or less through Nicholas Boothman’s program of establishing face-to-face communication. A master of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Boothman teaches us the concept of synchrony—how to synchronize our attitudes, body language, and voice tone in a way that instantly and imperceptibly makes us irresistibly likable to another person. He explains the different between open and closed body language. The power of communicating with what he calls a Really Useful Attitude. How to be an active listener. And how to identify and read the three most important sensory preferences. Step by step, it shows how to make the very best of any relationship’s most critical moment—those first 90 seconds. Make instant, meaningful connections. For interviewing, selling, managing, pitching an idea, applying to college, or looking for a soulmate, the secret of success is based on connecting with other people. Nicholas Boothman’s program of establishing face-to-face communication is revealed in this bestseller that proves the skeptics wrong. Step by step, it shows how to make the very best of any relationship’s most critical moment—those first 90 seconds.

Now Let's Dance Book by Karine Lambert

Now Let's Dance Book
  • Author : Karine Lambert
  • Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Release Date : 2017-09-07
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 147460532X

Summary: 'Completely enchanting... a gentle and unexpected love story whose characters are drawn with tenderness and touching honesty. I loved it.' RUTH HOGAN, author of THE KEEPER OF LOST THINGS 'I enjoyed it very much, a really charming love story' CATHY HOPKINS, author of THEKICKING THE BUCKET LIST Marguerite has been living a comfortable but dull existence in a Parisian suburb with her straitlaced husband. When he dies, she realises that life has passed her by. Marcel has been in a loving relationship with Nora for almost sixty years. Now that he has lost her, he has lost his way. Marguerite and Marcel come from two very different worlds - one rich, one poor. But when they both - somewhat reluctantly - attend a mountain retreat called 'Secrets of Youth' their paths cross, and a connection forms...But will they manage to overcome the disapproval of theirfriends and families, as well as their own misgivings? 'This gorgeous, optimistic, often very funny love story is full of the joys and despairs of ageing, and written with a superb simplicity. It's perfect for the young-at-heart.' DAILY MAIL

L'art de la Simplicité Book by Dominique Loreau

L'art de la Simplicité Book
  • Author : Dominique Loreau
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Griffin
  • Release Date : 2017-01-03
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 1250120314

Summary: Discover the magic of simplicity in this international bestseller, available for the first time in English. Dominque Loreau is the master in the art of de-cluttering and simplifying. Now her groundbreaking L’art de la Simplicité, a huge bestseller in her native France, is translated into English for the first time. Loreau’s principle of “less is more” is set to change your life forever. Living in Japan and inspired by Asian philosophy, Loreau takes you on a step-by-step journey to a clutter-free home, a calm mind and an energized body. Free yourself of possessions you don’t want or need; have more money to spend on life’s little luxuries; eat better and lose weight; and say goodbye to anxiety and negative relationships. Give yourself the gift of health and happiness; to live fully and freely is to live with L’art de la Simplicité.

In an Iron Glove Book by Claire Martin

In an Iron Glove Book
  • Author : Claire Martin
  • Publisher : University of Ottawa Press
  • Release Date : 2006-05-01
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN Code: 0776616137

Summary: Claire Martin's autobiography was first published in two volumes in 1965 and 1966. Already a prize winning Quebec writer, the author generated a wave of controversy with this detailed account of a childhood subjected to cruelty and brutality. Her deeply moving portrayal drew acclaim from readers who saw aspects of their own childhood experiences mirrored in its pages; it also evoked resistance from traditionalists unsettled by its exposé of family, church, and convent school some decades before the Quiet Revolution. Written with the passion of one who has known harsh injustices, this memoir nevertheless reflects the steady focus and narrative skill of an seasoned writer. With a richly descriptive style and deft ironic touch, Claire Martin tells her own unforgettable story of a young person confronting and finally emerging from the oppressions of unrestrained malign authority.

L’art de la Liste Book by Dominique Loreau

L’art de la Liste Book
  • Author : Dominique Loreau
  • Publisher : Trapeze
  • Release Date : 2018-11-01
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 1409182932

Summary: DISCOVER THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF LISTS IN THIS INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER The humble list has the power to change your life. In its immediacy, its simplicity and its concise, contained form, the list enables us to organise, to save time and to approach facts with clarity. Yet why do we end up with interminable To Do Lists that are never completed? After decades living in Japan, Dominique Loreau has become a master in the art of de-cluttering and simplifying. Now, in L'art de la Liste - a huge bestseller in her native France and translated into English for the first time - she turns her attentions to better list-making, showing you how to organise them and use them intelligently. Taking you on a step-by-step journey to greater productivity, this practical, inspiring book influences every aspect of your life - from home, diet and beauty to mental health and self-awareness. To perfect the art of the list is to live simpler, richer and more organised lives.

The Red and the Black Book by Stendhal

The Red and the Black Book
  • Author : Stendhal
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2008-10-15
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 1442945095

Summary: "The Red and the Black" is a reflective novel about the rise of poor, intellectually gifted people to High Society. Set in 19th century France it portrays the era after the exile of Napoleon to St. Helena. The influential, sharp epigrams in striking prose, leave reader almost as intrigued by the author s talent as the surprising twists that occur in the arduous love life.

The Weight of Sand Book by Edith Blais

The Weight of Sand Book
  • Author : Edith Blais
  • Publisher : Greystone Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2021-09-21
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN Code: 1771649100

Summary: A radiant, unforgettable memoir of one woman’s 450 days spent in captivity, and her defiant refusal to have her humanity stripped away. When Edith meets Luca in a small Northern town, the two connect instantly. Under the Northern Lights, they develop a deep friendship over their shared passions: travel, living off the land, a bohemian life. In search of wanderlust, they embark on an epic road trip from Italy to Togo, where they will join their friend’s sustainable farming project. Upon arriving on the African continent, they change their itinerary and drive through Africa’s Sahel region, a haven for militant groups, where they are surrounded and captured. Little was known about Edith’s and Luca’s fate until they reappeared in Mali more than one year later, having mysteriously escaped their captors. Now, Edith shares her harrowing story with the world for the first time—complete with the poems that became a lifeline for her in captivity, which she wrote in secret with a pen borrowed from another hostage. Against the stunning but cruel backdrop of the desert, Edith recounts her months as a hostage: the oppressive heat, violent sandstorms, constant relocations, hunger strikes, and her eventual heart-pounding escape. Separated from Luca early on, she finds solidarity and comfort with a group of other female hostages, who lend her a pen to write poetry, a creative outlet that helps save her life. Edith is steadfast in her will to remain sane: she reveals her dedication to her art, and her striking ability to unsettle her captors and identify their vulnerabilities. A compelling descent into a strange, brutal universe, The Weight of Sand is ultimately a life-affirming book and a poetic celebration of one woman’s resilience.

Le jour où j'ai appris à gérer mes émotions Book by Florent Catanzaro

Le jour où j'ai appris à gérer mes émotions Book
  • Author : Florent Catanzaro
  • Publisher : La Boîte à Pandore
  • Release Date : 2020-05-07
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN Code: 2390094767

Summary: Se reconstruire après un parcours semé d’embûches, se recentrer sur soi et s’ouvrir à de nouvelles idées pour redonner un sens à sa vie, c’est ce que propose Florent Catanzaro dans cet ouvrage essentiel, entre témoignage et outil de développement personnel. « Auparavant, la vie n’avait pas la même saveur. Oscillant entre des hauts et des bas, je n’étais que rarement maître de moi-même et de mes décisions. Je crois même pouvoir dire que je ne me souviens pas avoir effectué de choix en pleine conscience. Parfois, cela s’accompagnait de belles surprises mais très souvent, cela m’éloignait du bonheur tant désiré. » Il y a plusieurs mois, alors en proie à un profond mal-être, Florent décide de partir un an au Brésil. Au gré des rencontres, il découvre là-bas un enseignement novateur, basé sur l’intelligence émotionnelle et l’autodiagnostic. Très vite, cela l’emmène vers une introspection profonde, qu’il relate tantôt avec tendresse, tantôt avec humour, et qui lui ouvre de nouvelles perspectives, beaucoup plus positives !

Roses Book by Leila Meacham

Roses Book
  • Author : Leila Meacham
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-01-06
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN Code: 9780446558105

Summary: Two East Texas families must deal with the aftermath of a marriage that never happened leading to deceit, secrets, and tragedies in a sweeping multigenerational Southern saga "with echoes of Gone with the Wind." (Publishers Weekly) Spanning the 20th century, the story of Roses takes place in a small East Texas town against the backdrop of the powerful timber and cotton industries, controlled by the scions of the town's founding families. Cotton tycoon Mary Toliver and timber magnate Percy Warwick should have married but unwisely did not, and now must deal with consequences of their momentous choice and the loss of what might have been--not just for themselves but for their children, and their children's children. With expert, unabashed, big-canvas storytelling, Roses covers a hundred years, three generations of Texans, and the explosive combination of passion for work and longing for love. LOOK FOR LEILA MEACHAM'S HISTORICAL WWII EPIC, DRAGONFLY, COMING JULY 2019.

Memoirs of a Nun Book by Denis Diderot

Memoirs of a Nun Book
  • Author : Denis Diderot
  • Publisher : Everyman\'s Library
  • Release Date : 2015-03-18
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN Code: 0375712828

Summary: Memoirs of a Nun, which began as a joke and grew into a masterpiece, was one of the loudest salvos fired in the continuing battles between the clergy and the intelligentsia which defined so much of eighteenth-century French history. Diderot's story of a novice held in a convent against her will and forced to undergo curious spiritual and sexual trials displays all the brilliance, icy wit, and worldliness of the Enlightenment at its best.

How I Became Stupid Book by Martin Page

How I Became Stupid Book
  • Author : Martin Page
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2004-11-30
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN Code: 144064912X

Summary: Ignorance is bliss, or so hopes Antoine, the lead character in Martin Page's stinging satire, How I Became Stupid—a modern day Candide with a Darwin Award like sensibility. A twenty-five-year-old Aramaic scholar, Antoine has had it with being brilliant and deeply self-aware in today's culture. So tortured is he by the depth of his perception and understanding of himself and the world around him that he vows to denounce his intelligence by any means necessary in order to become "stupid" enough to be a happy, functioning member of society. What follows is a dark and hilarious odyssey as Antoine tries everything from alcoholism to stock-trading in order to lighten the burden of his brain on his soul.

Intuition, Creativity, Innovation Book by Henri Samier

Intuition, Creativity, Innovation Book
  • Author : Henri Samier
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2018-11-28
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN Code: 1119572541

Summary: This book explores the scientific perspective on the concept of intuition, particularly in relation to vibration, music and emotion. Taking a multimedia approach, it contains practical exercises that will help the reader to achieve greater intuition and develop their capacity for creativity and innovation. The exercises in this book come from over a hundred workshops worldwide in both business and higher education. They include, for example, the “Mind Map of Me”, an introspective exercise designed to develop trust and confidence in the self and the reader’s own intuition. The book opens the field of possibilities to the reader, offering encouragement and motivation to explore new approaches and techniques. With these tools, intuition can become a valuable ally in everyday life.