The Man Who Wanted to Be Happy
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A surprise best-seller in France, already sold in 10 countries
A romantic parable about finding happiness provides easily accessible information to aid personal development.
Andy, a young tourist on vacation in Indonesia, decides, out of interest rather than illness, to visit a renowned Balinese healer. In spite of Andy’s good physical health, the healer finds that all is not well with him and wonders what the problem could be. As he learns more about Andy, the wise old man realizes that the Westerner is completely unaware of his condition.
The healer invites Andy to look more deeply into himself and thus starts him on an intense adventure of self-discovery. During a seven-day period of inner examination, Andy comes to understand that what he believes has become his reality. Through the reflections, experiences, and ordeals that the healer prescribes, Andy learns to free himself from the long-held beliefs that have prevented him from being truly happy.
Laurent Gounelle : Laurent Gounelle is a life coach. He has studied the humanities and epistemology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. A lecturer at the Université Blaise Pascal Clermont-Ferrand in France, he divides his time between leading international seminars and consulting on personal development. L’homme qui voulait être heureux is his first novel. The book became a word-of-mouth hit in France, and the rights quickly sold to Spain, Portugal, Korea, Poland, Japan, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, the Netherlands, and Bulgaria.