The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. Thanks to a chance encounter with a Balinese sage, the middle-aged schoolteacher Julian realises that he is unsatisfied with his life, and that he alone has the power to change it. With over one million copies sold worldwide, the novel has attracted a legion of devoted fans who have drawn hope and inspiration from its message and practical lessons. About Laurent Gounelle Laurent Gounelle is a contemporary French author, and his five novels have all met with immense success in his native France. His work is largely influenced by his extensive reading and studying in the domains of philosophy, psychology and personal development, and often aims to put what he has learnt into written form to allow his readers to reflect on their lives and make drastic changes.
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A lot more than I thought I would give it in the first place. And I must confess I disagree with all the conclusions of the book and I hate the ending. The ending: what gives him the right to believe that he can interfere in the development of a kid that he has no idea from what environment is from and what are their perspectives?
Total lack of 3 stars is a lot. Still, it did get 3 stars. I could not really say why. It does develop a lot of ideas, most of which I do not agree with - and most of which I had already gone through, without having a degree in psychology.
And I kind of appreciated the fact that for a little while it did make me think about them, it did make me wonder and question myself. But not enough for it to get 4 stars, though It was very beautiful to travel to Bali and get to know a bit of the culture, the beautiful descriptions of the landscape make you feel like you are really there. Although to me personally the terminology sounded cheap, shallow and repeated a thousand times it was interesting to get For people that are self aware this book will sound like a shallow terminology, and for people that are lost in their journey through life, like the main character is , this book will be a real revelation.
Although to me personally the terminology sounded cheap, shallow and repeated a thousand times it was interesting to get acquainted with the means of manipulating people IE putting them on the right spiritual path. The book got more publicity than it actually deserves..
The two stars are for the fact that it was a nice reminder of what I already know.
The Man Who Wanted to Be Happy
L'homme qui voulait être heureux
The Man Who Wanted to Be Happy by Laurent Gounelle (Book Analysis)