Hector and the Search for Happiness (Compact Disc)

By Fran�ois Lelord, Lorenza Garcia (Translator)

Highbridge Company, 9781615731077

Publication Date: August 25, 2010

September 2010 Indie Next List

“Hector is an unassuming psychiatrist quite set in his ways but longs for something more. He wants to answer the question 'What is happiness?'. His search takes him all over the globe where he discovers that there may be more to being happy than he ever realized and what happiness means to different people, different cultures. I loved this book, I loved Hector and I found myself wondering aloud what happiness meant to me. It made me ask friends and family what happiness meant to them. Read the book and think about that question. You may be just as surprised as Hector as to what you might find!”
— Andy Terrell, Destinations Booksellers, New Albany, IN
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Description

�Once upon a time there was a young psychiatrist called Hector who was not very satisfied with himself. . . . � Hector is very good at treating patients in need of his help. But he can't do much for those who are simply dissatisfied with life, and that is beginning to depress him. When a patient tells him he looks in need of a vacation, Hector takes a trip around the world to learn what makes people happy-and sad. As he travels from Paris to China to Africa to the United States, he lists his observations about the people he meets. Is there a secret to happiness, and will Hector find it? Combining the winsome appeal of The Little Prince with the inspiring philosophy of The Alchemist, Hector's journey ventures around the globe and into the human soul. Lelord's writing inspires us to consider life's great questions. Uplifting, empowering, and optimistic, this is a fable for our times and all time.
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