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...
About the Author
Raphaelle Giordano is a writer, artist, and expert in personal development who lives in Paris, France. Trained in communication and stress management techniques, she previously owned Emotone, an events agency that organized art activities and innovative team building, stress management, and creativity/innovation courses. She has previously published (in French) the nonfiction titles Self-Assertion, Stress Management, and Relationships for Couples. Your Second Life Begins When You Realize You Only Have One is her first novel.
“[A] charming, feel-good story...funny, sweet, and not without a few important happy-life tips.”—Good Housekeeping
“This charming novel is perfect for anyone who feels they aren’t living the life they could be. Plus, once you’re finished, you can gaze lovingly at the cover, which is basically the motivational poster your desk needs.”—Hello Giggles
“A good pick for readers who are looking for a lighter take on Eat, Pray, Love. A fast, feel-good story about finding happiness.”—Kirkus Reviews
“A one-sitting read, because we all resemble Camille to some degree, and we’d all love to do what she does. So, what if we gave it a go...?”—Femme Actuelle (France)
“A delicious feel-good novel.”—Marie France
“Giordano teaches us how to come up for air and to fall in love with life. We say yes!”—Madame Figaro (France)