Hector and the Search for Happiness Author:Francois Lelord, Lorenza Garcia (Translator) Following on the success of The Elegance of the Hedgehog, and already a worldwide sensation, Hector and the Search for Happiness finally comes to America, where readers will delight in its uplifting humor. — Hector is a young psychiatrist in Paris who does not understand why his patients in this most beautiful of cities are unhappy.... more » So he decides to take a trip around the world -- from Paris to China to Africa to the United States -- and to keep a list of observations about the people he meets, hoping to find the secret to happiness.
Combining the winsome appeal of The Little Prince with the inspiring philosophy of The Alchemist, Hector's journey around the world and into the human soul is entertaining, empowering, and smile inducing -- as winning in its optimism as it is wise in its simplicity.« less
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An adorable musing on the meaning of life and happiness. It is simple in every sense: short, simply written, simple character. But the findings and statements can sometimes knock you off your seat with their simplistic profoundness. That being said, I was not driven to finish this book, it was simply the book that sat in my desk at work for when it was slow.
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Helpful Score: 2
A simple and sweet book about the quest for happiness, told through the voice of a psychiatrist, who has embarked on a journey around the world to discover what makes a variety of different people and cultures, happy. The results of this journey is a numbered list of the experiences, actions, and circumstances that make all of us happy. I jotted down this list of twenty or so things in my journal as simple take-aways from this book. A quick and simple read....a bit 'hokey' at times, but still enjoyable and beneficial!