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This book is The Alchemist for readers with a sense of humor.

I was lucky enough to hear French author Francois Lelord read from Hector in his very heavily- accented English and very droll inflection and was immediately hooked!

Hector, a somewhat disenchanted psychiatrist, embarks on a journey to discover the true meaning of happiness.

There is real wisdom in here, couched in a tongue-in-cheek story you won’t want to end.

— Jill

This book is

The Alchemist for readers with a sense

of humor.

 

I was lucky enough to hear French author Francois Lelord read from Hector in his heavily-accented English and very droll inflection and was immediately hooked!

 

Hector, a somewhat disenchanted psychiatrist, embarks on a journey to discover the true meaning of happiness.

 

There is real wisdom here, couched in a tongue-in-cheek story you won’t want to end.

 

— Jill

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

Description


Can we learn how to be happy? Hector is a successful young psychiatrist. He's very good at treating patients in real need of his help. But many people he sees have no health problems: they're just deeply dissatisfied with their lives. Hector can't do much for them, and it's beginning to depress him. So when a patient tells him he looks in need of a holiday, Hector decides to set off round the world to find out what makes people everywhere happy (and sad), and whether there is such a thing as the secret of true happiness.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781906040239
ISBN-10: 1906040230
Publisher: Gallic Books
Publication Date: April 1st, 2010
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Hector's Journeys