Hector and the Search for Happiness by Francois Lelord
A Novel (Hector's Journeys)

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“Once upon a time there was a young psychiatrist called Hector who was not very satisfied with himself. . . . And so he decided to take a trip around the world, and everywhere he went he would try to understand what made people happy or unhappy.”

Hector travels from Paris to China to Africa to the United States, and along the way he keeps a list of observations about the people he meets. 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.

 

About Francois Lelord

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FRANÇOIS LELORD is a psychiatrist who has worked in Paris, Los Angeles, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Bangkok, where he currently lives.
 
Published August 31, 2010 by Penguin Books. 193 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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This trite debut follows a psychiatrist named Hector as he attempts to understand what made people happy. At a crossroads professionally and personally, Hector resolves to take a trip, first landing

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A French psychiatrist had a big overseas hit with this jaunty, primary-colored book about the causes and meaning of happiness.

Sep 09 2010 | Read Full Review of Hector and the Search for Hap...

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Hector and the Search for Happiness by Francois Lelord is a wonderful tale of a young psychiatrist who goes on an adventure around the world in search of happiness.

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