The Man Who Risked It All is a big name for a book, in my opinion anyway. That is why it took my attention in the book store while I was searching for a light summer read. You know, the ones you read while sunbathing on the beach, sipping cold drinks and thinking about what to eat for dinner. Well, this book not only turned out to be one of them, but also it is one of those good ones too!
Although in the blurb it says that this is a self-development book; I didn’t read it as one. It may be a self-help book in disguise, but I thought it was a good novel. This book won’t save or change your life. It may make you think about it and it may make you smile.
For those interested in psychology, it’s a great summer book. It won’t tire you; the translation is pretty good, and the narration is flawless. The subject is also quite impressive, the end is a bit like old drama movies, but not bad at all. The characters are also pleasant, and Paris is an excellent setting for the story. It may be a great film! Enjoy!
About the book: The Man Who Risked It All
Looking down from the Eiffel Tower, Alan Greenmor stands on the edge, determined to end it all. As he prepares to jump, his thoughts are interrupted by a cough. To his right is a mysterious man in a dark suit, smoking a cigar. This is Yves Dubreuil. The man who will change his life.
Dubreuil convinces Alan to reconsider his plans, with one caveat: instead of ending his life, he will give his life over to Dubreuil. In return, Dubreuil promises to show Alan the secrets to happiness and success.
And so, Alan embarks on a wild ride of self-discovery. From a humiliating fiasco at a Parisian bakery to finding the strength to assert himself in his company’s boardroom, Alan learns to overcome his deepest fears and self-doubts, face life’s unexpected twists and turns, take crazy risks, and so fully accept himself in the process.
From bestselling author Laurent Gounelle, The Man Who Risked It All explores the fragility of life and so the possibilities that are presented to us in the unlikeliest circumstances.
About the author: Laurent Gounelle
Laurent Gounelle is a French writer and a psychologist, specialist of personal development. He has been travelling around the world since the age of 14 encountering different people, experts of human behaviour and spiritual equilibrium. His first book “The Man Who Wanted to be Happy” is an amalgam of fiction and psychology.
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