author: Francois Lelord
ARC from: Crazy Book ToursA translation from the French; to be released August 31, 2010
Description from Goodreads: Hector, a psychiatrist, is very good at treating patients in need of his help. But he can’t do much for those who are simply dissatisfied with life, and that is beginning to depress him.
Hector takes a trip around the world. From his observations and meeting people, Hector makes a list "Happiness is...."
My perspective: The sentences are short and deceptively simple. At first it seems like a children's book, but it is not. The book includes prostitutes, monks, and other adult topics.
I smiled at some paragraphs; for example: "Hector is a psychiatrist; he only has to look at people to know where they went to school and whether their grandfather collected butterflies." I know a school psychologist who, five minutes after he meets someone, classifies that person according to Myers-Briggs, such as INFP or ESFJ.
Happiness is a Warm Puppy.
What makes you happy?