100 Days of Happiness
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100 Days of Happiness

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"Funny, moving. . . I defy anyone to finish this story without tears in their eyes." --Graeme Simsion, bestselling author of The Rosie Project

What would you do if you knew you only had 100 days left to live? For Lucio Battistini, it's a chance to spend the rest of his life the way he always should have--by making every moment count. Imperfect, unfaithful, but loveable Lucio has been thrown out of the house by his wife and is sleeping at his father-in-law's bombolini bakery when he learns he has inoperable cancer. So begin the last hundred days of Lucio's life, as he attempts to right his wrongs, win back his wife (the love of his life and afterlife), and spend the next three months enjoying every moment with a zest he hasn't felt in years. In 100 epigrammatic chapters--one for each of Lucio's remaining days on earth--100 Days of Happiness is as delicious as a hot doughnut and a morning cappuccino. Wistful, touching, and often hilarious, 100 Days of Happiness reminds us all to remember the preciousness of life and what matters most. From the Hardcover edition.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 18mm | 249g
  • Penguin Books
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143108506
  • 9780143108504

Review quote

"Funny, moving. . . I defy anyone to finish this story without tears in their eyes."--Graeme Simsion, bestselling author of The Rosie Project

"Why we're reading: We could all use a reminder to enjoy every moment." --Esquire.com

"Depressing? No. Uplifting? Yes. Funny? Often. Although it's a countdown to death, this story is a celebration of life. Grab a doughnut and treat yourself to a good read." --Hudson Valley News

"I loved the style of writing in this impressive book. Author Fausto Brizzi delivers and enjoyable tale which should be sad and depressing. I laughed throughout this tale. It is a wonderful novel that I hope everyone gets the opportunity to read. I loved it." --Open Book Society "100 Days of Happiness is a celebration of everyday life masquerading as a countdown to death. To read it is to realize that the child within us is still alive and well, ready to laugh, play, love unguardedly, and eat hot doughnuts."--Martha Woodroof, author of Small Blessings From the Hardcover edition.
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About Fausto Brizzi

Fausto Brizzi is an Italian director, screenwriter, and film producer. The Night Before Exams, his debut directorial work, won him numerous awards, including the David di Donatello. 100 Days of Happiness is his first novel, which was a bestseller in Italy and has been sold in more than twenty countries.
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Review Text

"Funny, moving. . . I defy anyone to finish this story without tears in their eyes." - Graeme Simsion , bestselling author of The Rosie Project

"Why we're reading: We could all use a reminder to enjoy every moment." - Esquire.com

"Depressing? No. Uplifting? Yes. Funny? Often. Although it's a countdown to death, this story is a celebration of life. Grab a doughnut and treat yourself to a good read." - Hudson Valley News

"I loved the style of writing in this impressive book. Author Fausto Brizzi delivers and enjoyable tale which should be sad and depressing. I laughed throughout this tale. It is a wonderful novel that I hope everyone gets the opportunity to read. I loved it." -Open Book Society

"100 Days of Happiness is a celebration of everyday life masquerading as a countdown to death. To read it is to realize that the child within us is still alive and well, ready to laugh, play, love unguardedly, and eat hot doughnuts." -Martha Woodroof, author of Small Blessings

From the Hardcover edition.
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2,235 ratings
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4 40% (900)
3 23% (513)
2 6% (130)
1 2% (36)
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