Breve Corso Di Felicit

Autor: Raffaele Morelli
Publisher: Edizioni Mondadori
ISBN: 8852080198
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Qualunque cosa sia la felicità, è accanto a te o, per essere ancora più precisi, dentro di te. Tu però non lo sai: non la riconosci e per di più la immagini distante e difficile da raggiungere. E così rinunci, lasci perdere, ti adagi, ti adegui e poco alla volta la vita perde colore, sapore e odore. La strada per la felicità è in realtà molto più breve e semplice di quello che comunemente crediamo. A farcela sembrare lunga e difficile sono i pregiudizi e i luoghi comuni su noi stessi e sulla vita, pregiudizi che assorbiamo dall'esterno e che accettiamo passivamente. Fin da quando eravamo piccoli ce ne hanno propinati di tutti i tipi. Questo libro raccoglie i più diffusi - che sono nel contempo i più pericolosi e i più difficili da estirpare - e li analizza brevemente affinché ciascuno possa capire quanto certe presunte verità granitiche siano in realtà inconsistenti, e come terribili spauracchi che ci hanno tenuto in scacco per anni si rivelino, a un veloce esame, mostri di fumo, da spazzare via con un semplice soffio. E fornisce consigli pratici per aiutare ciascuno a muoversi in autonomia verso il benessere. Ecco allora che le cose si possono chiamare con il loro vero nome, che il dolore ha un senso, che ogni giorno può portare i suoi frutti, che le soluzioni vengono a galla, i problemi trovano la giusta collocazione, i talenti emergono, la spontaneità prende il posto del calcolo, i rapporti si animano, i sentimenti si liberano dalla patina uniforme e triste dei conformismi. E il cuore può battere al suo ritmo.

100 Days Of Happiness

Autor: Fausto Brizzi
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143108506
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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. Womanizing, imperfect, but loveable, Lucio Battistini has been thrown out of the house by his wife and is sleeping in the stock room of his father-in-law's bombolini bakery when he learns he has inoperable cancer. So begins the last hundred days of Lucio's life, as he attempts to care for his family, 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. From helping his hopelessly romantic, widowed father-in-law find love, discovering comfort in enduring friendships, and finding new ones, Lucio becomes, at last, the man he's always meant to be.

Live Bait

Autor: Fabio Genovesi
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
ISBN: 1590516826
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The story of a small Italian town where fishing, biking, and rock 'n' roll make the news, until tragedy turns everything upside down. Muglione. Nothing grows in this Tuscan backwater except the wild imagination of Fiorenzo, a nineteen-year-old metalhead. He lives for his garage band, horror movies, and fishing in the murky irrigation ditches outside of town. But when his path crosses with Mirko, the teenage cycling phenomenon, and Tiziana, the smart but frustrated head of the local youth center turned refuge for the town's hard-drinking seniors, his world will never be the same. From the brink of despair they fight their way back through honesty, resilience, and laughter, their fates interweaving in a story that is at once achingly funny, bitter, and full of poetic fervor. Told with the tenderness of a Fellini film, this contemporary novel continues the great tradition of Italian literature and cinema.

The Temptation To Be Happy

Autor: Lorenzo Marone
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1786071886
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Cesare is a seventy-seven-year-old widower and cynical troublemaker, a man who has always struggled to care for others and has given up trying. Aside from an intermittent fling with a nurse called Rossana, he avoids contact with his neighbours and even his own children. One day, the enigmatic Emma moves into the neighbouring flat with her strange and sinister husband. Suspecting there is more to their relationship than meets the eye, Cesare decides to investigate. This new sense of purpose awakens his appetite for life, and he soon finds himself risking everything for a future he had never thought possible.

Mayumi And The Sea Of Happiness

Autor: Jennifer Tseng
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 160945278X
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Finalist for the 2016 PEN AWARD for Debut Fiction Books may be Mayumi Saito’s greatest love and her one source of true pleasure. Forty-one years old, disenchanted wife and dutiful mother, Mayumi’s work as a librarian on a small island off the coast of New England feeds her passion for reading and provides her with many occasions for wry observations on human nature, but it does little to remedy the mundanity of her days. That is, until the day she issues a library card to a shy seventeen-year-old boy and swiftly succumbs to a sexual obsession that subverts the way she sees the library, her family, the island she lives on, and ultimately herself. Wary of the consequences of following through on her fantasies, Mayumi hesitates at first. But she cannot keep the young man from her thoughts. After a summer of overlong glances and nervous chitchat in the library, she finally accepts that their connection is undeniable. In a sprawling house emptied of its summer vacationers, their affair is consummated and soon consolidated thanks to an explosive charge of erotic energy. Mayumi’s life is radically enriched by the few hours each week that she shares with the young man, and as their bond grows stronger thanks not only to their physical closeness but also to their long talks about the books they both love, those hours spent apart seem to Mayumi increasingly bleak and intolerable. As her obsession worsens, in a frantic attempt to become closer to the young man, Mayumi nervously befriends another librarian patron, the young man’s mother. The two women forge a tenuous friendship that will prove vital to both in the most unexpected ways when catastrophe strikes. Exquisitely written, Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness is part wry confession, part serious meditation. At its most anxious, it’s a book about time, at its most ecstatic, it’s a deeply human story about pleasure. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Day Before Happiness

Autor: Erri De Luca
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
ISBN: 1590514815
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Just after World War II, a young orphan living in Naples comes under the protection of Don Gaetano, the superintendent of an apartment building. He is a generous man and is very attached to the boy, telling him about the war and the liberation of the city by the Neapolitans. He teaches him to play cards, shows him how to do odd jobs for the tenants, and even initiates him into the world of sex by sending him one evening to a widow who lives in the building. But Don Gaetano possesses another gift as well: he knows how to read people's thoughts and guesses correctly that his young friend is haunted by the image of a girl he noticed by chance behind a window during a soccer match. Years later, when the girl returns, the orphan will need Don Gaetano's help more than ever.

Your Second Life Begins When You Realize You Only Have One

Autor: Raphaelle Giordano
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525535616
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THE #1 FRENCH BESTSELLER MORE THAN 3 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE The feel-good #1 bestselling French novel about a woman whose mission to cure her "routine-itis" leads her to lasting joy and true fulfillment, for fans of The Alchemist and Hector and the Search for Happiness. At thirty-eight and a quarter years old, Paris native Camille has everything she needs to be happy, or so it seems: a good job, a loving husband, a wonderful son. Why then does she feel as if happiness has slipped through her fingers? All she wants is to find the path to joy. When Claude, a French Sean Connery look-alike and routinologist, offers his unique advice to help get her there, she seizes the opportunity with both hands. Camille's journey is full of surprising escapades, creative capers, and deep meaning, as she sets out to transform her life and realize her dreams one step at a time...

The Art Of Happiness

Autor: Epicurus
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110160865X
File Size: 19,57 MB
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The brilliant writings of a highly influential Greek philosopher, with a foreword by Daniel Klein, author of Travels with Epicurus The teachings of Epicurus—about life and death, religion and science, physical sensation, happiness, morality, and friendship—attracted legions of adherents throughout the ancient Mediterranean world and deeply influenced later European thought. Though Epicurus faced hostile opposition for centuries after his death, he counts among his many admirers Thomas Hobbes, Thomas Jefferson, Karl Marx, and Isaac Newton. This volume includes all of his extant writings—his letters, doctrines, and Vatican sayings—alongside parallel passages from the greatest exponent of his philosophy, Lucretius, extracts from Diogenes Laertius' Life of Epicurus, a lucid introductory essay about Epicurean philosophy, and a foreword by Daniel Klein, author of Travels with Epicurus and coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.