One Hundred Days of Happiness

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Macmillan Digital Audio

Publication date: 13.08.2015
ISBN: 9781447289746
Number of pages: 0


'Charming, touching, surprising and ultimately uplifting. Funny, moving . . . I defy anyone to finish this story without tears in their eyes' Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project

'Hilarious but heart-wrenching' Daily Mail

Lucio Battistini knows the three most important days of his life: the day he was conceived, the day his wife agreed to marry him, and the day he died.

But wait. Let's go back a bit: to the day Lucio discovers he only has three months left to live, the day he realizes it's time to turn his life around. Because so far he hasn't been getting it right. In fact he's been thrown out by his wife and is sleeping in the stock room of his father-in-law's bakery. From now on things have to change, and every moment counts.

This is Lucio's story of the last one hundred days of his life. Vowing to also make them the happiest, he sets out with his family on a journey across Italy, determined to win back his wife, to create the best possible memories for his children and ultimately to become the man he was always meant to be.

Outrageous and hilarious, One Hundred Days of Happiness by Fausto Brizzi is a novel about life and love that reminds us all about what matters most.

In the media

Why we're reading: We could all use a reminder to enjoy every moment
The best stories about death are the ones that are full of life . . . One Hundred Days of Happiness is a joyous book that left me crying like a baby for a good 15 minutes at the end. It's rare to find a story where male friendship is at the core, particularly friendships that are so open and full of emotion.
Sydney Morning Herald
My advice is to arm yourself with a box of tissues before you begin this hilarious but heart-wrenching story
Daily Mail