One Hundred Days of Happiness

Fausto Brizzi

Translated by Anthony Shugaar
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13 August 2015
592 minutes
Mark Meadows

'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.

Funny, moving. . . I defy anyone to finish this story without tears in their eyes

Graeme Simsion, author of THE ROSIE PROJECT

Brilliant . . . thought-provoking and poignant


One Hundred 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