100 Days of Happiness

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.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780143108504
Branch Call Number: FIC Brizz
Characteristics: xii, 368 pages ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: One hundred days of happiness


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Dec 05, 2016

100 Days of Happiness drew me in from the first page. Written in the conversational tone of a friend telling a story over a cup of coffee, the reader is introduced to Lucio, an endearing character despite his less than admirable traits. As Lucio reveals in the first few pages, he has terminal cancer and has 100 days to live - give or take a few.

Through Lucio's journey, Brizzi reminds readers of our own mortality. Rather than feeling preachy it is an inspiration to see Lucio develop from a mediocre father and husband to a man who really understands his family and goes to great lengths to be what they need. Every chapter is a reminder that while we may have more than the 100 granted to Lucio - our days here are numbered. Brizzi offers a wake up call to take stock of our own lives and think about what's important - he even leaves a few pages to jot down your own notes on the matter.

Jun 20, 2016

I loved this book! A very easy read, but emotional enough to keep your attention and tug some heart strings.

Apr 06, 2016

Decent book. I loved that the chapters were short. It was pretty sad and depressing most of the time. I was hoping there was going to be a silver lining or something, but I just finished it feeling very sad.

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