Ta deuxième vie commence quand tu comprends que tu n'en as qu'une by Raphaëlle Giordano

Ta deuxième vie commence quand tu comprends que tu n'en as qu'une

- Vous souffrez probablement d'une forme de routinite aiguë.- Une quoi ?- Une routinite aiguë. C'est une affection de l'âme qui touche de plus en plus de gens dans le monde, surtout en Occident. Les symptômes sont presque toujours les mêmes : baisse de motivation, morosité chronique, perte de repères et de sens, difficulté à être heureux malgré une opulence de biens matériels, désenchantement, lassitude...- Mais... Comment vous sav...

Details Ta deuxième vie commence quand tu comprends que tu n'en as qu'une

TitleTa deuxième vie commence quand tu comprends que tu n'en as qu'une
Release DateSep 17th, 2015
GenreFiction, Self Help, Cultural, France, Contemporary, Psychology

Reviews Ta deuxième vie commence quand tu comprends que tu n'en as qu'une

  • Jennifer
    "You can have lots of money and be really unhappy, or equally not have much but make your existence the sweetest there is. The capacity for being happy has to be worked on, built up day by day. All you have to do is take a good look at your system of values and re-educate the way you look at life and what's going on around you." Camille isn't unhappy but she isn't especially happy either. She lacks enthusiasm for life and her days are passing h...
  • Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
    This was a different read for me. Although it's classified as Fiction, I felt that the story and the messages and lessons involved in this character's journey, made this novel hover the Fiction/Non-Fiction boundary line. In fact, that is one of the main reasons I loved this novel as much as I did. The character of Camille, and her struggles, read like a reflection of myself (as well as many people that I know). Whether you have a case of "routini...
  • Laura
    Perfectly good advice but summarized in a pile of drivel and insufferable cliches. Who am I to judge if that format works for people? It’s just not for me. Other thoughts:Yawn every time Camille feels validated because men admire her while walking down the street.The lesson “be a cat” was charming.
  • Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.comYour Second Life Begins When You Realize You Only Have One penned by French writer Raphaelle Giordano, is a delightful self-help book, dressed in the form of a heart-warming novel. It follows the journey of Camille, a thirty something French woman, who decides she has had enough of her mundane day-to-day existence and sets about to make a great change, with the help of Claude, a routinologist.When and how do ...
  • Sarah
    Your second life begins when you give yourself permission to abandon books that aren't working for you. (I am apparently still at life #1.)
  • angelareadsbooks
    Lately I have been loving the trend of bestselling books from other countries being sold in the US. Books like A Man Called Ove and The Lido. So when I saw Your Second Life Begins When You Realize You Only Have One by Raphaëlle Giordano was a French bestseller, I was really excited to have a chance to read it. Your Second Life is the story of Camille, a middle aged woman looking for happiness. It seems she has everything and yet she feels someth...
  • Jenny
    Hahahaha holy shit this book is SO bad. The prose is sophomoric, the dialogue stilted and contrived, the characters unsympathetic and uninteresting, and the self-help stuff that this book seems to have been written to deliver is a weird dilettante-ish mix of The Secret, CBT, mindfulness, and stoicism that glosses over anything of substance while spouting Live Love Laugh level platitudes. I read the first half and decided I did not need to subject...
  • Nicole Liu
    I thought this book would be fun to read and possibly enlightening. However, I really didn't enjoy this book. I would describe this book as a self-help book disguised as fiction. It was predictable and cheesy and I can't believe I finished it! There were take aways if you are stuck in a rut, but the overall message was clear. You, and only you, are in charge of your own happiness.
  • Carol - Reading Writing and Riesling
    My View:Clever, life affirming, at times humorous, thought provoking.This is a charming, entertaining read that has many lessons to share. I enjoyed the journey that Camille embarks on and the clever twist at the conclusion.
  • Victoria
    And the award for the world’s longest title with the least amount of pay off goes to…This was a bestseller in France, but they are just going to have to excusez-moi, it just didn’t make my socks go up and down. I liked the idea of story as self help and even more so a chance to imbibe in a little French joi de vivre, but what started as a clever approach eventually became as routine as the imaginary malady it addressed--acute routinitis--an...
  • BookGypsy
    This is so more than you think it is going in. It is a self help but it is written like a novel. The character is so relatable. If you feel like you are stuck in the same routine this book is for you. If you think you're Not suffering from the same routine you will find out that yes, you are. A great story. Engaging.
  • Rawan Sadiq97
    In a nutshell I recommend this book to everyone
  • Amandine Thomas
    I would have given 3.5 stars but rounded at 4 because I am in a good mood.
  • Karin Pearson
    A quick schmaltzy read. Mostly a "self help" book disguised as a novel. Lots of food for thought and tips to make the most of your life to break out of a rut or "routine".
  • Sakinah
    2/5 First half was really good and motivating Second half was boring to death.And I don’t like overly enthusiastic and optimistic books. They frustrates me.
  • Ashley
    I agree with Giordano's principles and tricks to hitting the reset button on one's life, but it's not necessary to conceal them within a poorly written novel. It certainly doesn't do justice to the brave folks in professional circles of psychology and counseling, who know very well that there isn't a person on the planet who could solve such deep issues (children, marriage, career, mending fences) as quickly as this narrator. In short, a book for...
  • Tiffany Spitzer
    This book reads like a novel but with a self-help theme. It’s fantastic with awesome ideas for improving the way you view yourself and life. I will definitely go back to it for a refresher thanks to the awesome idea dictionary in the back of the book. I recommend anyone in a rut or needing help with reinforcing positive self-image/worth read this book. It’s a very quick read!
  • Kelly
    Whimsical, sweet, fictional almost-self-help novel.
  • Lisa
    My French friend adores this book and got me the Italian version for my birthday (no english yet, but soon). Its a sweet story, with great intentions, but I found it either just a hair too predictable or in other parts a hair too perfect. But, I guess that's also the type of book it is - meant to prove that optimism guarantees success - meant to teach you how make things eventually go your way after a couple stumbles if you do XY and Z. Doubt its...
  • Sharon
    A selfself-help book thinly plotted to mimic a novel. The best thing about it is the title.
  • Katharine Coggeshall
    This is a book to read and re-read over your lifetime. It is filled with excellent advice that you just can't hear enough. This is a work of fiction, but the characters are so real and the situations so relatable, it comes across as an autobiography. The style of writing eludes French/British origins in the sayings, attitudes, etc. and isn't really my favorite, but the plot and lessons more than make up for it.
  • Mary Mccallister
    It's fiction but it's not because you become the main character. Warning: Self reflection
  • Kristy Holland
    Quick and easy read maybe veering toward 3.5 ⭐. Part fiction, chick-lit, part self-help. Sometimes predictable, sometime slightly repetitive, but overall, Good message. Quick and easy read maybe veering toward 3.5 ⭐️. Part fiction, chick-lit, part self-help. Sometimes predictable, sometime slightly repetitive, but overall, Good message.
  • Alexa
    There’s something special about Your Second Life Begins When You Realize You Only Have One. It’s fiction but it also kind of reads like self-help because while reading it there are so many good tips and examples of changing perspectives. This book is...Review: https://www.likeliterallyliterary.com...*A copy of this book was provided to me by Penguin Random House Canada in exchange for an honest review*
  • Zahra MiresmaIli
    So much inspiring and mentioned some good techniques for problem solving.
  • litewolf
    A self-help book disguised as a novel and not even written in a way to motivate me to keep going.
  • Kathryn
    Your Second Life Begins is more of a self-help fable than the novel I was expecting, which meant that I initially struggled with the writing style, and didn’t feel as if the characters were fleshed out enough. I also found Camille a little too whiny: she runs to Claude at every little setback. But then once he’s given her a nudge in the right direction, she overcomes all obstacles, fairly easily, with optimum outcomes.Or so it seems. That mig...
  • Victoria Colotta
    My Highly Caffeinated Thought: Charming and inspiring. It's way of approaching the re-thinking of one's life was so refreshing as well as useful. YOUR SECOND LIFE BEGINS WHEN YOU REALIZE YOU ONLY HAVE ONE is one of those books that came across my desk at the right time in my life. This beautifully written story opens up the reader's mind to a new and much more positive way at looking at life. In truth, how many of us feel like we are in a rut or ...
  • Jenna
    it moves a little slow. but it was a short book & a quick read.To be honest, I kept reading b/c it was in one of my bookblurbs as a best seller in Europe. I like to read books/writers (translated in English) from around the world whenever I can.I know it’s fiction, but couldn’t we all use a “routinologist” in our lives? And some of the self-help items mentioned were helpful.it was charming. a nice little upbeat story. i was surprised by t...
  • Clair Sharpe
    Camille is approaching her 40s, she has a young son and is married and has a good job, yet her life feels unfulfilled and despite having all the things that should make her happy, she is not.When her car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, she walks to a house to try and get help. There she meets Sean Connery lookalike Claude, who seeing her distress (the car breaking down is the final straw) offers her a business card because he thinks he can ...