POLISH RIGHTS SOLD FOR A WONDERFUL LIFE!
Polish publisher Czarna Owca has pre-empted the rights for Frank Martela’s bestselling A WONDERFUL LIFE, making it the 19th territory where this inspiring title will be published!
Published in the US in March by HarperCollins, Frank Martela’s A WONDERFUL LIFE has sold already to 19 territories around the world but the rights are still available in Italy, Sweden, Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Denmark, China etc
A WONDERFUL LIFE
Have you ever wondered what makes one’s life meaningful?
Finnish academic and columnist Frank Martela offers 4 simple and well-researched answers to this in his recent non-fiction title A WONDERFUL LIFE:
- Connect with yourself by pursuing activities and goals meaningful to you;
- Seek places to grow and utilize your areas of mastery;
- Connect with others by cultivating intimate relationships;
- Do something good for others.
These four sources of meaning might not sound too revolutionary, but that’s exactly their strength. They are the cornerstones of a meaningful existence that you—and everyone else—already recognize as valuable.
HERE ARE SOME EARLY REVIEWS:
I really liked Frank Martela’s book. It was profound, but not too much. It made me think and question my own life. It made me think about what I want to do from now on – what things are really relevant to me and at what moments I experience feelings of relevance. It made me miss my loved ones.
– Lily.fi Destination Happyness blog
The book is definitely worth reading, and its message is very important right now. It intoduces good questions, and provides the tools to make your own life as meaningful as possible every single day.
– Terve.fi Inspirations blog
The book is a great introspection into finding what truly matters to you. I started reading it just before COVID-19 was declared a pandemic and am now writing this after a month of the world in a tumble dryer. In these extraordinary times, I find it comforting to be able to understand myself – and all of humanity – and what actually matters. Hence, in these times, the title of this book could be “Science-backed multidisciplinary guide to being successful (according to metrics set by YOU)”.
I hope all leaders in these times of economical crisis would read this book and find guidance to policy-making from within themselves, using the book as a tool for reflection.
– Amazon.com five-star review by Joonas Kiminki
The book can best be summed up in this quote by Alan W. Watts and the suggestion of Martela in the end of the book:
“We thought of life by an analogy—as a journey or a pilgrimage—which has a serious purpose at the end. The thing was to get to that end, success, or whatever it is, or maybe Heaven after you are dead, but we missed the point along the whole way. It was a musical thing, and you were supposed to sing or dance while the music was being played.”
One day the music will stop. What happens afterward no one knows. But there’s no point in waiting for the silence. If you’re reading this, then the music is still playing for you. So go out and dance.
– Goodreads.com review by Mervi Rauhala
UNITED STATES: HarperCollins/Harper Design (orig.)
Gursli Berg Forlag
Ediciones Urano (World Spanish)