Frank Martela’s non-fiction bestseller A WONDERFUL LIFE: Insights for Finding a Meaningful Existence is now sold to 23 territories – Portuguese rights were acquired by Editora 2020. The deal was negotiated in collaboration with MB Agencia
Editora 2020 is the Portuguese publisher of Yuval Noah Harari and two Nobel Prize winning authors: Olga Tokarczuk and Svetlana Alexievich.
Published in the US in March by HarperCollins, Frank Martela’s A WONDERFUL LIFE is becoming an international bestseller around the world, but the rights are still available in Sweden, Czech Republic, Hungary, Denmark, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Slovakia, China etc.
“Frank Martela has written an essential primer for making sense of the absurdities of modern life. Philosophically probing yet eminently readable, A Wonderful Life is a book you can refer to again and again on your journey towards purpose.” – Daniel H. Pink, author of the New York Times bestsellers When, Drive, and To Sell is Human.
A WONDERFUL LIFE: Insights for Finding a Meaningful Existence
Harper Design, 24th of March 2020, 200 pp.
In this engagingly insightful book, Frank Martela – one of the only academic experts who has contributed to both the philosophical and psychological research on meaning in life – takes you on a voyage through the history, philosophy, and psychology of meaningfulness and worthy living.
The journey starts in the 19th century, where it is revealed why and how the Scottish author Thomas Carlyle came to be the first person in history who actually used the phrase »meaning of life.»
The life stories of Carlyle and Russian author Leo Tolstoy serve as representative examples of the transformation that this book aims to guide you, the reader, through. Finally, an answer is provided to the question of meaning that is compatible with latest scientific knowledge about human nature, yet still both inspiring and actionable.
Frank Martela, PhD., is essentially the only contemporary academic researcher who has published several articles on the topic of the meaning of life with a unique perspective on the science of happiness.
He has collaborated with key experts of the topic and presented his research in numerous academic conferences as well as invited lectures at universities such as Stanford University, University of Edinburgh, and Simon Fraser University. He is a popular lecturer and author of three well-received and bestselling non-fiction books.
Currently a post-doctoral researcher at Aalto University, Finland, he has been a visiting scholar at University of Rochester, NY. and Australian Catholic University.
WORLD ENGLISH: HarperCollins/Harper Design (orig.)
Gursli Berg Forlag
Ediciones Urano (World Spanish)