The ABCs of Wisdom

Original title: Abécédaire de la sagesse

Authors: André, Christophe, Jollien, Alexandre, Ricard, Matthieu

Publication Date:

November 2020

Pages:

337

Original language and publisher

French | Allary Editions

Territories Handled

Albania, Arabic, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dutch, English (World), Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hebrew, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Turkey

Territories Sold

Brazil (Palas Athena)
Romania (Editura Trei)
Italy (Neri Pozza)
Taiwan (Athena Press/Eurasian Publishing Group)
Portugal (Presença)
Spanish (Spain) ( offer received)

Genres

Essay, Religion & Spirituality

The ABCs of Wisdom

Original title: Abécédaire de la sagesse

Authors: André, Christophe, Jollien, Alexandre, Ricard, Matthieu

Synopsis

The three authors behind the bestsellers Trois amis en quête de sagesse and À nous la liberté have distilled the quintessence of their philosophy into one uplifting book. A guide full of wisdom setting readers on the path to a better life in these uncertain times.

A concentrated dose of wisdom distilled from the nearly one thousand pages of the trio’s earlier works. The idea behind this new guide is to extract the key points from their two previous books and present them in easily digestible form in alphabetical order.

150 keys to keep on an even keel, whatever the world throws at you. Anger, Angst, Anxiety, Ecology, Money, Optimism, Peace, and Solidarity are just some of the 150 headings encapsulating the wisdom of the authors. While the two previous books took the form of a three-way conversation, this new title entrusts each keyword to one author and regularly gives readers helpful practical tips.

Vital questions for peace of mind in today’s busy world. Vulnerability, codependency, solidarity, sobriety, anxiety, and resilience: many of the book’s headings are acutely relevant in today’s climate of fragility and uncertainty. More than ever, we need to learn to let go and focus on what is truly important.

Marketing Information

  • The three authors have an outstanding sales record: their previous two books, Trois amis en quête de sagesse and À nous la liberté, sold 550,000 and 140,000 copies respectively.
  • The ABC explores over thirty new concepts such as pride, fragility, ideals, success, bitterness, ageing, and pleasures.
  • A guide to wisdom for beginners, with accessible, bite-sized texts that can be read in any order.
  • 35,000 copies sold