Freedom, Happiness and Fuck the Rest

Original title: Liberade, Felicidade e Foda-Se!

Publication Date:

May 2019



Original language and publisher

Brazilian Portuguese | Planeta Brasil

Territories Handled

Netherlands, Scandinavia, World English

Territories Sold

South Korea (Cheongmirae)
Turkey (Fol)


Personal Development

Freedom, Happiness and Fuck the Rest

Original title: Liberade, Felicidade e Foda-Se!


“This book is about what can make you happy and what you must leave behind. Are you curious? I bet you are. Enjoy! Serious topics can be fun.” Leo Jaime – musician and writer

Have you ever heard of the happiness curve? Research carried out by economists in 80 countries, with more than 2 million people found a constant pattern. The youngest and oldest people are the happiest and the least happy people are aged between 40 and 50.

Using this starting point, the anthropologist Mirian Goldenberg went out into the field and proved that this is the same case in Brazil, The results of her investigation led to the TEDx talk which went viral on You Tube with almost a million views. Liberade, Felicidade e Foda-Se! was created from this talk. It’s a warning and at the same time an invitation for everyone to accept the challenge and have the courage to create a happier and freer life.

Every one of its 17 chapters begins with a question, presents a discussion, and ends with space for the reader to write down their thoughts and ideas. Have you already given your life a spring clean? Would you like to have a lighter outlook? Do you know what you’re going to do when you’re old? Where are you on the happiness curve? Using quotes from men and women, Mirian offers answers to these and many other questions. It’s a must-read book for anyone looking for happiness in life.

Marketing Information

  • English translation available
  • Over 15,000 copies sold
  • TEDxTalk that inspired the book

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