This enchanting, feel-good novel was a runaway no.1 bestseller in France, parking itself in the top ten for 56 weeks.
"You're probably suffering from a type of acute routinitis."
"Acute routinitis. Finding it hard to feel happy despite an abundance of material wealth, a feeling of disillusionment and lethargy, amongst other things."
"But . . . How do you know all that?"
"I'm a routinologist."
At thirty-eight and a quarter years old, Paris native Camille has everything she needs to be happy: a good job, a loving husband, a wonderful son. Why then does she feel as if happiness has slipped through her fingers? All she wants is to find the path to joy and fulfilment.
When Claude, a Sean Connery look-alike and routinologist, offers his unique advice to help get her there, she seizes the opportunity with both hands.
Camille's journey is full of surprising escapades and richly meaningful lessons, as she sets out to transform her life and realize her dreams one step at a time. . .
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Bringing the winsome insights of pop philosophy to breezy summer fiction, French author Raphaëlle Giordano whips up a relatable soufflé of self-fulfilment. After a chance encounter with an appealing older man who diagnoses her with the distinctly modern ailment “routine-itis”, Parisian wife and mother Camille finds herself shaken but also helpfully reset. She’s inspired to embrace a new lease of what should have already been a perfectly happy life, setting off a chain reaction that mingles cheeky good humour and romantic warmth. Narrated with equal parts poise and poignancy by English actress Fiona Hardingham, this unique tale reminds us that enlightenment need not discriminate. Fans of Amélie and Eat, Pray, Love should especially adore this.