The Happiest Man on Earth by Eddie Jaku (Hardback) – Our Review
ABIA Longlist 2021 – Biography Book of the Year
Shortlisted for the Indie Book Awards 2021
Eddie Jaku is the ‘happiest man on earth’ and not because he has led a trouble free life as he tells us in his beautiful hardback memoir. At 100 years of age, Eddie has been through more than most can comprehend. From a young boy, needing to assume a secret identity and being sent away from his family to study.
To, as a young man Eddie being sent away to face the unimaginable horrors of the concentration camps; losing his identity, his family and his country and fighting to survive every day of his life.
It is in the darkest times of his life that Eddie made the decision to be thankful for everyday he was alive, and to make a commitment to smile everyday. Even if the day was an unhappy one.
In his powerful memoir, Eddie opens up his story and shares the wisdom he has gained over the years. A complete treasure of a book, that is the perfect read to put life in perspective.
Review by Lydia @ Great Escape Books