"A misunderstood, eighteenth-century poet, a twentieth-century homeless girl, weird maths, imaginary dragons, and a hidden Paris—it all comes together in this remarkable book about how we create lasting fulfillment and flourish."
—Dee Reinert, Editor
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING
"I can't fully express how much I love reading this book. I'll continue where I left off tonight and I'm so looking forward to it ! It's hard to put into words but I feel like a supernatural energy is flowing when I read it."
Olga Estrel, Germany
"I'm at home reading The Art of Becoming in bed. It reads as if it came out of my head and heart and some sentences are just brilliant, making me wish that they appeared on a page by themselves—so rich are they that they don't need to be involved with any other texts."
"This book has triggered something in me. Sometimes I need to cry and take a break from reading because old wounds are surfacing but I can feel that they're healing. I agree with the other reviewer, i's like a current is running from the book. I didn't expect this but I definitely needed it."
Samantha P., London
Marina Shtatlender, NYC
About the Book...
Have you ever felt that life goes on
and on, things and people change, events happen, and yet…something is still missing? The Portuguese have a word for that, it’s called saudade...
Saudade describes a feeling of melancholy or nostalgia for something that hasn’t even happened yet. It’s the strange sensation that something is missing from one’s life, but you’re not quite sure what that missing thing is. You’re just not quite fulfilled.
Eudaimonia is the Greek word that literally translates as 'good spirit' and implies a fulfilled and joyful state of being that every person can strive towards and reach but how do we get there?