Synopses & Reviews
Let Me Tell You a Story is a tender and delicate book about the search for happiness. Demián is highly strung young man, curious about the world and himself, but he has difficulty facing some of life’s everyday problems, those concerning work, his love life, and relationships with friends and family. He is eager to know more about himself and to learn how to confront life with gusto and serenity. In short, he wants what all of us want: to be happy and fulfilled.
Demián finds Jorge, an unconventional psychoanalyst who approaches Demián’s dilemma in an unconventional way. Every day, Jorge tells Demián a story. At times they are classic fables, others modern stories, or folk tales, stories that have been revisited and reshaped by the analyst to help his young friend overcome his doubts and find happiness. They are, in short, stories that can help every one of us better understand ourselves, our relationships, and our fears.
“Let Me Tell You a Story has been one of the biggest surprise successes in publishing in some years. More than a million copies have been sold in Spain alone Bucay’s stories are highly addictive.” —Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
“This wise and sympathetic optimist has the ability to make complex appear easy. His book is full of enchanting stories that will help you to help yourself.” —La Vanguardia (Spain)
About the Author
Jorge Bucay is a gestalt psychotherapist, psychodramatist, and writer. He was born in 1949 in Argentina. His books have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide, and have been translated into more than seventeen languages. They include Letters for Claudia (2007) and The Candidate, for which he was awarded the Novela Ciudad de Torrevieja Prize in 2006.