Book. Grégoire Delacourt offers us the continuation of “The list of my desires”

Book. Grégoire Delacourt offers us the continuation of “The list of my desires”
Book. Grégoire Delacourt offers us the continuation of “The list of my desires”

No one could have missed the “My Wish List” phenomenon, 10 years ago now. If you haven’t heard of the book which sold 1.5 million copies and was translated into 35 languages, you must have seen the film adaptation with Mathilde Seigner and Marc Lavoine or the adaptation theatrical? This story of a small businesswoman running a haberdashery in and winning 18 million in the lottery has almost become cult. It must be said that Grégoire Delacourt knew how to make this mercer endearing and tasty who did not want to cash in her winnings for fear of changing her life, losing her soul and her pleasure in simple things. Ten years later, therefore, he was unable to resist the temptation, and here Jocelyne is again with her 15 million euros in her pocket (her husband having stolen 3 million from her in the process…) and her existential questions about “the Does money buy happiness? We must admit that it is a pleasure to see her again. Between two meetings at the GA (Winners Anonymous: like Alcoholics Anonymous but to talk about the money that falls from the sky and which disrupts an entire life, even if it means destroying it sometimes…), she tries to distribute her money to those who have it. need. I say try because between disturbances to public order and tax officials on the lookout, she will have many disappointments. This sweet sequel makes us smile, even if the author goes on and on about everything that money can’t buy. Jocelyne has not lost her verve and still charms us even if we can regret the lack of surprise in the story. A novel that can be read to find a good friend…

My wish list 2Grégoire Delacourt, Albin Michel, 256 pages, €19.90

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