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Eddie Jaku shortlisted for Indie Book Awards 2021

January 20, 2021

Eddie Jaku shortlisted for Indie Book Awards

We are thrilled to share that The Happiest Man on Earth by Eddie Jaku has been shortlisted for the Indie Book Awards 2021. Eddie’s book is one of four books shortlisted in the Non-fiction category.

Eddie’s on what this means to him:
Thank you so much for supporting my book and spreading my message of hope and happiness. In a year when I was not able to visit bookshops myself, it has meant so much to know that so many people are reading my words and sharing joy. At 100 years of age, I am so proud and excited to be a debut Australian writer!
The Category Winners and the Overall Book of the Year Winner will be announced at a virtual awards event on Monday 22 March 2021.

About the book:

Life can be beautiful if you make it beautiful. It is up to you.

Eddie Jaku always considered himself a German first, a Jew second. He was proud of his country. But all of that changed in November 1938, when he was beaten, arrested and taken to a concentration camp.

Over the next seven years, Eddie faced unimaginable horrors every day, first in Buchenwald, then in Auschwitz, then on a Nazi death march. He lost family, friends, his country.

Because he survived, Eddie made the vow to smile every day. He pays tribute to those who were lost by telling his story, sharing his wisdom and living his best possible life. He now believes he is the ‘happiest man on earth’.

Published as Eddie turns 100, this is a powerful, heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful memoir of how happiness can be found even in the darkest of times.


You can read more about sharing happiness with Eddie Jaku using #HappinessDoubled here.



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