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Sharing happiness with Eddie Jaku #HappinessDoubled

July 28, 2020

Today, we are celebrating the release of the beautiful book, The Happiest Man on Earth by Eddie Jaku.

Inspired by Eddie’s words ✨ ‘Happiness is the only thing in the world that doubles each time you share it’ ✨  we want to share messages of joy and positivity in the hopes to continue to double happiness, especially in these hard times.

We’re encouraging you to write ‘happiness letters’ to friends, family, strangers, and of course, to Eddie himself!

We’ve created some postcards and letter templates which you can find in some bookstores or you can download a digital version to fill out online:

If you want us to pass on your message to Eddie, email it to or post it to Eddie Jaku c/o Pan Macmillan Australia, 25/1 Market Street, Sydney NSW 2000.

Or share on your social media – make sure to tag Pan Macmillan Australia and use the hashtag #happinessdoubled so we can see your messages!

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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.

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