The Korean Book of Happiness: Joy, resilience and the art of giving (Hardcover)
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The Korean Book of Happiness invites you to explore a beguiling culture and learn how the Korean way can make your life happier and more fulfilled.
In this witty, charming book, Zitwer shares all that she has learnt about this fascinating country: a vibrant, global powerhouse of culture and industry with an enduring devotion to the ancient philosophies of Han, Heung and Jeong (resilience, joy and the art of giving).
We follow Zitwer as she travels from the buzzing capital of Seoul to a meeting with Buddhist nuns in the mountains, from the bizarre theme park within the Demilitarized Zone to the tropical island of Jeju, home to Haenyeo, the inspirational, octogenarian, female divers. Along the way she regales us with hilarious anecdotes of her cultural faux pas, top travel tips and local recipes as well as magical moments of understanding and connection.
About the Author
Barbara J. Zitwer, is an international literary agent and author of the novel, The J.M. Barrie Ladies' Swimming Society (2012). As an agent, she specialises in Korean literature and has launched the international careers of some of the most celebrated, prize-winning Korean authors, including: Booker Prize winner, Han Kang, author of The Vegetarian and Man Asian Prize winner, Kyung-sook Shin, author of New York Times bestseller, Please Look After Mom.
She graduated from Columbia Film School and, prior to working in publishing, she produced films including Vampire's Kiss with Nicolas C age. She lives in New York City with her husband and their two dogs.