English sample translation by Simon Pare available
A loveable nerd in search of true love
Tom is a 29-year-old management consultant. To be more precise: He’s a numbers nerd. But a likeable one. In search of the perfect partner, he resorts to the algorithm-driven clutches of a dating website, which really does present him with the perfect woman: a 94-percent match – Lisa is the one. Unfortunately, only her eccentric mother shows up for their first date. He meets Lisa elsewhere – at his new job as the rescuer of a financially ailing industrial bakery, where Lisa is his competitor.
Tom is about to reconcile himself to his bad karma when his friend Joshi teaches him better: “Why should life give you gifts when you never do anything for others?” Tom decides to use Joshi’s formula for happiness by trying to make friends and strangers happy for 28 days. With each gift, Tom’s life goes further off course. Will he really manage to convince Lisa of the secret magic of percentages? Or is everything going to turn out completely differently?
release: 08. September 2016
336 pages, Broschur
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About the Author
Monika Peetz, born in 1963, studied German, Communication Sciences and Philosophy at the University of Munich. After forays into the worlds of advertising and publishing, she worked as a script editor and editorial journalist with the TV film department of the Bayerischer Rundfunk. Since 1998, she has worked as a screenwriter in Germany and in the Netherlands. Her novels about the “Tuesday Ladies” sold over 1 million copies, ranked among the top 10 bestselling novels on Spiegel’s bestseller list for months and have been translated into 25 languages.