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Author Sellou, Abdel, 1971-

Title The upside : a memoir / Abdel Sellou ; preface by Philippe Pozzo di Borgo ; in collaboration with Caroline Andrieu ; translated by Lauren Sentuc.

Publication Info. New York : Hachette Books, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Sellou,A SEL    Available
Edition Movie tie-in edition.
Description xvi, 204 pages ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Originally published as You Changed My Life.
The inspiration for the movie "Intouchables."
Translation of: Tu as changé ma vie.
Summary Abdel Sellou and Philippe Pozzo di Borgo were two people marginalized by society: Sellou a wisecracking, unemployed immigrant, just out on parole; Pozzo a man born to wealth and privilege, recently paralyzed from the neck down after a paragliding accident. How they came to help each other, and the unlikely friendship that became a lifeline for them both, is an uplifting story that's now been told and retold around the world. In this bestselling memoir, Sellou shows us the irreverent, real-life character behind Kevin Hart's smiling face. The book takes us from Sellou's childhood spent stealing candy from the local grocery store to his career as a pickpocket and scam artist, to his unexpected employment as a companion for a quadriplegic. Sellou tells his story with a stunning amount of talent, humor, style, and--though he denies that he has any--humility.
Subject Sellou, Abdel, 1971-
Pozzo di Borgo, Philippe, 1951-
Caregivers -- France -- Biography.
Quadriplegics -- France -- Biography.
Added Author Andrieu, Caroline.
Sentuc, Lauren.
Added Title Tu as changé ma vie. English
Intouchables (Motion picture).
ISBN 9781602865709

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