The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is a self-help book about the development of character and the discipline in life by Robin Sharma, a writer and leadership guru. It conveys a message that one should also live his life freely in spite of working all day.
The first edition of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari was published in 1997 by Harper Collins Publishers. The book was well received. It became a best seller with more than three million copies sold (as of 2013). The book has been translated into more than 70 languages and published in over 50 nations. It is also one of the top selling personality development books in Indian cities like Chennai, Bangalore and Kolkata. Sharma also wrote a sequel, The Secret Letters Of The Monk Who Sold His Red Ferrari, Leadership Wisdom from the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, and Family Wisdom from the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, another books on self-management and character development.
The book develops around two characters, Julian Mantle and his best friend John, in the form of conversation. Julian narrates his spiritual experiences during a Himalayan journey which he undertook after selling his holiday home and red Ferrari. A successful trial lawyer, Julian collapsed from a heart attack while arguing a case in court, and his lengthy recovery led him to seek a spiritual path in the Himalayan mountains after receiving wise and practical lessons which brought drastic changes in his life.
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