The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen

ISBN9781455542154
PublisherHachette Book Group
PublishedApril 3, 2018
Pages384
AuthorHendrik Groen
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height8.0 in.
Width5.2 in.
Depth1.1 in.

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen

Hendrik Groen

PAPERBACK

April 3, 2018

A #1 international bestseller in the vein of Fredrik Bachman's A Man Called Ovean irresistible, funny, charming, and tender-hearted tale about friendship, love, and an old man who is young at heart.
 

Technically speaking, Hendrik Groen is....elderly. But at age 83 1/4, this feisty, indomitable curmudgeon has no plans to go out quietly. Bored of weak tea and potted geraniums, exasperated by the indignities of aging, Hendrik has decided to rebel--on his own terms. He begins writing an exposé: secretly recording the antics of day-to-day life in his retirement home, where he refuses to take himself, or his fellow "inmates," too seriously.
 
With an eccentric group of friends he founds the wickedly anarchic Old-But-Not-Dead Club--"Rule #3: No Whining Allowed"--and he and his best friend, Evert, gleefully stir up trouble, enraging the home's humorless director and turning themselves into unlikely heroes. And when a sweet and sassy widow moves in next door, he polishes his shoes, grooms what's left of his hair, and determines to savor every ounce of joy in the time he has left, with hilarious and tender consequences.

A bestselling phenomenon that has captured imaginations around the world, The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen is inspiring, charming, and laugh-out-loud funny with a deep and poignant core: a page-turning delight for readers of any age.

Buy The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen by Hendrik Groen at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

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ISBN9781455542154
PublisherHachette Book Group
PublishedApril 3, 2018
Pages384
AuthorHendrik Groen
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height8.0 in.
Width5.2 in.
Depth1.1 in.

Synopsis

A #1 international bestseller in the vein of Fredrik Bachman's A Man Called Ovean irresistible, funny, charming, and tender-hearted tale about friendship, love, and an old man who is young at heart.
 

Technically speaking, Hendrik Groen is....elderly. But at age 83 1/4, this feisty, indomitable curmudgeon has no plans to go out quietly. Bored of weak tea and potted geraniums, exasperated by the indignities of aging, Hendrik has decided to rebel--on his own terms. He begins writing an exposé: secretly recording the antics of day-to-day life in his retirement home, where he refuses to take himself, or his fellow "inmates," too seriously.
 
With an eccentric group of friends he founds the wickedly anarchic Old-But-Not-Dead Club--"Rule #3: No Whining Allowed"--and he and his best friend, Evert, gleefully stir up trouble, enraging the home's humorless director and turning themselves into unlikely heroes. And when a sweet and sassy widow moves in next door, he polishes his shoes, grooms what's left of his hair, and determines to savor every ounce of joy in the time he has left, with hilarious and tender consequences.

A bestselling phenomenon that has captured imaginations around the world, The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen is inspiring, charming, and laugh-out-loud funny with a deep and poignant core: a page-turning delight for readers of any age.

Buy The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen by Hendrik Groen at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

Editorial Reviews

"An incredible picture of friendship... something we could all stand to emulate, no matter where we are in our lives."

– Bookpage, Top Fiction Pick for July

"Interspersed with Groen's biting wit and comic take on aging and all it entails... A page-turning delight for adult readers of any age and locale."

– Booklist

"Engaging and hilarious, Hendrik's diary gives a dignity and respect to the elderly often overlooked in popular culture, providing readers a look into the importance of friendship and the realities of the senior care system in modern society."

– Publishers Weekly