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Hello!  Here I am again with a new project :-)

I’ve recently written a self-help book/memoire called “One Year to Change your Life”. I recount how I managed to go from chubby, alone and angry, and generally miserable, to happy, fit (ish!) and in love again. I speak about the lessons I learned, and the process I followed, and turn them into useful (I hope) insights to help people transform their lives.

Here is a summary of the content:

Chapter 1: How to reclaim your happiness, lose 20kg and find true love.

Chapter 2: How to improve self-awareness and become a better person.

Chapter 3: How to end wrong friendships, failed relationship, unsuccessful plans and false expectations and how to live a more peaceful life. 

Chapter 4: How to find inspiration and be clear about your goals. 

Chapter 5: How to overcome your fears.

Chapter 6: How to finish what you’ve started.

Chapter 7: How to enhance your patience. 

Chapter 8: How to forgive yourself (and those close you).

Chapter 9: How to increase time and gain entire days 

Chapter 10: How to be in control of your life and become a good example. 

Chapter 11: How to recognize your self-worth.

Chapter 12: How to overcome the past and transform it into your best weapon. 

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I wrote several books (two noir - one published in Italy in 2009, one travel-diary - published in Italy in March 2016 and several others, including comic books and children ones). But this one is different. 

I self published it and put it online as an Italian language ebook (on Amazon) but people wanted me to make a paper book edition. That was a nice idea! I decided to take some time to decorate it with some tiny watercolor illustrations. That was a lovely way to make my book looking like I had it in my mind. I managed to make more than 50 illustrations made by hand. So I decided to print it by myself as an experiment. Why not? The worst thing that could have happened was that I would have had some paper to lit the barbecue this summer.

The Italian language edition :-)
The Italian language edition :-)

Since I put the Italian language paperback on my website people have actually started ordering it. Some of them wrote me emails and reviews on my FB page to tell me how the book was useful and inspiring. I also participated to a fair in which I was selling my books and literally every person was asking for this one. Now, maybe I was wrong but it may be worth a try. 

What do I need to do to make my book go in every known bookshop on this planet? 

I asked a professional translator to take care of the book.  And I am also looking for a professional editor to help me getting the best possible result.  Then I need to print it (I already have an amazing printer that can work on this). Then I will send it to you guys, and I hope you will love it as much as I do. Then who knows? Maybe an agent will take it and I will manage to have a contract with a great publisher (or maybe it will be for ever a super cute self production made with tons of love). I feel like this book has a great positive energy, and the world needs that a lot. 

Also, my mum loves it. I hope is a good sign.

To all of you backers, my best wishes,

Julie

Risks and challenges

This is my fifth project here on Kickstarter: I know that sometimes things can get complicated, but last time we managed everything smoothly. If there will be any problems or delay due to technical reasons I will let you know immediately. And if you have any questions, just write me a message and I will be happy to help. :-)

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