With vivid, ironic metaphors, joy and hope, this translation of Paulo Coelho's Veronika Decides to Die teaches one to appreciate each day to the fullest. Veronika understands that in her life, there will always be enough love, sensitivity and honesty. But to derive happiness from all this, one thing is missing: a bit of insanity. Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian writer, born in 1947. He is one of the most influential and best-loved authors of the present century, read in over 150 countries. His works have topped the bestseller lists, and are translated into 61 languages. The ideas, philosophy and subject matter touch the aspirations of millions of readers searching for meaning in the world.