Wolf Küper: A Million Minutes. Knaus Verlag (Hardcover, Memoirs)

A Million Minutes

How I made my daughter's wish come true and we found happiness

Original Title: Eine Million Minuten

Hardcover with jacket, 256 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-8135-0743-0
€ 19.99 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 27.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Knaus

Date of publication: September 19, 2016
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Kundenrezensionen: 5 Sterne (12)


Rights sold to: France (Actes Sud), Korea (The Business Books), The Netherlands (Meulenhoff Boekerij), Italy (Salani)

English sample translation available

Wolf  Küper - A Million Minutes


"Oh Daddy, I wish we had a million minutes. Let's go far, far away until we have time."

When one night at bedtime Nina says, "Oh Daddy, I wish we had a million minutes. You know, just for nice things", it gets Wolf Küper thinking about his life. The successful scientist, who is about to reach a break-through in a job he has worked hard for, suddenly realizes that a million minutes might be worth much more than a perfect CV. Thus begins a two-year (or one million minutes) trip from Germany to Thailand, New Zealand, Australia and back again. On board, along with a father with a self-induced dent in his career, is Nina – handicapped and in every respect different to what child psychologists, teachers, doctors and politicians imagine a child should be like. Then there is Mr. Simon, Nina's brother, and Vera, the mother of the two.

A Million Minutes is a heart-warming and funny declaration of love for everything that doesn't work out as planned. A story encouraging you to plunge into life – containing no guarantees, but with a bag packed with optimism and superglue. A true story: infectious, amusing, intelligent.

"Küper finds his own self, a true sense of family, [...] a new life feeling. A clever and witty travel report that will make us jealous."

Stories – Thalia Magazin


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