You Saved My
Life tells the extraordinary
true story of the charming Algerian con man whose friendship with a disabled
French aristocrat inspired the record-breaking hit film, The Intouchables.
fictional reincarnation, Driss, played to critical acclaim by French comedian
Omar Sy in the movie The Intouchables, captured the hearts of millions
with his edgy charm. Already a bestseller in France and Germany, You Changed
My Life shows us the real man behind Sy’s smiling face. The book takes us
from his childhood spent stealing candy from the local grocery store, to his
career as a pickpocket and scam artist, to his unexpected employment as a
companion for a quadriplegic.
Sellou has never
before divulged the details of his past. In many interviews and documentaries,
he has evaded or shrugged off the question of his childhood and his stay in
prison—until now. He tells his story with a stunning amount of talent, with
humor, style, and—though he denies that he has any—humility.
Sellou’s idiosyncratic and candidly charming
voice is magnificently captured in this memoir, a fact to which his friend Philippe
Pozzo di Borgo testifies in his touching preface for the book.
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