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The Secret Letters of the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  4,585 Ratings  ·  328 Reviews

After a bizarre encounter with his lost cousin, Julian Mantle— a former high-powered lawyer who suddenly vanished into the Himalayas— Jonathan Landry is compelled to travel across the planet to retrieve letters and mementos that carry the extraordinary secrets that Julian discovered throughout his life. On a remarkable journey that includes visits to the sensual tango hall

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Arin Yes it is good for someone who finds himself caught in the riddle of overthinking and anxiety and wanting to get rid of it. It offers some useful…moreYes it is good for someone who finds himself caught in the riddle of overthinking and anxiety and wanting to get rid of it. It offers some useful insights to focus on what is important to your daily well being and health. The character that is giving these pieces of insights from Indian yogis actually had a heart attack, which is depicted to be a result of his overloaded work life. It is also enjoyable for those who like to read a dialogue in a story. and those who like to read philosophy for leisure.(less)
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Dec 16, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: self-enlightment
I will review the letters one by one:

1) The Power of Authenticity: I've been thinking about this for quite a long time. People always tend to interfere in one's life and it happens a lot of time that you do things that you don't want or like to do, or meet some people whom you don't like. Be authentic means for me removing all the people's influences from your life. It needs courage to do so and face the consequences. On the other hand, like it or not, you are a part of big society and no one ca
Dec 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

THE SECRET LETTERS OF THE MONK WHO SOLD HIS FERRARI... A breathtaking beautiful book. As the main character in the book travels around the world for collecting talismans, the reader also seems to move with the character. Truly amazing experience! And with each talisman, a new dimension of life unfolds to inspire in its own unique way. A must read. An asset for lifetime...
Jan 08, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A stressed and unhappy businessman is sent on a round-the-world trip to retrieve some talismans by his uncle, a Buddhist monk. The people Jonathan meets along the way, and the lessons attached to each of the talismans, teach him how to live a better life and focus on family and friends rather than on money and advancement.

This is far from being the kind of book I usually read, and I was totally unaware of Robin Sharma’s existence before I read it. I was sent it to review or wouldn’t have ever ha
Taymara Jagmohan
Jan 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A book should allow us to float beautifully towards the infinite page. Robin allowed me to float, but not as softly, and lightly as I wished.
I felt betrayed by this book, because all he truly wanted and or needed to narrate is the 7 letters composing the talismans. Now, all he did was give a roundabout story, about travels, and all. I do not favor those made-up stories. Give me truth, for the clock doesn't have time.

I loved, loved, loved the letters, for they were indeed the highlights of this
Cynthia Peña
Feb 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have always believed in people coming into your life for a reason. This book did not get into my hands accidentally; I didn't buy it in a bookstore. It was lent to me by a Lebanese friend who I consider "the cure to all my pains" here in KSA.

The secret letters mentioned in the title are the Talisman letters which Jonathan Landry, a career-oriented engineer whose personal life was in disarray, had to collect (primarily, the talismans were the ones he had to collect) from different people in di
Razan Alghriafi
The book may contain every thing you know. but absolutely, in the way you don't know.
The writer has simply summarized his main purpose of this book in this quotation:
"It's not what you will get out of the books that is so enriching - it is what the books will get out of you that will ultimately change your life. Books do not actually teach you anything new. Books simply help you to see what is already within your self."
Vignesh Mohan
Dec 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved the way it combines adventure n such nice messages to soothe the heart !
Feb 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not having read 'the monk who sold his ferrari', I went this one without any prior expectations. In some ways I guess this worked better for me, as I did not know what to expect. The story narrates about Jonathan Laundry,a man running the inescapable rat race of modern human life. With an over-demanding job, a failing marriage and a disappointed son, Jonathan is a man in trouble. Suddenly one day he receives a call to go visit an Uncle (the original monk) in Buenos Aries. He is assigned with a t ...more
Maarika Luts
Sep 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Väga positiivne. Sisaldab ka palju elutarkusi, mida olen aja jooksul unustanud. Mu lemmik tarkus on see: "Tee iga päev väikesi edusamme. See, kuidas teeme väikesid asju määrab ära selle, kuidas teeme kõike. Kui saame väikeste ülesannetega hakkama, siis saadab meid edu ka suuremates asjades. Siis saab meisterlikkusest meie olemise vili. Aga veelgi enam: iga tilluke jõupingutus on aluseks järgmisele. Niisiis võib luua kivi kivi haaval suurepäraseid asju, kujuneb enesekindlus ja täituvad ebatavalis ...more
May 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you are a person fed up with the chaos in your life, and looking for a breathe of fresh air, you should pick this book.
And if you are content and happy with your current life situation, you should pick this, as well.
For either parties, this book takes you through the journey of the narrator and we are spiritually translated across the world and it's beauty.
The Letters, truly are thought-invoking, and makes us rethink what we do with our lives.
Kudos to Robin Sharma for subtly engaging us in wh
Sowmya's book world
highly disappointed (2.5*)
It’s my 3rd book of robin sharma and i have always cherished his books. i like the positive energy he puts in his books.

So what's new in this book-- "Nothing". He was again preaching the same kind of thoughts which he tells in all other books but what bored me is a plot. The whole book was like a travel map where Jonathan travels continuously. I felt like there was lot of things written just to fill pages. The entire summary of the book was just concluded in the last
Jan 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my non-fiction/motivational book for 2012, and this book came to me right at the beginning of the year(maybe this is a sign that I needed a reminder?). I like Robin Sharma's style to convey known truths, easily re-stressing the important things. Some things for me to put into practice going forward.
Wangui Mukiri
Oct 10, 2012 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
A remarkable story on a journey of self discovery. Great insights on the exciting yet demanding road to living the authentic life.Does my work add value to my life or does it drain me out? Good read worth investing in
Jun 08, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Swetha by: Dad
I really expected a lot from the book because I was inspired by his first one. But this was just an accumulation of such general thoughts. I would not give a rating above 3!
The ending was good though. :')
Jan 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The message is the same, it's basically the same book, not quite as cheesy. I just like his books! Lol... I always go back for more. Read it. It's nice to have a reminder to live your best life, and to get inspired to do so.
Jul 02, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I felt like I was reading the script of a badly written infomercial. It had every single corny quote posted as a teenager's Facebook status. Very little to make use of in the book. Disappointing.
Jan 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone interested
"Life's simplest pleasures are life's greatest joys."
Nov 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great messages, however the story was kind of obvious from the start.
Aug 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: resenha-sqf
Depois de uma grande viagem retornamos sempre diferentes. Depois da leitura de uma grande história… também.
By, Robin Sharma. Grade: A
I read The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari almost two years ago. Even then, despite my young age, I was able to understand whatever was written, and appreciate it, if not actually implement it effectively. The book was magical, and so, so, so inspiring.
Thus, when I was given the opportunity to read The Secret Letters of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari , I jumped at the opportunity. I was expecting something similar to its prequel.
The book was some of that, and a lot more.
Saqib Shaikh
Over All good book.
Easy to read book, direct to the point and it was good in terms of getting some advice to make our lives happier, despite that we all probably already knew about the tips given there. It was good to be reminded about them. Even though it wasn't the point of the book: extremely predictable and cheesy.
Filipe Dias
Após ter lido "O Monge que vendeu o seu Ferrari" senti vontade e interesse em ler este livro. Não é mais do que a continuação do outro, mas desta vez leva a perceber o trajecto de Julian até chegar à história do livro anterior.
Desta vez Julian contacta um familiar, Jonathan, pois foi informado que este precisa de ajuda no seu trajecto de vida. Jonathan é então convencido a tirar uns dias e fazer uma grande favor a Julian, que irá ser crucial para salvar a vida de alguém, favor esse que será reco
Kathe Coleman
Aug 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Secret Letters of the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma
"Jonathan Laundry is a hardworking automobile designer who struggles to find a balance between his work life and personal life. He is separated from his wife Anisha and his son Adam. His life is in turmoil. Suddenly, his mom forces him to meet Julian Mantle, his cousin and the hero of the previous book. Julian makes him travel around the world to the sensual tango halls of Buenos Aires, the haunting catacombs of Paris, the gleami
Aug 12, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: emprestado
As Cartas Secretas Do Monge Que Vendeu O Seu Ferrari é um livro interessante que pretende transmitir ao leitor determinadas lições de vida tendo como exemplo a vida de Jonathan, o protagonista desta história.

As lições que nos são transmitidas são nos transmitidas por personagens que se encontram espalhadas pelos quatro cantos do mundo, o que acrescenta algo agradável à narrativa pois permite-nos conhecer diferentes locais e saber das suas maravilhas e costumes mesmo que de uma maneira bastante a
Sep 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology
Quite a nice story overall and some nice messages here also. Very much in the Celestine prophecy, alchemist, road less travelled ilk. Its about a monk who sees his nephew is going through a mid life crisis and offers to help him without him realizing. He gets him to travel around the world in a very short space of time collecting these letters from random people who he has never met but each person is special in his / her own way and linked to the letter they give the nephew. The letters were ab ...more
Adi Arifin
Mar 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is just as good as other Sharma's motivational books. He brought in his life wisdoms in an inspiring simple story. This time he connected the story with one of his first books The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. The monk, Julian Mantle, in the new book is a family relative of a young professional who was drown in his professional career, neglecting everything including his beloved ones and his own happiness.

Julian Mantle then sent him to a journey, allowing him to get a chance to learn new wisdoms
Oct 19, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: indian-authors
Ok this was nothing like what I expected it to be! I was so much inspired by ‘The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari’ that I wanted to read another book by Robin Sharma from long time, but it was not up to my expectation (Happens all the time when I go for same author the second time with high expectation!!). But there were definitely many thing to learn from this book. However what I really felt was that the last two pages was all about the whole book. The story here was simple and predictable. Mixed op ...more
Ria Roy
Jan 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I did not read the actual story and started on this novella, but I shouldn't have worried. I loved this book so much. The twelve letters about rediscovering the true essence and purpose of life was refreshing and I found a new teacher in the book itself. Beautifully interwoven in a story transcending time and place, I found something more than just 12 letters. Robin Sharma, you are just remarkable!
Zeina A. Awaydate
Jul 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was my honeymoon gift from my hubby ! Couldn't get a more beautiful gift ! It's the perfect mixture between adventure , reflection and self help ( not the cheesy self help thank God ) ! You'd be amazed how similar his self discovery journey is to yours !

Thumbs up ! Waaaaaay better than the monk who sold his Ferrari !
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Robin Sharma is one of the world’s premier thinkers on leadership, personal growth and life management. The bestselling author of
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari,
Who Will Cry When You Die? and
The Saint, the Surfer, and the CEO and four other books on self-transformation.

Robin Sharma is in constant demand internationally as keynote speaker at the conferences of many of the most powerful companies

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