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Francis Brennan publishes his memoirs while letting us in on the secret to happiness and success


29-09-2015 10:45

‘Life can deal us any kind of a hand, good or bad. Often, it’s a bit of both, and the only difference is what we make of it. And that’s the subject of this book – how we handle what life throws at us, and learn to make the most of it. In short, it’s a book about happiness,’ Francis Brennan.

Full of warm and witty anecdotes, Francis Brennan shares his memoirs while letting us in on the secret to his success – his belief in happiness. By counting his blessings such as his childhood, family, career, travel, friendships, spirituality, home life and public life, he outlines what matters to him and what has sustained him in life, and shows how learning to be happy is the most important gift you can give yourself.

 

No stranger to tough times himself, Francis was born with a club foot and had eleven major operations when he was a child. When his father died tragically young, Francis had to take over the running of the family business and look after his family. He then worked hard to build his own hotel business but, like for many others, the recession wasn’t kind to him. For Francis these challenges did not hold him back. He got on with life and came out the other side.

 

By sharing how he has dealt with the ups and downs of his life, he shows that happiness is something you choose, rather than it choosing you. The book is also packed with Francis’ happiness hints, the little things that have brought him happiness in his everyday life and which will bring you happiness too.

 

Francis Brennan is the co-owner of the five-star Park Hotel Kenmare, in Co. Kerry. Together with his brother John he has been showing hospitality businesses how to thrive as part of the RTÉ series ‘At Your Service’ since 2008. He is the bestselling author of It’s the Little Things.

 

Count Your Blessings: Francis Brennan’s Guide to Happiness will be published by Gill Books on Friday, 2 October 2015, priced at €14.99. Francis will be doing a nationwide book signing tour between October and December. Watch out for his ‘happiness tour truck’, which he’ll be arriving at bookshops in, and for the tour truck’s surprise pop-up appearances in villages and towns around Ireland where Francis will be giving out goody bags for whoever is first to spot him!

For further information visit www.gillbooks.ie or contact Teresa Daly, Communications Manager, Gill Books , 01 500 9521, 086 838 3559, tdaly@gill.ie.



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