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Sven Michaelsen

Michaelsen studied literature and history, was a reporter and author for the weekly news magazine Stern for 20 years and now mainly writes for the magazine supplement of the Süddeutsche Zeitung. Portraits and interviews with the leading figures and idols of our time are his trademark. Every Sunday, the digital edition of the SZ magazine publishes one of his questions, which are hugely popular and generate discussion in hundreds of on-line forums. Sven Michaelsen's collection 'Das drucken Sie aber nicht!' Die besten Interviews was published in 2018. Published by Residenz Verlag: Warum hat das Unglück mehr Phantasie als das Glück? (2019)


Coverabbildung von "Warum hat das Unglück mehr Phantasie als das Glück"


Life in 800 questions

Should you judge a person based on the questions they ask or the answers they give? Sven Michaelsen's reply is unambiguous. Asking ourselves and others the rights questions decides whether our life is successful or wasted. It isn't opinions and assertions that lead us to truth and understanding, it's the curvy question mark. This book shuns run-of-the-mill wisdoms proclaimed by self-professed life coaches to focus instead on the art of smart reflection – on love and happiness, money and a high-flying career or sex and beauty. Michaelsen's writing is at times entertaining and humorous, at times instructive and sombre. Reading Michaelsen's book of 666 questions will teach you more about yourself than ever before.