“I recommend the book The Alchemist. Santiago was doing whatever he could. He went through so many changes – there were so many ups and downs and twists and turns. Here we are in life – we can go all the way negative, we can go all the way positive, we can stay right in the middle. We can try to gain a better understanding. It tells you that story in such a simplistic, easy-going way.”
The Alchemist, originally published in 1993 by beloved Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho, tells the story of a shepherd boy named Santiago. Santiago has huge dreams of seeing the world and gaining success, which takes him on a journey from Spain to Morocco to Egypt and back. An easy read, this story manages to impart amazing life lessons in the form of a simple fable.
You can purchase the 25th Anniversary edition of The Alchemist in a variety of forms on Amazon. Not a big reader? This is a great book to jump you into the world of audio-books, perfect for commutes and workouts.