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Jorge Bucay, South American Secrets To A Happy Life

The best-selling Argentine therapist pens a new book meant to help modern generations find a simpler path and, along the way, harmony and happiness. Self-help with a Latin twist.

Bucay can change your mood.
Bucay can change your mood.
Carmen Siguenza

BUENOS AIRES — It would be rare if not impossible to visit a bookshop in Latin America or Spain without seeing the self-help books of Argentine physician and therapist Jorge Bucay. Indeed, in terms of sales, he might plausibly be compared to Paulo Coelho, the extremely popular novelist with a spiritual message.

Born in Buenos Aires in 1949, Bucay's books have been translated into 35 languages and sell in 50 countries. He recently finished an educational program for youngsters with drug problems in Mexico. While he believes life has never been easy, he insists new elements of modern life conspire to obstruct and complicate the existence of the current generation.

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