The Upside

The Upside

A Memoir

Book - 2018
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Abdel Sellou and Philippe Pozzo di Borgo were two people marginalized by society: Sellou a wisecracking, unemployed immigrant, just out on parole; Pozzo a man born to wealth and privilege, recently paralyzed from the neck down after a paragliding accident. How they came to help each other, and the unlikely friendship that became a lifeline for them both, is an uplifting story that's now been told and retold around the world. In this bestselling memoir, Sellou shows us the irreverent, real-life character behind Kevin Hart's smiling face. The book takes us from Sellou's childhood spent stealing candy from the local grocery store to his career as a pickpocket and scam artist, to his unexpected employment as a companion for a quadriplegic. Sellou tells his story with a stunning amount of talent, humor, style, and--though he denies that he has any--humility.
Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2018
Edition: Movie tie-in edition.
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781602865709
1602865701
Branch Call Number: 921 SELLOU, ABDEL 2018
Characteristics: xvi, 204 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Andrieu, Caroline
Sentuc, Lauren
Alternative Title: Intouchables (Motion picture)

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