Live and Let Live

After two successful novels about the life of an elderly man in a retirement home ('Attempts to Make Something of Life and As Long as There is Life' have been translated into more than 35 languages), Hendrik Groen has recently published a novel about a man in his fifties whose life leaves much to be desired: a failed marriage, no children, stuck in traffic every day to get to his boring job.

Original title
Leven en laten leven
Hendrik Groen

His only pleasure is meeting up with friends in the evening for drinks. One day, he’s fired from his job. However, this turns out to be a blessing because it opens the door for new opportunities.

Once again, the observations of human behavior are as sharp as they are witty.

Algemeen Dagblad

Good news for Hendrik Groen lovers: they will immediately recognize the tone of voice of the diaries.

De Telegraaf
Hendrik Groen
Hendrik Groen’s diary 'The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen', 831/4 Years old (2014) was an enormous success: foreign rights were sold to more than 35 countries, a television series was produced, it was adapted into a play and it received the NS Public Prize 2016.
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