Parting Words: 10 Lessons for a Remarkable Life

What a century of life-experience can teach us about happiness, ambition, courage, love and how to make the most of the lives we've been given. 

How many people do you know grew up as a poor immigrant in America during the Great Depression, won a scholarship to Harvard Law School, landed on the beaches of Normandy on D Day, were present at the liberation of concentration camps including Buchenwald, Mauthausen and Flossenburg, held leading Nazis to account at the Nuremberg trials and have fought for an International Criminal Court to hold war criminals to account the world over?

Now you know one.

Benjamin Ferencz turned 100 in 2020. In this extraordinary book, he shares his remarkable life story and the nine humble, compelling and life-affirming lessons he's learned along the way that we can all harness for ourselves.

You can order Parting Words through the following online outlets:

In the U.K.: Waterstones and Amazon.

In the U.S. and eleswhere: Barnes & Noble,  Book Depository, and Amazon.

'I don't know where to stop praising Benny and this amazing book...' - HEATHER MORRIS, The Tattooist of Auschwitz

'This the stuff folk tales are made of. How wonderful that sometimes they are true' - MARTIN FREEMAN

'Warm, wise and inspiring - a book for our times by one of the world's most remarkable human beings' - PHILIPPE SANDS, author of East West Street and The Ratline

'Ferencz is a true survivor and Mensch! He has wonderful humour, patience and gratitude. The book is a "must read"'' - DR EDITH EGER, author of The Choice and The Gift

'This is a life-affirming and beautiful book from a great human being. There are simple truths here to treasure' - BART VAN ES, author of The Cut Out Girl

'I read this in one go and it felt like moments ... Here is wisdom stripped to the necessary minimum - spare but nutritious. This is the good stuff.' - NEIL OLIVER

  • Format Hardback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions 130 x 202 x 18mm | 220g
  • Publication date 20 Jul 2021
  • Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
  • Imprint Sphere
  • Publication City/Country London, United Kingdom
  • Language English
  • ISBN10 0751579912
  • ISBN13 9780751579918