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You Changed My Life - A Memoir

Abdel Sellou

My gift? Insensitivity. I was a human fortress inside - Superman and his colleagues were nothing. I was convinced that the world counted on real, and rare, superheroes... and that I was one of them. The highest-grossing non-English-language film of all time, The Intouchables reveals the life of a charismatic con man, Abdel Sellou (played by the award-winning actor Omar Sy), whose friendship with a disabled French aristocrat, Phillippe Pozzo di Borgo, inspired the record-breaking hit movie. You Changed My Life is Abdel Sellou's memoir of growing up on the streets of Paris as a cheeky young Algerian immigrant, honing his talents as a petty thief and scam artist before meeting the man who would forever change his life, as Abdel would change his. In 1992, Count Phillippe Pozzo di Borgo, on the heels of his wife's diagnosis with a terminal illness, suffered a paragliding accident that left him a quadriplegic. Forty-two years old, trapped inside his luxurious Paris town house, he was an outcast for the first time in his life. Abdel, an unemployed Algerian immigrant who had been an outcast for his entire existence, would become Phillipe's unlikely caretaker. Quick-thinking, unsentimental, and more than a little wild, Abdel surprises both himself and his employer by developing an unswerving loyalty - and orchestrating more than a few adventures - that help restore Phillipe's appetite for life. The story of Abdel's friendship with Phillipe has already touched the hearts of millions. Now his personal story of transformation from a kid who cares for no one to the person he is today will affect many more.

My gift? Insensitivity. I was a human fortress inside - Superman and his colleagues were nothing. I was convinced that the world counted on real, and rare, superheroes... and that I was one of them. The highest-grossing non-English-language film of all time, The Intouchables reveals the life of a charismatic con man, Abdel Sellou (played by the award-winning actor Omar Sy), whose friendship with a disabled French aristocrat, Phillippe Pozzo di Borgo, inspired the record-breaking hit movie. You Changed My Life is Abdel Sellou's memoir of growing up on the streets of Paris as a cheeky young Algerian immigrant, honing his talents as a petty thief and scam artist before meeting the man who would forever change his life, as Abdel would change his. In 1992, Count Phillippe Pozzo di Borgo, on the heels of his wife's diagnosis with a terminal illness, suffered a paragliding accident that left him a quadriplegic. Forty-two years old, trapped inside his luxurious Paris town house, he was an outcast for the first time in his life. Abdel, an unemployed Algerian immigrant who had been an outcast for his entire existence, would become Phillipe's unlikely caretaker. Quick-thinking, unsentimental, and more than a little wild, Abdel surprises both himself and his employer by developing an unswerving loyalty - and orchestrating more than a few adventures - that help restore Phillipe's appetite for life. The story of Abdel's friendship with Phillipe has already touched the hearts of millions. Now his personal story of transformation from a kid who cares for no one to the person he is today will affect many more.
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My gift? Insensitivity. I was a human fortress inside - Superman and his colleagues were nothing. I was convinced that the world counted on real, and rare, superheroes... and that I was one of them. The highest-grossing non-English-language film of all time, The Intouchables reveals the life of a charismatic con man, Abdel Sellou (played by the award-winning actor Omar Sy), whose friendship with a disabled French aristocrat, Phillippe Pozzo di Borgo, inspired the record-breaking hit movie. You Changed My Life is Abdel Sellou's memoir of growing up on the streets of Paris as a cheeky young Algerian immigrant, honing his talents as a petty thief and scam artist before meeting the man who would forever change his life, as Abdel would change his. In 1992, Count Phillippe Pozzo di Borgo, on the heels of his wife's diagnosis with a terminal illness, suffered a paragliding accident that left him a quadriplegic. Forty-two years old, trapped inside his luxurious Paris town house, he was an outcast for the first time in his life. Abdel, an unemployed Algerian immigrant who had been an outcast for his entire existence, would become Phillipe's unlikely caretaker. Quick-thinking, unsentimental, and more than a little wild, Abdel surprises both himself and his employer by developing an unswerving loyalty - and orchestrating more than a few adventures - that help restore Phillipe's appetite for life. The story of Abdel's friendship with Phillipe has already touched the hearts of millions. Now his personal story of transformation from a kid who cares for no one to the person he is today will affect many more.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ray Chase

Length:

5h 46m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

15:13


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

07:07


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

06:16


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

08:22


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

06:24


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

08:35


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

12:01


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

11:03


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

08:13


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

10:05


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

05:44


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

04:41


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

03:56


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

05:30


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

10:25


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

16:01


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

04:39


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

06:14


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

11:40


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

11:34


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

11:30


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

06:48


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

05:55


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

05:05


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

08:02


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

04:14


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

05:54


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

09:16


Part 4, Chapter 28
Part 4, Chapter 28

10:52


Part 4, Chapter 29
Part 4, Chapter 29

12:17


Part 4, Chapter 30
Part 4, Chapter 30

04:19


Part 4, Chapter 31
Part 4, Chapter 31

10:53


Part 4, Chapter 32
Part 4, Chapter 32

04:46


Part 4, Chapter 33
Part 4, Chapter 33

12:38


Part 4, Chapter 34
Part 4, Chapter 34

06:21


Part 4, Chapter 35
Part 4, Chapter 35

09:36


Part 5, Chapter 36
Part 5, Chapter 36

08:08


Part 5, Chapter 37
Part 5, Chapter 37

06:40


Part 5, Chapter 38
Part 5, Chapter 38

06:51


Part 5, Chapter 39
Part 5, Chapter 39

04:25


Part 5, Chapter 40
Part 5, Chapter 40

17:54


Part 5, Chapter 41
Part 5, Chapter 41

00:37