DUBAI: Elisa Sednaoui can now add the best-selling author to her growing curriculum vitae.
Shortly after the Egyptian-Italian-French model, filmmaker and humanitarian published her first book, ‘Nobody Can Make You Feel Bad Without Your Permission’ earlier this month, it became an instant bestseller. in Italy.
The 34-year-old co-wrote the book with Paolo Borzacchiello, a linguistic intelligence expert who has been involved in studying and disseminating everything related to human interactions and language for more than 15 years.
The new book tells the story of a little girl and boy named Elisa and Paolo who struggle to regulate their emotions and manage their relationships with others. It is currently ranked #1 in the miscellaneous category and #9 of all best-selling books this week in Italy.
Celebrating the achievement on Instagram with a long, heartfelt message to his 151,000 followers, Sednaoui said, “It’s an instant bestseller and it’s thanks to you.
“The little girl that I was, and I tell you about it in the book, deep down, she wasn’t sure she could really accomplish beautiful projects,” she added.
Despite having a successful and successful career in modeling and acting, she went on to explain that fashion and film never brought her any real satisfaction, and that her non-profit organization Funtasia was the first project that gave her life. allowed to “feel the pleasure of building something concrete.
She said: “Like everyone else, I’ve had career disappointments and I’m grateful for those experiences because they taught me what really matters in life. What matters is being around people. people you can learn from and who love you for who you are inside.
“The joy of this achievement is that it demonstrates to my children that it is possible for life to surprise you.”
Sednaoui shares two sons with her husband, British gallery owner Alexander Dellal, whom she married in 2014.
“The fact that you buy the book, that you offer it, that you write to us, that you talk about it, well, it is the most beautiful gift of this adventure,” she added.