You Saved My Life tells the extraordinary true story of the charming Algerian con-man whose friendship with a disabled French aristocrat inspired the record-breaking hit film, The Intouchables.
Sellouâ€™s fictional reincarnation, Driss, played to critical acclaim by French comedian Omar Sy in the movie Les Intouchables, captured the hearts of millions with his edgy charm.Â Already a bestseller in France and Germany, You Changed My Life shows us the real man behind Syâ€™s smiling face. The book takes us from his 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 has never before divulged the details of his past. Â In many interviews and documentaries, he has evaded or shrugged off the question of his childhood and his stay in prison, until now. He tells his story with a stunning amount of talent, with humor, style, andâ€”though he denies that he has anyâ€”humility.
Sellouâ€™s idiosyncratic and candidly charming voice is magnificently captured in this memoir, a fact to which his friendÂ Philippe Pozzo di Borgo testifies in his touching preface for the book.