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Hotel Hartzeer

Hotel Hartzeer

Susan Smit

Marion Pauw

Hét boek over liefdesperikelen, van de eerste kus tot de meest recente echtscheiding

ISBN: 9789048835416 | Paperback, 352 blz | € 19.99 | April 2017


Wijze woorden, troost en goudeerlijke, hilarische ontboezemingen voor iedereen die weet wat voor
een slagveld de liefde kan zijn.

Bestsellerauteurs Susan Smit en Marion Pauw zijn beiden hartzeeroverlevenden. Als geen ander weten ze dat niets je zo overhoop kan gooien als relatiegedoe, het uitmaken, en bedrogen en verlaten worden. Het liefst demp je de pijn met allerhande middelen en trucjes, maar daardoor mis je wel een geweldige mogelijkheid voor persoonlijke groei. Een gebroken hart geeft je de kans om oude trauma's en verborgen schatten naar boven te halen en brengt je dichter bij wie je werkelijk bent. En wat het betekent om lief te hebben.

In Hotel Hartzeer delen Smit en Pauw hun eigen ervaringen, praten ze met experts als Margriet Sitskoorn, Roos Vonk en Connie Palmen, en geven ze praktisch advies om liefdesverdrietigen door de dagen heen te loodsen.

“They want to talk to you. You can reach them at this number,” Peter said, and he handed me the card of the Criminal Intelligence Unit (ciu). I looked at the number and panicked. I knew what this meant: Peter R. De Vries had contacted the Justice Department and said that Sonja and I were willing to get in touch with them. I had asked him to set it up, but only now did the thought of a meeting with representatives of the Justice Department make me choke. I was gasping for air and tried to look relaxed in front of Peter. “Thanks. I’ll be in touch,” I told him and put the card in my pocket. Once in the car, I entered the number in my phone under a different name and ate the card. I couldn’t take any risks at all. On my way home, I was gripped by fear: fear moving around in my stomach at the thought of calling this number. Fear that he would find out that I was considering talking to the ciu. Fear that he wouldn’t let me survive. A deeply rooted, all-encompassing fear of Him, of Wim, of Willem Frederik Holleeder alias The Nose, for the past twenty years one of Holland’s most feared criminals and my eldest brother.

The kidnapping of beer tycoon Freddy Heineken and his driver Ab Doderer in 1983 had established his reputation as a ruthless criminal. On November 9, 1983, the men were brutally assaulted and thrown into a van after leaving Heineken headquarters. The details of the brutality of their treatment came out, and they were shocking. And our Wim was responsible. It was distressing to hear how inhuman he could be. It was exactly that quality that would soon put him back at the top of the criminal world after his release in 1992. He became the menace of real estate tycoons. Everybody was terrified of his ruthlessness. In the years that followed, a wave of contract killings hit the Amsterdam world of real estate and the criminal world. And every time, his name was mentioned as the contractor. As was the case when Cor van Hout was murdered. Cor van Hout, my sister Sonja’s husband, father to their children Francis and Richie, my brother-in-law, and Wim’s blood brother since high school. They were bound together by the crimes they committed: illegal contracting, robberies, and kidnapping. Our families were tied together by their friendship and by the love between Sonja and Cor. Cor’s life ended on January 24, 2003, on the cold cobbles of a street in Amstelveen. He had just had a meeting in a Chinese restaurant and was standing around talking when two men on a motorbike sprayed him with bullets. Sonja and I didn’t know who killed Cor, but we knew who his murderer was: our own brother. Wim was the one who wanted Cor dead; Wim was the one who ordered his assassination. And Wim was the one who had his murder executed by spraying him with bullets. The shooter was merely the weapon in his hand.

Wijze woorden, persoonlijke ervaringen, troost en humor. Net wat je nodig hebt in zware liefdestijden.

Margriet

Ik weet nu dat Susan Smit en Marion Pauw echt de leukste schrijfsters van Nederland zijn en hun nieuwe, gezamenlijke boek Hotel Hartzeer is daarvan een mooi bewijs. (..) Grappig, hilarisch en af en toe ook schurend.

Marianne Verhoeven in ZUS

Hotel Hartzeer: waarom is liefdesverdriet zo erg?

Waarom is liefdesverdriet zo erg? Auteur Susan Smit omschrijft de pijn bij het ontrafelen van jezelf met de ander als een hechting die eruit moet. Daarnaast aan het woord: hypnotiseur Zack Zakaria, haptotherapeut Chantal Spil, neuropsycholoog Margriet Sitskoorn, auteur Connie Palmen, auteur Marion Pauw, dichter en auteur Erik Jan Harmens en hoogleraar sociale psychologie Roos Vonk.

Hotel Hartzeer: 12 tips bij liefdesverdriet

Zack Zakaria (hypnotiseur), Marion Pauw (auteur), Chantal Spil (haptotherapeut), Erik Jan Harmens (auteur en dichter), Roos Vonk (hoogleraar sociale psychologie), Susan Smit (auteur), Margriet Sitskoorn (neuropsycholoog) en Connie Palmen (auteur) geven tips over omgaan met liefdesverdriet.

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