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Michel Friedman, Lawyer, publicist and philosopher


Michel Friedman

© Gaby Gerster

Ever since I was a little boy, I visited the Frankfurter Buchmesse every year. I looked for books that helped me understand life. These, and the stories passed on to me, made me laugh and cry. At that time, on the last day of the Fair, not only for young people, books were sold at half price, some publishers gave them away. 

Without the Frankfurter Buchmesse and without books, my life would not have been so wonderful. Reading books means developing Europe. Frankfurter Buchmesse has shaped a large part of my life.