In the twenty-second work of hers, "The Happy Nostalgia" (2013), Amélie goes on the trail of her Japanese records, described in “Fear and Trembling” and "Tokyo Fiancee". Accompanied by a French TV crew that makes a film about her. “Everything you love turns into fiction. The most important among my inventions was Japan.” So begins this autobiography, very different from the other books by the eccentric Belgian writer. It was written simply and honestly, as if Nothomb wanted to know whether fictional Japan meets the true one. Here Amélie Nothomb doesn’ t give full swing to her imagination, there are no "what if"-s, no invented extravagant names. She only tells a story, as telling stories is a perfect journey into childhood. A nostalgic journey.