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AdvantagesQuite Interesting

DisadvantagesWatered down and ultimately unhelpful

...deliciously square to the book, bound beautifully, and with thick, sumptuously silky paper nestled between the chunky canary covers. To a book enthusiast such as me it seemed a promising start. Four days, 303 pages and some face pulling later, I am here to tell you why none of us should feel status anxiety in relation to Alain De Botton... The book itself is laid out in a very clear way, reminiscent...

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“Best Book About Love”

published 25/07/2015

Advantagesinteresting, unique, new, some psychology information

Disadvantagesnone for me!

...I have always been interested in Psychology, and I am intending majoring it in college. Therefore, I had been searching for a good read that is a perfect mix of psychology and love anecdotes. And I think I found the perfect book when I encountered Essays In Love by Alain De Botton a few months ago at my local bookstore. Essays In Love is a real story about a love that Alain has personally...

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AdvantagesGreat introduction to philosophy, a fascinating read

DisadvantagesCan take a while to digest some of the ideas

...see when we get there. In this book, Alain de Botton considers why we chose those destinations in the first place. As well as personal observations made on his own travels, de Botton uses examples from classical writers and thinkers (e.g. Flaubert, Wordsworth) as well as paintings by Van Gogh and Turner (amongst others) to illustrate his arguments. De Botton examines such questions as why...

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