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Description Tells you everything you wanted to know about Proust. Taking as its starting point the life of the celebrated French writer and eccentric, this book shows how your life can be improved via his work. T... more

Lifestyle Books

Description What makes a house beautiful? Is it serious to spend your time thinking about home decoration? Why do people disagree about taste? And can buildings make us happy? In "The Architecture of Happiness", ... more

Audio Books

Description From the author of the number one bestseller, "The Consolations of Philosophy", this is an inspirational and witty guide to how to make our travels go better. Calling upon such guides as Hopper, Flaub... more

Philosophy Books

Description We all worry about what others think of us. We all long to succeed and fear failure. We all suffer to a greater or lesser degree, usually privately and with embarrassment from status anxiety. For the ... more

Philosophy Books

Description Writer and presenter Alain De Botton explores the myth that our level of material wealth and career success has a bearing on our happiness and spiritual contentment. more

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Review of Status Anxiety - Alain de Botton

Good

Quite Interesting

Watered 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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Review of The Art of Travel - Alain de Botton

Super

Great introduction to philosophy, a fascinating read

Can 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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Review of The Consolations of Philosophy - Alain de Botton

Super

simply to read

not very deep

...and then we can be our own therapist. The Consolations of Philosophy is a refreshing alternative to a normal being told what to think philosophy book as it tries to engage the reader. There is no problem with money, career, or even the love life, of any individual says Alain de Botton that can not be put into perspective by philosophers whom have been wrestling with these issues as long as people...

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