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On Love
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|February 28, 2006

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The best-selling author of How Proust Can Change Your Life and The Art of Travel revisits his utterly charming debut novel, On Love. The narrator is smitten by Chloe on a ParisLondon flight, and by the time they've reached the luggage carousel he knows he is in…
Art As Therapy
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|October 14, 2013

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" What is art's purpose? In this engaging, lively, and controversial new book, bestselling philosopher Alain de Botton and art historian John Armstrong propose a new way of looking at familiar masterpieces, suggesting that they can be useful, relevant, and -…
Status Anxiety
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|May 24, 2005

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This is a book about an almost universal anxiety that rarely gets mentioned directly: an anxiety about what others think of us, about whether we're judged a success or a failure, a winner or a loser. This is a book about status anxiety. Alain de Botton,…
A Week At The Airport: A Heathrow Diary
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|September 21, 2010

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The bestselling author of The Architecture of Happiness and The Art of Travel spends a week at an airport in a wittily intriguing meditation on the "non-place" that he believes is the centre of our civilization. In the summer of 2009, Alain de Botton was invited…
Essays in Love
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|April 8, 2008

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The bestselling author of The Architecture of Happiness and How Proust Can Change Your Life revisits his utterly charming debut book, Essays in Love . The narrator is smitten by Chloe on a Paris-to-London flight, and by the time they’ve reached the luggage…
The News: A User's Manual
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|December 2, 2014

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From the author of The Architecture of Happiness , a thought-provoking look at the position that news has achieved in our lives.      The news is everywhere. We can't stop constantly checking it on our computer screens, but what is this…
Kiss & Tell: A Novel
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|May 15, 1997

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Dr. Samuel Johnson observed that everyone's life is a subject worthy of the biographer's art. Accused by a former girlfriend of being unable to empathize, the narrator of Alain de Botton's Kiss & Tell takes Johnson's idea to heart and decides to write about…
The Architecture of Happiness
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|April 8, 2008

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Bestselling author Alain de Botton considers how our private homes and public edifices influence how we feel, and how we could build dwellings in which we would stand a better chance of happiness. In this witty, erudite look at how we shape, and are shaped by,…
Religion For Atheists: A Non-believer's Guide To The Uses Of Religion

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From the author of The Architecture of Happiness , a bold argument on how we can still benefit, without believing, from the wisdom, the beauty, and the consolatory power that religion has to offer.      What if religions are neither all…
The News: A User's Manual: A User's Manual

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From the author of The Architecture of Happiness , a thought-provoking look at the manic and peculiar position that news has achieved in our lives.      What does the news do to our brains, our souls and our views of one another?…
The Romantic Movement: Sex, Shopping, and the Novel
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|June 4, 2001

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In The Romantic Movement , Alain de Botton explores the progress of a love affair from first meeting to breaking up, intercut with musings on the nature of art of love. The relationship between Alice, an advertising executive, and Eric, a banker, is examined at…
The Art Of Travel
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|August 26, 2014

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The Art of Travel is Alain de Botton's travel guide with a difference. Few activities seem to promise us as much happiness as going travelling: taking off for somewhere else, somewhere far from home, a place with more interesting weather, customs and landscapes.…
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