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- McClelland & Stewart 2010; US$ 18.99
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 by the owners of Heathrow airport to become their first ever writer-in-residence.... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00
From the bestselling author of The Art of Travel comes a wittily intriguing exploration of the strange "non-place" that he believes is the imaginative center of our civilization. Given unprecedented access to one of the world?s busiest airports as a ?writer-in-residence,? Alain de Botton found it to be a showcase for many of the major crosscurrents... more...
- McClelland & Stewart 2010; US$ 22.99
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, our surroundings, Alain de Botton applies Stendhal?s motto that ?Beauty is the promise of... more...
- McClelland & Stewart 2012; US$ 19.99
From the author of The Architecture of Happiness , a deeply moving meditation on how we can still benefit, without believing, from the wisdom, the beauty, and the consolatory power that religion has to offer. Alain de Botton was brought up in a committedly atheistic household, and though he was powerfully swayed by his parents' views, he underwent,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00
What if religions are neither all true nor all nonsense? The long-running and often boring debate between fundamentalist believers and non-believers is finally moved forward by Alain de Botton?s inspiring new book, which boldly argues that the supernatural claims of religion are entirely false?but that it still has some very important things to... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.00
Alain de Botton combines two unlikely genres--literary biography and self-help manual--in the hilarious and unexpectedly practical How Proust Can Change Your Life. Who would have thought that Marcel Proust, one of the most important writers of our century, could provide us with such a rich source of insight into how best to live life? Proust understood... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95
From the author of How Proust Can Change Your Life , a delightful, truly consoling work that proves that philosophy can be a supreme source of help for our most painful everyday problems. Perhaps only Alain de Botton could uncover practical wisdom in the writings of some of the greatest thinkers of all time. But uncover he does, and the result is... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 26.95
The news is everywhere. We can?t stop constantly checking it on our computer screens, but what is this doing to our minds? We are never really taught how to make sense of the torrent of news we face every day, writes Alain de Botton (author of the best-selling The Architecture of Happiness ), but this has a huge impact on our sense of what matters... more...