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  • The Course of Loveby Alain de Botton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 21.14

    Twenty years after his bestselling debut Essays in Love , internationally acclaimed author Alain de Botton returns to fiction with a brilliant new novel about modern relationships What does it mean to live happily ever after? At dinner parties and over coffee, Rabih and Kirsten's friends always ask them the same question: how did you meet?... more...

  • A Week at the Airportby Alain de Botton

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98

    In the summer of 2009, Alain de Botton will be invited by the owners of Heathrow airport to become their first ever Writer in Residence. He will be installed in the middle of Terminal 5 on a raised platform with a laptop connected to screens, enabling passengers to see what he is writing and to come and share their stories. He will meet travellers... more...

  • The Pleasures and Sorrows of Workby Alain De Botton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95

    We spend most of our waking lives at work?in occupations most often chosen by our inexperienced younger selves. And yet we rarely ask ourselves how we got there or what our jobs mean to us. The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work is an exploration of the joys and perils of the modern workplace, beautifully exploring what other people wake up to do each... more...

  • The Art of Travelby Alain De Botton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    Any Baedeker will tell us where we ought to travel, but only Alain de Botton will tell us how and why. With the same intelligence and insouciant charm he brought to How Proust Can Save Your Life , de Botton considers the pleasures of anticipation; the allure of the exotic, and the value of noticing everything from a seascape in Barbados to... more...

  • Status Anxietyby Alain De Botton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    Anyone who?s ever lost sleep over an unreturned phone call or the neighbor?s Lexus had better read Alain de Botton?s irresistibly clear-headed new book, immediately. For in its pages, a master explicator of our civilization and its discontents turns his attention to the insatiable quest for status, a quest that has less to do with material comfort... more...

  • The Architecture of Happinessby Alain De Botton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 19.00

    The Achitecture of Happiness is a dazzling and generously illustrated journey through the philosophy and psychology of architecture and the indelible connection between our identities and our locations.One of the great but often unmentioned causes of both happiness and misery is the quality of our environment: the kinds of walls, chairs, buildings,... more...

  • Status Anxietyby Alain de Botton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 15.50

    In Status Anxiety, bestselling author Alain de Botton sets out to understand our universal fear of failure - and how we might change 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 first time,... more...

  • The Consolations of Philosophyby Alain de Botton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 15.50

    The Consolations of Philosophy is Alain de Botton's internationally bestselling guide to life The inspiration for the TV series Philsophy: A Guide to Happiness Alain de Botton, bestselling author of How Proust Can Change Your Life, has set six of the finest minds in the history of philosophy to work on the problems of everyday life. Here then... more...

  • The Architecture of Happinessby Alain de Botton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 15.50

    The Architecture of Happiness is Alain de Botton's exploration of the hidden links between buildings and our well being Bestselling author Alain de Botton has written about love, travel, status and how philosophy can console us. Now he turns his attention to one of our most intense but often hidden love affairs: with our houses and their furnishings.... more...

  • The Art of Travelby Alain de Botton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; Not Available

    The Art of Travel is Alain de Botton's travel guide with a difference: an exploration of why we travel and what we learn when we do As seen on Channel 4 Few activities seem to promise is as much happiness as going travelling: taking off for somewhere else, somewhere far from home, a place with more interesting weather, customs and landscapes.... more...