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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...

  • The Art of Travelby Alain de Botton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 15.50

    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...

  • Religion for Atheistsby Alain de Botton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 15.50

    Alain de Botton's Religion for Atheists looks at the God debate with fresh eyes All of us, whether religious, agnostic or atheist, are searching for meaning. And in this wise and life-affirming book, non-believer Alain de Botton both rejects the supernatural claims of the major religions and points out just how many good ideas they sometimes... more...

  • Essays In Loveby Alain de Botton

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 5.42

    With an introduction by Sheila Heti A unique love story and a classic work of philosophy, rooted in the mysterious workings of the human heart and mind. Perhaps it is true that we do not really exist until there is someone there to see us existing, we cannot properly speak until there is someone who can understand what we are saying in essence,... more...

  • How To Think More About Sexby Alain de Botton; The School of Life

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 4.88

    In this rigorous and supremely honest book Alain de Botton helps us navigate the intimate and exciting ? yet often confusing and difficult ? experience that is sex. Few of us tend to feel we?re entirely normal when it comes to sex, and what we?re supposed to be feeling rarely matches up with the reality. This book argues that 21st-century sex is ultimately... 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...

  • 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...