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  • Essays in Loveby Alain De Botton

    Pan Macmillan UK 1994; US$ 16.35

    Essays in Love will appeal to anyone who has ever been in a relationship or confused about love. The book charts the progress of a love affair from the first kiss to argument and reconciliation, from intimacy and tenderness to the onset of anxiety and heartbreak. The work's genius lies in the way it minutely analyses emotions we've all felt before... more...

  • Status Anxietyby Alain de Botton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; Not Available

    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... more...

  • Religion for Atheistsby Alain de Botton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    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 religion and points out just how many good ideas they sometimes have... 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...

  • Status Anxietyby Alain De Botton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95

    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$ 18.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • A Week at the Airportby Alain De Botton

    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...

  • The Pleasures and Sorrows of Workby Alain De Botton

    McClelland & Stewart 2010; US$ 19.99

    From the international bestselling author of The Architecture of Happiness and How Proust Can Change Your Life comes this lyrical, erudite look at our world of work. We spend most of our time at work, but what we do there rarely gets discussed in the sort of lyrical and descriptive prose our efforts surely deserve. Determined to correct this lapse,... more...

  • A Week at the Airportby Alain De Botton

    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...