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              Books by Alain de Botton

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              Status Anxiety

              Status Anxiety (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Botton, Alain de

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              For the first time, Alain de Botton gives a name to this universal condition and sets out to investigate both its origins and possible solutions. He looks at history, philosophy, economics, art and politics and reveals the many ingenious ways that great minds have overcome their ...worries.
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              ISBN 9780141014869
              Released NZ 2 May 2005
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Course of Love

              The Course of Love (Paperback)

              By Botton, Alain de

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              Modern love is never easy. Society is obsessed with stories of romance, but what comes after happily ever after? This is a love story with a difference. From dating to marriage, from having kids to having affairs, it follows the progress of a single ordinary relationship: tender,... messy, hilarious, painful, and entirely un-Romantic. It is a love story for the modern world, chronicling the daily intimacies, the blazing rows, the endless tiny gestures that make up a life shared between two people. Moving and deeply insightful, The Course of Love offers us a window into essential truths about the nature of love.
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              ISBN 9780241962138
              Released NZ 3 Jan 2017
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Art of Travel
               

              The Art of Travel (Paperback)

              By Botton, Alain de

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              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. But although we are inundated with advice on where to travel to, we seldom ask why we go... and how we might become more fulfilled by doing so. With the help of a selection of writers, artists and thinkers - including Flaubert, Edward Hopper, Wordsworth and Van Gogh - Alain de Botton's bestselling The Art of Travel provides invaluable insights into everything from holiday romance to hotel mini-bars, airports to sight-seeing. The perfect antidote to those guides that tell us what to do when we get there, The Art of Travel tries to explain why we really went in the first place - and helpfully suggests how we might be happier on our journeys. 'Richly evocative, sharp and funny. De Botton proves himself to be a very fine travel writer indeed.' Sunday Telegraph 'Delightful, profound, entertaining. I doubt if de Botton has written a dull sentence in his life.' Jan Morris 'An elegant and subtle work, unlike any other. Beguiling.' Colin Thubron, The Times 'Honest, funny and dripping with witty aphorisms. Extremely entertaining and enlightening . . . all the way to journey's end.' Herald
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              ISBN 9780241970065
              Released NZ 25 Jun 2014
              Publisher Penguin
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              How Proust Can Change Your Life

              How Proust Can Change Your Life (Paperback)

              By Botton, Alain de

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              `Dazzling' John Updike

              ISBN 9781509870691
              Released NZ 12 Mar 2019
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
              Interest Age 18+ years
              Series Picador Classic
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              The Consolations of Philosophy
               

              The Consolations of Philosophy (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Botton, Alain de

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              Provides a digest of consolations for many of our psychological ills.

              ISBN 9780140276619
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2001
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Course of Love

              The Course of Love (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Botton, Alain de

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              ISBN 9780241145487
              Released NZ 2 May 2016
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Consolations of Philosophy

              The Consolations of Philosophy (Paperback, export ed)

              By Botton, Alain de

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              Alain de Botton's The Consolations of Philosophy takes the discipline of logic and the mind back to its roots. Drawing inspiration from six of the finest minds in history - Socrates, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche - he addresses lack of money, the pain of... love, inadequacy, anxiety and conformity. De Botton's book led one critic to call philosophy 'the new rock and roll'.
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              ISBN 9780141038377
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2008
              Publisher Penguin
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              Series Popular Penguins
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              How Proust Can Change Your Life
               

              How Proust Can Change Your Life (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Botton, Alain de; Read by Bell, Nicholas

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              The starting point of How Proust can change your Life is that a great novel can be nothing less than life-transforming. This is an unusual claim: our education system, while stressing that novels are highly worthwhile, rarely investigates why this is so. How Proust can change you...r Life takes Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time as the basis for a sustained investigation into the power and significance of literature. Proust's novel, almost a byword for obscurity and irrelevance, emerges as an invaluable source of insight into the workings of love, society, art and the meaning of existence. The book reveals Proust's thoughts on how to revive a relationship, choose a good doctor, enjoy a holiday, make friends and respond to insult. A vivid portrait of the eccentric yet deeply sympathetic author is built up out of extracts from his letters, essays and fiction and is combined with a commentary on the power of literature to change our lives. A self-help book like few others.
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              ISBN 9781742675343
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2010
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              The Architecture of Happiness
               

              The Architecture of Happiness (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Botton, Alain de; Bell, Nicholas

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              One of the great, but often unmentioned, causes of both happiness and misery is the quality of our environment: the kind of walls, chairs, buildings and streets we're surrounded by. And yet a concern for architecture and design is too often described as frivolous, even self-indul...gent. The Architecture of Happiness starts from the idea that where we are heavily influences who we can be - and argues that it is architecture's task to stand as an eloquent reminder of our full potential. By asking the large and naive question, 'What is a beautiful building?', Alain de Botton aims to change the way we think about our homes, streets and ourselves.
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              ISBN 9781743153840
              Published NZ 1 Mar 2013
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              On Seeing and Noticing
               

              On Seeing and Noticing (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Botton, Alain de; Read by Bell, Nicholas

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              In On Seeing and Noticing, Alain de Botton takes everyday concerns such as expressing sadness or being romantic and dispenses advice and observations based on the works of some of history's greatest writers, artists and thinkers.

              ISBN 9781743153758
              Published NZ 1 Mar 2013
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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