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The Course of Love: A Novel
by Alain de Botton
“An engrossing tale [that] provides plenty of food for thought” (People, Best New Books pick), this playful, wise, and profoundly moving second novel from the internationally bestselling author of How Proust Can Change Your Life tracks the beautifully complicated arc of a romantic partnership. We all know the headiness and excitement...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Women's Fiction
On Love: A Novel (Books That Changed the World)
by Alain de Botton
The New York Times-bestselling author’s modern classic that “takes a conventional love story and textures it with philosophical ruminations” (Kirkus Reviews).A man and a woman meet over casual conversation on a flight from Paris to London, and so begins a love story—from first kiss to first argument, elation to heartbreak, and...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature
The Art of Travel (Vintage International)
by Alain de Botton
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...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events
How to Find Love
by The School of Life
Choosing a partner is one of the most consequential and tricky decisions we will ever make, and the cost of repeated failure is immense. How to Find Love explains why we have the ‘types’ we do, and how our early experiences give us scripts of how and whom we love. It sheds light on harmful repetitive patterns and the extent to which...
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Categories: Unknown
Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion (Vintage International)
by Alain de Botton
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...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events; All Religion & Spirituality
How to Think More About Sex (The School of Life)
by Alain de Botton
THE SCHOOL OF LIFE IS DEDICATED TO EXPLORING LIFE'S BIG QUESTIONS IN HIGHLY-PORTABLE PAPERBACKS, FEATURING FRENCH FLAPS AND DECKLE EDGES, THAT THE NEW YORK TIMES CALLS "DAMNABLY CUTE." WE DON'T HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS, BUT WE WILL DIRECT YOU TOWARDS A VARIETY OF USEFUL IDEAS THAT ARE GUARANTEED TO STIMULATE, PROVOKE, AND CONSOLE. We...
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Categories: All Sex & Erotica
Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person: & Other Essays
by The School of Life
We are all desperate, of course, to marry the right person. But none of us ever quite does. The fault isn’t entirely our own; it has to do with the devilish truth that anyone we’re liable to meet is going to be rather wrong, in some fascinating way or another, because this is simply what all humans happen to be – including, sadly...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events; All Sex & Erotica
A Job to Love
by The School of Life
Alongside a satisfying relationship, a career we love is one of the foremost requirements for a fulfilled life. Unfortunately, it is devilishly hard to understand oneself well enough to know quite where one’s energies should be directed. It is to help us out of some of these impasses that we wrote A Job to Love, a guide to how we can...
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Categories: All Business, Investing and Leadership; All Politics, History and Current Events
Relationships
by The School of Life
Few things promise us greater happiness than our relationships – yet few things more reliably deliver misery and frustration. Our error is to suppose that we are born knowing how to love and that managing a relationship might, therefore be intuitive and easy. This book starts from a different premise: that love is a skill to be learnt...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events
Calm: Educate yourself in the art of remaining calm, and learn how to defend yourself from panic and fury.
by The School of Life
Few life skills are as neglected, yet as important, as the ability to remain calm. Our very worst decisions and interactions are almost invariably the result of a loss of calm - and a descent into anxiety and agitation. Surprisingly, but very fortunately, our power to remain calm can be rehearsed and improved. We don't have to remain...
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Categories: All Religion & Spirituality
Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion (Vintage International)
by Alain de Botton
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...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events; All Religion & Spirituality
How Proust Can Change Your Life (Vintage International)
by Alain De Botton
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?...
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Categories: All Humor; All Politics, History and Current Events
A Job to Love
by The School of Life
Alongside a satisfying relationship, a career we love is one of the foremost requirements for a fulfilled life. Unfortunately, it is devilishly hard to understand oneself well enough to know quite where one’s energies should be directed. It is to help us out of some of these impasses that we wrote A Job to Love, a guide to how we can...
Today's Bargain Price: $9.99
Categories: All Business, Investing and Leadership; All Politics, History and Current Events
The Consolations of Philosophy (Vintage International)
by Alain De Botton
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...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events; All Religion & Spirituality
Calm: Educate yourself in the art of remaining calm, and learn how to defend yourself from panic and fury.
by The School of Life
Few life skills are as neglected, yet as important, as the ability to remain calm. Our very worst decisions and interactions are almost invariably the result of a loss of calm - and a descent into anxiety and agitation. Surprisingly, but very fortunately, our power to remain calm can be rehearsed and improved. We don't have to remain...
Today's Bargain Price: $9.99
Categories: All Religion & Spirituality
On Confidence
by The School of Life
The difference between success and failure often hangs on a concept that our standard education system never touches: confidence. On Confidence walks us around the key issues that stop us from making more of our potential. We hear about the impostor syndrome, the wisdom of imagining the great in their bathrooms, and what Nietzsche and...
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Categories: Unknown
How Proust Can Change Your Life (Vintage International)
by Alain De Botton
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?...
Today's Bargain Price: $12.99
Categories: All Humor; All Politics, History and Current Events
Great Thinkers: Simple Tools from 60 Great Thinkers to Improve Your Life Today
by The School of Life Press
The Great Thinkers is a collection of some of the most important ideas of Eastern and Western culture - drawn from the works of those philosophers, political theorists, sociologists, artists and novelists whom we believe have the most to offer to us today. We've worked hard to make the thinkers in this book clear, relevant and charming...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events
The Consolations of Philosophy (Vintage International)
by Alain De Botton
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...
Today's Bargain Price: $6.99
Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events; All Religion & Spirituality
The Architecture of Happiness (Vintage International)
by Alain De Botton
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...
Today's Bargain Price: $4.99
Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events
On Confidence
by The School of Life
The difference between success and failure often hangs on a concept that our standard education system never touches: confidence. On Confidence walks us around the key issues that stop us from making more of our potential. We hear about the impostor syndrome, the wisdom of imagining the great in their bathrooms, and what Nietzsche and...
Today's Bargain Price: $5.99
Categories: Unknown
Status Anxiety (Vintage International)
by Alain De Botton
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...
Today's Bargain Price: $11.99
Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events
Great Thinkers: Simple Tools from 60 Great Thinkers to Improve Your Life Today
by The School of Life Press
The Great Thinkers is a collection of some of the most important ideas of Eastern and Western culture - drawn from the works of those philosophers, political theorists, sociologists, artists and novelists whom we believe have the most to offer to us today. We've worked hard to make the thinkers in this book clear, relevant and charming...
Today's Bargain Price: $9.99
Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events
Self-Knowledge (Essay Books)
by The School of Life
In Ancient Greece, when the philosopher Socrates was asked to sum up what all philosophical commandments could be reduced to, he replied: ‘Know yourself’. Self-knowledge matters so much because it is only on the basis of an accurate sense of who we are that we can make reliable decisions – particularly around love and work. This...
Today's Bargain Price: $5.99
Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events; All Religion & Spirituality
The Architecture of Happiness (Vintage International)
by Alain De Botton
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...
Today's Bargain Price: $4.99
Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events
Status Anxiety (Vintage International)
by Alain De Botton
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...
Today's Bargain Price: $11.99
Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events
Self-Knowledge (Essay Books)
by The School of Life
In Ancient Greece, when the philosopher Socrates was asked to sum up what all philosophical commandments could be reduced to, he replied: ‘Know yourself’. Self-knowledge matters so much because it is only on the basis of an accurate sense of who we are that we can make reliable decisions – particularly around love and work. This...
Today's Bargain Price: $5.99
Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events; All Religion & Spirituality
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