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Alain de Botton

UK flag (b.1969)

Alain de Botton was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1969 and now lives in London.

He is a writer of essayistic books, which refer both to his own experiences and ideas- and those of artists, philosophers and thinkers. It's a style of writing that has been termed a 'philosophy of everyday life.'
   Essays in Love (1993)
     aka On Love
   The Romantic Movement (1994)
   Kiss and Tell (1995)
   The Course of Love (2016)
Non fiction
   How Proust Can Change Your Life (1997)
   The Consolations of Philosophy (2000)
   The Art of Travel (2002)
   Status Anxiety (2004)
   On Seeing and Noticing (2005)
   The Architecture of Happiness (2006)
   The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work (2009)
   A Week at the Airport (2009)
   Religion for Atheists (2012)
   How To Think More About Sex (2012)
   Art as Therapy (2013) (with John Armstrong)
   The News (2014)
   A Life More Noble (2015) (with Shami Chakrabarti, Tamsin Greig, Ian Hislop, Alan Johnson, Maxine Peake, Grayson Perry, Sandi Toksvig and Rowan Williams)
   Do Humankind's Best Days Lie Ahead? (2016) (with Malcom Gladwell, Steven Pinker and Matt Ridley)
   Art Is Therapy (2016) (with John Armstrong)
   How to Take Your Time (2017) (with John Armstrong)
   The School of Life (2019)
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