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The News

(2014)
A User's Manual
A non fiction book by

 
The news is everywhere. We can't stop constantly checking it on our computer screens, but what is this doing to our minds?

We are never really taught how to make sense of the torrent of news we face every day, writes Alain de Botton (author of the best-selling The Architecture of Happiness), but this has a huge impact on our sense of what matters and of how we should lead our lives. In his dazzling new audiobook, de Botton takes twenty-five archetypal news stories - including an airplane crash, a murder, a celebrity interview and a political scandal - and submits them to unusually intense analysis with a view to helping us navigate our news-soaked age. He raises such questions as "Why are disaster stories often so uplifting?"; "What makes the love lives of celebrities so interesting?"; "Why do we enjoy watching politicians being brought down?"; "Why are upheavals in far-off lands often so boring?"

In The News: A User's Manual, de Botton has written the ultimate guide for our frenzied era, certain to bring calm, understanding and a measure of sanity to our daily (perhaps even hourly) interactions with the news machine.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: The News: A User's Manual
Author(s): Alain de Botton
ISBN: 1-4104-7005-9 / 978-1-4104-7005-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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February 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: The News: A User's Manual
Author(s): Alain De Botton
ISBN: 0-307-37912-4 / 978-0-307-37912-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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February 2014 : Canada Hardback
Title: The News: A User's Manual
Author(s): Alain De Botton
ISBN: 0-7710-2767-2 / 978-0-7710-2767-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Signal
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February 2014 : UK Hardback
Title: The News: A User's Manual
Author(s): Alain de Botton
ISBN: 0-241-14647-X / 978-0-241-14647-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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Paperback Editions

December 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: The News: A User's Manual
Author(s): Alain de Botton
ISBN: 0-241-96739-2 / 978-0-241-96739-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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February 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: The News: A User's Manual
Author(s): Alain de Botton
ISBN: 0-241-97269-8 / 978-0-241-97269-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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December 2014 : Canada Paperback
Title: The News: A User's Manual
Author(s): Alain De Botton
ISBN: 0-7710-2768-0 / 978-0-7710-2768-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Signal
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December 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: The News: A User's Manual (Vintage International)
Author(s): Alain De Botton
ISBN: 0-307-47683-9 / 978-0-307-47683-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : MP3 CD
Title: The News: A User's Manual
Author(s): Alain De Botton
ISBN: 1-5318-1470-0 / 978-1-5318-1470-0
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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February 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: The News: A User's Manual
Author(s): Alain de Botton
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon   

February 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: The News: A User's Manual
Author(s): Alain de Botton
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

February 2014 : UK Audio edition
Title: The News: A User's Manual
Author(s): Alain de Botton
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

February 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The News: A User's Manual
Author(s): Alain De Botton
Publisher: Signal
Availability: Amazon CA   

February 2014 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The News: A User's Manual (Vintage International)
Author(s): Alain De Botton
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   

February 2014 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The News: A User's Manual
Author(s): Alain de Botton
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   



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