Designed to help you navigate some of modern life's big issues, this title helps you learn how to thrive in the digital age, worry less about money and think more intelligently about sex.
The boring debate between fundamentalist believers and non-believers is finally moved on by Alain de Botton's inspiring new book, which boldly argues that the supernatural claims of religion are of course entirely false - and yet that religions still have important things [...]
Alain de Botton nous le certifie : Proust peut changer notre vie. En neuf chapitres savoureux, l'auteur nous entraîne dans la vie, la correspondance et l'oeuvre de l'écrivain pour en extraire de formidables leçons de vie. Une façon audacieuse et érudite de relire celui qui [...]
C'est l'histoire d'une passion. Celle du narrateur pour Chloé, rencontrée par hasard à bord d'un vol Paris-Londres. Le hasard fait-il bien les choses ? A partir de cette situation simple et prometteuse, Alain de Botton décortique une relation amoureuse à la lumière [...]
Takes readers on a journey through the days and nights of the UK's largest airport.
This title takes us on a journey through the satisfactions and disappointments of travelling. Dealing with such topics as airports, exotic carpets and mini-bars it reveals the hidden motivations, expectations and complications of our voyages into the wide world.
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. This book includes a chapter on the anxieties of when and how to say 'I love you' and another chapter on the [...]
Takes the reader on a tour through the history and psychology of architecture and interior design. Looking at buildings across the world, from medieval wooden huts to modern skyscrapers, this title examines sofas and cathedrals, tea sets and office complexes, as well as [...]
Drawing from the fields of history, psychology, politics, and economics, a close up look at the anxieties we suffer associated with a pursuit of status explains how humans have sought to cope with their fears through philosophy, art, religion, and bohemia and offers [...]
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 [...]
We spend most of our waking lives at work - in occupations often chosen by our unthinking sixteen-year-old selves. Alain de Botton heads out into the under-charted worlds of the office, the factory, the fishing fleet and the logistics centre, ears and eyes open to the [...]