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  • How Proust Can Change Your Life: Not a Novel

    By Alain de Botton

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780679442752
    • Publisher: Pantheon Books
    • Published: May 1997
    Presents a study of Marcel Proust that combines elements of literary biography, textual analysis, and self-help manual as it examines the French writer's thoughts on true love, vacations, dating, and other issues
  • How to Think More About Sex

    By Alain de Botton

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781250030658
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: December 2012
    A guide to sexual behavior for the twenty-first century argues that modern sexuality must strike a balance between love and desire, and between adventure and commitment, and discusses such topics as rejection, pornography, and adultery.
  • Kiss and Tell

    By Alain de Botton

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312155612
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: May 1997
    Accused by a former girlfriend of being unable to emphathize, the narrator decides to write about the next person who walks into his life, Isabel Rogers
  • On Love

    By Alain De Botton

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780802142405
    • Publisher: Grove Press. Inc.
    • Published: January 2006
    Before How Proust Can Change Your Life, before The Art of Travel, there was On Love, the utterly charming debut that introduced Alain de Botton to readers everywhere. Now he revisits the internationally best-selling novel in a new edition of this classic book. Still packed with profound observations and hilarious diagrams, On Love examines the pain and exhilaration of love. Plotting the course of an affair from the initial delirium of infatuation to the depths of suicidal despair, through a fit of anhedonia – defined in medical texts as a disease resulting from the terror brought on by the threat of utter happiness – and finally through the terrorist tactics employed when the beloved begins, inexplicably, to drift away. 194p.
  • On Love

    By Alain de Botton

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780802134097
    • Publisher: Grove Press
    • Published: 1995
    The charting of an affair from the giddy delirium of infatuation to the depths of suicidal despair, all the while suggesting a discourse on love that is as convenient as it is narcissistic. 231p. Pap.
  • Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion

    By Alain de Botton

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780307379108
    • Publisher: Pantheon Books
    • Published: 2012
    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 important things to teach the secular world. De Botton, author of, among others, How Proust Can Change Your Life, The Art of Travel, and The Architecture of Happiness, suggests that rather than mocking religion, agnostics and atheists should instead steal from it – because the world’s religions are packed with good ideas on how we might live and arrange our societies. The author, a non-believer himself, proposes that we look to religion for insights into how to, among other concerns, build a sense of community, make our relationships last, overcome feelings of envy and inadequacy, inspire travel and reconnect with the natural world. Index. Picture Credits. Black-and-white illustrations throughout. 320p.
  • Status Anxiety

    By Alain de Botton

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375725357
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: May 2005
    In his latest volume of essential wisdom, the bestselling author of 'How Proust Can Change Your Life' and 'The Art of Travel' gives the anxious self some real help as he ponders the quest for status. De Botton combs through the westerntradition of philosophers from Aristotle to Andrew Carnegie and motivators from Machiavelli to Anthony Robbins. Whether he's tracing how the fear of losing status replaced the fear of starving to death, or examining the solutions to befound in informed misanthropy, art appreciation, or walking a pet lobster along the beach, the man is a born teacher and entertainer. 320p.
  • The Architecture of Happiness

    By Alain De Botton

    Our Price: $9.50 - $19.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307277244
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: April 2008
    A study of architecture examines how we both shape and are shaped by our private homes and public edifices and explains how our stylistic choices can be used to increase our chances of happiness.
  • The Architecture of Happiness

    By Alain De Botton

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780375424434
    • Publisher: Pantheon Books
    • Published: October 2006
    A study of architecture examines how we both shape and are shaped by our private homes and public edifices and explains how our stylistic choices can be used to increase our chances of happiness.
  • The Art of Travel

    By Alain de Botton

    Our Price: $14.40 - $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375725340
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: May 2004
    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 Barbados to the takeoffs at Heathrow. Even as de Botton takes the reader along on his own peregrinations, he also cites such distinguished fellow-travelers as Baudelaire, Wordsworth, Van Gogh, the biologist Alexander von Humboldt, and the 18th-century eccentric Xavier de Maistre, who catalogued the wonders of his bedroom. The Art of Travel is a wise and utterly original book. Don’t leave home without it.
  • The Consolations of Philosophy

    By Alain de Botton

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140276619
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: March 2001
    Provides a digest of consolations for many of our psychological ills.
  • The Consolations of Philosophy

    By Alain De Botton

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780679442769
    • Publisher: Pantheon Books
    • Published: April 2000
    Argues that philosophy can help with everyday problems.
  • The Course of Love

    By Alain de Botton

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781501134517
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: June 2017
  • The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

    By Alain de Botton

    Our Price: $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307277251
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: June 2010
    An examination of the joys and perils of the modern workplace, from the bestselling author of How Proust Can Change Your Life and The Architecture of Happiness. Beautifully investigating what other people wake up to do each day - and night - to make our frenzied world function, Alain de Botton casts his philosophical eye and his signature combination of wit and wisdom, offering an array of potent and portable insights to create a journey around an eclectic range of occupations, from rocket scientist to biscuit manufacturer, from accountant to artist - in search of what makes jobs either soul-destroying or fulfilling. Illus., b&w photos.
  • The Romantic Movement: Sex, Shopping and the Novel

    By Alain De Botton

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312144036
    • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
    • Published: 1996
    Traces the ups and downs in the relationship of Alice and Eric, complete with drawings and diagrams and a chorus of thinkers about love--from Descartes to Aretha Franklin

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