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The Author’s Bookshelf: Alain de Botton

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Alain de Botton was born in 1969 and is the author of non-fiction essays on themes ranging from love and travel to architecture and philosophy. His bestselling books include How Proust Can Change Your Life, The Art of Travel, and The Architecture of Happiness. He founded The School of Life ( Visit him at:

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The Architecture of Happiness


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How Proust Can Change Your Life


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The Art of Travel


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Norwegian Wood Haruki Murakami Jay Rubin


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The Americans Robert Frank Jack Kerouac


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Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi Geoff Dyer

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Praeterita John Ruskin


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