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Joan

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  • How Proust Can Change Your Life

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Alain de Botton
    • Narrated By Nicholas Bell
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    (59)
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    (51)
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    For anyone who ever wondered what Marcel Proust had in mind when he wrote the one-and-a-quarter-million words of In Search of Lost Time (while bedridden no less), Alain de Botton has the answer. For, in this stylish, erudite and frequently hilarious book, de Botton dips deeply into Proust’s life and work - his fiction, letter, and conversations – and distils from them that rare self-help manual: one that is actually helpful.

    Darwin8u says: "A nice petite primer on Proust"
    "I loved it!!"
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    I thought this book might be dry and boring, but the exact opposite is true. I have a new-found appreciation for Proust. Very thought-provoking in an enjoyable way.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Myth of the Garage and Other Minor Surprises

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 50 mins)
    • By Dan Heath, Chip Heath
    • Narrated By Dan Heath
    Overall
    (394)
    Performance
    (319)
    Story
    (323)

    From Chip and Dan Heath, the best-selling authors of Switch and Made to Stick, comes The Myth of the Garage: And Other Minor Surprises, a collection of the authors’ best columns for Fast Company magazine—16 pieces in all, plus a previously unpublished piece entitled “The Future Fails Again". In Myth, the Heath brothers tackle some of the most (and least) important issues in the modern business world.

    Kalvin says: "Worth every penny"
    "I loved it"
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    Entertaining and interesting. I will definitely be listing to their other books next. Dan did a great job with his narrating.

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