Alain de Botton
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Alain de Botton

Alain is the author of seven non-fiction books that look at the great questions of ordinary life - love, friendship, work, travel, home - in a way that is intellectually rigorous, therapeutic, amusing and always highly readable. His goal is to bring ideas back to where they belong: at the center of our lives.

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    • The Course of Love

    • A Novel
    • By: Alain de Botton
    • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 671
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 593
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 587

    The long-awaited and beguiling second novel from Alain de Botton that tracks the beautifully complicated arc of a romantic partnership....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing, much needed retooling of the expectations and realities of Love

    • By Lydia on 07-04-16

    Regular price: $17.00

    • How Proust Can Change Your Life

    • By: Alain de Botton
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Bell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 313
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 269

    For anyone who ever wondered what Marcel Proust had in mind when he wrote In Search of Lost Time (while bedridden no less), Alain de Botton has the answer....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, well read, with just one remark

    • By Marie-Claude on 08-17-12

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Consolations of Philosophy

    • By: Alain de Botton
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 453
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 306
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305

    Alain de Botton has has transformed arcane philosophy into something accessible and entertaining....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cheering, empathic, helpful

    • By Austin on 11-11-09

    Regular price: $19.56

    • The Art of Travel

    • By: Alain de Botton
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Bell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    Aside from love, few actvities seem to promise us as much happiness as going traveling: taking off for somewhere else, somewhere far from home, a place with more interesting weather....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to read

    • By quiltbrain on 12-10-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Architecture of Happiness

    • By: Alain de Botton
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 170
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 127

    The Architecture of Happiness is a dazzling journey through the philosophy and psychology of architecture and the indelible connection between our identities and our locations....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • LOVED it!

    • By JJ HUNSECKER on 12-23-16

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Status Anxiety

    • By: Alain de Botton
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 253
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 147

    This is a book about an almost universal anxiety that is rarely mentioned: an anxiety about what others think of us....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A book about one of society's worst diseases

    • By Jesse on 02-02-10

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Religion for Atheists

    • A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion
    • By: Alain de Botton
    • Narrated by: Kris Dyer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 203
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 169

    The boring debate between fundamentalist believers and non-believers is finally moved on by Alain de Botton's inspiring new book....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A valuable resource for believers

    • By John W. B. on 10-05-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • How to Think More About Sex

    • The School of Life
    • By: Alain de Botton
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134

    We don't think too much about sex; we're merely thinking about it in the wrong way....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Realistic Relationship Expectations

    • By Hayden Smiley on 07-10-17

    Regular price: $14.17

    • Essays in Love

    • By: Alain de Botton
    • Narrated by: James Wilby
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 146

    Essays in Love is a stunningly original love story....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Every relationship you've ever analyzed

    • By Maria L. Lantin on 05-07-12

    Regular price: $17.05

    • The News

    • A User's Manual
    • By: Alain de Botton
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Bell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    We can’t stop constantly checking the news 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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The News and a Treatise on Life

    • By L. Hartness on 05-01-14

    Regular price: $19.60

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