‘What a marvellous book this is . . . de Botton dissects what Proust had to say about friendship, reading, paying attention. As well as taking your time and being alive. All with his own delicious commentary. The result is an intoxicating as it is wise, amusing as well as stimulating. And presented in so fresh a fashion as to be unique . . . I could not stop, and now much start all over again.’ Brian Masters, Mail on Sunday
Alain De Botton
We all worry about what others think of us. We all long to succeed and fear failure. And we all suffer – to a greater or lesser degree from status anxiety.
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.
What love is, why love is born, why it sometimes grows, and why it sometimes dies.
In The Hourglass, Pamela Cuming invites us to contemplate how we can find the courage to age and to confront death as the runway of our lives gets shorter. How can we continue to find meaning in life when we already know the end of the story?
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The Culture of Narcissism
When The Culture of Narcissism was first published, it was clear this was a important book. It quickly became a bestseller. It’s effects still resonate.
From the bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible. Michio Kaku’s Parallel Worlds takes us to the frontiers of scientific knowledge to explain the extraordinary nature – and future – of our universe.
This book explains how the process of grieving helps us live with the death of a loved one. How we cope and deal with loss..
In Why Grow Up, the latest volume in the Philosophy in Transit series, world-renowned philosopher Susan Neiman looks at growing up as an ideal with urgent relevance today.