"Like a combination of Joan Didion, David Foster Wallace and pop philosopher Thomas Moore . . . De Botton's perspective is so vivid and self-exposing that it's hard not to crave it well after you've put down his books."
"[De Botton is] a sharp observer, a witty raconteur and insightful guide . . . hugely entertaining."
— National Post
"One of the prettiest, most richly insightful and deceptively simple books about toil."
— Vancouver Sun
"[An] insightful, elegantly written book . . . De Botton tells the story with charming wit and a masterful style."
— Winnipeg Free PressFrom the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Alain de Botton has published six non-fiction books: The Architecture of Happiness
, Essays in Love
, Status Anxiety
, The Art of Travel
, How Proust Can Change Your Life
, and The Consolations of Philosophy
, three of which were made into TV documentaries. He has also published two novels: The Romantic Movement
and Kiss and Tell
. In 2004, Status Anxiety
was awarded the prize for the Economics Book of the Year by the Financial Times
, Germany. Cambridge-educated, de Botton is a frequent contributor to numerous newspapers, journals, and magazines. His work is published in twenty-five countries.From the Hardcover edition.