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Status Anxiety

Alain De Botton


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PUBLISHED: 13th January 2005
ISBN: 9780141014869
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Looking at history, philosophy, economics, art and politics, this book reveals the many ingenious ways that great minds have overcome their worries.
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  • Paperback
    $21.01
PUBLISHED: 13th January 2005
ISBN: 9780141014869
ANNOTATION:
Looking at history, philosophy, economics, art and politics, this book reveals the many ingenious ways that great minds have overcome their worries.

Annotation

Looking at history, philosophy, economics, art and politics, this book reveals the many ingenious ways that great minds have overcome their worries.

Publisher Description

We all worry about what others think of us. We all long to succeed and fear failure. We all suffer to a greater or lesser degree, usually privately and with embarrassment 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. He looks at history, philosophy, economics, art and politics and reveals the many ingenious ways that great minds have overcome their worries. The result is a book that is not only entertaining and thought-provoking but genuinely wise and helpful as well.

Author Biography

Alain de Botton was born in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1969. He is the author of Essays in Love, The Romantic Movement, Kiss and Tell, How Proust Can Change Your Life, The Consolations of Philosophy, The Art of Travel, Status Anxiety, The Architecture of Happiness, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, A Week at the Airport, Religion for Atheists, How to Think More About Sex, Art as Therapy, and The News: A User's Manual. Alain is a bestselling author in 30 countries. He lives in London, where he runs The School of Life and Living Architecture. Alain de Botton's first novel in nearly two decades, The Course of Love, will be published in April 2016.

Review

Turned me into a fan, for its range, insight, wit and sheer usefulness Daily Express A purveyor of serious but playful manuals for living GQ Measured, amused, compassionate . . . de Botton is a surefooted discoverer of the pungent but less well-known quote Daily Telegraph De Botton analyses modern society with great charm, learning and humour. His remedies come as a welcome relief when most books offering solutions to the stresses of life recommend the lotus position Daily Mail

Product Details

Pages
320
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year
2005
ISBN-10
0141014865
ISBN-13
9780141014869
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Illustrations, facsims., ports.
Media
Book
Edition
1st
Short Title
STATUS ANXIETY ALAIN DE BOTTON
Language
English
Author
Alain De Botton
Publication Date
2005-01-13