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Hardcover:

9781501134258 | Simon & Schuster, June 14, 2016, cover price $26.00

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Product Description: This new collector's edition of Jessica Todd Harper's (born 1975) The Home Stage includes a 14 x 11-inch numbered print, signed by the photographer, titled "Self Portrait with Nicholas, Becky and Marshall" (2009). Though Harper uses a camera rather than a paintbrush, the viewer quickly senses in her images the familiar canvases of Sargent, Whistler and Vermeer...read more
By Alain De Botton (foreword by) and Jessica Todd Harper (photographer)

Hardcover:

9788862084062 | Box pck lt edition (Damiani Editore, September 29, 2015), cover price $650.00 | About this edition: This new collector's edition of Jessica Todd Harper's (born 1975) The Home Stage includes a 14 x 11-inch numbered print, signed by the photographer, titled "Self Portrait with Nicholas, Becky and Marshall" (2009).

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The news is everywhere. We can't stop constantly checking it 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 we face every day, writes Alain de Botton (author of the best-selling The Architecture of Happiness), but this has a huge impact on our sense of what matters and of how we should lead our lives. In his dazzling new book, de Botton takes twenty-five archetypal news stories--including an airplane crash, a murder, a celebrity interview and a political scandal--and submits them to unusually intense analysis with a view to helping us navigate our news-soaked age. He raises such questions as Why are disaster stories often so uplifting? What makes the love lives of celebrities so interesting? Why do we enjoy watching politicians being brought down? Why are upheavals in far-off lands often so boring? In The News: A User's Manual, de Botton has written the ultimate guide for our frenzied era, certain to bring calm, understanding and a measure of sanity to our daily (perhaps even hourly) interactions with the news machine. (With black-and-white illustrations throughout.)

Hardcover:

9781410470058 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, June 18, 2014), cover price $30.99 | About this edition: The news is everywhere.
9780307379122 | Pantheon Books, February 11, 2014, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: The news is everywhere.

Paperback:

9780241967393 | Gardners Books, February 26, 2015, cover price $18.60
9780307476838 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, December 2, 2014), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: The News: A User’s Manual is an insightful analysis of the impact of the incessant news machine on us and our culture.

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By Alain De Botton (contributor), James Bridle (contributor), Geoff Dyer (contributor), Leanne Shapton (contributor) and Lila Azam Zanganeh (contributor)

Paperback:

9780956569240 | Box edition (Pgw, December 17, 2013), cover price $50.00

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Hardcover:

9780714865911 | Phaidon Inc Ltd, October 14, 2013, cover price $39.95

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Product Description: One of the greatest bestsellers of 18th-century literature, accompanied by de Maistre's sequel, A Nocturnal Excursion Around My RoomFinding himself locked in his room for six weeks, a young officer journeys around his room in his imagination, using the various objects it contains as inspiration for a delightful parody of contemporary travel writing and an exercise in Sternean picaresque, humorously demonstrating what one can explore without having to set off to exotic locations...read more
By Alain De Botton (foreword by), Andrew Brown (trans) and Xavier De Maistre

Paperback:

9781847493088 | Alma Books, October 1, 2013, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: One of the greatest bestsellers of 18th-century literature, accompanied by de Maistre's sequel, A Nocturnal Excursion Around My RoomFinding himself locked in his room for six weeks, a young officer journeys around his room in his imagination, using the various objects it contains as inspiration for a delightful parody of contemporary travel writing and an exercise in Sternean picaresque, humorously demonstrating what one can explore without having to set off to exotic locations.

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Product Description: THE SCHOOL OF LIFE IS DEDICATED TO EXPLORING LIFE'S BIG QUESTIONS IN HIGHLY-PORTABLE PAPERBACKS, FEATURING FRENCH FLAPS AND DECKLE EDGES, THAT THE NEW YORK TIMES CALLS "DAMNABLY CUTE." WE DON'T HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS, BUT WE WILL DIRECT YOU TOWARDS A VARIETY OF USEFUL IDEAS THAT ARE GUARANTEED TO STIMULATE, PROVOKE, AND CONSOLE...read more

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9781250030658 | Reprint edition (Picador USA, December 24, 2012), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: THE SCHOOL OF LIFE IS DEDICATED TO EXPLORING LIFE'S BIG QUESTIONS IN HIGHLY-PORTABLE PAPERBACKS, FEATURING FRENCH FLAPS AND DECKLE EDGES, THAT THE NEW YORK TIMES CALLS "DAMNABLY CUTE.

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9781743183250 | Unabridged edition (Bolinda Audio, November 12, 2012), cover price $49.97 | About this edition: 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.
9781743183373 | Mp3 una edition (Bolinda Audio, November 12, 2012), cover price $39.97 | About this edition: 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.

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Product Description: En este libro, riguroso y supremamente honesto, Alain de Botton nos ayuda a navegar por la experiencia intima y emocionante que es el sexo. Pocos de nosotros tendemos a sentir que estamos totalmente normal cuando se trata de sexo, y lo que se supone que debemos estar sintiendo, rara vez coincide con la realidad...read more

Paperback:

9788466623742 | Ediciones B, September 30, 2012, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: En este libro, riguroso y supremamente honesto, Alain de Botton nos ayuda a navegar por la experiencia intima y emocionante que es el sexo.

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Product Description: What if religions are neither all true nor all nonsense? Alain de Botton’s bold and provocative book argues that we can benefit from the wisdom and power of religion—without having to believe in any of it.He suggests that rather than mocking religion, agnostics and atheists should instead steal from it—because the world’s religions are packed with good ideas on how we might live and arrange our societies...read more

Hardcover:

9780307379108 | Pantheon Books, March 6, 2012, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: What if religions are neither all true nor all nonsense?

Paperback:

9780307476821 | Vintage Books, January 8, 2013, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: What if religions are neither all true nor all nonsense?

By Alain De Botton (foreword by) and Stephen Taylor

Hardcover:

9781616890322 | Princeton Architectural Pr, October 19, 2011, cover price $29.95

Miscellaneous:

9780771026287 | Emblem Editions, September 21, 2010, cover price $15.99
9780307742698 | Vintage Books, September 21, 2010, cover price $15.00

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Product Description: We spend most of our waking lives at work — in occupations often chosen by our unthinking younger selves. And yet we rarely ask ourselves how we got there or what our occupations mean to us. The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work is an exploration of the joys and perils of the modern workplace, beautifully evoking what other people wake up to do each day — and night — to make the frenzied contemporary world function...read more

Miscellaneous:

9780307378309 | Pantheon Books, June 2, 2009, cover price $26.00

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9781501284717 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, August 11, 2015), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: We spend most of our waking lives at work — in occupations often chosen by our unthinking younger selves.

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Product Description: This dazzling journey through the philosophy and psychology of architecture explores the indelible connection between our identities and our locations. Alain de Botton states that our environment heavily influences who we can be.

Miscellaneous:

9780307481566 | Vintage Books, December 10, 2008, cover price $18.00

CD/Spoken Word:

9781433222962 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, June 1, 2012), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: This dazzling journey through the philosophy and psychology of architecture explores the indelible connection between our identities and our locations.

In a novel that explores the realities of 'being in love,' two young people meet on a plane to Paris and embark on a love affair based on what they perceive as destiny. A first novel. Reader's Guide included. Reprint.

Paperback:

9780802142405 | Reprint edition (Grove Pr, February 9, 2006), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: In a novel that explores the realities of 'being in love,' two young people meet on a plane to Paris and embark on a love affair based on what they perceive as destiny.

Charts the progress of a love affair from the first kiss to argument and reconciliation, from intimacy and tenderness to the onset of anxiety and heartbreak. This book includes a chapter on the anxieties of when and how to say 'I love you' and another chapter on the challenges of disagreeing with someone else's taste in shoes.
By Alain De Botton and James Wilby (narrator)

Paperback:

9780330440783 | Abridged edition (Pan Macmillan, January 20, 2006), cover price $14.50 | About this edition: Charts the progress of a love affair from the first kiss to argument and reconciliation, from intimacy and tenderness to the onset of anxiety and heartbreak.

CD/Spoken Word:

9780792775324 | Blackstone Audio Inc, March 1, 2011, cover price $59.95

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780754006183 | Unabridged edition (Chivers Audio Books, May 1, 2001), cover price $69.95 | About this edition: Essays in Love is a stunningly original love story.

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Product Description: In his last years, ill and aware that his early death was fast approaching, Marcel Proust seldom left the confines of his apartment. As the German bombs rained down on Paris, he worked desperately to complete his great novel, "In Search of Lost Time"...read more
By Alain De Botton (foreword by), Joanna Kilmartin (trans) and Philip Kolb (editor)

Hardcover:

9780002570329 | Harpercollins Pub Ltd, January 1, 2000, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: In his last years, ill and aware that his early death was fast approaching, Marcel Proust seldom left the confines of his apartment.

Product Description: Alain de Botton combines two unlikely genres--literary biography and self-help manual--in the hilarious and unexpectedly practical How Proust Can Change Your Life.Who would have thought that Marcel Proust, one of the most important writers of our century, could provide us with such a rich source of insight into how best to live life? Proust understood that the essence and value of life was the sum of its everyday parts...read more

Hardcover:

9780517284162 | Random House Inc, June 1, 1999, cover price $4.34 | About this edition: Alain de Botton combines two unlikely genres--literary biography and self-help manual--in the hilarious and unexpectedly practical How Proust Can Change Your Life.

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The author of On Love and The Romantic Movement presents a witty study of Marcel Proust that combines elements of literary biography, text analysis, and self-help manual as it examines the great writer's thoughts on true love, vacations, sex on the first date, and other issues. 17,500 first printing. Tour.

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9780679442752 | 1 edition (Pantheon Books, May 1, 1997), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Presents a study of Marcel Proust that combines elements of literary biography, textual analysis, and self-help manual as it examines the French writer's thoughts on true love, vacations, dating, and other issues

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