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  • Published: 7 August 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241985830
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $30.00

The School of Life

An Emotional Education




The essential guide to surviving modern life - a crash course in emotional maturity from the bestselling author of The Consolations of Philosophy

This is a book about everything you were never taught at school. It's about how to understand your emotions, find and sustain love, succeed in your career, fail well and overcome shame and guilt. It's also about letting go of the myth of a perfect life in order to achieve genuine emotional maturity. Written in a hugely accessible, warm and humane style, The School of Life is the ultimate guide to the emotionally fulfilled lives we all long for - and deserve.

  • Published: 7 August 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241985830
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $30.00

About the authors

Alain De Botton

Alain de Botton was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1969 and now lives in London. He is a writer of essayistic books that have been described as a 'philosophy of everyday life.' He's written on love, travel, architecture and literature. His books have been bestsellers in 30 countries.

Alain also started and helps to run a school in London called The School of Life, dedicated to a new vision of education. 

Praise for The School of Life

[Alain] de Botton's injunction to understand ourselves could not matter more.

The Times

It is an amazing book. Beautifully written . . . a beautiful book that you should have in your home

Chris Evans

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