Distinguished friends

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 has written on love, travel, architecture and literature. His books have been bestsellers in 30 countries and include such well known titles as How Proust Can Change Your Life, The Consolations of Philosophy, Status Anxiety, The Architecture of Happiness, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work and A Week at the Airport. Alain also started and helps to run a school in London called the School of Life, dedicated to a new vision of education. Alain’s most recent books are Art as Therapy and The News: A User’s Manual.

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