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The School of Life : An Emotional Education - Alain de Botton

The School of Life

An Emotional Education

By: Alain de Botton, The School of Life

Paperback | 7 August 2020 | Edition Number 1

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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.

About the Author

The School of Life is devoted to developing emotional intelligence. It addresses issues such as how to find fulfilling work, how to master the art of relationships, how to understand one's past, how to achieve calm, and how better to understand and - where necessary - change the world. These ideas are delivered through a range of channels: from videos, books, and products - to classes, events, and one-to-one therapy sessions.

Headquartered in London, it operates around the globe with ten international branches (Antwerp, Amsterdam, Berlin, Istanbul, Melbourne, Paris, Sao Paulo, Sydney, Seoul, and Taipei). The School of Life is a rapidly growing global brand, with over 4.1 million YouTube subscribers, 304,000 Facebook followers, 83,000 Instagram followers and 143,000 Twitter followers.

The School of Life Press brings together the thinking and ideas of the School of Life creative team under the direction of series editor, Alain de Botton. Their books share a coherent, curated message that speaks with one voice: calm, reassuring, and sane.
Industry Reviews
[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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