• 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
  • Measured, amused, compassionate . . . de Botton is a surefooted discoverer of the pungent but less well-known quote

    Daily Telegraph
  • A purveyor of serious but playful manuals for living

  • Turned me into a fan, for its range, insight, wit and sheer usefulness

    Daily Express

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