Essays In Love will appeal to anyone who has ever been in a relationship or confused about love. The book charts the progress of a relationship between a man and a woman, from their first kiss to the onset of anxiety and heartbreak. The work´s genius lies in the way it minutely analysis emotions we´ve all felt before but have perhaps never understood so well: it includes a chapter of the anxieties of when and how to say `I love you´ and another on the challenges of disagreeing with someone else´s taste in shoes. While gripping the reader with the talent of a great novelist, de Botton brings in a philosopher´s sensibility to his analyses of the emotions of love, resulting in a genre-breaking book that is at once touching and thought-provoking
Alain de Botton is a writer and television producer who lives in London and aims to make philosophy relevant to everyday life. He can be contacted by email directly via www.alaindebotton.com

He is a writer of essayistic books, which refer both to his own experiences and ideas- and those of artists, philosophers and thinkers. It’s a style of writing that has been termed a ‘philosophy of everyday life.’

His first book, Essays in Love [titled On Love in the US], minutely analysed the process of falling in and out of love. The style of the book was unusual, because it mixed elements of a novel together with reflections and analyses normally found in a piece of non-fiction. It’s a book of which many readers are still fondest.

Bibliography:
* Essays In Love (1993)
* The Romantic Movement (1994)
* Kiss and Tell (1995)
* How Proust Can Change Your Life (1997)
* The Consolations of Philosophy (2000)
* The Art of Travel (2002)
* Status Anxiety (2004)
* The Architecture of Happiness (2006)
* The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work (2009) (less)

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