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Alain de Botton

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Alain de Botton, FRSL is a Swiss-born British philosopher and author. His books discuss various contemporary subjects and themes, emphasizing philosophy's relevance to everyday life. He published Essays in Love, which went on to sell two million copies.
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The Arab of the Future
A Childhood in the Middle East, 1978-1984
Riad Sattouf - Oct 20, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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The Arab of the Future, the #1 French best-seller, tells the unforgettable story of Riad Sattouf's childhood, spent in the shadows of 3 dictators—Muammar Gaddafi, Hafez al-Assad, and his fatherIn striking, virtuoso graphic style that captures both the immediacy of childhood and the fervor of political idealism, Riad Sattouf recounts his nomadic chi...
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Oct 23, 2016
This book by @RiadSattouf is truly wonderful and very much recommended.      source
Swann's Way
Marcel Proust - Nov 05, 2013 (first published in 1913)
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It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet. In a design collaboration between Jessica Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, the series features unique cover art by Hische, a ...
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About a search for how you can stop wasting your life and start to appreciate life and live fully.      source
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being
A Novel (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)
Milan Kundera - Oct 27, 2009 (first published in 1984)
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In The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera tells the story of a young woman in love with a man torn between his love for her and his incorrigible womanizing and one of his mistresses and her humbly faithful lover. This magnificent novel juxtaposes geographically distant places; brilliant and playful reflections; and a variety of styles to ...
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A book that I gave out a lot.      source
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Montaigne
Complete Essays
Michel de Montaigne - May 05, 1992 (first published in 1572)
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Reflections by the creator of the essay form, display the humane, skeptical, humorous, and honest views of Montaigne, revealing his thoughts on sexuality, religion, cannibals, intellectuals, and other unexpected themes. Included are such celebrated works as "On Solitude," "To Philosophize Is to Learn How to Die," and "On Experience."...
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I’ve given quite a lot of copies of The Complete Essays to people down the years.      source