Alain de Botton was born in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1969. He is the author of Essays in Love, The Romantic Movement, Kiss and Tell, How Proust Can Change Your Life, The Consolations of Philosophy, The Art of Travel, Status Anxiety, The Architecture of Happiness, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, A Week at the Airport, Religion for Atheists, How to Think More About Sex, Art as Therapy, and The News: A User's Manual. Alain is a bestselling author in 30 countries. He lives in London, where he runs The School of Life and Living Architecture. Alain de Botton's first novel in nearly two decades, The Course of Love, will be published in April 2016.
Richly evocative, sharp and funny. De Botton proves himself to be a
very fine travel writer indeed * Sunday Telegraph *
Delightful, profound, entertaining. I doubt if de Botton has written a dull sentence in his life * Jan Morris *
An elegant and subtle work, unlike any other. Beguiling -- Colin Thubron * The Times *
Honest, funny and dripping with witty aphorisms. Extremely entertaining and enlightening . . . all the way to journey's end * Herald *