The School of Life is a global organization helping people lead more fulfilled lives. Through our range of books, gifts and stationery we aim to prompt more thoughtful natures and help everyone to find fulfillment. The School of Life is a resource for exploring self-knowledge, relationships, work, socializing, finding calm, and enjoying culture through content, community, and conversation. You can find us online, in stores and in welcoming spaces around the world offering classes, events, and one-to-one therapy sessions.
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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.
Praise for The School of Life: An Emotional Education: Featured in the top 10 of The Bookseller's Hardback Non-Fiction chart.Featured in the Times Literary Supplement Books of the Year 2019: "With The School of Life: An Emotional Education , de Botton and the writers of the School of Life collective have made a significant contribution to the genre. Delivered in characteristically elegant prose, the book treats the idea of self-improvement as a worthy existential endeavor, neither patronizing nor underestimating readers." --The Times Literary Supplement "We are all messed up, and we will never be as happy as we think we should be, but still there are lots of nice things to share and enjoy, and it is good to be nice to one another. . . . Each of these thoughts [is] a huge relief. I . . . found the book so convincing that I took its ideas into consideration while making some major decisions in my own life." --The Cut "Excellent read on what maturity really means" --Brain Pickings "It is an amazing book. Beautifully written . . . a beautiful book that you should have in your home" --Virgin Radio "As we each do our part to remake our institutions to be more focused on human flourishing, we can and should begin with ourselves, using the insights gathered in this practical volume" --Erraticus magazine People Magazine's "Self-Help Pick" in Best New Books. Featured in Yes! Magazine November 2019 Praise for Alain de Botton: 'A serious and optimistic set of practical ideas that could improve and alter the way we live.' --Jeanette Winterson, The Times 'Alain de Botton likes to take big, complex subjects and write about them with thoughtful and deceptive innocence.' --Observer 'What he has managed to do is remarkable: to help us think better so that we may live better lives.' --Irish Times