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Status Anxiety Paperback – 2 May 2005

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; 1 edition (13 January 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141014865
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141014869
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 2.6 x 19.8 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 340 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,025 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 (GQ)

Turned me into a fan, for its range, insight, wit and sheer usefulness (Daily Express)

About the Author

Alain de Botton was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1969 and now lives in London. He is a writer of essayistic books that have been described as a 'philosophy of everyday life.' He's written on love, travel, architecture and literature. His books have been bestsellers in 30 countries.

Alain also started and helps to run a school in London called The School of Life, dedicated to a new vision of education.

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