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The Consolations of Philosophy

The Consolations of Philosophy

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Written by Alain De BottonAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Alain De Botton

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: April 3, 2001
  • Price: $15.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-77917-9 (0-679-77917-5)
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Solace for the broken heart can be found in the words of Schopenhauer. The ancient Greek Epicurus has the wisest, and most affordable, solution to cash flow problems. A remedy for impotence lies in Montaigne. Seneca offers advice upon losing a job. And Nietzsche has shrewd counsel for everything from loneliness to illness. The Consolations of Philosophy is a book as accessibly erudite as it is useful and entertaining.


“Wonderfully original, quirky.... De Botton finds inspiration where others might fail to look.”–Newsday

“Thank heavens for Alain de Botton…. [He] breezily, humorously, incisively…puts his readers at ease, without a hint of condescension.”–Seattle Times/Post Intelligencer