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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. Alain de Botton lives in London, where he runs The School of Life and Living Architecture. The Course of Love is his first novel in nearly two decades.
Alain de Botton's gift is to prompt us to think about how we live -- Jeanette Winterson Curious, humorous and dazzling... It contains more human interest than most fiction -- John Updike on 'How Proust Can Change Your Life' His prose is lovely: clear, gently persuasive, light of touch Observer on Religion for Atheists Alain de Botton likes to take big, complex subjects and write about them with thoughtful and deceptive innocence Observer on The Architecture of Happiness