The School of Life: An Emotional Education – ‘It’s an amazing book’ Chris Evans

February 1, 2020 - Comment

Discover everything you were never taught at school about how to lead a better life… Introduced and edited by the bestselling author of The Consolations of Philosophy, The Art of Travel and The Course of Love ‘Alain de Botton likes to take big, complex subjects and write about them with thoughtful and deceptive innocence’ Observer

Discover everything you were never taught at school about how to lead a better life…

Introduced and edited by the bestselling author of The Consolations of Philosophy, The Art of Travel and The Course of Love

‘Alain de Botton likes to take big, complex subjects and write about them with thoughtful and deceptive innocence’ Observer

We spend years in school learning facts and figures but the one thing we’re never taught is how to live a fulfilled life. That’s why we need The School of Life – a real organisation founded ten years ago by writer and philosopher Alain de Botton. The School of Life has one simple aim: to equip people with the tools to survive and thrive in the modern world. And the most important of these tools is emotional intelligence.

This book brings together ten years of essential and transformative research on emotional intelligence, with practical topics including:

– how to understand yourself
– how to master the dilemmas of relationships
– how to become more effective at work
– how to endure failure
– how to grow more serene and resilient

The School of Life is nothing short of a crash course in emotional maturity. With all the trademark wit and elegance of Alain de Botton’s other writings, and rooted in practical, achievable advice, it show us a path to the better lives we all want and deserve.

Comments

Anonymous says:

What An Incredible Book! Despite a rather uninviting appearance, I read this book from cover to cover – couldn’t put it down – highlighting all the bits that resonated with me (something on almost every page) fighting with my 20yr old son for it, and discussing so much of the wisdom it contains with him. Every page is absolutely fascinating and makes so much sense of the lives we all live today. I don’t like self-help books, the psychotherapists refuse to see me – but The School of Life absolutely got me. Everyone…

Anonymous says:

Wonderful book This if an amazing book…so insightful. One of those that has something that will resonate with you on every page. It’s like therapy in a book. Definitely helps you to understand and accept yourself and others. Can’t believe the criticism based on paper quality?! Yes it’s an old fashioned binding and paper but once you’ve read the book you can clearly see that to have presented it any other way would have contradicted one of its key messages. Likewise the layout is as a series of essays under…

Anonymous says:

Good content, poor quality The cover is lovely and the content is good, but it is printed on poor quality paper and the layout of the book is poor. Seems like it was produced as cheaply as possible with little thought on the reader for a quick buck.

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