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Born in Zurich, Switzerland on December 20, 1969, Alain de Botton was educated at Cambridge University, England, and now divides his time between London and Washington, D.C. With the publication of his first novel, Essays in Love, de Botton quickly became one of the most talked about British novelists of the 1990s. Although the basic plot of Essays in Love (published in the U.S. as On Love) is a rather typical love story, de Botton presents it in a unique and humorous way. De Botton's other novels include The Romantic Movement: Sex, Shopping and the Novel, which is written in a similar style to Essays on Love, and Kiss and Tell, which follows a would-be biographer as he attempts to write the life story of the first person he encounters. The Course of Love is his latest novel and is on the bestsellers list. Alain de Botton is also the author of How Proust Can Change Your Life: Not a Novel. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Consolations of Philosophy 3,350 copies, 58 reviews
How Proust Can Change Your Life 3,124 copies, 53 reviews
The Art of Travel 2,799 copies, 62 reviews
Status Anxiety 2,200 copies, 36 reviews
The Architecture of Happiness 1,975 copies, 42 reviews
Essays in Love 1,717 copies, 30 reviews
The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work 1,066 copies, 28 reviews
The Course of Love: A Novel 651 copies, 32 reviews
A Week at the Airport 520 copies, 27 reviews
The News: A User's Manual 402 copies, 8 reviews
Kiss & Tell 384 copies, 3 reviews
Art as Therapy 377 copies, 8 reviews
How to Think More about Sex 292 copies, 10 reviews
The Essential Plato (Introduction, some editions) 263 copies, 1 review
The Best American Travel Writing 2006 (Contributor) 198 copies, 1 review
A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader (Contributor) 183 copies, 3 reviews
The Seven Deadly Sins (Introduction, some editions) 82 copies, 1 review
Make the most of your time (Contributor) 1 copy
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