Alain de Botton

Alain de Botton

Alain de Botton is the author of a number of books that try to throw light on the big challenges of our lives. His books have been sold in thirty-five countries and many have been international bestsellers, including How Proust Can Change Your Life, Essays in Love and The Art of Travel. He is the founder of two social enterprises, the first promoting architecture, Living Architecture (www.living-architecture.co.uk), which gets top architects to build holiday homes for rental by everyone. The second enterprise is The School of Life (www.theschooloflife.com).


An interview with Alain de Botton

An interview with Alain de Botton

Alain de Botton's philosophy throws light on the big challenges of our lives. In Essays in Love, he charts each stage of a relationship with startling clarity and explores emotions often felt but rarely understood.

 We asked the author and founder of The School of Life about his obsessions, reading habits, and the advice he would give to his younger self.