News A Users Manual

£10.99

Alain de Botton explores our relationship with ‘the news’ in this book full of his trademark wit and wisdom. Following on from his bestselling ‘Religion for Atheists’, Alain de Botton turns now to look at the manic and peculiar positions that ‘the news’ occupies in our lives. We invest it with an authority and importance which used to be the preserve of religion – but what does it do for us? Mixing current affairs with philosophical reflections, de Botton offers an illustrated guide to the precautions we should take before venturing anywhere near the news and the ‘noise’ it generates. Witty and global in reach, ‘The News’ will ensure you’ll never look at reports of a celebrity story or political scandal in quite the same way again.

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THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER

From one of our greatest voices in modern philosophy, author of The Course of Love, The Consolations of Philosophy, Religion for Atheists and The School of Life – an accessible and eye-opening exploration of our relationship with ‘the news’

‘His gift is to prompt us to think about how we live and how we might change things’ The Times

‘De Botton analyses modern society with great charm, learning and humour. His remedies come as a welcome relief’ Daily Mail

‘Like all classic de Botton, there are plenty of insightful observations here, peppered with some psychology, a dash of philosophy, a big dollop of commonsense’ Scotsman

‘The news’ occupies a range of manic and peculiar positions in our lives. We invest it with an authority and importance which used to be the preserve of religion – but what does it do for us?

Mixing current affairs with philosophical reflections, de Botton offers a brilliant illustrated guide to the precautions we should take before venturing anywhere near the news and the ‘noise’ it generates. Witty and global in reach, The News will ensure you’ll never look at reports of a celebrity story or political scandal in quite the same way again.

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Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 13.2 × 2.1 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

267

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

302.23 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K