Alain de Botton is an author and thinker who uses every possible avenue to apply eras from history, art and literature to everyday problems.
The Zurich-born Alain de Botton was first published at age 23, but it was How Proust Can Change Your Life—which applied ideas from the great philosophers to modern-day dilemmas—that made him a best-selling author in 30 countries. The London-based author has written a dozen books on such topics as falling in love, status anxiety and “religion for atheists, ” become the wise young sage of Twitter and is involved with organizations such as Living Architecture and
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