Alain de Botton draws on the work of six of the world s most brilliant thinkers to offer this panoply of accessible, entertaining wisdom to guide us through our most common problems. From the frustration of misplacing your keys to the sadness of losing a loved one, the writings of Seneca can offer consolation. For the particular agony of not having enough money, Epicurus has a solution that everyone can afford. And if your life is beset with difficulties, you may turn to the words of Nietzsche, whose own life was riddled with poverty, bad health, and excruciating loneliness.
Title: The Consolations of Philosophy (Popular Penguin)
Author: Alain de Botton
Publication date: 01/09/2008
Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited