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Alain de Botton

Alain de Botton was born on 20 December 1969 in Zurich, Switzerland. He is the only son of Gilbert de Botton and Jacqueline Burgauer. He has one sister named Miel. Alain spent his childhood in Switzerland, where he learned to speak French and German. In 1981, Alain and his family moved to London, where he was primarily educated. He studied history... See full bio »
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 2009 My Last Five Girlfriends (novel)
 2006 The Perfect Home (TV Mini-Series documentary) (book "The Architecture of Happiness") / (written by)
 2004 Status Anxiety (TV Movie documentary)
 2004 The Art of Travel (Documentary)
  Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness (TV Mini-Series documentary) (book "The Consolations of Philosophy" - 6 episodes, 2000) (written by - 6 episodes, 2000)
- Nietzsche on Hardship (2000) ... (book "The Consolations of Philosophy") / (written by)
- Socrates on Self-Confidence (2000) ... (book "The Consolations of Philosophy") / (written by)
- Montaigne on Self-Esteem (2000) ... (book "The Consolations of Philosophy") / (written by)
- Epicurus on Happiness (2000) ... (book "The Consolations of Philosophy") / (written by)
- Schopenhauer on Love (2000) ... (book "The Consolations of Philosophy") / (written by)
 2000 How Proust Can Change Your Life (TV Movie) (book)
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I have lots of fears as a writer - that what I write is not good enough. A huge fear, but mostly, what I write and think about first time is rather poor and has to be improved upon. I am not sure if any writer is ever satisfied first time around, but I am certainly not. So this demands nerves of steel - one has to think: "It is terrible now, but hopefully one day it can be good." Writing demands ... See more »

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He currently lives in London with his wife, Charlotte, and their two young sons - Samuel (b. September 2004) and Saul (b. September 2006). See more »

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