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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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(2004)
The Future Is Now! The Philosopher
(2011)

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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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Backpfeifengesicht! A face that is begging to be slapped. Generosity towards others is key, but German is bracing and frank enough to acknowledge that there are also moments when it is simply more honest to realize that we may have come face to face with a Dickhead. See more »

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His deepest literary influences include Nicholson Baker, Julian Barnes, Roland Barthes and Milan Kundera. See more »

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