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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,166 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alain de Botton Narrator: Nicholas Bell Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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For anyone who ever wondered what Marcel Proust had in mind when he wrote the one-and-a-quarter-million words of In Search of Lost Time (while bedridden no less), Alain de Botton has the answer. For, in this stylish, erudite and frequently hilarious book, de Botton dips deeply into Proust's life and work - his fiction, letters, and conversations - and distils from them that rare self-help manual: one that is actually helpful.

Here, tendered in prose almost as luminous as its subject's, is advice on cultivating friendships, suffering successfully, recognising love, and understanding why you should never sleep with someone on the first date. And here, too, is a generously perceptive literary biography that suggests that the master is as relevant today as he was in fin de siècle Paris.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jenn Ryan | 2/18/2014

    " Really good little book. I picked it up at the last second at a Borders sale and really enjoyed reading it. Has many insightful tips about how to live life. Liked it almost as much Alain de Botton's Art of Travel - which you should definitely read if you haven't. Now if I could just run into Mr. de Botton in a DC coffee shop to discuss his books... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Aaron | 2/10/2014

    " This would have been much better as a 10-page essay. Bascially, you should try to find beauty and notice everything around you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kent | 2/10/2014

    " A now well dog-eared copy of this book sits on my desk. de Botton provides an intriguing introduction to Proust and a means through which to apply Proust's unique world view to modern life. There are so many wonderful quotes from Proust throughout. This may not be enough to inspire me to take on In Search of Lost Time but I will now turn to Proust's words often. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sina | 2/1/2014

    " One of the best books I've ever read , It opene a new horizon into my thoughts and I really suggest it to you , read it , have a good time , laugh and think ! "

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