Emotional intelligence, resilience, ‘happiness’, existentialism, lagom, mindfulness, hygge, sleep, even tidiness – there are any number of internal or external factors that affect how we negotiate the challenges of daily life. Some things we can learn. Others we just have to learn to live with (or without). Here are some books to help you look at the world from fresh perspectives. Or, at least, discover some pearls of wisdom to help steer you through your day.
Advice for modern dilemmas from the greatest Western philosophers.
You’ve had hygge, now live lagom; the Scandinavian art of creating a greener and more balanced life.
Alain de Botton, best-selling author of How Proust can Change Your Life, has set six of the finest minds in the history of philosophy to work on the problems of everyday life. Here then are Socrates, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche . . .
A picture book for all ages, Happy! is the very best of childhood imagination and play. It will quickly become a treasured keepsake – a classic in the making of the happiest order.
The beautiful hardback edition of the multi-million copy international bestseller. Live in a clean and clutter-free home forever with the life-changing KonMari Method.
The practical guide to applying Stoicism to our daily lives
The first truly authoritative and accessible history of philosophy to cover both Western and Eastern traditions.
An innovative and accessible guide to more than 2,000 years of thought
André Comte-Sponville's brilliant and thought-provoking follow-up to A Short Treatise on the Great Virtues is an ambitious introduction to the central concepts of philosophy, from morality to death, from liberty to wisdom.
Who would you rather have as a philosophy teacher: Socrates or Homer Simpson? Philosophical life coaching for the unrepentant couch potato
Two spiritual giants. Seven days. One timeless question.
From Socrates to Jean Paul Sartre, discover the key philosophers and theories which have shaped the way we view the world.
A guide to creating happy moments you will remember forever from the internationally bestselling author of The Little Book of Hygge and The Little Book of Lykke.
Books unafraid to tackle difficult subjects, spurring increased awareness and discussion.
Activists, academics, scientists, commentators and journalists rally for action on the crisis of our times.