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  • Published: 1 May 2005
  • ISBN: 9780141806402
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $12.99

Status Anxiety




Do you worry about how well you're doing? Are you envious of your friends' success? Are you suffering from status anxiety?

There are few more powerful desires than the wish to be thought of as a success, worthy of dignity and respect. We long for status and dread its opposite. But such aspirations and anxieties are rarely spoken about -- or at least not without sarcasm, embarrassment or condemnation. In STATUS ANXIETY, Alain de Botton asks where our worries about questions of status come from and what, if anything, we can do to reduce them. Looking at how people have coped with these anxieties in the past, and appealing to philosophers, historians, politicians and artists, de Botton brings status anxiety out into the open with a range of unexpected examples and entertaining anecdotes.

Abridged downloadable audiobook. Read by the author. Duration approx 3 hours.

  • Published: 1 May 2005
  • ISBN: 9780141806402
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $12.99

About the author

Alain De Botton

Alain de Botton was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1969 and now lives in London. He is a writer of essayistic books that have been described as a 'philosophy of everyday life.' He's written on love, travel, architecture and literature. His books have been bestsellers in 30 countries.

Alain also started and helps to run a school in London called The School of Life, dedicated to a new vision of education. 

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