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  • Published: 13 January 2005
  • ISBN: 9780141930244
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

Status Anxiety




Status Anxiety has spent two and a half months in the Sunday Times top five bestseller list, selling over 50,000 copies.

We all worry about what others think of us. We all long to succeed and fear failure. We all suffer - to a greater or lesser degree, usually privately and with embarrassment - from status anxiety.

For the first time, Alain de Botton gives a name to this universal condition and sets out to investigate both its origins and possible solutions. He looks at history, philosophy, economics, art and politics - and reveals the many ingenious ways that great minds have overcome their worries. The result is a book that is not only entertaining and thought-provoking - but genuinely wise and helpful as well.

  • Published: 13 January 2005
  • ISBN: 9780141930244
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

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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Praise for Status Anxiety

De Botton analyses modern society with great charm, learning and humour. His remedies come as a welcome relief when most books offering solutions to the stresses of life recommend the lotus position

Daily Mail

Measured, amused, compassionate . . . de Botton is a surefooted discoverer of the pungent but less well-known quote

Daily Telegraph

A purveyor of serious but playful manuals for living

GQ

Turned me into a fan, for its range, insight, wit and sheer usefulness

Daily Express

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