Status Anxiety

£20.99

For this study, de Botton asks where our worries about status come from and what, if anything, we can do to reduce them. He looks at how people have coped with these anxieties in the past with a range of unexpected examples and entertaining anecdotes.

ISBN: 9780141014869 Author: de, Botton, Alain Publisher: Penguin Publication Date: 13th January 2005 Imprint: Penguin Books Cover: Paperback Dewey: 158.2 (edition:22) Pages: 314 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , ,

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From one of our greatest voices in modern philosophy, author of The Course of Love, The Consolations of Philosophy, Religion for Atheists and The School of LifeAlain de Botton sets out to understand our universal fear of failure – and how we might change it

‘De Botton’s gift is to prompt us to think about how we live and how we might change things’ The Times

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.

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.

‘He 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

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