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Alain de Botton
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Hol
Hol rated it 2 months ago
An awful lot of time is spent looking at the beginning of a relationship, but instead this book looks at the years thereafter. It considers the trials and tribulations of a married couple, Rabih and Kirsten, and how their relationship deals with hurdles throughout the years. The book’s written fro...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 3 years ago
“To make [reading] into a discipline is to give too large a role to what is only an incitement. Reading is on the threshold of the spiritual life; it can introduce us to it: it does not constitute it.” Quote from one of Proust’s books, In “How Proust Can Change Your Life” by Alain de Botton “Even ...
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Silvie's bookshelf rated it 3 years ago
There are a few conclusions after I read this book: long-lasting relationships involve hard-work, don't get married :) , talk with each other or go to therapy. The book has an almost hollywoodian ending.
Garden-of-Stars
Garden-of-Stars rated it 4 years ago
There is a certain, unspoken list of writers and philosophers whose work is deemed a necessary read in academic circles, Proust being one of them. Luckily I was assigned to read this one for a French cultural studies course, glad to finally be able to learn more about what specifically makes Proust ...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 4 years ago
bookshelves: published-2016, philosophy, net-galley, e-book, winter-20152016 Read from February 14 to 15, 2016 Description: Rabih and Kirsten meet, fall in love, get married. Society tells us this is the end of the story. In fact, it is only the beginning. Over the years this ordinary couple w...
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