The Course of Love

Author: Alain De Botton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780241145470

Category: Man-woman relationships

Page: 240

View: 9570


What does it mean to live happily ever after? At dinner parties and over coffee, Rabih and Kirsten's friends always ask them the same question: how did you meet? The answer comes easily - it's a happy story, one they both love to tell. But there is a second part to this story, the answer to a question their friends never ask: what happened next? Rabih and Kirsten find each other, fall in love, get married. Society tells us this is the end of the story. In fact, it is only the beginning. From the first thrill of lust, to the joys and fears of real commitment, to the deep problems that surface slowly over two shared lifetimes, this is the story of a marriage. It is the story of modern relationships and how to survive them. Playful, wise and profoundly moving, The Course of Love is a delightful return to the novel by Alain de Botton, twenty years after his debut Essays in Love.

A Course of Love: Combined Volume

Author: Mari Perron

Publisher: Take Heart Publications

ISBN: 9781584696704

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 694

View: 4260


A Course of Love is a book that changes lives because its purpose is to return you to your true Self. That one change will completely change your life and the world. Both individuals and humanity as a whole are now passing through a tremendous transformation. Are you ready to: -- KNOW YOURSELF in a new way, without judging yourself? --ACCEPT ALL YOUR FEELINGS without rejecting them or projecting them onto others, thus remaining in harmony with who you are? -- LET GO of the perceptions and judgments of the mind, turning instead to the wisdom of your heart? As we remember our true identity, we let go of previous limiting beliefs that brought about experiences of struggle, loneliness, and pain. Our authentic Self leads us to live in certainty and with a clear sense of meaning and purpose. ACOL keeps on revealing more, even to those who have read it numerous times before. Many readers find it to be truly alive.

The Course of Love

Author: Alain de Botton

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241962129

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 6592


THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER From one of our great thinkers on modern life and the human condition - an unforgettable story of love and marriage from the author of bestselling novel Essays in Love as well as The Consolations of Philosophy, Religion for Atheists and The School of Life 'The Course of Love probes the very heart of marriage, its shifts and squalls, its great adventure, with such forensic tenderness. I laughed a lot, too' Deborah Moggach Modern love is never easy. Society is obsessed with stories of romance, but what comes after happily ever after? This is a love story with a difference. From dating to marriage, from having kids to having affairs, it follows the progress of a single ordinary relationship: tender, messy, hilarious, painful, and entirely un-Romantic. It is a love story for the modern world, chronicling the daily intimacies, the blazing rows, the endless tiny gestures that make up a life shared between two people. Moving and deeply insightful, The Course of Love offers us a window into essential truths about the nature of love. 'Engaging, sympathetic, acutely perceptive... There's a refreshing honesty in what de Botton has to say' Guardian

Arguments

Author: The School of Life

Publisher: School of Life

ISBN: 9781912891115

Category: Interpersonal communication

Page: 160

View: 9526


A practical and definitive guide to arguments in love, teaching us how to argue more effectively.

Status Anxiety

Author: Alain De Botton

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 306

View: 1491


Drawing from the fields of history, psychology, politics, and economics, a look at the anxieties associated with a pursuit of status explains how humans have sought to cope with their fears and offers suggestions on ways to deal with the problem.

How Proust Can Change Your Life

Author: Alain De Botton

Publisher: CSA Word

ISBN: 9781904605300

Category: Novelists, French

Page: N.A

View: 6681


Tells you everything you wanted to know about Proust. Taking as its starting point the life of the celebrated French writer and eccentric, this book shows how your life can be improved via his work. This reading includes a 15-second precis of 7 volumes of the novel In Search Of Lost Time.