Status Anxiety

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Product Number: Z100093652
Released: Jun 16, 2015
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ISBN: #9781481550000
Narrator/s: Simon Vance
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This is a book about an almost universal anxiety that is rarely mentioned: an anxiety about what others think of us, about whether we're judged a success or a failure, a winner or a loser. This is a book about status anxiety. Bestselling author Alain de Botton, asks-with lucidity and charm-where our worries about status come from and what, if anything, we can do to surmount them. With the help of philosophers, artists, and writers, he examines the origins of status anxiety before revealing ingenious ways in which people have been able to overcome their worries in the search for happiness. We learn about sandal-less philosophers and topless bohemians, about the benefits of putting skulls on our sideboards, and about looking at ancient ruins. The result is a book that is not only highly entertaining and thought-provoking but genuinely wise and helpful, too.

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Author(s): Alain De Botton
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 2006

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Author(s): Alain De Botton
Product Number EB00170585
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780307491336

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