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Christopher Hamilton , The School of Life
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2 Jan 2014 School of Life

No matter how insulated we are by wealth or friends we can all expect to undergo some form of loss, failure or disappointment. The common reaction is to bear it as best we can - some do this better than others - and move on with life. Christopher Hamilton proposes a different response to adversity. Focusing on the arenas of family, love, illness and death, he explores constructive ways to deal with adversity and embrace it to derive unique insight into our condition. Offering examples from history, literature and science, he suggests how we might recognize it as a precious source of enlightenment, shaping our very existence.

One in the new series of books from The School of Life, launched January 2014:

How to Age by Anne Karpf

How to Develop Emotional Health by Oliver James

How to Be Alone by Sara Maitland

How to Deal with Adversity by Christopher Hamilton

How to Think About Exercise by Damon Young

How to Connect with Nature by Tristan Gooley


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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan (2 Jan 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0230771661
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230771666
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.2 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,725 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This new series of The School of Life's self-help books build on the strengths of the first, tackling some of the hardest issues of our lives in a way that is genuinely informative, helpful and consoling. Here are books that prove that the term "self-help" doesn't have to be either shallow or naive (Alain de Botton, Founder of The School of Life)

The School of Life offers radical ways to help us raid the treasure trove of human knowledge (Independent on Sunday)

About the Author

Dr Christopher Hamilton is Senior Lecturer in the Philosophy of Religion at King’s College London. He is the author of Middle Age, part of the Art of Living series published by Acumen Books in 2009, and Living Philosophy (Edinburgh University Press, 2001).

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Having read "how to think more about sex", "how to age" and "how to be alone" in this series of books and found them enlightening and interesting, "how to deal with adversity" came as something of a disappointment. It just was not as deep or as interesting as the other texts were - the insights were not as good. could have done better
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as I hoped 27 April 2014
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I found this book pretty hard going, and not very accessible. Maybe I was hoping for something a little more thought-provoking, and a little less heavy on literary quotes etc, which I had found in other books in the School of Life range. I didn't finish the book - only the second book I've ever given up on.
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This book offers a truly humane approach to the difficulties and troubles of life. This is a genuinely practical book of philosophy. The range of allusion and reference is wholly admirable, and this book is clearly the fruit of much thoughtful reading as well as a perceptive approach to living; one of the great things about it is the feeling that with this author you are in sensitive and open-minded company.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely superb - buy this book!!! 16 Jun 2014
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If there is one book you should buy it is this. An absolutely stunning book written beautifully. Found it nearly impossible to put down - Hamilton writes with clarity and friendliness whilst making some deep philosophical issues easy to grasp. Def worth reading. Will enlighten you on how to cope with some of life's most difficult inevitabilities.
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