"With this splendidly conceived and exquisitely written
double biography - of both Montaigne the man and Montaigne the book - Sarah Bakewell should persuade another generation to fall in love with Montaigne" (Sunday Times
"How to live is a superb
, spirited introduction to the master, and should have its readers rushing straight to the essays themselves" (Adam Thorpe Guardian
"Sarah Bakewell has written a marvellously confident and clear
introduction to Montaigne...a rare achievement.
Sarah Bakewell deserves congratulations for opening Montaigne to new readers so very appealingly" (Evening Standard
"Illuminating and humane book... It's rare to come across a biographer who remains so deliciously fond of her subject... How to Live
will delight and illuminate" (Independent
"Bakewell writes with verve. This is an intellectually lively treatment of a Renaissance giant and his world" (Daily Telegraph
Part biography, part self-help, an original, funny and moving portrait of Montaigne, Renaissance nobleman and essayist.