- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: Hamish Hamilton (6 Feb. 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 024114647X
- ISBN-13: 978-0241146477
- Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 2.9 x 18.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 73,392 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The News: A User's Manual Hardcover – 6 Feb 2014
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One of our most consistently illuminating writers on contemporary culture (John Gray New Statesman)
De Botton's gift is to prompt us to think about how we live and how we might change things (The Times) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Alain de Botton was born in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1969. He is the author of Essays in Love, The Romantic Movement, Kiss and Tell, How Proust Can Change Your Life, The Consolations of Philosophy, The Art of Travel, Status Anxiety, The Architecture of Happiness, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, A Week at the Airport, Religion for Atheists, How to Think More About Sex, Art as Therapy, and The News: A User's Manual. Alain is a bestselling author in 30 countries. He lives in London, where he runs The School of Life and Living Architecture. Alain de Botton's first novel in nearly two decades, The Course of Love, will be published in April 2016.
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This book is shallow and patronising. It's also very padded out, there's about 100 pages worth of actual text. Not worth buyingPublished 5 months ago by John
Not as cohesive as his other books. Some good points made and it did cause me to think about the news I consume and how I consume it but overall this could have been better.Published 6 months ago by L. Clare-Panton
I had mixed feelings about this book. It's high-minded, well-written, but there is a silly side, too. Read morePublished 8 months ago by nick fraser
Happy to have received a signed copy and just within a few days!Published 9 months ago by brilliantb00ks
It's been a rather long time that I read a book which so utterly surprised me. Alain de Botton's reflections on news are fascinating, really very deep and eloquently expressed. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Marc
Every journalist & would-be journalist should possess a copy of this book.Published 17 months ago by Noel Lynam
A disappointing book which concentrates on basically stating the obvious and patronising the reader. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Nikki