BOOK OF THE YEAR 2013,
This review is from: How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answer (Paperback)
This is my "BOOK OF THE YEAR 2013".
Sarah Bakewell writes very well, she managed to write about history of 16th century France, philosophy and a biography and maes it as interesting as a thriller, from the first page to the last.
Life in that period was tough: pestilences, high infant mortality, and religious wars were a reality.
Nonetheless, Montaigne managed to live a full life, marry, have children, manage his estate, become mayor of Bordeaux, then retire and write his essays. What a life, what a book.
After reading it, I've realized how lucky we are, to live in this period, in Europe, in spite of the economic depression.