28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
How to appreciate the simple things,
This review is from: How Proust Can Change Your Life (Paperback)
Reading anything by de Botton I feel a serenity descend upon me. His writing seems to have a soothing effect and this book was no different.
In "How Proust can change your life" he takes the wisdom to be found in the novels of Proust and shows how they can help us to live better lives. Or perhaps to make us aware that we live better lives than we think.
There are sections on how to love life, read for yourself, take your time, suffer succesfully, express your emotions, be a good friend, open your eyes, be happy in love and put books down.
I loved this book and it has made me feel I can read Proust and appreciate it properly. Swann's Way is next for me and I am looking forward to it with anticipation. But whether you intend to read Proust or not this book is well worth reading.