Alain de Botton is the author of essays on themes ranging from love and travel to architecture and philosophy. His most recent project can be found at His best-selling books include Religion for Atheists, How Proust Can Change Your Life, The Art of Travel and The Architecture of Happiness. He lives in London, where he is the founder and chairman of The School of Life and the creative director of Living Architecture. Visit him at:


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