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The news: a user's manual : a user's manual, Alain de Botton

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The news: a user's manual : a user's manual
Title
The news: a user's manual
Title remainder
a user's manual
Statement of responsibility
Alain de Botton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Explores our relationship with 'the news' in this book full of his trademark wit and wisdom. This book offers the precautions we should take before venturing anywhere near the news and the 'noise' it generates.
Biographical or historical data
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.
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
De Botton, Alain
Dewey number
302.23
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Journalism
  • Journalism
  • Journalism
  • Mass media
  • Journalism
  • Mass media
  • News audiences
  • Popular philosophy
  • Media studies
  • Philosophy
  • Popular philosophy
  • Media studies
Summary expansion
Alain de Botton explores our relationship with 'the news' in this book full of his trademark wit and wisdom. Following on from his bestselling Religion for Atheists, Alain de Botton turns now to look at the manic and peculiar positions that 'the news' occupies in our lives. We invest it with an authority and importance which used to be the preserve of religion - but what does it do for us? Mixing current affairs with philosophical reflections, de Botton offers a brilliant illustrated guide to the precautions we should take before venturing anywhere near the news and the 'noise' it generates. Witty and global in reach, The News will ensure you'll never look at reports of a celebrity story or political scandal in quite the same way again. Praise for Religion for Atheists: "Smart and stimulating...a sensitive analysis of the deeply human needs that faith meets." (Financial Times). "A serious and optimistic set of practical ideas that could improve and alter the way we live...energetic and on the side of the angels." (Jeanette Winterson, The Times). "Packed with tantalising goads to thought and playful prompts to action." (Independent)
Target audience
general
Label
The news: a user's manual : a user's manual, Alain de Botton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Hardback
Control code
9780241146477
Dimensions
19x14x3 cm.
Extent
272 p.
Isbn
9780241146477
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., (black and white)
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The news: a user's manual : a user's manual, Alain de Botton
Publication
Note
Hardback
Control code
9780241146477
Dimensions
19x14x3 cm.
Extent
272 p.
Isbn
9780241146477
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., (black and white)
Specific material designation
regular print

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