The Resource Status Anxiety, Alain de Botton, (eBook)

Status Anxiety, Alain de Botton, (eBook)

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Status Anxiety
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Status Anxiety
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Alain de Botton
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eng
Summary
Anyone who's ever lost sleep over an unreturned phone call or the neighbor's Lexus had better read Alain de Botton's irresistibly clear-headed new book, immediately. For in its pages, a master explicator of our civilization and its discontents turns his attention to the insatiable quest for status, a quest that has less to do with material comfort than with love. To demonstrate his thesis, de Botton ranges through Western history and thought from St. Augustine to Andrew Carnegie and Machiavelli to Anthony Robbins.Whether it's assessing the class-consciousness of Christianity or the convulsions of consumer capitalism, dueling or home-furnishing, Status Anxiety is infallibly entertaining. And when it examines the virtues of informed misanthropy, art appreciation, or walking a lobster on a leash, it is not only wise but helpful.From the Trade Paperback edition
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De Botton, Alain
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English
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Status Anxiety, Alain de Botton, (eBook)
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Status Anxiety, Alain de Botton, (eBook)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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multicolored
Control code
501804309
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unknown
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unknown
Form of item
online
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unknown
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
5D615280-3975-4DED-A8C0-B25FE98C20B4

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