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    The News: A User's Manual (Hamish Hamilton) (Hardback) By (author) Alain de Botton

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    DescriptionAlain 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). Alain de Botton's bestselling books include Religion for Atheists, How Proust Can Change Your Life, The Art of Travel, and The Architecture of Happiness. He lives in London and founded The School of Life and Living Architecture.


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    Title
    The News: A User's Manual
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alain de Botton
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 184 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 432 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780241146477
    ISBN 10: 024114647X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000, SOC052000
    BIC subject category V2: JFD
    Libri: ENGM4900, JOUR5000, P0039862, PUBL6048
    BIC subject category V2: HPX
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17310
    DC23: 302.2301
    Thema V1.0: JBCT, QDX
    Illustrations note
    illustrations (black and white)
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Hamish Hamilton Ltd
    Publication date
    02 June 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Alain de Botton's bestselling books include Religion for Atheists, How Proust Can Change Your Life, The Art of Travel, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work and The Architecture of Happiness. He lives in London and founded The School of Life (www.theschooloflife.com) and Living Architecture (www.living-architecture.co.uk). For more information, consult www.alaindebotton.com.