The Swiss author, 47, has published popular science books, such as The Art of Travel and Religion for Atheists, which convey philosophical ideas in a way that is easy to understand. In 2008, he founded the School of Life in London, where he teaches philosophy. Lufthansa Magazin peeked into de Botton’s bag at Munich Airport.
Alain de Bottons Booklist
The Wisdom of Life – Arthur Schopenhauer
Human, All Too Human – Friedrich Nietzsche
The Sorrows of Young Werther – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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