Alain de

Alain de Botton was born in Zurich in 1969 and now lives in London. He is a writer of essayistic books that have been described as a “philosophy of everyday life.” He has written on love, travel, architecture and literature. His books have been bestsellers in 30 countries.

De Botton also started and helps to run a London-based school called The School of Life, dedicated to a new vision of education, and authors pieces for its YouTube channel. His newest book, published in February 2014, is titled The News: A User’s Manual.